Edukans is the development organization for education. Globally, 263 million children and young people do not go to school or they stop prematurely. Education gives children skills to build a good future. That is why we are working on better education in developing countries every day.
Aim of the job: The Programme Officer Skills contributes to the development of the skills programme in Kenya, based on the focus areas of Edukans International.
Pulses value chains, specifically for mungbeans, offer great potential to lift many Myanmar farmers and labourers out of poverty. The overall objective of the P4 project is to increase the income for 10,000 smallholder mungbean farmers, of which 20% are landless female farm labourers, in 4 townships in Yangon (Thongwa and Kayan) and Magway (Magway and Aung Lan) Regions. P4’s specific objectives are to improve the enabling environment for the mungbean value chain in Myanmar by proposing policy and regulatory reforms; to increase the volume of mungbeans purchased by premium market buyers from farmers’ groups by enhancing access to support services on GAP, CSA and collective marketing; and to increase the mungbean farmers’ productivity and quality of produce by enhancing access to support services and good quality mungbean seeds. The Markets for the Poor (M4P), Value Chain Development (VCD) and public-privat... Read more
Based in: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing date: July 2nd, 2017
ICCO Cooperation (Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation) is a Dutch organization with 50 years of experience and global presence of five regional offices. The regional office in South East Asia implements programs in Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. Together with our partners from the public and private sector ICCO works towards a just and dignified life for all, by promoting opportunities for economic empowerment and inclusive development. Responsible and inclusive growth in Myanmar is connected to ICCO’s two core principles: Securing Sustainable Livelihoods and Justice & Dignity for All. “Because a livelihood without rights is not sustainable and because dignity only comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected.” Our regional office is based in Denpasar, Indonesia.
The aim of ICCO’s curren... Read more
World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. The Center conducts research and development programs that contribute to alleviating poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. WorldVeg - Eastern and Southern Africa, located in Arusha, Tanzania, conducts vegetable research and training and provides information services for the benefit of its stakeholders in the horticultural sector in Africa. The Center is looking for a senior-level Tanzanian consultant for a postharvest assignment. The deliverable will be a reconnaissance level report for Tanzania.
Background: MSc level preferred; experience in postharvest preferred; experience in value chain and socio-economic analysis
Time frame: 1... Read more
Deadline: 10th June 2017
Specification of the Job
AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organizations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their individual and collective impact increases. AgriProFocus is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. AgriProFocus makes agribusiness work for development! The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market oriented, business driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow.
Following the developments, trends, opportunities and challeng... Read more
AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network that brings together institutions and professionals in agriculture and agribusiness. Established in the Netherlands in 2005, the network has expanded to 13 country networks in Africa and to Indonesia. The key mandate of AgriProFocus is to promote knowledge sharing and co-creation in order to trigger innovative agribusiness enterprises. The AgriProFocus
Tanzania network is part of the global AgriProFocus network. AgriProFocus Tanzania has over 50 partner
organizations drawn from development sector, private sector, research and academia, public institutions
and farmer based organizations. AgriProFocus Tanzania has strategically placed itself as a neutral platform where institutions from various backgrounds converge and share experiences. Facilitating knowledge sharing and learning for the stakeholders within our network is one of the key services of AgriProFocus Tanzania.
AgriProFocus is hosted... Read more
Amani Institute is seeking a passionate, committed, and entrepreneurial changemaker to join our growing team in Kenya to drive, implement and grow our flagship learning programs over the next years. The Manager of Leadership and Innovation Training Programs will work closely and collaboratively on all fronts with the Country Director of Amani Institute Kenya.
You will be responsible for implementing all learning activities especially training in our various social innovation training programs, as well as management responsibilities across a suite of different programs. These programs include the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact (targeting leadership skill building in small businesses in East Africa) program, and our Post-Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management (SIM) Program.
Key responsibilities will include:
A. Implementation of Learning Programs (~60%... Read more
The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 265 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.
The AECF was launched at the World Economic Forum as an initiative of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Since 2008, it has been supported by donor governments namely Australia, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, and inter... Read more
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Position: Full time
Period: June - 31 September (with possibility to extend the contract when performing well )
The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch Roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.
We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.
In November 2016 we started setting up our network in Myanmar. To develop relationships with Myanmar stakeholders from all different sectors and support the rollout of programs , AgriProFocus is looking for a network officer.
Promote the network among Myanmar partners
Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) Integrated Seed Sector Development Programme in Myanmar (ISSD Myanmar)
Duty station: Seed Division, DOA, Nay Pyi Taw
Closing date of application: 29 May 2017
The job advertised by this vacancy is for the position of Executive Assistant in the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) in Myanmar Project. You will work in a small team based at the Seed Division, consisting of a national project coordinator (fulltime), a project officer early generation seed (EGS) production (fulltime), two EGS advisors (part-time), a platform advisor (part-time) and a project advisor (part-time).The team closely collaborates with a second team based in Mandalay, consisting of four seed business experts (full-time). You will be supervised... Read more
Under the Young Expert Programme of the Netherlands Government, MDF Asia Myanmar office in Yangon is currently seeking to fill the following position: Trainer / Capacity Builder.
The YEP programme is an excellent opportunity for medium-level professional with Myanmar nationality as it involves extensive training and coaching in the Netherlands and in Myanmar.
The trainer is expected to (assist with) preparing, conducting / facilitating training and capacity building sessions for (middle) managers in the agriculture and water sector (amongst others). The topic of these trainings is diverse, and depends on the expertise of the trainer. Examples include project and program management skills, management skills, and communication skills Under the close guidance of the country director, the (junior) trainer will also be asked to assist with workshops, research, data collection, reporting.
This position will be u... Read more
Strengthening farmers’ organizations in management of Village Aggregation Centers
Simanjiro, Arumeru and Same
VECO East Africa is a regional programme of Vredeseilanden, a Belgian based International NGO which operates in seven regions in 18 different countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. VECO envisions a world with production and consumption systems that allow poverty and hunger to be eradicated and that do not burden our planet more than it can bear. VECO East Africa’s main thematic areas include; Food safety; Farmers Organizations; and Water management.
VECO East Africa is currently implementing a two-year project funded UKAID/Food Trade Programme. The project whose main aim is to increase farmers’ household income through participating in the regional trade of staple crops i.e. rice, maize, and beans, has three key outputs namely; improved storage and aggregation; improved supply chain information and coordination; and improved standar... Read more
The local business advisor will work according to the ‘Job description Business Advisor’ and under the direct responsibility of the manager Agri-Advice in the Netherlands. He or she will work in close collaboration with the other business advisors for Myanmar (currently 1 person) and of the Agriterra Asia Team. This person will provide expert advice, coordinate advisory trajectories with clients, and have an advisory and broker role in the closing of business deals aimed at building well-organised and operational cooperatives and farmers’ organisations. In order to achieve this, the successful candidate will initiate and maintain a network that will include cooperatives and farmers’ organisations, financial institutions, traders, service providers and other stakeholders in the value chain. He/she will initiate and guide change trajectories with clients, and will lobby, mediate and support negotiation processes, as well as prepare busine
Vacancy Announcement: Project Coordination Assistant – 3R Project
Deadline - 28 April 2017
As part of the transition strategy from aid to trade, Wageningen UR in collaboration with several Kenyan partners will implement a project that assesses and validates the lessons from the Netherlands Embassy’s agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security programmes on market-led approaches to supporting competitive and sustainable growth of selected agri-food sectors. The 3R Kenya project (Resilient, Robust and Reliable from Aid to Trade) will investigate whether these lessons relating to innovative interventions in the sectors can be transferred and scaled up, and as such better anchored within Kenya.
To support project implementation, we are recruiting a Project Coordination Assistant who will work under the direct supervision of the 3R Project Coordinator at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). The tasks include:
Monitoring and Evaluation tasks (35%)
+ Work closely with t... Read more
SEARCH FOR A COMMERCIAL/LOGISTICS OFFICER (COFFEE)
Rwenzori Sustainable Trade Centre Ltd (RSTC) is a limited liability company (with no share capital) established in Uganda with the main objective of supporting some producer groups in the hard to reach areas in the Rwenzori region, western Ugand, to attain their development needs. The aim is to shift the communities from dependence on aid to trade as a means of securing sustainable development.
Rwenzori Sustainable Trade Centre (RSTC) would like to recruit a suitable person to work as the Commercial/Logistics Officer to support the producer groups to sell their coffee in premium markets. The officer will work closely with a small core team in Uganda and UK to achieve the set objectives.
The main objective is to find and document reliable coffee buyers and secure sales contracts for the coffee co-operative producers, the majority of whom are Fairtrade certified. As such, you will need to find and engage with coffee buyers and org... Read more
SNV Tanzania and partners Jackson Group, WOPATA and AgriProFocus, received funding from Agricultural
Markets Development Trust (AMDT) to implement the Inclusive Business in the Sunflower Value Chain
project in the Southern Highlands (Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions) of Tanzania. The project
uses an M4P approach in order to increase the sustainable income of smallholder sunflower farmers
through increased access to services, markets and inputs enabled by structural and behavioural change
triggered among the actors in the sunflower market system.
The project is looking for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer to support and coordinate project
in Monitoring and Result Measurement (MRM) and Learning activities with partners and market actors on
the Inclusive Business in the Sunflower Value Chain project and ensure the effective measurement and
strategic utilisation of intervention results as well as the targeted d... Read more
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) – develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia (www.ciat.cgiar.org).
CIAT is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Knowledge Sharing and Communications Assistant to formalize and support internal knowledge sharing mechanisms within the PABRA network, to improve internal coordination and information sharing within the network and raise awareness of the network’s research activities.
Applications should be received by 7 April 2017.