Job Title: Market and Trade Manager

Reference Code: FCI/TZ /MTM-02/2016

Nationality: Tanzanian 

Location: Zanzibar - Tanzania 

Farm Concern International, FCI is a Market Access and Economic Development Organization working across Africa to improving the livelihoods of small holder communities. Farm Concern International, FCI has an opportunity in the above position. 

DUTIES/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

1. Projects Support and Planning

  • Develop of work plans in line with master proposal document
  • Ensure effective project role out in the respective sites is supported by inputs systems
  • Ensure Timely and effective delivery of set targets
  • Coordinate periodic planning and review forums with stakeholders especially on specialized role(Inputs distribution) 
  • Ensure effective use and accountability of project resources by the staff

2. Inputs supplies facilitation

  • Ensure diaries of all planting seasons is kept and up to date
  • Identify inputs  supplying companies for various inputs
  • Facilitate  signing of partnership agreements with prioritized input suppliers
  • Ensure establishment of demonstration plots
  • Ensure setting up of village agro dealers in all project implementation areas
  • Ensure supervision of all demonstration plots set up by input suppliers
  • Document volumes of inputs supplied to CVs and their monetary value
  • Facilitate studies and appraisals on utilization inputs within Commercial Villages

3. Market development and Linkages

  • Participate in designing and implementation of  commodity and trade partnerships protocols and strategies
  • Identify buyers, traders and trading companies for linkage to Commercial Villages and CPGs
  • Establish market partnerships with various levels of markets ranging from traditional markets, medium and large scale agro-processing companies 
  • Facilitate establishment and support for trader’s associations.
  • Plan, organize, participate and facilitate market and trade meetings
  • Facilitate capacity building to traders and trade association 
  • Supply chain management based on smallholder supplies (sale coordination)
  • Manage / co-ordinate sales promotions and marketing events
  • Manage sales targets for all sites
  • Document all sales and incomes from sales for all project sites

4. Reports developments

  • Ensure clear and concise monthly report development
  • Ensure weekly market intelligence reports development and submission
  • Ensure timely quarterly and annual reporting
  • Ensure timely monthly/ quarterly update to partners

JOB DESCRIPTION

Academic Qualifications

  • University Degree: B.Com-Marketing /  Agricultural Economics / Agri-business / Business Administration from recognized Universities
  • Over 3 years experience in marketing of FMCGs or Agricultural Products.
  • Hand-On-Experience in sales and marketing at various levels along market chains

Job Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Teamwork ability
  • Community mobilization
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Analytical skills
  • Solid skills in documentation
  • Market development skills

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 14th March 2016. The short listing will be ongoing as applications are received.

 

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FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond