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ENHANCED COMPETITIVENESS OF TAJIK AGRIBUSINESS

Location Tajikistan
Status/Reference Tender
Agency/Donor EU
Experts KE1 Team Leader / Senior Agribusiness Expert
  KE2 Agronomist/Senior Extension Expert (Deputy Team Leader)
  KE3 Agronomist/Junior Extension Expert
commencement  
MISSION duration 60 months
  KE1 1100 man days
  KE2 900 man days
  KE3 1200 man days
Language  skills •  Excellent command of English, both spoken and written;

•  Knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik is an asset;

Deadline 15. JAN.2014, 14:00:00 Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement; posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToRs are available only for shortlisted experts
Eligible Nationalities All
Observations
  • Only short listed consultants will be replied to.
  • Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position
  • All experts must have at least regional experience
  • Please send us your CV in the EU AID format; you may download the templates at http://wp.me/p1sHoW-5D

CONTACT applications@killefitconsult.com

Please note that we will respond only to candidates who meet the above requirements

Only short listed consultants will be replied to.

 

If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:

 

1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments. CVs in other format than EU format will not be evaluated.

2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message

3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.

4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)

 

Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)

Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents those are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.

DESCRIPTION

 

Project description

The specific objective of the assignment is to enhance the development of Tajik agro-food value chains, the competitiveness of agro-food enterprises and the quality and marketing of their products. In order to achieve the specific objective, a value chain approach will be used. The core of the adopted strategy is to support local and international investments for farm, processor, input and service supply levels. These investments combined with the technical assistance for farmers, processors, input and services providers will lead to the development of agro-food value chains with their high-level technology and access to local and international markets.

 

Special attention will be given to ensure that the smallholders will benefit from the implementation of the project. This will be achieved by the introduction of specific safeguards, the participation of smallholders’ representatives in the selection process and through visibility activities, which will ensure they are well aware of the possibilities offered by the project. Furthermore, the creation of export cooperatives will be supported to enable smallholders to export directly their products.

 

The expected results are as follows:

1. New and existing local agricultural extension service (AES) providers advise and support farmers in farm management, technical issues, innovation, new investments and cooperation, including farmers’ associations;

2. Selected machinery service providers deliver machinery services needed by small farmers to produce raw materials in adequate volume and quality, and in a timely manner;

3. Local consulting service providers advise and assist local agribusiness enterprises and processors in technical, management and marketing issues;

4. Investments in agriculture and agribusiness are supported;

5. A public-private partnership-based food quality control and certification system is established according to international standards for selected food items and is promoted to farmers and processors;

6. Selected Tajik food products are branded and their image promoted through public-private partnership.

 

Key expert 1: Team Leader / Senior Agribusiness Expert

Duration of Assignment 1100 days

 

Job Description

 

Qualifications and skills

•  University degree (minimum level: Master of Sciences or equivalent) in agriculture, rural development, agricultural economics or relevant directly related discipline, or at least 15 years of equivalent experience;

•  Excellent command of English, both spoken and written;

•  Knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik is an asset;

 

General professional experience

•  At least 10 years of experience in the design, monitoring, review and/or implementation of agriculture  projects,  out  of  which  at  least  5  years of  experience  in  development cooperation in low and middle income countries (according to the latest classification of the  WB,  see  in  http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-andlending-groups);

 

Specific professional experience

•  At least 5 years of experience in supporting the analysis and development of agricultural value chains;

•  Participated  in  at  least  one  long  term  project  (i.e.  of  minimum  1  year  duration)  on  the development  of  agricultural  value  chains  involving  farmers,  agribusiness  enterprises, government, regulatory bodies and financial institutions;

•  At least one long term experience (i.e. of minimum  1 year duration) as Team Leader or Deputy Team Leader in an agriculture project;

•  Experience  in  delivering  Technical  Assistance  to  the  agriculture  sector  in  EECCA countries (Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia) will be an asset;

•  Experience with EU funded projects will be an asset.

 

 

Key expert 2: Agronomist/Senior Extension Expert (Deputy Team Leader)

Duration of Assignment 900 man days

 

Job Description

 

Qualifications and skills

•  University degree (minimum level : Master of Sciences or equivalent) in agriculture, rural development, agricultural economics or relevant directly related discipline, or at least 15 years of equivalent experience;

•  Excellent command of English, both spoken and written;

•  Knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik is an asset;

 

General professional experience

•  At least 10 years of experience in the design, monitoring, review and/or implementation of agriculture  projects,  out  of  which  at  least  5  years of  experience  in  development

cooperation in low and middle income countries (according to the latest classification of the  WB,  see  in  http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-andlending-groups);

 

Specific professional experience

•  At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of agricultural advisory services and/or in capacity building of advisory services providers;

•  Participated in at least 2 long term projects (i.e.of minimum 1 year duration each) on the development of the production of at least 2 different crops;

•  Participated  in  at  least  one  long  term  project  (i.e.  of  minimum  1  year  duration)  on  the drafting of crop/farm technical and management guidelines;

•  Experience  in  establishment  and/or  strengthening  of machinery  and/or  producers associations will be an asset

•  Experience in food quality control, branding and marketing of foodstuffs will be an asset;

•  Technical  experience  whatsoever  with  different  types  of  crops  –  perennial  and  nonperennial horticulture, cereals, cotton – or livestock breeding will be an asset;

•  Experience  in  delivering  Technical  Assistance  to  the  agriculture  sector  in  EECCA countries (Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia) will be an asset;

• Experience with EU funded projects will be an asset.

 

 

Key expert 3: Agronomist/Junior Extension Expert

Duration of Assignment1200 man days

 

Job Description

Qualifications and skills

•  University degree (minimum level : Master of Sciences or equivalent) in agriculture, rural development, agricultural economics or relevant directly related discipline, or at least 15 years of equivalent experience;

•  Excellent command of English, both spoken and written;

•  Knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik is an asset;

 

General professional experience

•  At least 10 years of experience in the design, monitoring, review and/or implementation of agriculture  projects,  out  of  which  at  least  5  years of  experience  in  development

cooperation in low and middle income countries (according to the latest classification of

the  WB,  see  in  http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-andlending-groups);

 

Specific professional experience

•  At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of agricultural advisory

services and/or in capacity building of advisory services providers;

•  Participated in at least 2 long term projects (i.e.of minimum 1 year duration each) on the development of the production of at least 2 different crops;

•  Participated  in  at  least  one  long  term  project  (i.e.  of  minimum  1  year  duration)  on  the drafting of crop/farm technical and management guidelines;

•  Experience  in  establishment  and/or  strengthening  of machinery  and/or  producers associations will be an asset

•  Experience in food quality control, branding and marketing of foodstuffs will be an asset;

•  Technical  experience  whatsoever  with  different  types  of  crops  –  perennial  and  non-perennial horticulture, cereals, cotton – or livestock breeding will be an asset;

•  Experience  in  delivering  Technical  Assistance  to  the  agriculture  sector  in  EECCA countries (Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia) will be an asset;

• Experience with EU funded projects will be an asset.