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JOB TITLE: Business Development Manager
DUTY STATION: TTGAU Office; Njombe, Tanzania
DURATION: 12 Months; Extension is subject to performance
EXPECTED START DATE: Soon
Tanzania Tree Growers Associations Union (TTGAU), is a member based, central body formed to promote economic and social interests of private commercial smallholder tree growers in Tanzania. TTGAU was established to strengthen the collective voice of small-scale tree growers with the main aim of increasing members’ income at harvest of their woodlots through collective marketing and promotion and support forthe use of improved tree seeds, alongside providing access to forestry technical advice to increase the asset value of the woodlots. The vision of TTGAU is “an inclusive forestry sector in Tanzania”.
TTGAU with support from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), We Effect, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and other partners is currently implementing the Forest and Farm Facility Programme (FFF) covering Tabora, Katavi, Rukwa.Songwe, Morogoro, Njombe, Ruvuma and Iringa regions. The goal of the FFF programme is facilitating policies, entrepreneurship, adaptation/mitigation to climate change and improved and equitable access to social and cultural services within forest and farm value chains to secure Climate Resilient Landscapes and Improved Livelihoods.
TTGAU has secured support from partners to recruit the Business Development Manager for 12 months. During this time, the Business Manager is expected to build TTGAU’s business development capacity and generate sufficient revenues for the association to justify extension of his or her contract thereafter.
TASKS AND OBJECTIVES
The Business Development Manager of the TTGAU will undertake the following activities:
Stocktaking of the TTGAU’s trees and timber market assessment Prepare TTGAU members and TTGAU for wood trade
Oversee a TTGAU tree inventory
The TTGAU will carry out a tree inventory in 2020/21, to provide estimates of current volumes and forecasts for the TTGAU business plans. The product of these activities are (1) a tree inventory at farmer level of all the TTGAU members in the selected region and the aggregated information at association level, (2) capacities in TTGAU to replicate and conduct these trainings in other regions of Tanzania, (3) Forest information system (FIS)
Business Plan Development
Business Development of the Tanzania Tree Growers Associations Union(TTGAU) and its affiliate members
Marketing, networking and communication Preparation of business brochure of TTGAU with information products and linkages with potential buyers
REQUIRED COMPETENCES Academic Qualifications
Technical Competencies and Experience Requirements
Qualified and motivated applicants should submit a resume and covering letter with two referees in English to ([email protected])with subject line “Application Business Development Manager of Tanzania Tree Growers Associations Union (TTGAU).” by 23rd November,2020.