Agronomist Coach / Specialist

 

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Job Description

 
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a non-profit public international organization addressing critical issues such as food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency. IFDC ...
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Requirement

 
  • Has experience with innovative agricultural research and extension approaches (farmer field schools, farmer research and extension groups, participatory variety selection, multi-location trials, …)
  • Must have at least a MSc. / BSc degree in Agronomy or related fields of study.
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role & Responsibility

 
The Technical specialist will provide support to the Cluster Advisor in the following tasks:

  • Identify agribusiness opportunities and champions through networking, communication and market analyses, within the clusters.
  • Support cluster stakeholders to develop multi-annual agribusiness plans that include an exit strategy, and update them yearly.
  • In close collaboration with other project staff in the Eastern and Southern Africa Division, implement work plan activities, including but not limited to:
  • Facilitation of up- or downstream linkages between agribusiness clusters and national, regional and multinational agro-companies.
  • Facilitation of a pro-active networking among agribusiness cluster actors and other stakeholders.
  • Analysis of markets, cluster performance, and recommendations to improve this performance.
  • Assistance to entrepreneurs in developing bankable business plans and in submitting them to financial institutions.
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how to apply

 

Interested and qualified applicants please Kindly send your updates CV with a cover letter at: aguade@ifdc.org
Deadline for application: 31st of December 2015.
 
 
 
 
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