Thursday, 31 January 2019

Dairy Project Associate Jobs at Solidaridad

Solidaridad is a global civil society organization (CSO) that provides market driven solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains. We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all stakeholders.

Position: Dairy Project Associate

Duration: One year contract (extension based on performance)

Reporting line: Dairy Investment Manager

Location: Tanga (with frequent local travel)

Key Responsibilities

1) Conduct gap analyses for small and medium scale dairy farmers, and train them on good farming practices through Participatory Rural Appraisal Approaches;

2) Mobilize dairy farmers into cooperatives to ensure maximum milk aggregation;

3) Support preparation of monthly project reports, budgets and work plans in line with Solidaridad’s planning process and schedules in a timely manner for submission to the Dairy Investment Manager;

4) Support the promotion of functional collaboration with Government, as well as with project/ development stakeholders to strengthen the dairy value chain in Tanga – Tanzania;

5) Support operationalization of the implementation strategies as defined through the Dairy Project to promote the Dairy Value Chain in Tanga – Tanzania;

6) Work closely with farmers’ cooperatives and associations to identify opportunities, risks and approaches for the Dairy Project;

7) Support the Dairy curriculum review to be used for Competence Based Education and Training;

8) Support in the establishment and running of a Dairy hub where dairy farmers will access valuable information on financial agents, market linkages, livestock extension services, etc;

9) Identify and review internally produced content and research on innovative Dairy curricula dissemination best practices to be incorporated in the Project;

10) Analyse data for the purpose of improving the project’s training programme;

11) Link and integrate the project’s training Model in the development of the Dairy Value Chain in Tanga;

12) Ensure requisite site visits for key programme stakeholders are carried out to track financial and programmatic implementation;

13) Provide technical advice in animal production, Livestock Marketing, Range Management, Agriculture and ranching;

14) Promote economic Livestock Farming;

15) Participate in organizing extension activities which include field days, Agricultural shows Field demonstrations, Farmer field schools and farm visits.

16) Participate in collaborative research activities;

17) Disseminate Livestock Production technologies such as construction of Livestock housing and structures, Milk production, Pasture and Fodder production and conservation, Farm Planning, Gross Margin analysis, On-Farm feed formulation;

18) Implement livestock production programmes / projects in dairy cattle farming, breeding programmes, fodder production and conservation, value addition to livestock products, agriculture, emerging livestock and other animal husbandry interventions;

19) Capturing Maintaining and storing livestock data


a) Be a Tanzanian Citizen

b) Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, Animal Production, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science and Technology, Animal Production, Farm Management, Range Management or Natural Resource Management from a recognized institution;

c) Must have excellent interpersonal skills;

d) Must be able to work under minimal supervision;

e) Must have at least 1year experience in relevant field


Send a one-page motivation statement outlining your suitability for this position, your salary expectations and availability; and your Curriculum Vitae, to and a copy to Application deadline is on 13th February 2019 and our ideal start date is Immediate.