Wednesday, 14 February 2018

2 Job Opportunities at The Forestry Development Trust (FDT)

  Ajira Yako       Wednesday, 14 February 2018
1: Head of Programme
Do you have the strategic vision, private sector development experience and management skills to drive a programme taking on the challenge of transforming a key sector in Tanzania? Could you coach and develop a team to innovate and cultivate a range of partnerships and intervention strategies to make a real impact on Tanzania’s commercial forestry sector?


The Forestry Development Trust (FDT) is recruiting for a Head of Programme who will strengthen the team at a political, technical, commercial and management level. This role will provide strategic leadership and operational management across all programmatic areas of the Trust, ensuring successful delivery of FDT’s interventions while fostering strong collaborative relationships across the sector.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience in programme management, and should be a strategic thinker with sound judgement, private sector DNA and skills in designing robust sector programme interventions. A very strong people manager, s/he will have excellent coaching and communications skills and self-awareness. Experience and understanding of the commercial forestry sector would be an added advantage, but is not essential.

The ideal candidate will have:

A minimum of ten years’ relevant work experience, some at a senior level, and at least five years’ experience in Africa at managerial level, with demonstrable understanding of smallholders.
A higher education qualification in Economics, Business, Agriculture and/or Forestry. Experience in forestry economics, investment and planning would be an advantage.
A strong track record of successfully leading and managing projects with multiple stakeholders and multi-layered teams, handling annual budgets of at least $1m.
Experience in implementing market-based solutions within large-scale sector development programmes; and/or excellent strategic leadership skills and experience of managing interventions to enhance competitiveness of agricultural sectors.
Experience of working with SMEs, large businesses and investors/government, including an understanding of business investment decisions and deal-structuring of investments.
Strong leadership and people management experience, demonstrating the ability to translate ideas into action, monitor multiple work streams, provide coaching and mentoring, and co-ordinate staff and contract partners in a consultative and collegiate decision-making style.
Proven experience of influencing senior level public and private sector decision makers and communicating to a variety of audiences and media.
FDT welcome applications from suitably qualified Tanzanian candidates. Fluent Kiswahili is desirable. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested and meet the requirements, please download and read the Appointment Brief HERE and follow the instructions for application.

The closing date for applications is 4th March 2018. Candidates are advised to submit CVs as early as possible, as some candidates may be interviewed before the closing date.

Source: The Guardian 12 February 2018
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 Markets Interventions Manager 
Are you an analytical and strategic thinker with experience in private sector development and M4P? Do you have a strong private sector mindset, knowledge of market development, and the drive to design and implement solutions to market constraints? Do you have a desire to contribute to real change that will create jobs, raise incomes and benefit tens of thousands of people for the long-term?

The Forestry Development Trust (FDT) is recruiting a Markets Intervention Manager to join the Management Team and lead the Trust’s Markets component that targets the portion of the value chain focused on the sale and processing of standing trees into high-value wood products.

The Forestry Development Trust was established by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation in 2013 as an independent Tanzanian institution with a long-term vision for development of the commercial forestry sector. The Trust aims to support the sector to improve the supply of higher-value wood products and energy from sustainable sources, while securing the long-term competitiveness of smallholder tree production and medium-to-large scale processing.

The successful candidate will help define and shape strategic direction; oversee implementation delivery; provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to the team; and manage the resources of the component. They will line-manage the other members of the Markets component and build strong working relationships with the Strategy, Monitoring and Learning team, as well as the other Trust components. Externally, the candidate will forge and strengthen relationships with a wide range of public and private sector players, including through engagement with FDT’s Advisory Panel.

The ideal candidate will have:

A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience e.g. in market systems approaches and private sector development, private consultancy, business management, or working at senior level in the private sector.
A higher education qualification in Economics, Forestry, Agriculture or Business.
Strong leadership and people management experience, with a focus on mentoring and development of staff.
Demonstrable ability to translate ideas into actions, and monitor multiple work streams, with a strong track record of successfully managing a multi-disciplinary team and consultants.
Comprehensive understanding and experience of designing mechanisms to address market constraints faced by private and public-sector actors of all scales (e.g. small to medium-scale tree growers, industrial public and private forestry operations, SME processors, tree grower and industry associations).
Experience and understanding of business investment decisions and the business models of SMEs in processing sections of value chains.
Experience in managing and implementing market-based solutions within large-scale sector development programmes; and/or experience of managing interventions to enhance sector competitiveness.
Proven experience of influencing senior level public and private sector decision-makers and communicating to a variety of audiences and media.
Experience and understanding of the commercial forestry sector would be an added advantage, but is not essential. For foresters, experience of forest planning, processing, investment and financing would be desirable.

FDT welcome applications from suitably qualified Tanzanian candidates. Fluent Kiswahili is desirable. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested and meet the requirements, Please download and read the Appointment Brief HERE and follow the instructions for application.

The closing date for completed applications is 19th March 2018. Candidates are advised to submit CVs as early as possible.
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