Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Junior Value Chains Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Junior Value Chains Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 206012

Category: Agriculture
Location: Illubabur, Oromia
Career Level: Entry Level (Fresh Graduate) Employment Type: Full time
Salary:

Job Description

Junior Value Chains Officer (Foucus on Non-Timber Forest Products)

GIZ- Internal and external Vacancy Announcement #76/2019

GIZ- Biodiversity and Forestry Programme


As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes.

In Ethiopia, GIZ has been working for more than 40 years in bilateral cooperation on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and on the commission of the Ethiopian government and international donors.

GIZ Ethiopia is looking to recruit a Junior Value Chains Officer (Foucus on Non-Timber Forest Products) for the Biodiversity and Forest, as specified below.

Position: Field coordinator in sustainable supply chains (focus on coffee)

Place of Work: Nonu Sale Woreda, Ilu Babor Zone, Oromia

Required Candidate: One

Application deadline: April 28, 2019

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent of this post has the main responsibility for the:

  • Updating on issues related to non-timber forest products
  • Support to the coordination and the field experts in coffee and other value chains
  • Follow up on all similar projects in the region
  • Keep updated on Value chain approaches and support the project accordingly

    Tasks

  • Updating on non-timber forest products

  • To keep an updated list of all kind of non-timber forest products in (western) Ethiopia
  • To be in close cooperation with projects dealing with similar topics
  • To keep the project and BFP updated on approaches and activities of other projects in the country and mainly of the Ilu Ababor Zone
  • To set a basis for better coordination among projects dealing with non-timber forest products (coffee, honey, spices, etc.)
  • Support to the coordination and the field experts in coffee and other value chains

  • To support the field coordinator of the project in Metu
  • To support all kind of studies and baselines in non-timber forest products (focus on coffee and bee keeping)
  • To support the planned measures related to the increase of coffee production according to the guidelines of a sustainable growing region
  • To identify training needs for improving the quality of the
    production and the processing of NTFP in the Woreda (long pepper, korarime, honey, etc)
  • To prepare training and coaching for coffee production and other non-timber forest product value chains
  • To coordinate trainings locally and to do the follow up accordingly
  • To identify gaps in the supply chain of NTFP and bring them up to the management for decision making
  • To keep in touch with market actors in the coffee and other NTFP (non-timber forestry product) sectors in the country
  • To follow-up on the implementation of the living-income concept in Nono Sale
  • To identify market potentials for different product
  • Follow up on all similar projects in the region

  • To make regular duty trips in agreement with the management and the decentralized staff for all kind of data analysis
  • To give feed back to the project managers and the program management concerning coffee and other non-timber forest products’ value chain on a regular basis
  • To report on other projects in the region and bridge between them


  • Keep updated on Value chain approaches and support the project accordingly

  • To get knowledgeable on value chain approaches (value links, etc.)
  • To look at other value chains and keep updated on the different approaches

    Other responsibilities

  • To consult continuously with the Programme Management regarding all kinds of activities in the domain of value chains
  • To carry out tasks relevant to the programme on request

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications required

  • Degree in Agriculture, Natural resource management with deep interest in economic questions and value chain approaches;
  • First experiences in value chains
  • First experiences in project activities
  • Active involvement in the coffee sector or beekeeping is a big asset
  • Good mastering of the English language
  • Fluency in Oromifa is an asset

    How to Apply

    Application procedure:

    Interested and qualified candidates shall submit their motivation letter along with their non-returnable recent CV via Ethiojobs or Email: hreth@giz.de

    Note: -

    Please make sure you mention the Vacancy Number Junior Value Chain Officer #076/2019’ in the subject line of your email application. Due to large number of applications we categorise applications with the vacancy numbers.

    Applications without vacancy numbers in subject lines might not be categorized in the appropriate folder and could be disqualified.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    Applications from qualified women are encouraged

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