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Senior Agribusiness Advisor/TA Team Leader Ethiopia, East Africa – July 2020

Senior Agribusiness Advisor/TA Team Leader – AgroBIG is an agricultural development programme in Ethiopia funded by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland (MFA Finland). The purpose of AgroBIG is to assist in developing value addition at various levels of selected agricultural value chains, in order to increase incomes and create jobs for farming households and other value chain actors.

Particular emphasis is placed on women and youth. AgroBIG facilitates economic growth in agriculture by working with and supporting profitable value chains that benefit the involved market actors and stakeholders along the selected chains.

The programme focuses on two geographically delineated production clusters around Lake Tana that include eight woredas in Amhara: North Achefer, South Achefer, Mecha North, Mecha South, Bahir Dar Zuria, Dera, Fogera and Libokemkem. The first phase of AgroBIG ended in 2016. The second phase of AgroBIG will run from 2017-2021.

The Senior Agribusiness Advisor provides technical support in results-based planning, implementation and monitoring of agribusiness related activities and interventions of the Programme. As a member of the PSU, the TA Team Leader supervises the TA service and ensures that the whole TA team effectively contributes to the overall execution of the Programme, which is coordinated by the Programme Director. The TA Team Leader has the overall responsibility for funds allocated for the Programme through TA Consultant. The TL will be based in the PSU in Bahir Dar, but is expected to travel in the Programme woredas and elsewhere in the country as necessary.

Senior Agribusiness Advisor Qualifications required

Only the experts meeting the set criteria will be shortlisted and contacted.

At least Master’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness, or any other relevant field
Fluency in English; Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills; Innovative and enthusiastic; the ability to gather people around new ideas and concepts, building their commitment and ownership; Committed to applying best-practice to deliver outcome and impact results; Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment; Proven ability to write reports clearly and concisely.

Professional experience required

Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including minimum 5 years in Africa; Previous working experience of at least two years as a Team Leader of large development programmes in developing countries; Proven experience in agribusiness and value chain development including working with small-holder farmers, farming communities, agro-processors and other private sector actors as well as with public sector agencies; Experience of working with public authorities, private sector and small-holder farmers in SubSaharan Africa; Working experience from Ethiopia is an asset


September 2020 – February 2022


September 2020, subject to COVID19 situation

Deadline For Applications:2020-08-01


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