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Policy, Research and Budget Analysis Specialist

Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam
Details
Application deadline
2020-06-05
Business / Employer name
Agricultural Non State Actors Forum (ANSAF)
Company Industry
Agriculture
Job Level
Executive level
Work Type
Full Time
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor
Years of Experience
2 years
Description

Introduction

ANSAF is an acronym for Agricultural Non State Actors Forum. It was formed in 2006 by members from the Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations working in the agricultural sector in Tanzania. The impetus for the formation of ANSAF was demand driven. The forum’s objectives are first; is to advocate for a pro-poor and conducive agriculture policy environment where Civil Society Organizations and the private sector effectively engage with and influence agriculture sector policies and practices. Secondly; to effectively analyze the existing agriculture policies and suggest alternative views/directions. The third main objective is to provide a platform for learning, sharing, networking and coalition building around best practices and key issues in the agriculture sector.

Reports to: Head of Operations

Supervises: Interns / Volunteers

Links with: Media & Communication depts. and M & E & Learning

Job Location: Dar-es-Salaam

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Policy/strategy and management level:

  • Clearly identify and define relevant public policy issues.
  • Undertake original economic and financial analysis to a high professional standard.
  • Design and evaluate policy options from an independent and objective viewpoint that takes into consideration the needs of marginal and smallholder farmers, medium and large-scale farmers, agro-processors, traders (agro-dealers) and other relevant actors
  • Interpret and review existing policies in agriculture, evaluate options and make recommendations for new policies
  • Proactively participate in the policy dialogue involving ANSAF members, agricultural sector stakeholders, donors, other private sector advocacy organizations and the Government;
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on the recent trend & produce statementMake follow up on sector trends and produce statements
  • Conduct roundtable with MP, DP and government officials on topical issues.
  • Provide leadership in policy and budget portfolio and manage team of portfolio, including volunteers

Working groups and members:

  • Work closely with ANSAF members to understand and incorporate appropriate Policy and budget components in their initiatives and projects;
  • Facilitate the P&B Working group consistent with the work plan objectives; Ensure the formulation of the Terms of References for the Working Group
  • Ensure the coordination of the sub working groups on Policy, Budget and SAM, and create another sub group on the connection to the local level.
  • Work closely with the accountant and finances officer in the support to the SAM and budget sub working groups.
  • Ensure regular meetings, agenda setting (participative) and feedback by members of progress in assignments
  • Ensure active participation of working group members and create momentum around specific advocacy campaigns;
  • Prepare PPT, key messages to member & non-members to engage on behalf of ANSAF

Documentation, learning and dissemination:

  • Play a leading role in the development of policy briefs and related public outreach events, relevant to the agribusiness and development community
  • Ensure the production of adequate publications applicable to donor organizations as well as rural producers and their representations.
  • Produce statements, press releases, position papers and ensure production of key policies in a user-friendly manner for grass root level
  • Propose policy themes for learning event ANSAF image:
  • Raise the public image of ANSAF though engaging with Stakeholders and Media
  • Seek actively to broaden and deepen the organization’s membership

Qualifications and Capacities:

Academic requirements:

  • A Bachelors degree in the field of agricultural economics, economics and trade, business administration, or international development.

Experience:

  • Experience of at least 2 years working at mid-level position with both the public and private sectors on policy issues;
  • At least 2 years professional experience in the areas of policy formulation and analysis;

Competencies:

  • Broad knowledge of government policy process and experience dealing with senior government officials and Parliamentarians
  • Knowledge on economic and social trends and implication to different groups
  • Knowledge on value chains and stakeholder engagement
  • Understanding the national and local budget cycle and policy making progress at national and local level (AS and M)
  • Strategic vision and focus
  • Preferably one with an agricultural background well versed with social accountability monitoring
  • Knowledge on African comments in the area of CAADP & MALABO commitment, SAGCOT and GROW AFRICA INITIATIVE
  • Knowledge on agribusiness in managing youth entrepreneurs’

Skills:

o Good analytical and interpretation / facilitation skills and strong quantitative analysis and research skills;

o Ability to package evidence-based findings and voices/ as arguments in decision-making processes.

o Ability to maximize the available capacity and skills of Working Group members

o Ability to manage and motivate Working Groups and members

o Ability/ skills in networking and mobilizing people around common focus (at local /members)

o Diligent, highly organized and self-motivating individual; a person with high integrity;

o Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines;

o Excellent communication skills particularly in engaging with the private agricultural sector / donors in order to achieve results.

o Good writing skills, public speaking skills, charismatic personality

o Willingness to work as part of a team

o Excellent conceptual and analytical skills

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit their applications with the following

1. Application letter explaining why you think you qualify for this post

2. Current CV, indicating relevant experience based on previous tasks; and skills that you are bringing into the organization

3. Please do not attach any copies of certificates

All applications should be submitted through Brighter Monday

Note: Deadline for submission is 05th June 2020

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are strongly encouraged to apply

To provide support and strategic direction to ANSAF Members on a wide range of economic and policy issues affecting the agricultural sector in Tanzania

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