Saturday, August 8, 2020

Senior Strategic Communications Officer at Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT)

Job Overview

This is a senior position within AMDT and instrumental in compiling and translating information from interventions into knowledge that can be shared internally and externally with other interested development stakeholders including the beneficiaries and the Government. The Senior Strategic Communications Officer will oversee the development of the AMDT Communication strategy and the conceptualization of the communication tools including forward thinking on the target audience for every information being communicated from the Trust. The Senior Strategic Communications Officer is expected at all times to work with AMDT Results Measurement Manager and Portfolio Analyst to understand and comprehend sub-sector strategies, plans, interventions and outcomes.

Job Description

The Agriculture Markets Development Trust (AMDT) has been established by the Governments of Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland in 2014 and the current Trustee is KPMG. The Trust has been established as a long term facility with the overall objective of increasing incomes and employment opportunities for poor women, men, and young people in Tanzania. With a strong pro-poor focus, the Trust works with the Private Sector, Government and Civil Society Organisations to promote the making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P)/Market Systems Development (MSD) approach that stimulates changes to market systems leading to broad and sustained impact on the lives of smallholder farmers as well as competitiveness of agricultural MSMEs. AMDT achieves this by investing, together with market actors, in interventions that are: (i) based on diagnosed constraints and pro-poor opportunities, (ii) are well coordinated to enhance the leveraging of investments and resources targeting similar outcomes, (iii) stimulate the development of inclusive, competitive, and resilient agricultural market systems, leading to sustained benefits and impacts for the productive poor.

In order to improve its ongoing interventions in the country, AMDT is now seeking qualified Tanzanian candidates to fill new vacant full-time positions. Brief descriptions and qualification requirements for the open positions are outlined below.

Reporting to: Technical Director

Key responsibilities for the position is divided into two main areas:

Knowledge Generation:

Ensuring that all information on AMDT portfolio of interventions, and where possible the interventions of others in the selected value chains, is standardised, packaged for appropriate use, and made easily accessible to key stakeholders, so as to enhance learning and coordination of value chain interventions, and sharing of information;

Specific Tasks will include:

Timely Communication:

Working with staff and Trust’s partners, produce quality and edited multi-media content for publications (print and electronic), ensuring that it can be accessed by target audience through appropriate channels such as AMDT website, social media, publications, conferences and other forums or platforms.

Specific Tasks will include:

The successful candidate will need to possess the following competences:

Key Qualifications

Administration, Information and Communications Technology, Marketing, Policy, and appropriate research field or other related discipline;

To be considered for any position, an applicant must submit her/his CV (5 Pages Maximum), a capability statement letter that provides details of the applicant’s specific qualifications for the position (2 pages Maximum), and a copy of degree certificates only.

All applications to be send to: and must be received on 18th August 2020 not later than 16.00 hrs EA time.

In the subject line of the email, write the title of the position for which you are applying. Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements will not be considered. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for interview. AMDT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women to apply.

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