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Job Title:                    Horticulture Value Chain Specialist

Reports To:                Regional Program Manager

Duty Station:             Quetta

Age Limit:                  45 years

Job Summary:

The Horticulture Value-chain Specialist will report to Regional Manager and will assist the program unit in managing implementation of regional horticultural projects, identification of key private sector led interventions, structuring of grant interventions for horticulture projects, development of functional linkages and networks in region, with overall goal to develop horticulture sector of Pakistan. S/he will also carry out value chain analyses to determine appropriate interventions into selected horticulture value chains.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assume overall responsibility for planning, implementing, monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the ASF horticultural project components in region, together with supporting the preparation of detailed annual work-plans, targets and budgets
  • Carry out value chain analyses to determine appropriate interventions into selected horticulture value chains in region
  • Coordinate the identification of key private sector led project interventions to foster quantitative and qualitative improvements in the sector, either through direct intervention, through service providers or through specific inputs from international technical assistance inputs
  • Under the supervision of Regional / Provincial Program Manager, undertake responsibility for the preparation and structuring of grant interventions for horticulture projects, ensuring conformity and quality, for ultimate submission to the Grants department for further processing
  • Develop the linkages and networks required at regional level, and identify and implement pro-active measures for continued collaboration
  • Work closely with sector consultants engaged by ASF from time to time for undertaking various assignments
  • Assist M&E unit in monitoring of horticulture related aspects of ASF projects in region
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Regional Manager

 

Qualifications / Experience

  • M.Sc in Horticulture/ Agriculture or higher
  • Minimum 8 years' experience related to the above duties and responsibilities, out of which 4 years’ experience should be in a similar role related to development of horticultural value chains. Experience of working with International NGOs, donor agencies, or other reputed international development organizations will be a plus.
  • Specific horticulture sector experience, preferably with broad ranging skills and capabilities in the management, operation, promotion and development of the sector. A demonstrable track-record in promoting business growth and development, through value chain development, innovative thinking and strong team-building, are considered pre-requisites
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of Word, Excel, Power Point etc.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English required

 





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