Career Opportunities


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Are you a market system development professional committed to promoting long-term economic development through sector transformation in Tanzania? Do you have senior level experience in managing and implementing market-based solutions in large-scale sector development programmes or interventions to enhance sector competitiveness? Would you like to use your skills and experience to help create improved livelihood and employment opportunities for thousands of Tanzanians?

The Forestry Development Trust (FDT) is seeking a Senior Manager for its Tree Grower Services. This exciting and impactful role will ensure that small and medium scale tree planters in the Southern Highlands have access to high quality planting material, training, inputs and information on best tree planting practices, resulting in increased yield and revenues from better quality wood products.

The ideal candidate will have at least eight years’ exposure and practice experience in implementing market systems approaches (ideally sector development programmes); proven experience in relationship management, business development and monitoring and evaluation; and demonstrable management, communication, strategic, analytic thinking skills and fluent English and Kiswahili. Some understanding of technical and commercial forestry would be an advantage but is not essential.

The role will benefit from Gatsby Africa’s freedom and flexibility as a foundation, which gives staff huge scope for innovation, creativity and the use of a range of different partnerships, financial tools and intervention strategies. The successful candidate will be excited by these possibilities, and passionate about stimulating economic growth that improves livelihoods.

This post is open to all candidates, with preference for Tanzanian nationals.

Please go to to download the candidate pack with more details and instructions on how to apply.

Applications are welcome until the deadline of Monday 1st July 2019, 1200 midnight.