|The Private Agricultural Sector Support Trust (PASS)|
About PASS Trust:
the Government of Tanzania and Government of Denmark as a pilot project
facility under the Agriculture Sector Programme Support (ASPS funded by
PASS became operational in 2001 and in 2003 continued as a facility
under Agriculture Sector Programme Support II (ASPS II). In 2007, PASS
was registered as an autonomous legal Trust and became a component of
the Business Sector Programme Support III (BSPS III) and since 2013 the
Business Sector Programme Support IV (BSPS IV).
agri-financial services in agriculture development. The range of BDS
services provided include feasibility studies and business plans for
prospective bank clients, farmer groups formation, farmers and
agribusinesses capacity building (training), facilitate contract farming
and other market linkages, linking guaranteed beneficiaries with other
development partners and commercial enterprises in the provision of
specialized BDS services such as good agricultural practices (GAP) and
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Trust is looking to recruit a Business Development Director. This
position reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). DBD is a member
of the Management Team and plays a critical role in strategic
decision-making and Business Development. The area of responsibility for
this role requires thorough knowledge of various Business processes.
The ideal candidate must be an exceptional leader who can determine the
most efficient ways to run the business. The goal is to safeguard and
enhance the efficiency of the Trusts Business Strategy to accelerate
agriculture development and long-term success.
support business at the Corporate Level which include review of
business proposals, managing relationship with financial institutions,
partner institutions, donors government and other stakeholders.
and informing PASS roles, at meetings with potential clients, at visits
to clients, through handouts, posters, advertising, etc.
and establishment of feasible models for activities at smallholder
farmer levels, including diversification of crops, improvement of
production practices etc.
3. Proactively facilitating and leading the
development of existing and emerging agribusiness opportunities in the
sector with industry and key partners, including overseeing
market intelligence and insights, opportunity identification and development as well as leading new initiatives and
projects across the Business Strategy.
4. Ensuring quality of proposals presented for support, and assisting the organization in improving on proposals into
Business Plans of acceptable standards.
5. Identification, and preparation of solutions for bottlenecks in agriculture performance e.g. market access, processing,
appropriate mechanization etc.
6. Identify, map and forge strategic working relations with banks, local authorities and other programs that would
deploy the credit guarantee with agricultural projects in the
7. Monitoring the performance of the Business in relation to respective business plans and budgets. Carry out regular
performance appraisal of PASS Businesses.
8. Reporting to the management on Business progress according to the agreed procedures.
9. Performing other duties as advised by management from
time to time.
Qualifications and Experience:
business development specialist with good knowledge /Experience in
Tanzanian agriculture and agribusiness development, in business
planning, project analysis, evaluation and monitoring.
2. A good
academic background, minimum bachelor’s degree in agricultural field,
preferably in agricultural economics, business administration or any
similar qualification backed up extensive experience in business
3. Knowledge in agricultural financing and experience in facilitation of lending to smallholders including experience
in negotiating with banks.
4. Adequate experience in agricultural supply chain
interventions for enhancement of small/medium scale
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How to Apply
Trust is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to all
qualified candidates. You are required to submit CV and cover letter
explaining how the experience detailed CV in the will contribute to the
requirements of the position by/on 11th February, 2021 through https://www.pass.or.tz/vacancies and click APPLY NOW button to upload and submit your proposal.
due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will not be able
to respond to each individual candidate. Women are strongly encouraged
to apply. only shortlisted will be contacted.
“Improving quality of life through agribusiness transformation” Director of Business Development