Project Officer Vacancy, Arusha Tanzania

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Are you passionate about making a contribution to “Change that matters” in the sustainable Coffee sector? Solidaridad offers you a challenging career opportunity in her Uganda Country Office setting to make a real difference in the World.


Solidaridad East and Central Africa is looking for 3 Coffee Project Officers – based Arusha/Moshi Tanzania


Solidaridad strives to be an organization that understands the signs of modern times. It seeks to be a Civil Society Organization (CSO) with its own place and role in society, while simultaneously interacting with Governments and markets. Solidaridad envisions 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 ambition is to influence market processes to produce more socially and ecologically desirable outcomes to help to sustain the planet for future generations. Solidaridad embraces the public-private partnerships to test innovations, speeding up change and taking success to scale. Solidaridad works across Coffee and 12 other commodities / sectors globally (


Scope of the Program

The Coffee program aims at working towards the transformation of the East African coffee sector to have an inclusive, resilient and economically viable production that moves from slow and small to speed and scale. This transformation will ensure improved coffee productivity, food availability and dietary diversity among the coffee growing households. The transformation will be achieved through application of good practices, cost effective infrastructure, ICT and other innovations.


Position Summary

Primarily the position entails working with Small and Medium scale coffee farmers through different interventions as per the project design. The position responsibility is to contribute to the improvement of the farmer’s livelihoods through better incomes realized from improvement of their Coffee quality and quantity while at the same time, preserving the environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

i.   Conduct gap analysis of small and medium scale coffee farmers to establish a good practices program through Participatory Rural AppraisalApproaches.

ii .  Implement the good practices program established with the small and medium scale coffee farmers which will include but not limited to the following areas: Soil management, Agronomy, Cultural practices, Optimal and or plant densities intensification set ups, Integrated Pest Management, design and implementation of farmer Adaptation and Resilience Strategies.

iii.  Establish demonstration plots and support farmer field schools (FFS) and other adult learning methodologies at Cooperatives and Medium Scale farms levels with appropriate agricultural technologies for improved production and quality.

iv.  Train farmers at the processing unit level on best Environmental Management practices including but not limited to organic waste and waste water management, and support them to implement innovative and cost effective environmental technological solutions

v.   Develop training curriculum and conduct Institutional capacity development focused on strengthening farmer groups on areas such as Gender, Financial Management and micro credit, coffee quality management, Governance and Human Resource Management.

vi.   Support peer to peer learning between the Medium scale farmers and small holder farmers on best practices as well as across cooperatives.vii Train the farmers on how to collect farming and economic data using the digital tools available at Solidaridad as well as data driven decision making.

vii.  Train the farmers on how to collect farming and economic data using the digital tools available at Solidaridad as well as data driven decisionmaking.

viii. Work closely with investors and financial institutions and support them to deliver financing lines for farmers.

ix.   Build and maintain positive relations with implementing partners, targeted communities and authorities at all levels to ensure that the project is understood and supported in implementation.

x .  Contribute to Solidaridad’s funding portfolio by contributing to the development of quality concept notes and proposals.

xi.  Coordinate and nurture mutual beneficial partnerships with other stakeholders including partners, service providers, government departments, local NGOs and the private sector.

xii.  Prepare monthly Project reports, budgets and work plans in line with Solidaridad’s planning process and schedules on a timely basis.

xiii. Gather and submit Project monitoring and evaluation information for capturing Project outcomes, impact and lessons learned;

xiv. In consultation with the line Manager, act as an Ambassador to the project promoting the program scope and the work of Solidaridad including hosting visitors, attending meetings on need basis.

xv. Any other related duty that may be assigned by the line Manager, Country Manager and Partner.

 Candidate profile

 If you are inspired by the job and the responsibilities as described above, and you recognize yourself in the following

i. A   university   graduate   preferably   in;   Agriculture,   Environmental  Management, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies or any other related course 

ii. Candidate should demonstrate how they feel their background and experience will lead to resilient coffee production 

iii. Candidate should be able to demonstrate project management skills 

iv. A candidate should have knowledge on sustainability and gender inclusivity 

v. Experience in establishing Farmer Field Schools and other adult training methodologies as well as setting up demonstration/ technology sites

vi. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade others on the benefits to adopt better Farming practices 

vii. The ability to communicate clearly and tactfully at different levels, both orally and in writing

viii. The ability to manage own time and priorities with minimum supervision 

ix. Fluency in English and area local language is required 

 Our offer

i.      A unique and challenging job within an inspiring Solidaridad Uganda Country Office setting

ii.  An opportunity to work with an innovative and dedicated network of professionals across the East and Central Africa Region.

iii.  A one-year contract extended subject to satisfactory performance, salary based on education and experience on a 40 hours/week schedule.

Next step

Send a one-page motivation letter indicating your salary expectation and a two-page resume in English to; [email protected] with a copies to;[email protected] with Subject line; “Application: Coffee Project Officer – Solidaridad Tanzania country office”. The closing date for this vacancy is 5:00 pm, 5th February 2018.


Please provide active addresses of three professional referees. A reference check may be part of the selection process.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

Applications that do not meet the above mentioned minimum requirements will not be considered.


Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification!


Uzunguni street, Sekou Toure road, 
Opposite Kibo Palace hotel,
Arusha Tanzania 

PHONE+255 763 643 369

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