Monday, 12 August 2013

Agronomist/Agricultural Engineer Jobs in Tanzania at VGM Partners

Job Title: Agronomist/Agricultural Engineer -Senior Expert

Employer: VGM Partners

Duty Station: Tanzania,

Application Deadline:2nd Sept 2013

PROJECT NAME:

Sector diagnostic and identification of EU interventions to support sustainable agriculture and food security in Rwanda under the 11th EDF  (European Development Fund)

Global objective:

The general objective of this assignment is to provide support to multi-sectoral approaches to foster sustainable and inclusive agricultural development while ensuring household food and nutrition security - in line with the national Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS-2), the Agriculture Sector Strategy (PSTA-3), the 2nd stage of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program and with the EU policies, in particular the 'Agenda for Change'.
ToR is available upon request.


Qualification and skills:
•         Graduate or Postgraduate University Degree in Agriculture Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Economy or any equivalent subject.
•         Full working knowledge of English.
•         Excellent report writing and communication skills.
•         Working knowledge of French will be an asset.

General professional experience:
•         Hands-on experience in designing and implementing a Sector Policy Support Programme or Sector Wide Approach or equivalent.
•         Experience with agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa
•         At least 10 years of experience with development aid related to agricultural development
•         Good knowledge of EU procedures and having participated in programming exercises of the European Union.
•         Professional experience in Rwanda will be an asset.
•         Profound knowledge of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme
•         Experience in private sector development in agriculture and commercialisation of  agricultural value chains.

Specific professional experience:
•         Experience in the cost-benefit analysis of agricultural projects.
•         Experience of the covering some of the following thematic areas:
•         Decentralization of agricultural service delivery and skills development.
•         Horticulture sector development.
•         Irrigation development.
•         Soil and water conservation and other agro-environmental interventions.
•         Land Tenure Regularization and Land Administration Systems.
•         Agricultural Land Use Planning Systems.
•         Nutrition-sensitive agricultural planning.
•         Rural social protection interventions.
•         Agricultural finance and/or crop and livestock insurance schemes.
•         Market-oriented rural infrastructure, including feeder roads.


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How to Apply:

Applications and updated CV (in EU format) should be submitted to expert@vgmpartners.com

Only internally selected candidates will be contacted