Junior Technical Advisor: Agribusiness & Value Chain Development (Component 3)

Company GIZ Office Namibia
Reference # JTA2/F4R
Published 28/03/2021
Contract Type Contract
24 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
The Farming for Resilience (F4R) Project renders support to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) and other partner institutions, including small-holder farmers and agricultural cooperatives, to improve the climatic, economic and physical resilience of the Namibian food and agriculture sector.
Job Functions Advisory
Industries Agriculture,Capacity Development
- Coordinates and implements project interventions under component three
- Independently develops area of responsibility according to identified intervention needs and set quality standards
- Supports the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform and other partner institutions on agribusiness and value-chain development
- Is responsible for the procurement under component three (development of specifications/tender documents, evaluation of bids, supervision of installation and quality control)
- Compiles reports and summary papers on project activities related to component three and contributes to the projects’ reporting and official communication
- Researches latest developments in agribusiness and value-chain development and consults farmers, cooperatives and SMEs
- Closely monitors and reports on relevant agribusiness and value chain development programs by the Namibian government and/or developmental actors and formulates proposals for synergistic project interventions
- Supports the projects’ monitoring and evaluation systems by ensuring that all project interventions are recorded and submits data and reports as requested by the data professional
- University degree (equivalent to MSc) in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agriculture, Micro/Macro Economics or a related field with a particular focus on agribusiness in Southern Africa
- At least 3 years’ professional experience in Namibia in the development of agricultural value chains, farm management, business development or similar
- Previous practical experience in applied market analysis and mentoring of agribusinesses
- Excellent understanding of the Namibian agriculture sector, including the peculiarities of small-scale/subsistence production systems
- Extensive understanding of impacts of climate change in the Namibian context
- Strong capacity to work with actors of the private sector (financial institutions, input suppliers, processors, etc.)
- Profound expertise in agricultural and organizational development with a focus on operational and farm management in small-scale/subsistence set-ups, inclusive business models
- good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
- strong managerial, organizational and time-management competencies
- willingness to travel regularly
- excellent knowledge of English, working knowledge of at least one vernacular and/or German will be an advantage
- pronounced communication and cooperation skills
- solution-oriented, independent and diligent work ethic
- ability to work under minimal supervision and time pressure
- willingness to up-skill and inherent interest in further professional qualification
Job Closing Date 08/04/2021
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