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Job Purpose: To provide technical assistance to project team and trainings to 75 beneficiaries regarding mushroom cultivation, quality control, processing and all related key generic steps. 

Reporting line: This position will  report to Program Manager Implementation.

As an Expert value chain development, duties include:

  • Review and revise (as per product, and market) value chain available within feasibility report.
  • Prepare detailed work plan on value chain component of project. To map and accordingly re-design value chain including main actors, flow of products, infrastructure facilities, financial component and all supporting actors.
  • Serve as the technical lead for designing, implementing and provide monitoring framework for all value chain and marketing activities.
  • For effective design, coordinate and collaborate with partners including customers, beneficiaries to leverage project resources, avoid duplication of efforts and ensure complementarities.
  • Provide supervisory and monitoring framework for effective implementation of value chain activities with a focus on improving crop, productivity processing and input-output market enhancement.
  • Provide technical guidance and conduct training sessions for Farmers Business Groups on Value Chain Development.
  • Provide support and guidance for gathering of data and information needed to undertake an effective monitoring and evaluation of activities related to value chain and marketing.
  • Any other assignment related activity

Competency Requirements

  • M. Sc. (Hons) in agriculture with at least three years of practical experience in value chain development from a recognize institute.
  • Very eloquent with the ability to be creative, resourceful, capable of making mature and independent decisions.
  • Committed and have high regard and respect for teamwork.
  • Be willing to work odd hours, on holidays and ready to travel to remote areas.