WHO Vacancy | National Private Sector Development Specialist

WHO Vacancy | National Private Sector Development Specialist

WHO Vacancy | National Private Sector Development Specialist

WHO Vacancy | National Private Sector Development Specialist

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WHO – World Health Organization (WHO)

National Private Sector Development Specialist

Job Posting: 26/Apr/2024
Closure Date: 11/May/2024, 12:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FRURT – FAO Representation in Tanzania
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: 45 Days
Post Number: N/A
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

Global fisheries and aquaculture production has grown significantly over the last 20 years. However, to ensure sustainable development of aquatic resources for the benefit of communities that rely on them for their livelihoods and food security, many challenges, including gender mainstreaming, market access, food safety, value addition, working conditions and the risk of over-exploitation, remain to be addressed. It is in this context that in 2017, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) fisheries and aquaculture ministries called for urgent action to enhance fish value chains’ productivity and competitiveness while ensuring long-term sustainability and social inclusiveness. In response, the Secretariat of the Organization of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS), the European Commission/DG-INTPA, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), collaborated to design a programme to develop and test a methodology for implementing fisheries and aquaculture focused on value chain analysis and development.
The FISH4ACP Project “Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture Value Chains (VC) in ACP Countries” is a five-year European Union and BMZ-funded programme launched in January 2020. FISH4ACP aims to i) improve stakeholders understanding of the functioning of the value chain and will support them in developing specific improvement strategies; ii) increase micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) economic performance through strengthened market access, conducive business and regulatory environments; iii) improve the inclusiveness and the social sustainability at the different stages within the value chain; iv) enhance environmental sustainability of selected value chains through improved management of natural resources and increased consideration for climate change and v) facilitate MSMEs’ access to additional sources of finance and investment. In 2020, the FISH4ACP programme began a thorough value chain analysis (VCA) of the Lake Tanganyika dagaa and perch fishery value chain in Tanzania.
The VCA followed an agreed methodology, which built upon the Sustainable Food Value Chain (SFVC) approach of FAO, and that of the European Commission – Value Chain analysis for development (VCA4D). The purpose of this analysis was to obtain a good understanding of the functioning and performance of the value chain; identify the key challenges and underperformances; and to identify the main upgrading opportunities. The result of the VCA is a full Analysis and Design Report that includes a summary of upgrading activities and investments. Within the upgrading activities, the National private sector development Specialist (hereinafter referred to as the incumbent) will play a key role in delivery of FISH4ACP Outcome 1 – VC actors adopt improved processing and cold chain techniques. More specifically, Outputs: 1.4. Facilities in strategically located landing sites upgraded and 1.5. Landing site management and service provision capacity strengthened. Specific activities are detailed within the Scope of work. This work will be carried out in Tanzania in fishing communities bordering Lake Tanganyika.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work closely with the FAO Tanzania. All reports will be submitted to the FAO Tanzania and upon request to the Project Management Unit (PMU) on dates as may be mutually agreed during the contract negotiation.

The reports will be reviewed by a peer team to be constituted from FAO/FISH4ACP experts and Government representative. The final report shall be submitted both in English and Kiswahili languages and submitted in soft copies for each landing site.

Technical Focus

The incumbent will:

• In close coordination with the FAO project, the National private sector development specialist will lead and coordinate the collation, provision and exchange of information related to the decisions taken by the project in the development of product under outputs 1.4 and 1.5 of FISH4ACP upgrading strategy and provide timely advice, analysis, reporting, data management and general support to the FAO Tanzania/FISH4ACP PMU.

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent will work closely with the FAO Tanzania and consult project PMU to ensure that current findings and actions that are being delivered for FISH4ACP are further enhanced and integrated through this work.

The incumbent will be required to

• Identify possible funding mechanisms for Beach Management Units (BMU) and selected fish landing sites to promote sustainability of the operational costs of cold chain and other existing facilities.
• Identify BMUs with no cold chain facilities and identify other funding sources that will enable BMUs and fish landing sites to operate their activities based on their mandate.
• identify funding mechanisms for the selected fish landing sites that can support new or maintain existing activities/facilities such as maintenance of the ice plants, pays electricity bills, pays water bills and other renovation or management cost without relying on external funding from LGA or donors.
• Develop targeted business Plans for the selected 10 BMUs and 3 strategic fish landing sites based on identified funding mechanisms for operation of their activities.
• Train beneficiaries on use and implementation of the developed business plans.
• Prepare Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and provide guidelines regarding day-to-day operation of the facilities.


Minimum Requirements

The incumbent needed for the assignment should be an Individual researcher or academician with the following qualifications:
• Advanced degree in Marketing, Business administration, Agriculture or Fisheries Economy, Natural resources, or social science.
• Working knowledge is English and Kiswahili.
• At least 5 years’ experience in the preparation of bankable business or action Plans.
• National of Tanzania or resident in the country with a valid work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

The incumbent needed for the assignment should have the following technical qualifications:

• Experience in managing Cold Chain System (CCS)
• Demonstrated writing, analytical, presentation and reporting skills.
• Experience conducting business planning and market research with proven results.
• Evidence of experience as a trainer in influencing policy implementation will be an added advantage.
• Availability to travel to the field sites, and ability to work well with and guide (both in person and from a distance) a local team.
• Demonstrated interest in social enterprises and experience analysis financial sustainability of non‐profit organizations.
• Knowledge of the region / country context and aquatic products will be rated positively

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
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