Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Value Chain Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Value Chain Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 216109

Category: Agriculture, Business Development, Development and Project Management
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Salary:

Job Description

Value Chain Advisor (Sesame Value Chain)

GIZ- Internal/External Vacancy Announcement #134/2019

Building an Avocado and Sesame Value Chain Strategic Alliance

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ supports the nationwide activities of the Ethiopian Government in the field of sustainable land management.

Through capacity building and further training, GIZ qualifies the partners to effectively communicate sustainable practices in the districts (woredas) so that they are increasingly and successfully implemented by the farmers.

The focus is on advising on improving the legal framework for sustainable land management and supporting the Ethiopian Agricultural Advisory Service and the decentralized agricultural offices.

These implement the state program at various levels, from the region, through the districts, to the communities.

The technical training of experts as well as the strengthening of state institutions in the implementation processes. The advice covers technical aspects, such as soil and water conservation, as well as agricultural production methods, supplemented by improved consulting methods.

The promotion of value chain development, private sector engagement and farmer business school are of particular importance.

With develoPPP.de, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) promotes private sector involvement where entrepreneurial opportunities and development policy need to be met.

Applications for the develoPPP.de program are registered companies in Germany and the EU, which make a substantial, financially representable contribution of at least 50 per cent of the total project costs in the joint projects. develoPPP.de projects are based on the development policy guidelines of the BMZ.

All projects must have a clear developmental impact with certain environmental and social standards. The develoPPP.de projects flank the technical projects of German development cooperation in OECD-DAC countries and are

implemented in close cooperation. The Strategic Alliance "Building an Avocado and Sesame Value Chain in Ethiopia" aims to create local value and build a market-oriented, diversified and competitive avocado and sesame sector in Ethiopia.

Position: Value Chain Advisor

Application deadline: August 8, 2019

Required Candidates: One

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Responsibilities

The Value Chain Advisor of this post has the main responsibility for the:

  • Coordinate sesame value chain activities with relevant project partners
  • Provide technical support in the planning and implementation of training measures on sesame sector for the target groups (smallholder farmers, service providers, cooperatives, TVET college students, local institutions etc.)
  • Support the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) practical trainings
  • Perform any other related duties as required

    Tasks

    The Senior Value Chain Advisor performs the following tasks:

    1. Coordinate sesame value chain activities with relevant project partners

    The Value Chain Advisor is responsible for:

  • Coordinate with project partner (international private
    company) in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sesame value chain activities
  • Coordinate with relevant project partners: TVET institutes, research institutes in sesame value chain
  • Prepare contracts, terms of reference, Memorandum of Understanding for external consultants and other partnerships.
  • Identify gaps and potentials of value-adding activities in the sesame value chain and bring them up to the management for decision making
  • Monitor and evaluate the sesame value chain activities according to the operational plan
  • Conduct regular duty trips in agreement with the management for different activities
  • Give feedback to the project manager concerning sesame products’ value chain on a regular basis

    2. Provide technical support in the planning and implementation of training measures

    The Value Chain Advisor

    Target groups: smallholder farmers, service providers, cooperatives, TVET college students and local institutions etc.
  • Coordinate the Farmer Business School (FBS) training in sesame value chain in Humera area and support Farmer Field School (FFS) training implemented by project partner
  • Coordinate the Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) training in sesame value chain in Humera area
  • Coordinate the sesame mechanisation trials and trainings in collaboration with project partners and local institutions in Humera area
  • Coordinate TVET college with project partner in practical training of sesame oil processing in sesame factory
  • Plan the training measures (e.g. prepare training curriculum and manuals, coordinate external trainers)
  • Identify training needs for improving the quality of sesame production and processing.
  • Monitor the trainings progress and evaluate the training results

    3. Other duties/additional tasks

    The Value Chain Advisor

  • Support all kind of studies and baselines in sesame products
  • Carry out relevant tasks of the programme based on request

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications, competences and experience

    Qualifications

  • College or university degree in agricultural business, agricultural economics, agriculture or business management (PhD or Master’s degree in agricultural business, agricultural economics, agriculture or business management is preferred)
  • Familiar with Farmer Business School (FBS), Farmer Field School (FFS) approaches
  • Experience on mechanisation trainings and mechanisation service business models in Ethiopia

    Professional experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experiences in agricultural value chain development
  • Experience in the sesame sector is an asset

    Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and excellent organizational skills
  • Fluency in English and in Amharic are mandatory

    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 ‘ Value Chain Advisor #134' 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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