Team Leader/National Coffee Value Chain Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

Team Leader/National Coffee Value Chain Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Agriculture
  • Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Senior Level (5+ years experience)

    Job Description

    EC Terms of Reference – EU-Coffee Action for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to sustainable growth in the agricultural sector and to improve the food and nutrition security situation of vulnerable population groups.

    The project is designed to support smallholder coffee producers, processors, traders and their organisations to improve: productivity; quality with focus on specialty and traceable coffees; value chain development; and trade transparency through public-private-partnership dialogues to increase income shares of stakeholders and to enable Ethiopia to gain more from coffee trade.

    The project also aims to pilot the registration of some Ethiopian coffees through Geographic Indications (GIs); install and operationalise information technology systems; and establish interactive extension management and market information systems.

    Action shall be carried out at the following locations: the Regions of Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, and Amhara.

    Project teams will be based in the premises of Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority (Addis Ababa), Oromia Coffee and Tea Authority (Addis Ababa), Southern Nations Nationalities Peoples (SNNP) Coffee and Tea Authority (Hawassa) and, Amhara Bureau of Agriculture (Bahir Dar).

    The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall quality and timelines of the teams performance and its delivered outputs as well as the reporting and direct communication with the Contracting Authority and other relevant stakeholders.

    The anticipated starting date is July 2019, with an

    initial implementation period of 42 months.

    Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree equivalent diploma in agriculture, food security, nutrition, or in its absence, a Bachelor's degree or equivalent diploma in the fields detailed above followed by at least 3 years of post-graduate professional experience on top of the general professional experience required below
  • Proven organisational, communication, mobilization and change management skills;
    High level of command of written and spoken English

    General professional experience
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant professional experience in coffee value chain and two or more of the following areas: Geographic Information Systems and establishment of Geographic Indications; grassroots agri-business; and strategic level organisational arrangement
  • At least 5 years’ experience in in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Ethiopia, in the last 10 years
  • At least 5 years; experience in managing a team and/or as project manager in the last 10 years

    Specific Professional Experience and Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and sound communication skills, capability of working as part of a team in a team as a team leader
    Capacity building and support on operational and financial management of EU grant projects and programmes involving public authorities, and monitoring/assessment and reporting mechanisms of the same;
  • Proven ability to develop solid partnerships with high level officials in order to achieve project results;
  • Please note that, even though some of the requirements are recommended, we would prefer candidates who complied with all the requirements

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 6th March 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Team Leader/National Coffee Value Chain Expert Jobs in Ethiopia

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