CSDP Cotton Programme Director

Full Time
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Posted 1 month ago

Gatsby Africa

Are you a Tanzanian leader passionate about promoting long-term economic development?  Do you have strategic vision, senior operational management experience, and outstanding stakeholder engagement skills at the highest levels?  Could you lead a sector development programme aiming to trigger transformational change that could benefit hundreds and thousands of Tanzanians?

Gatsby Africa is seeking a high performing Programme Director for its Cotton Sector Development Programme.  The programme is working with stakeholders to reform the sector and build supportive markets so that more than 350,000 farmers can access the quality inputs and training they need to improve agronomy, increase yields and boost incomes.  Successfully transforming the sector would boost Tanzania’s economy by ~US$170 million and lift at least 650,000 people out of poverty.

This exciting and visible role will set the tone and image of the programme, shape its culture and systems, refine and articulate strategic direction, and effectively position the programme with internal and external stakeholders.

This complex and strategic role requires a candidate with demonstrable management, communications, relationship building and influencing skills, plus expertise in running large-scale, multifaceted sector development programmes.  This exciting opportunity will require the successful candidate to bring an existing network of contacts and a wide range of experience in solving strategic problems.

The role will benefit from Gatsby Africa’s freedom and flexibility as a foundation, which gives staff huge scope for innovation, creativity and the use of a range of different partnerships, financial tools and intervention strategies.  The successful candidate will be excited by these possibilities, and passionate about improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

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

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 frequent travel)
SalaryCompetitive with benefits
Closing Date19th May 2019 at 12 midnight BST

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How to apply

Interested in this role? Download the appointment brief below for more information and then come back to this page to apply.

Applications are welcome until the deadline of 19th May 2019.

Gatsby Africa is an equal opportunities employer.

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Job Features

Job CategoryPhilanthropy
LocationDar es Salaam or Mwanza (with frequent travel)
SalaryCompetitive with benefits
Closing Date19th May 2019 at 12 midnight BST

Apply Online

Suzie Li

Associate Executive Search Consultant - Africa

GatsbyTanzania@oxfordhr.co.uk