Heifer International EADD II Regional Business Development Manager Job Vacancy

Oct 24, 2016

Join the winning team at the prestigious East Africa Dairy Development Project
 
Led by, Heifer International, a global non-profit humanitarian development organization dedicated to ending hunger & poverty, and implemented by a consortium of partners, the East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD) Phase II, is an ambitious five-year program designed to help 136,000 smallholder farm families to achieve sustainably improved livelihoods in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 

The following position will form part of the regional leadership team, reporting to the Regional Director – EADD. 

Job Title: EADD II Regional Business Development Manager
 
 
Eligibility: East Africa citizens (Uganda, Kenya, or Tanzania)
 
Location: Preferred - Mbeya, Tanzania. Nairobi, Kenya can also be considered   
 
Closing Date: 27th October, 2016.

Function: The Regional Business Development Manager (RBDM) will provide the strategic and operational business leadership in designing and implementing sustainable, profitable, growth-oriented dairy industry, through the EADD Hub model, in each of the three project sites/countries across the region, with particular focus on Tanzania and Uganda. 

The RBDM needs to be able to identify key drivers of change, and orchestrate resources and focus to implement them in achieving desired results.

The RBDM working with the CPM and country business teams, will implement appropriate business interventions within the project, for complete value chain, from farm level, Dairy Interest Groups (DIG), Producer organizations to processor, which will give a fair return to the dairy farmer. 

The RBDM will maintain strong working relationships with key actors of the value chain viz. processors, dairy boards, and financial institutions.  

S/he will lead day-to-day regional business development project activities, including budget management and work plan monitoring; coordinate EADD II business related project activities across the region; analyze regional market information and disseminate key findings; monitor internal project metrics and share lessons – learned.

Minimum Requirements:
  1. Masters’ in Business Administration or equivalent.
  2. Experience in commercial dairy industry (with sensitivity to small holder dairy farmers), economic development in Africa, or related field preferred.
  3. Strong leadership skills, with a minimum of five years’ in managing commercial agribusiness or agribusiness development.
  4. Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector. 
Most Critical Proficiencies:
  1. Clear understanding of the dairy value chain.
  2. Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
  3. Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  4. Strong interpersonal/people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills a must;
  5. Excellent organizational skills.
  6. Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  7. Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.
How to Apply:

For full details of the position’s job description and how to apply, please visit our website using the following link: www.heifer.org/careers

Interested candidates, who meet the requirements, should submit their applications online through the above link.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Heifer International is an equal opportunity Employer. 





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