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Program Officer – Value Chains And Market Development

Closing: Jun 14, 2024

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Published: Jun 5, 2024 (20 days ago)

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  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager: Agribusiness, Policy and Commercialization, the officer shall provide technical support on Agricultural value chains and Market development to catalyse commercialization and scaling of AATF products.

Competencies

  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with key constituents (donors, research institutions, media, government institutions, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral environment.
  • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect.
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an added advantage

Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution of higher learning

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Agricultural value chains and markets at the national or international level in providing business and management development services, hands-on experience in design and implementation of development projects.
  • Experience in Agricultural Markets analysis.
  • Experience in conducting market linkages.
  • Experience and knowledge in various agricultural Technologies.
  • Extensive experience working in and with the private sector, market systems approach, inclusive business/market models, and public-private partnerships.
  • Knowledge of national food systems and agricultural value chain and scaling/commercialization of Agricultural technologies.
  • Practical experience in socioeconomic quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical analysis software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Professional experience with agro-based private sector entities will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience linking farmer businesses to diverse types of market.
  • Extensive experience working in and with the private sector, market systems approach, inclusive business/market models, and public-private partnerships.
  • Professional experience with agro-based private sector entities.
  • Practical experience in socioeconomic quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical analysis software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Experience in technical writing with proven ability to write high quality technical reports, policy briefs and journal articles.
  • Proven experience developing training programs for smallholder farmers and other value chain actors

Qualified internal candidates are invited to send their applications on or before 14 June 2024 to aatf- [email protected] and clearly indicate on the email subject Program Officer – Value Chains and Market Development.


Responsibilities
  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Manager: Agribusiness, Policy and Commercialization, the officer shall provide technical support on Agricultural value chains and Market development to catalyse commercialization and scaling of AATF products.

Competencies

  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with key constituents (donors, research institutions, media, government institutions, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral environment.
  • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; treating individuals with fairness and respect.
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an added advantage

Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution of higher learning

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Agricultural value chains and markets at the national or international level in providing business and management development services, hands-on experience in design and implementation of development projects.
  • Experience in Agricultural Markets analysis.
  • Experience in conducting market linkages.
  • Experience and knowledge in various agricultural Technologies.
  • Extensive experience working in and with the private sector, market systems approach, inclusive business/market models, and public-private partnerships.
  • Knowledge of national food systems and agricultural value chain and scaling/commercialization of Agricultural technologies.
  • Practical experience in socioeconomic quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical analysis software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Professional experience with agro-based private sector entities will be an added advantage
  • Proven experience linking farmer businesses to diverse types of market.
  • Extensive experience working in and with the private sector, market systems approach, inclusive business/market models, and public-private partnerships.
  • Professional experience with agro-based private sector entities.
  • Practical experience in socioeconomic quantitative and qualitative data analysis using statistical analysis software such as STATA, R, SPSS etc.
  • Experience in technical writing with proven ability to write high quality technical reports, policy briefs and journal articles.
  • Proven experience developing training programs for smallholder farmers and other value chain actors

Qualified internal candidates are invited to send their applications on or before 14 June 2024 to aatf- [email protected] and clearly indicate on the email subject Program Officer – Value Chains and Market Development.


  • Contribute to the planning, designing and implementation of market studies.
  • Support the design of surveys questionnaires and overall research design by providing quality inputs specifically relevant to the needs of SMEs in the targeted sub-sectors / value chains.
  • Coordinate data analysis and reporting on the market studies and value chain analyses.
  • Conduct value chain analyses for each of the selected commodities in targeted areas entailing the agronomic production profiles (e.g. agricultural management practices, land ownership and use practices); value chain mapping (key stakeholders, flow of supplies and products, flow of funds and information, etc.); functional analysis of each value chain (profiling of industry structure, adoption of skills, technology and innovation); climate change implications; economic analysis of potential opportunities to add value along the chain; and policy and institutional conditions necessary to create suitable enabling environment for value chain development.
  • Mobilization and engagement of value chain players such as farmer cooperatives and marketing groups, Savings and Credit Associations.
  • Creation of linkages between value chain players across and within AATF projects.
  • Designing and implementation of farmer outreach programmes.
  • Analyze technical and policy issues, strategies, and programmes to support the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness and improved impacts of agribusiness, food systems and value chain development.


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