Deputy Director – Investment and Value Addition

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In 1967 David Sainsbury wrote out a cheque for five pounds to establish the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Lord Sainsbury has since given Gatsby more than £1 billion to distribute to charitable causes in fields he is passionate about, including neuroscience, plant science and public policy. More information can be found at www.gatsby.org.uk. Gatsby Africa is the charitable company set-up to implement the foundation’s programmes in Africa. Our 120+ staff work from offices in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Iringa, Nairobi and London.

GATSBY’S WORK IN AFRICA

Gatsby has worked to create jobs, raise incomes and build opportunities for people in Africa since 1985. We are currently focused on East Africa, where economies have enjoyed high growth for more than a decade, but where the benefits of that growth have not been shared widely. With millions of young people joining the labour market each year and climate change adding further pressures, East Africa urgently needs economic transformation – growth with depth that will radically change economies, rapidly create jobs and offer large numbers of people pathways out of poverty.

We aim to support this by demonstrating how high-potential sectors – such as commercial forestry in Tanzania – can be transformed to benefit more people for the long-term. We fund and implement programmes that look to catalyse and influence large-scale and lasting change in priority sectors. We build and support local organisations dedicated to sector transformation. We also share what we are learning with others – such as governments and donors – who share our goals.

Our programmes include:

  • Tanzanian Cotton & Textiles: Rapidly creating tens of thousands of decent textiles jobs while ensuring more than 500,000 cotton farmers can access the quality inputs and training they need to improve agronomy, increase yields and raise quality.
  • Tanzanian Forestry: Building a vibrant commercial forestry sector that underpins downstream wood and energy industries and delivers widespread economic, social and environmental benefits to Tanzanian citizens.
  • Kenyan Forestry: Introducing innovative technologies and models to transform Kenya’s commercial forestry sector, protect the environment and benefit millions of Kenyan citizens.
  • Tanzanian Tea: Triggering domestic and foreign investment by building partnerships and demonstrating innovative models that boost the profits of farmers and factories and see
    benefits shared more equitably.
  • Rwandan Tea: Trialling new ownership structures and methods of supporting farmers to allow the sector to fulfill its world-class potential, while ensuring smallholders benefit from its growth.

We have also developed and continue to support two independent organisations dedicated to sector transformation in the region, and governed, managed and staffed by East Africans: Kenya Markets Trust (which runs programmes in three key Kenyan sectors), and the regional industry development organisation Msingi, which works in aquaculture and textiles & apparel.

The Role

The Deputy Director – Investment and Value Addition will play several crucial roles. The overarching objective will be to lead on the design and implementation of CTDP’s strategy and interventions relating to serviced land, investment and value addition opportunities in Tanzania, and to develop trusted relationships with key senior stakeholders relevant to these areas of work, including from the public sector (Ministry of Industry and Trade, PMO – Investment, EPZA, TIC, Ministry of Finance) as well as stakeholders from the private sector.

An important part of the role will be to provide oversight, leadership and coaching to CTDP’s team working on investment and value addition.The role will contribute to the strategic vision and direction, programme implementation and risk management of CTDP in line with GA frameworks and policies.The Deputy Director will provide support to the Programme Director in setting the tone, image and management and leadership culture of the CTDP in line with GA values and leadership principles. S/he will also support in preparing for Quarterly and Annual Reviews and preparation of necessary reporting materials. On occasions s/he will represent CTDP and its overall agenda in meetings and fora.

The role will be based in Dar es Salaam and involve periodic travel, mainly within Tanzania.Gatsby Africa has a long-term outlook and flexible approach. This gives our staff huge scope for innovation, creativity and the use of a range of different partnerships, financial tools and intervention strategies. For a high-calibre person, this should be an exciting and rewarding position, with the opportunity to develop new thinking and make a real impact.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Higher education qualification at Bachelor’s Degree level or above

SKILLS

  • Strong technical understanding of the investment process for private and public investors as well as a deep understanding of the investor landscape
  • The ability to build trusted senior business and public sector relationships with the personal credibility and skills to influence change.
  • A strong commitment to and demonstrated understanding of market systems development solutions.
  • The ability to provide the necessary reasoned analysis and development of strategy.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to design and pilot market interventions.
  • An in-depth understanding of the cotton and textiles value chain and the different types and scales of processing at all stages.
  • Excellent work planning and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential with knowledge of Swahili an advantage.
  • At least intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • A passion for improving livelihoods and be extremely results-oriented towards that goal.
  • Commitment to a high standard of professional performance and integrity.
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently, taking a high degree of personal responsibility for results.
  • A private sector outlook on development and be enthusiastic about promoting private sector investment to drive change.

EXPERIENCE

  • 10 years’ relevant post-graduate experience – a significant part of which should have been in the private sector and in facilitating or making investments.
  • Some experience of working in international development, ideally in Africa.
  • Extensive experience of developing analytical solutions to strategic problems, in either a public or private sector context.
  • Experience of working with senior management and engagement with the private sector.
  • Experience in the establishment or development of commercial entities serving small holder farmer customers would be a significant bonus.
  • Experience in managing the performance of individuals and teams, including coaching and mentoring subordinates.

Key Role Responsibilities

AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR:

  • To lead on the design and implementation of CTDP’s strategy and interventions relating to serviced land, investment and value addition opportunities in Tanzania, bringing a deep understanding of the investment process and of competitiveness to ensure CTDP’s activities are aligned to needs and to best practice.
  • To develop trusted relationships with key senior stakeholders relevant to these areas of work, including from the public sector: Ministry of Industry and Trade, PMO – Investment, EPZA, TIC,Ministry of Finance; as well as stakeholders from the private sector including developers, equity and debt investors, development finance institutions, and manufacturers.
  • To provide oversight, leadership and coaching to CTDP’s team working on investment and value addition.
  • To lead and coordinate the learning agenda around CTDPs work on investment and value addition, drawing out lessons that are relevant for our teams, our partners, GA’s network
    (particularly Msingi’s textiles programme) and other organisations.

THIS WILL INCLUDE INTER ALIA:

  • Lead an exercise to consider the constraints to investment and value addition, in order to assess the most promising opportunities for change, drawing on technical knowledge and understanding of the nature of textiles and apparel investment.
  • To use the assessment of opportunities to identify strategic interventions for CTDP, building on the existing work of the Textiles Development Unit, including their assessment of available land suitable for textiles and apparel zones or investments, and their efforts to support the Government to develop a dedicated SEZ in Kibaha – drawing out key lessons from this work.
  • To oversee the development of targeted interventions, e.g. in the areas of investment promotion/facilitation and local industry development/value addition.
  • To oversee the management of existing interventions to support skills building for the textile and apparel industries.
  • To lead the monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts for these areas of work, seeking to identify strategic learning questions and regularly reflect, together with the team, on progress,challenges and what CTDP could do to better achieve its aims.
  • To provide line management oversight, direction and supervision to the team including:
    •  Management of their performance and that of their subordinates
    •  Collation, scrutiny of work plans and associated budgets
    • Collation, scrutiny and quality assurance of all reports
    •  Coordination of the collection of relevant evidence and data to ensure effective performance management
    •  Coaching, mentoring and support their professional development
    • Create a vibrant and purposeful working environment for the team

AS A MEMBER OF THE CTDP SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM:

  • To provide support to the Programme Director in setting the tone, image and management and leadership culture of CTDP in line with GA values and leadership principles.
  • To contribute to the strategic vision and direction, programme implementation and risk management of CTDP in line with GA frameworks and policies.
  • On occasions to represent CTDP and its overall agenda in meetings and fora.
  • Support the Programme Director to prepare for Quarterly and Annual Reviews and preparation of necessary reporting materials.
  • Any other reasonable duties assigned.

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