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CommercializationmDe-Risking for Agricultural Transformation Project

Agribusiness Specialist

Deadline

Jan 24, 2023

Job description

Overall Function of the Position

Reporting to Senior Value-Chain Development Specialist, the Agribusiness specialist will be responsible for:

 Support the implementation of agribusiness development initiatives within the department;
 Facilitate forward and backward linkages in the value chain to ensure sustainable business development;
 Support production of business-related training materials;
 Participate in the mapping and the selection of commodity chain;
 Support the development and implementation of comprehensive action plans for selected commodity chain actors;
 Facilitate the value chain actor’s platforms in the project site;
 Monitor the implementation of the joint action plan of the key players within a chain;
 Identify needs for capacity building of organizations of small farmers and rural micro enterprise development sectors in the process of value chain development;
 Coordinate the collection and analysis of data for monitoring and evaluation of the project, particularly regarding business plans and action plan;
 Strengthen the capacity of the district to coordinate and monitor the activities of value chain development

The agent will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with national
Stakeholders, including:

 The umbrella organizations and national networks of key actors in selected sectors in order to facilitate the needed support and speed up the implementation of action plans;
 The public sector, private service providers and / or non-profit capacity building of farmer organizations and rural enterprises, such as to enable them to engage in the development of commodity chain and commercial activities.

Qualification requirements:

 Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Marketing and Rural development
 For Master’s Degree, three (3) years of working experience working with smallholder farmers to access markets
 For Bachelor’s Degree, five (5) years of working experience working with smallholder farmers to access markets
 Have practical knowledge of facilitating business development especially for smallholder farmers;
 Promote processing entities and linkage to markets;
 Familiarity with IDA project implementation procedures and guidelines.
 Good writing skills and competence in the use of computer software applications
 Has experience of managing teams and promotes teamwork
 Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English or French is required; fluency in both English and French an advantage.

Minimum Qualifications

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning

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