Saturday, July 28, 2018

Job Opportunities at Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperative

  Xpresstz       Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Location
Other Arusha District Arusha
Description
Based in Boma Ng’ombe – Hai District Headquarters,
Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
The Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperative Joint Enterprise is a new cooperative initiative that was registered in July 2017 by a number of Dairy Cooperatives in Hai District. The Joint Enterprise intends to bring together all Dairy Cooperatives in Kilimanjaro region to work on common interest of developing their dairy industry.


Project Summary
The Joint Enterprise initiative is being promoted under the auspices of the Income and Employment for Women and Youth (IEWY) project which is being implemented in the Dairy Sector in North-east Tanzania through a partnership between SNV Tanzania, Match Maker Associates Limited (MMA), Nronga Women Dairy Cooperative Society (NWDCS) and Capacity Building for Organisations (CABO) and funded by Comic Relief. The Government Local Authorities and the Cooperatives Registrar is also supporting the project.
JE main objective of this project is to develop the capacities of the Women-led dairy enterprises in Hai and Siha Districts and later in other districts in Kilimanjaro region, so that they increase their incomes and well-being of the local communities. The Project is supporting the start-up of the Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperative Joint Enterprise Ltd, and among others will support acquisition of technical support staff during the interim period of at least 2 years before it becomes self-sustaining with its own staff.

01-Dairy Specialist (1 Position)
Overview of the position
Dairy Specialist will spearhead design of a business model at the JE secretariat level, that will ensure effective delivery of technical services to members of the JE in order to improve their dairy production and productivity.
He / She will design improved extension solutions to facilitate the transfer of recognized quality compliance systems to dairy beneficiary farmers. He/she will be responsible for the training of Trainers on Animal husbandry practices, technology transfer and adoption. He/ she will also mainly be responsible for responding to JE members enquires on all technical issues of supporting the dairy value chain in respect to sourcing and utilizing best practices in inputs and technologies, animal husbandry best practices, milk handling, bulking and transport to different markets (the milk supply chain). The dairy specialist will also be in charge of offering advisory services to the dairy processors who are current members of JE.
Job Duties;

  • Identify main constraints to access of improved dairy breeding inputs, adoption of best practices in animal production and milk collection by smallholder dairy farmers
  • Lead the JE technical Team in driving the breeding and livestock production, and milk collection issues
  • Based on the strategic business plan of the JE, develop an operational plan for implementing the business model of providing services to members and access to inputs and technologies
  • Ensure appropriate and timely implementation of planned activities in the respective operational plan
  • Coordinate and Monitor technical training activities with relevant Extension Agents on topics related to cattle management and animal husbandry- this ranges from trainings related to milk hygiene, milk seasonal calendar to milk testing, milk handling and transportation;
  • In collaboration with KDCJE Board design the appropriate milk collection system and centers (MCCs) and facilitate planning and resources mobilization for upgrading of required facilities;
  • Train milk operators on best practices related to milk collection, milk testing, storage, and milk transportation and handling. The Dairy Specialist should regularly supervise the milk collection process to make sure quality milk is collected and transported to milk processor after proper testing is conducted
  • Train farmers on better hygienic practices of dairy keeping, control of disease and mortalities, and advice farmers on better breeding and feeding;
  • In collaboration with milk off takers, design and implement a milk inspection system in collection centers (MCCs) to ensure adequate hygienic control is in place;
  • Advice livestock farmers on disease control and animal husbandry methods;
  • Train beneficiary farmers on best feeding practices to improve fodder production and preservation. This include training dairy farmers on making feeds such as silage and hay
  • Prepare seasonal calendar on dairy activities for the farmers where KDCJE works and train farmers on its usage
  • Collect regular data regarding dairy production, productivity, feeding, vaccination, medication and dairy diseases needed for the KDCJE
  • Establish real-time database on project activities related to his/her field
  • Assist KDCJE Coordinator in conducting beneficiary status surveys (monitoring & evaluation) and other dairy related technical surveys;
  • Provide mentoring and technical advices to dairy farmers on regular basis;
  • Perform any other additional related duties as assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in in Veterinary Sciences or animal husbandry
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in the relevant fields and in particular advising dairy farmers
  • Experience in capacity building through training and other techniques especially with extension staff and farmer organizations
  • Proven track record in upgrading dairy value chain through working with relevant public and private sector actors.

Desired Skills and attitude
  • A proactive and entrepreneurial individual who will explore and develop innovative approaches to achieve impact and results;
  • Excellent social / networking skills, ability to engage with government, private sector and civil society;
  • Strong interpersonal and influence skills
  • Good team player, pragmatic, negotiator with solution orientated approach, with leadership, coaching and self- reflection skills;
  • Readiness to live, work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English and Kiswahili, including reporting and presentation skills.
Contract Type**:** Renewable Contract
Contract Duration: One year Renewable
Desired Start Date: 1st september 2018
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by sending your CV and letter of motivation before 15th August 2018, through the following address and email:


Chairperson of the Board

Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperative Joint Enterprise Ltd

P.O. Box 27, Hai

Tanzania Email: kdcje.maziwa@gmail.com
Dairy Specialist will spearhead design of a business model at the JE secretariat level, that will ensure effective delivery of technical services

02-Marketing & Sales Officer
Job Overview
We are looking for a Marketing and Sales Officer to oversee the JE marketing campaigns of our products and services both internally and externally. He/ She will be responsible to create market and sales link between JE member cooperatives with suppliers of various inputs and buyers of dairy products. He/She would scale up comprehensive marketing activities across Kilimanjaro region where the JE has mandate to operate. As a marketing officer, he/she will be responsible for building a conducive client relationships with JE.
Duties of the Marketing and Sales Officer:

  • Represent JE in all market access related issues for JE members (Ensuring sufficient and updated information is always available and demand and supply of key inputs and dairy products).
  • Conduct market research for JE products and services and prepare a JE operational marketing plan, and relevant business models to be discussed with client, JE Board and members and spreahead implementations of decisions made
  • Initiate promotional activities of the JE dairy products and inputs (through Periodic News letters, product bronchures etc and participate in relevant Dairy forums and relevant trade shows)
  • Manage client relationships in the agreed upon business models and provide feedback for improvements where necessary
  • Perform client risk assessment and due deligence
  • Meet periodically with clients and JE cooperatives to monitor implementation of the marketing plan.
  • Be part of project implementation core team comprising of JE Coordinator, Dairy specialist and other implementing partners
  • Prepare monthly report on time about marketing activities that will enable management to monitor implementation of the JE strategic business plan
  • Supporting dairy cooperatives in developing business plan that will align with their Enterprise objectives
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Sales & Marketing, Economics, Agri Business
Minimum of 3 years of working experience in sales and marketing, marketing research
Capacity and experience to influence Cooperatives to adopt collective marketing strategies
Proven track record in leading marketing campaigns that have resulted into increased sales and opening up new markets


Desired Candidate Profile Client Service oriented with a passion to assist dairy producers to succeed
Previous experience in a similar marketing role.
Strong and confident communicator.
Skills and knowledge in identifying business strategic/potential areas
Function independently in a team atmosphere
Able to work in high demand/stress environment
Highly proficient in Microsoft office, with an emphasis on Excel related tasks
Contract Type**:** Renewable Contract
Contract Duration: One year Renewable
Desired Start Date: 1st september 2018
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by sending your CV and letter of motivation before 15th August 2018, through the following address and email:


Chairperson of the Board

Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperative Joint Enterprise Ltd

P.O. Box 27, Hai

Tanzania

Email: kdcje.maziwa@gmail.com We are looking for a Marketing and Sales Officer to oversee the JE marketing campaigns of our products and services both internally and externally
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