Cotton Sector Development Programme, Senior Manager, Policy and Institutions

Permanent
Africa, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tanzania
Posted 2 weeks ago

Gatsby Africa

Are you a Tanzanian strategic thinker with strong public policy and analytical skills, a private sector mindset and the ability to rapidly understand new industries, sectors and companies?  Do you understand the latest thinking and best practice in private sector development and approaches to transforming entire sectors, and have a commitment to market-based solutions for development?  Could you partner and lead negotiations with senior government stakeholders to promote political understanding and secure commitment to supporting the development of an inclusive, competitive and resilient sector?

Gatsby Africa is seeking a Senior Manager for Policy & Institutions for its Cotton Sector Development Programme.  In this crucial role, the Senior Manager will work closely with the Tanzania Cotton Board to ensure an effective policy environment, provide evidence to senior officials in support of proposed policy changes, and identify opportunities to build the capacity of critical sector institutions.

The successful candidate will have some programme implementation experience and exposure to private sector development, as well as experience engaging with political economy and institutional governance issues. They will have experience in coordinating advocacy work and managing consultants, and be self-aware and professional in all engagements.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with sound judgement and at least ten years of working experience in some combination of the private sector and/or public policy review in Africa.  Specialist knowledge of cotton, in-depth experience of working in East Africa and fluency in Kiswahili would be significant advantages.

The Senior Manager for Policy & Institutions will report to the Cotton Programme Director and be part of the programme’s Senior Management Team.  The role is based in Dar es Salaam or Mwanza (with regular travel to Mwanza, Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, and occasional travel elsewhere in the East African Community).

This post is open to Tanzanian nationals and people with the right to work in Tanzania.  We particularly welcome applications from women.

Salary and Benefits

Gatsby Africa’s salaries are benchmarked in the region, and based on skills and experience.  We also offer generous benefits.

 

Job Features

Job CategoryPhilanthropy
LocationDar es Salaam or Mwanza (with regular travel to Mwanza, Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, and occasional travel elsewhere in EAC)
SalaryGatsby Africa’s salaries are benchmarked in the region, and based on skills and experience. We also offer generous benefits.
Contract TypePermanent
Closing DateSunday, 30th June 2019, at 12 midnight BST.

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Job Features

Job CategoryPhilanthropy
LocationDar es Salaam or Mwanza (with regular travel to Mwanza, Dar es Salaam and Dodoma, and occasional travel elsewhere in EAC)
SalaryGatsby Africa’s salaries are benchmarked in the region, and based on skills and experience. We also offer generous benefits.
Contract TypePermanent
Closing DateSunday, 30th June 2019, at 12 midnight BST.

Apply Online

Suzie Li

Associate Executive Search Consultant - Africa

GatsbyTanzania@oxfordhr.co.uk