ICCO

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 22 September 2017 at 07:47

Call for an individual consultant to make a documentary film

Deadline: October 01st, 2017  

The Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) led by ICCO seeks the engagement of a producer to develop and film the documentary (Documentation of three path ways). In close collaboration with the Program Officer, the ICCO team and the teams of the various partner organizations, the consultant is expected to come up with a documentary that clearly answers the questions mentioned in the Terms of Reference.

Assignment Title: Documentation of three path ways

Assignment Dates: Maximum of 3 months (October – December 2017)

Assignment location: Uganda

The budget available for the full process is maximum Euro15,000

For more information, read the attached Terms of Reference


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 September 2017 at 05:24

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (RE-ADVERTIZED)
(Deadline Friday 29th September, 2017 17:00 hours EAT)

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;

• Economic Empowerment

• Food Security and Sustainable Consumption

• Responsible Business and

• Humanitarian Aid.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following positions for Ethiopia Country Office.

Position 1:

Job Title: Microfinance Field Specialist

Job summary: The Microfinance Field Specialist will support the Microfinance advisor and be responsible for implementation of the agri-finance product development and value chain finance interventions under the STARS program.

Reports to: The Micr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 September 2017 at 06:04

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor.

OPENING DATE: SEPTEMBER 06, 2017; CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor. 

For more details about the vacancy announcement, please open the PDF file:



Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:04

Call for Consultants - Tanzania - Venture Capital Research

ICCO Cooperation, Rabobank Foundation and AgriProFocus, in cooperation with Food & Business Knowledge Platform, are conducting a research on venture capital for agri-food SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of the research is to provide information on the current situation and state of the art developments in the area of venture capital / private equity for agri-food businesses in Sub Saharan Africa as well as evidence of successful financing strategies and mechanisms for related policy recommendations to governments, donor agencies, financiers, and the development community in a wider sense.

The research includes desk study, consultation of resource persons, analyses of selected cases of Agri-Food SMEs having obtained venture capital as well as of Venture Capital Suppliers & Mechanisms operational in the selected focus countries; Kenya, Zambia, Mali and Tanzania.

While local consultants from Kenya, Zambia and Mali have alrea

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Simon Ngwira I recently graduated from from Natural Resources Development College  (NRDC) studied agriculture and majored in crop science science with more than 3 year work experience do i stand a chance??.

2 weeks 1 day ago

Lisette van Benthum Dear Simon, thank you for your question. We are looking for consultants who have 5-10 year experience with Financial Service / Venture Capital and SME development.... If you have that experience, please do not hesitate to apply.

2 weeks 23 hours ago

Simon Ngwira Thank you.

2 weeks 23 hours ago

Aart van den Bos Hi LIsette. you already  have the senior consultant?

1 week 4 days ago

Lisette van Benthum Hi Aart, in the Netherlands we already have a senior consultant who has started his research. At the moment we are only looking for a consultant located in Tanzania, who can be senior or somewhat junior.

1 week 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 August 2017 at 02:29

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

(Deadline Friday 8th September, 2017 17:00 hours EAT)

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;

· Economic Empowerment

· Food Security and Sustainable Consumption

· Responsible Business and

· Humanitarian Aid.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following positions for Ethiopia Country Office.

Position 1:
Job Title: Finance and Administrative Officer (FAO)

Job summary: The FAO is responsible for the content of budgets of the programs and country budgets as well as overseeing the financial management and administration of the country office.

Re

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 23 August 2017 at 01:02

AVIS DE RECRUTEMENT 

ICCO Cooperation et AgriProFocus recherchent un consultant pour une recherche sur la demande et la disponibilité du capital-risque pour les PME (petites et moyennes entreprises). L'offre est derrière ce lien:

https://www.icco-cooperation.org/en/vacancies/call-for-3-consultants--venture-capital-researchVeuillez noter que la recherche peut se faire en français. même si l'offre est en anglais. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 22 August 2017 at 01:29

SYNERGIE AUTOUR DE LA POMME DE TERRE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA CHAÎNE DE VALEUR


Dans le cadre des journées portes ouvertes organisées du 26 au 27 juillet 2017 par l’Ambassade des Pays Bas au Burundi, les organisations IFDC et ICCO Coopération ont partagé leur approche de collaboration complémentaire pour développer la chaîne de valeur Pomme de Terre cas de la coopérative IMBANZAGUSERUKA de la Province de Kayanza.

Au Burundi, La Pomme de Terre est classé 1ère en terme de revenu pour les producteurs 22% et contribue à hauteur de 16, 7% à la sécurité alimentaire du Pays. Le programme Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) d’IFDC qui intervient dans le développement de l’entrepreneuriat semencier appui la coopérative IMBANZAGUSERUKA spécialisée en multiplication des semences à travers le système de précommande au niveau de l’ISABU. A son tour le Programme Microfinance, Agri finance and Value Chain (MAVC) de ICCO Coopération facilite La commercialisation

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Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 22 August 2017 at 10:39

Call for Consultants -

Venture Capital research

ICCO Cooperation, Rabobank Foundation and AgriProFocus, in cooperation with Food & Business Knowledge Platform, are conducting a research on venture capital for agri-food SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of the research is to provide information on the current situation and state of the art developments in the area of venture capital / private equity for agri-food businesses in Sub Saharan Africa as well as evidence of successful financing strategies and mechanisms for related policy recommendations to governments, donor agencies, financiers, and the development community in a wider sense.

The research includes desk study, consultation of resource persons, analyses of selected cases of Agri-Food SMEs having obtained venture capital as well as of Venture Capital Suppliers & Mechanisms operational in the selected focus countries; Kenya, Zambia and Mali.

To support the Dutch Senior Consultant who will be coordinating the research we are

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Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI Very nice!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 10 August 2017 at 01:39

L’intégration du genre et des jeunes dans les chaînes de valeur dans les programmes de développement agricoles

L'intégration du genre et de la dimension Jeune dans les chaînes de valeurs agricole est un pré-requis pour développer la résilience dans les chaînes de valeur agricole. Certaines organisations qui ont suivi la formation des coachs sur les stratégies d'intégration du genre dans le domaine agricole nous donnent leurs impressions à travers cette video.  


Akibodé Djodji Merci chère ELYSE, bont vent au  coaching  trajectoire genre

1 month 2 weeks ago

Daoulata MAIGA Une très belle vidéo de restitution sur la trajectoire genre et chaîne de valeur ! Félicitations équipe Burundi

1 month 1 week ago

ELYSE MUHORAKEYE Merci Georges et Daoulata

1 month 1 week ago

NSENGIYUMVA Janvier Bravo Elyse pour le vidéo très riche d'information sur l'intégration du Genre dans les chaînes de valeur agricole

1 month 1 week ago

Jacob ASSOGBA Bonsoir a toute l'équipe. J'ai suivi avec beaucoup intérêt cette vidéo qui a mis l'accent sur l’intégration du  genre dans les Chaines de valeurs agricoles. Mais concernant l'accessibilité aux ressources financières des Femmes et surtout des Jeunes quelles mesures, afin de bien faciliter leur Intégration??

1 month 2 days ago

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 3 August 2017 at 12:10

AVIS DE VACANCE DE POSTE / ICCO/HR/002/2017 

Information sur le poste

 Titre du Poste : Chauffeur

 Lieu d’affectation : Kayes-Koulikoro 

Type et Durée de contrat : contrat à durée déterminée un (01) an avec possibilité de renouvellement 

Date d'affectation : Immédiate Nombre de poste : Deux (02) dont un (01) à Kayes et un (01) à Koulikoro

 Date de Publication : 02 Aout 2017 Date limite de dépôt : 16 Aout 2017   

 Les personnes intéressées par cette annonce peuvent envoyer leur candidature à l’adresse suivante : recruitment.iccorowa@gmail.com 

Les dossiers de candidature doivent comprendre : 

 Une lettre de motivation adressée à la Coordinatrice Régionale de ICCO Cooperation West Africa ; 

 Un CV détaillé portant votre adresse et vos contacts (numéro de téléphone et une adresse électronique) et les coordonnées de trois personnes de référence professionnelle à contacter ; 

 La copie du permis de cond

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 July 2017 at 11:44

Sustainable business and responsible consumption

Together with four Albert Heijn employees with an assignment to produce ‘vlogs’, ICCO CFO Wim Hart visited the company AAA Growers in Nairobi. He wrote a blog about his trip: Sustainable business and responsible consumption.   

Blog- Tenderstem. I had never heard of it, but since I spent the last few days in Kenya, this vegetable will have my special attention further on.

Together with four Albert Heijn employees with an assignment to produce ‘vlogs’, I visited AAA Growers in Nairobi. AAA Growers is a farm with five locations in Kenya that cultivates 6000 tons of vegetables - such as red peppers (‘chillies’), haricot verts, peas – and fruit a year, and a few tons of flowers (mainly roses). The company exports part of his huge harvest to one of the biggest retailers in The Netherlands: Albert Heijn. Tenderstem (‘bimi’ in Dutch), the broccoli-like vegetable with a long stem and a smaller 'flower' is one of those export goods.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 July 2017 at 09:44

Jobs at Impact Booster: Expert Profiles - Positions for staffing

Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. Its shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. iMPACT Booster is shortlisted to prepare a full proposal for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund. This is a 2 million fund to run 5 acceleration rounds in Uganda. The most important requirement for final selection of the proposals is the quality and expertise of the team. To create a solid team the following experts are required.

Enable Youth

Enable Youth Uganda is a pilot challenge fund aimed at identifying and supporting, through training, mentoring and investment support, selected motivated youth in five districts in rural Uganda who wish to set up their own rural or agri-sector-based enterprise.

The following experts are needed to successfully implement the Enable Youth program;

Position 1: Fund management expert and legal exp

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Engaging Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 July 2017 to 12 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

Online Discussion Forum: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate  

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017 till August 12

The online discussion forum

The online discussion forum is to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month to commemorate World Youth Skills Day (July 15) and International Youth Day (August 12) and will culminate in a webinar to wrap up the online discussion and develop a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness. The discussions will be focused on the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 July 2017 at 11:45

Our call to the next cabinet: Invest in Food Transition!

4th of July - Dutch Parliament - The Hague

A broad coalition of 45 parties urges the new Dutch cabinet in this manifesto to transition towards a sustainable food system, through which the Netherlands will contribute to green growth, healthy food for all, and a more peaceful world with less conflict and more stability. We ask the next government to invest in this, together with the private sector, consumers, civil society, farmers, education and science.

On July 4th a delegation of signatories presented the manifesto to the House of Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. You can watch the livestream (in Dutch) HERE.

Masterclass FoodTransition

The work does not stop here! This manifesto was an initiative of the Food Security Policy Group of the AgriProFocus network. In September we will organise a Masterclass FoodTransition for Members of Parliament. If you are interested to join, please contact Sander Mager (Chair of the Poli

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Loes van Dijk Great!

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Sajji RYAKUNZE really great!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 July 2017 at 08:05

Holland Pavilion at the National Agrishow 2017

From the 22nd until the 25th of June 2017, Dutch companies and organizations, active in agri-business in Rwanda, demonstrated their knowledge and expertise to the public at the Rwandan Agricultural Show in Kigali.

The expo was organized for the 12th year by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). This year’s theme was: ‘Adopt climate resilient technologies to improve farmer livelihoods’. MINAGRI stressed that Rwanda is in need of technologies that can help fight against climate change and the effects. Also, there is a need for sufficient quality seeds, fertilizers, water, and training and advice to ensure productive farming (source: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/214727/).

This year in the Holland pavilion the presence of Dutch agri-business companies was combined together with Dutch NGO’s active in the agri-business sector in Rwanda.

AgriProFocus stand received many visitors who were interested in

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Sajji RYAKUNZE This was a great opportunity for  APF Rwanda to   explain to agri business professionals about our linking , learning and leadership in the agri show !

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 28 June 2017 at 05:08

APPEL A CANDIDATURE

  PROJET « CAMPAGNE DE LOBBYING ET DE PLAIDOYER POUR LA DIVERSIFICATION DE LA PRODUCTION AFIN D’AMELIORER LA SECURITE ALIMENTAIRE ET NUTRITIONNELLE AU MALI »     

  ETUDE SUR LES CONTRAINTES ET OPPORTUNITES A L’ACCES SECURISE AU FONCIER RURAL   

L’objectif global de la présente étude est de faire l’état des lieux de la situation des droits d’accès, la gestion et le transfert de la propriété foncière à la femme. En d’autres termes, il s’agit d’examiner les aspects particuliers de la gouvernance foncière liés à la reconnaissance du droit d’accès à tous et notamment à la femme malienne et de mettre en exergues les défis éventuels qui subsistent. 

Les offres (technique et financière) doivent parvenir à AMASSA Afrique Verte Mali avec la mention 

« Consultation sur la réalisation de l’étude sur les contraintes et opportunités à l’accès sécurisé au foncier rural » au plus tard le 10 jui

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 21 June 2017 at 07:38

Vacancy: Project manager ICCO Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project

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-private partnerships

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 21 June 2017 at 07:33

Vacancy: Admin & Finance Officer for ICCO Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project

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 current program i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 May 2017 at 01:27

VLOG #5! ICCO Cooperation

Meet Marijke de Graaf, food security strategy and policy advisor for ICCO! In this vlog she explains some inspiring projects, like the AgriBusiness Booster and the STARS project from MasterCardFoundation. She also reveals her wishes for the future and topics we should explore as a network. Check it out!

For more vlogs from our Dutch members, check: //agriprofocus.com/dutch-partnership


Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 3 May 2017 at 12:59

Atelier de diffusion des produits Sènèkèla et météo Sandji de Orange Mali

 AgriProFocus Mali a facilité un atelier sur l’utilisation des plates-formes d’information agricole de SENEKELA et Orange Météo SANDJI de Orange Mali, ce mercredi 26 Avril 2017, au centre Charles Lwanga de Sikasso. L’objectif de l’ atelier est d’une part d’optimiser la production agricole à travers une exploitation judicieuse de l’information métrologique et la maîtrise des techniques de production, et d’autres part de booster les ventes des produits agricoles des localités ciblées à travers l’exploitation d’un système d’informations fiables sur le marché. Les participants sont venus des régions, Cercles et Communes de Kayes, Kita, Koulikoro, Kati, Sikasso, Bougouni, Zantiebougou, Yanfolila, Kolondieba, kadiolo, Koutiala, Loulouni, Ségou, Bla. L'atelier est mise en oeuvre par ICCO et Orange SENEKELA.