vacancy

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 August 2017 at 07:52

FARA is seeking to engage a Gender, Youth and Agribusiness Consultant (end 28 aug)

Main Purpose

To formulate policy, implement programmes, research and training modules to promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender, youth and broader social development issues in Agricultural research and development programmes and projects by FARA

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Research and Innovation, the successful candidate shall perform inter-alia the following key duties but not limited to:

  • Facilitates the effective integration of gender and broader social development dimensions in FARA core programs, including (i) gender equity and equality, (ii) benefit sharing, (iii) social safeguards, (iv) grievance redress mechanisms with a focus on women, youth and other marginalized groups, and (v) social accountability including good governance.
  • Develops and refine responsive policy elements and inputs for FARA management to consider incorporating in ongoing and planned

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Akibodé Djodji Le FARA cherche à recruter un conseiller en genre, jeunesse et agrobusiness (fin 28 août)Objectif principalFormuler des politiques, mettre en œuvre des programmes, des modules de recherche et de formation pour promouvoir et renforcer l'inclusion et l'intégration des questions de genre, de jeunesse et de développement social dans les programmes et projets de recherche et de développement agricoles par FARADevoirs et responsabilités Relevant du directeur, de la recherche et de l'innovation, le candidat retenu doit exécuter entre autres les fonctions clés suivantes, mais sans s'y limiter:  Facilite l'intégration effective des dimensions du genre et du développement social dans les programmes de base du FARA, y compris (i) l'équité et l'égalité entre les sexes, (ii) le partage des avantages, (iii) les garanties sociales, (iv) les mécanismes de recours en matière de règlement des griefs axés sur les femmes et les jeunes Et d'autres groupes marginalisés, et (v) la responsabilité sociale, y compris la bonne gouvernance. Élaborer et affiner les éléments de politique réactifs et les intrants pour que la direction du FARA envisage d'intégrer les programmes en cours et planifiés.Fournit des conseils stratégiques et techniques à jour pour renforcer la capacité du Secrétariat et des constituants du FARA.  Aider le FARA à concevoir, mettre en œuvre et surveiller des programmes et des projets de recherche et de développement agricoles ayant des dimensions solides en matière de genre, de jeunesse et de développement social; Et contribuer à l'analyse sexospécifique et sociale des données et à la déclaration de l'impact des interventions sur les bénéficiaires ciblesPour plus d'info: http://faraafrica.org/vacancy-announcement-consultant-gender-youth-agri-business-specialist-ref-faraadv-gyagri2017/    

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 10 August 2017 at 10:59

  Looking for a Zambian Young Expert: Agronomist

Holland GreenTech (HGT) is looking for an agronomist based in Lusaka. HGT is a company established in Rwanda and Uganda and expanding to Zambia. They sell equipment and inputs and provides technical support and training for the high quality horticulture sector. Their suppliers are premium horticultural brands from Holland RijkZwaan (hybrid vegetable seeds), Rivulis (irrigation) BosmanvanZaal and Hoogendoorn (greenhouses), Koppert (B-IPM), Holland Farming (plant supplements) and SoilCares (soil analysis). They offer clients a business case in horticulture and work on the next step of horticulture in East- and Southern Africa (www.hollandgreentech.com). For the new expansion to Zambia, they are looking for a Lusaka based agronomist.

Requirements:

-Minimum of 2-3 year experience as an agronomist on commercial vegetable production (preferably protected horticulture)
-Minimum Bachelor of Science in Agriculture/Horticulture
-Strong in communi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 August 2017 at 01:16

Agriterra is Hiring!

Vacancy – Business Advisor
(based in Eastern Province; Zambian nationals only)
Closing date: 18th August, 2017

Agriterra is an agri-agency founded by farmers’ organisations and cooperative

agribusinesses in The Netherlands. Agriterra’s mandate is to professionalise farmers’

organisations and cooperatives worldwide with advice from experts from the Dutch

agricultural sector. Agriterra’s agri-advice team supports farmer-led economic

development across Africa, Asia and Latin America, in the belief that strong farmers'

organisations and cooperatives lead to more participation, economic growth and a better

distribution of income.


See attached for full details.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 July 2017 at 02:32

Are you our new business developer?

Mali - Bamako

Project Title: AgriProFocus West-Africa Network

Duration: 2 years


About AgriProFocus

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network consisting of farmer organisations, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations, working together to create collective impact and transform agrifood systems.

Actively work with and for farmer entrepreneurs, who are change makers in agricultural transformation. The AgriProFocus network has strong Dutch roots and is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.

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. Agripreneurs who together can, and will, make the difference for sustainable

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 July 2017 at 01:57

Toegang tot onafhankelijke kennis en informatie leidt tot empowerment van kleinschalige familieboeren. Dit is de oplossing van het hongerprobleem; alle 17 Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen worden bereikt en Afrika kan de graanschuur van de wereld worden. 

Farming Africa is een NGO in oprichting. Wordt vrijwilliger, met uitzicht op een vaste baan. Ziehier de vacture: http://farmingafrica.net/vacature/ 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 18 July 2017 at 06:44

VACANCY: OIL SEED PRODUCTION MANAGER ( SUNFLOWER & SAFFLOWER)

Application deadline
2017-08-10
Business / Employer name
Great African Food Product (GAFCo)

Job Duties:

• Overall responsible for coordinating with internal GAFCo stakeholders including sales, operations, processing & logistics, and third-party oil extraction partners to ensure quality and timely delivery of client orders for sunflower and safflower oils.
• Drive planning & quality control initiatives with internal stakeholders based on client orders, including:
a. Mapping client orders to out-grower production plan;
b. Timely ordering of stock seed for import;
c. Verify stock seed import processes and documentation;
d. Allocation of stock seed to out-grower locations;
e. Verifying proper germination testing & seed dressing;
f. Monitoring Planting Campaigns and Growing Activities in Farm force to ensure adherence to crop protocols, field traceability and yield forecasting.
g. Monitor third parties who provide oil extr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 11 July 2017 at 09:08

Exciting Job opportunity for a Livelihoods and Markets Technical Lead!

Does working in Northern Kenya excite you? Have you built your career supporting rural communities create businesses and access markets as a pathway out of poverty?

If so join BOMA Project, a Nanyuki based NGO as their Livelihoods and Markets Technical Lead.

Application details here http://bit.ly/JoinBOMAteam

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 July 2017 at 08:14

CONSULTANT NEEDED: IRRIGATION FINANCE ECOSYSTEMS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS


VECO and TAHA are seeking a highly qualified consultant to carry out a study of the irrigation finance ecosystem and financial analysis of different technological options and financing. The objective of this study is to prove the the investment case in order to increase financing by banks or any other form of financing the large/smallholder farmers, individual, cluster/groups of farmers. The consultant will be guided by various studies carried out on irrigation with the main documents being the Market Analysis and Options for Water-Productive Irrigation Financing in Tanzania undertaken by the 2030 WRG-Tanzania Partnership (2016) and the VECO, Nelson Mandela Institute (NMI) study on Potential energy and water efficient irrigation technologies for smallholder agriculture in Tanzania[1]. For more information please go to Veco website https://eastafrica.veco-ngo.org/en/news/conslutant-needed

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 22 June 2017 at 08:31

Vacancy: Programme Officer, Edukans International

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.

  • (S)he looks for new partners for joint implementation and strategic partners at Meso and Macro level, for sustaining and upscaling Edukans programmes.
  • He/she raises funds for skills programmes within and beyond Kenya and, in this way, contributes to the sustainability of Edukans Kenya and Edukans International. As skills expert, (s)he runs capacity building trajectories.
  • (S)he contributes to the development of Edukans’ Skills training approach through documenting lessons learned, methodologies and tools in cl

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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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Bente Meindertsma Marleen Brouwer

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 14 June 2017 at 08:09

VACANCY: CONSULTANT (VALUE CHAIN/ECONOMIC DATA GATHERING) FOR POSTHARVEST IN TANZANIA

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 July

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 June 2017 at 07:48

Vacancy Announcement: Network Assistant at AgriProFocus Rwanda

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 challenges

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 6 June 2017 at 06:23

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:LINKING AND LEARNING FACILITATOR

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 by SNV Tanza

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 June 2017 at 03:15

Call for applications: Manager - Leadership and Innovation Training Programs (Kenya)   

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% of tim

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 June 2017 at 03:03

Vacancy - Portfolio Manager - Women in Business

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 intern

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 25 May 2017 at 08:46

New Job Opportunites - Ethiopia

Please find new job opportunities form different organizations. The date in the bracket is the deadline for application and click on the job to read more details and requirements. Good Luck!

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Consultant (May 27)


One Acre Fund

Ethiopia Innovations Associate/Manager (May 31)


Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Senior Advisor, Supply Chain Management and Safety and Security (June 8)


Population Services International (PSI)

Strategic Information Director, Ethiopia (June 16)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 23 May 2017 at 03:47

Vacancy: Network officer AgriProFocus Myanmar 

Position: Full time

Period: June - 31 September (with possibility to extend the contract when performing well )

Location: Yangon

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.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Promote the network among Myanmar partners

  • Establish strong re

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 19 May 2017 at 01:24

Job opportunity for Myanmar National at Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) Myanmar project

Executive Assistant – ISSD Myanmar Project 

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 position 

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 by the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 10 May 2017 at 04:09

Vacancy: Trainer/Capacity Builder at MDF Asia Myanmar 

  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 under t

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