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Team Leaders & Technical Experts in Eastern Africa Projects

Location: Eastern Africa

Closing Date: July 31, 2024

Job Description

Eastern Africa Projects: Seeking Team Leaders & Technical Experts

We are looking for both Team Leaders and Technical Experts for upcoming projects in Eastern Africa, with a significant focus on Tanzania. While the focus is on Tanzania, we don’t limit our search to this region alone. We’re actively seeking experts in Agroecology as we forecast a surge in similar projects. ​

Candidate profile:

Professional Knowledge & Experience: 

  • Experience in the field of agro-ecology, regenerative agriculture or organic agriculture
  • Experience in the design and implementation of training courses, demonstrations, and field trials
  • Proven track record in capacity building for farmers and agricultural advisory staff
  • Experience with institutional and/or policy advice, especially in working with ministries and political institutions in Eastern Africa, preferably including Tanzania
  • Experience in the preparation of studies, concept notes, and policy briefs in the agricultural and food sector, in cooperation with research institutions
  • Experience in formulating recommendations from research results for various stakeholders
  • At least 3 years of project management experience at an international level for Team Leader positions
  • Profound knowledge of agro-ecology and organic farming in Germany/Europe and on an international level, especially Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Expertise & Language Skills: 

  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Africa, Tanzania
  • Proficiency in Swahili is beneficial but not mandatory

Methodological Skills: 

  • Experience in training and coaching of counterparts, technical specialists, and managers
  • Familiarity with curriculum development and participative training methods
  • Gender competence, organizational and management skills and diplomatic skills
  • Experience in monitoring project results
  • Practical experience in working with a variety of stakeholders and ability to network effectively with government agencies, academia, civil society, and the private sector


Minimum Requirements: 

  • A University degree in Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agro-ecology, Organic Farming, or related fields
  • Minimum of 7 years professional experience for Team Leader position; 5 years for Technical Expert
  • Management experience in international projects
  • Proficiency in both, German and English

Approximately 3 years, starting at the end of 2024