We are looking for Value Chain Coordinator in Agro-Horizon project

​HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a partner in the implementation of the USAID Agro Horizon Project - USAID-funded initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic. The project is working on improving agricultural productivity at farm level in selected value chain, the market for advisory and business services, competitiveness of agribusiness, the agribusiness environment and nutrition status of women and children, and work in all three Oblasts in the South and in Naryn.
The position is based in Osh with frequent travels to Southern Oblasts (Jalalabad, Osh, Batken). The assignment is to manage, facilitate and supervise implementation of value chain development activities with farming community, Agricultural Service Providers, local authorities and buyers of farm produce in the South of Kyrgyzstan

Requirements:
  • M.Sc. in Agriculture, Economics, or similar domain or MBA
  • Extensive experience in implementing value chain development activities
  • Practical experience in working with local partner organizations, in particular with Agricultural Business Service Providers
  • Experience in working with smallholder farmers – women and men – and with rural youth
  • Practical experience in collecting data and information for outcome-based M&E
  • At least 3 years experience in agricultural development, value chain and market development
  • Result-oriented personality / maintaining deadlines
  • Process facilitation / moderation and coaching skills
  • Knowledge and experience in participatory and gender-sensitive approaches
  • Motivational skills
  • Social competence and communication skills
  • Writing, reporting and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of Russian (oral and written) and Kyrgyz (oral and written)
  • Good English skills are an important additional asset
  • Proficiency with office software and internet
  • Experience with Excel
To apply for this position, please send your CV, cover letter and recommendation letters to saikal.abyshova@helvetas.org

Deadline for application is December 29, 2017 at 17:00!

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