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Position: Poultry Husbandry And Enterprise Advisor
Type: international position with living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Cuso International
Location: Tanzania, Africa

Start Date Jul - Sep 2017 (flexible)
Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 4, Writing: Level 4, Speaking: Level 4
Language Scale:

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

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The Volunteer’s Role

The Poultry Husbandry and Enterprise Advisor will work as part of the T-LED team, which aims to increase the benefit to local SMEs in Tanzania of investment in the extractives and agriculture industries.

The advisor will work directly with SMEs to coach and mentor local companies in the extractives and agriculture supply chains, developing their capacity to be considered as a supplier. To achieve this, SMEs will need to have the right technical skills, knowhow and equipment to meet the market needs in terms of packaging and labelling.

She/He will also coach relevant Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) staff in providing technical training in poultry production to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve the quality of trainings provided.

Ultimately the role will contribute to local companies accessing new markets and employing more people and therefore ensuring a greater proportion of foreign investment benefits local people.

As a volunteer, you will:

  • Train entrepreneurs in improving their poultry production and practices
  • Improve capacity of poultry focused SMEs to win contracts with companies
  • Help grow enterprises for poultry husbandry (culturally and technically appropriate for region and/or communities and market demand)
  • Support target SMEs to achieve standards required by buyers (including safety, health, skills, environment, community, etc.)
  • Coach and mentor SIDO, TCCIA and TWCC staff to improve training provided to SMEs on poultry husbandry and poultry enterprise; develop tools and training materials with SIDO, TCCIA and TWCC staff that can be used in their trainings to SMEs

Essential Academic Qualifications:

A bachelor degree or diploma in Agriculture & Livestock Husbandry and/or relevant animal health, agricultural economics, marketing and/or relevant field

Essential Professional Background:

  • Two years’ experience in animal husbandry and/or marketing and market issues for small and medium enterprise development in livestock and/or poultry sector
  • Experience or knowledge in Marketing and market linkage for small and medium enterprise development in livestock sector

Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
  • Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

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FoodWork ID: 40892       Date posted to Jun 9 2017