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Association and Alliance Building Specialist

Deliverables: Interview 10 key producer, trader, processor, exporter stakeholders for the Ethiopian coffee and sesame export value chain transformation to frame a market driven development hypothesis for ECEA and EPOSPEA building strategy and action planning.

Definition and weighting of criteria to be used to prioritize opportunities for industry alliance impact building. These may include organizational capacity building, supply and processor related issue resolution capacity, market linkage capacity building, membership trust and fidelity building and the development and delivery of relevant member services.

Provide technical assistance and facilitation services to ECEA and EPOSPEA for the organization and implementation of alliance building strategy and action planning activities to drive the following expected results: ECEA and EPOSPEA are platforms for dynamic coffee and sesame industry exchange and collaboration among coffee industry stakeholders that leads to sustainable growth in Ethiopian exports.

The Consultant will be responsible for implementation of the tasks in this SOW.

S/he will be assisted by the AGP-AMD coffee, sesame and chickpea sector experts supplied by ACDI/VOCA and approved by ECEA and EPOSPEA. Develop a power point presentation which includes specific recommendations and the rationale clearly stated behind the reasoning. It will also include various market scenarios and the opportunities and risks that might be entailed under each case.


Minimum 5+ years of experience working on agricultural development and competiveness projects.

Master’s degree in relevant agriculture/agronomy technical field.

Demonstrated understanding of the value chain approach, ideally in an African context.

Experience with production and post-harvest handling a plus. Fluency in English required.

How to apply:

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No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted.

Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

Country » Kenya

Program Manager


  • Provide day-to-day oversight and supervision of both programmatic and administrative activities for all CDP activities in Kenya.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation efforts for the project, including coordinating data collection and review of project impacts.
  • Coordinate and strengthen cooperative support networks, including cooperatives themselves, private sector actors, relevant ministries, universities and other implementing partners.
  • Provide advice and direction to cooperative organizations, to help define their short- and long-term technical assistance needs.
  • Coordinate the recruitment of volunteers and/or local consultants with the host organizations and ACDI/VOCA headquarters.
  • Evaluate volunteer/consultant work results and the suggestions or recommendations to ACDI/VOCA, through meetings with host organizations.
  • Monitor expenses and use of program funds; propose budget changes to HQ staff as needed. Assist with the establishment and operation of Cooperative Learning Centers (CLICs).
  • Prepare semiannual and final reports and ensure frequent communication with ACDI/VOCA headquarters and other partners.
  • Participate in efforts to share CDP learning, including writing success stories, frequent monitoring and reporting, and sharing information with other CDP program managers.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in agricultural extension, business administration, economics or other social sciences; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in technical assistance to farmers’ groups, cooperatives or organizational development.
  • Fluency in English required. Computer proficiency and analytical skills required.

    How to apply:

    Please apply online at

    No phone calls please.

    Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

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