SNV recruits 01 Agribusiness Expert / Country Project Manager and Sector Leader
Agriculture Value Chain Expert
Contract type: International employment contract
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.
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Overview of project
In line with the strategic priorities of EKN in Burundi, the project will contribute to improving food and nutrition security for poor rural households. It aims to contribute to increased stability and security in Burundi through inclusive value chain sector development, youth employment, women empowerment, and enhanced food & nutrition security.
The project will combine a market-based approach with intrinsic motivations of participating rural households. It will have an impact on employment creation and economic opportunities through (i) the development of inclusive value chains and inclusive finance, (ii) empowering resource poor households, women and youth with improved food and nutrition security, and (iii) promoting climate resilience in market-oriented farming systems, villages and value chains.
Overview of the Position
Under the overall guidance of the project manager the value chain expert is responsible for the overall strategic advice, facilitation and capacity building of local partners on SME led value chain development and smallholder inclusion.
During the inception phase lead the value chain analysis and selection;
Develop strategic value chain development intervention plans;
Identify and select suitable local partners to facilitate the value chain interventions;
Strengthen capacity of local partners on value chain development;
Identify and coordinate technical back stoppers for the value chains;
Monitor performance of the value chain activities and local partners to ensure all milestones set in the annual work plan are met;
Account and report to project manager on value chain activities;
Guide knowledge development and documentation on value chain activities.
A relevant qualification in Agronomy, Agricultural Economy or related field;
At least 10 years’ experience in value chain/ market development and inclusive business;
Experience implementing projects related to inclusive business, value chain development;
Proven track record in networking and dialogue facilitation with private and public sector actors;
Experience in monitoring and evaluation;
Demonstrated experience in capacity development;
Sound experience in knowledge management;
Able to strategically inspire and energise multi- partner project teams;
Demonstrated experience in managing various stakeholders;
Strong strategic decision-making and communication skills including reporting and presentation skills;
Fluency in both written and spoken French and English is required.
Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted for a four year period. SNV’s international contract includes a pension plan, life and medical insurances in the benefits package.
How to Apply
Please submit your application via SmartRecruiters on or before 26th March 2019 if you wish to be considered for this position. All information will be dealt with strict confidentiality. We will revert to you as soon as we have reviewed your application.