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Agribusiness and Marketing Facilitator

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A Local NGO

Job Type

Full Time

Location

Harare, Zimbabwe

Description :

The Agribusiness and Marketing Facilitator will provide technical leadership on market analysis, market-driven linkages and business skills training for successful implementation of the program’s market-led agribusiness development approach. The facilitator’s task will be working with farmer producer groups building their capacity and operation skills for market-oriented production, negotiating and establishing sustainable business linkages and services with the private sector. He/she will provide technical support to the private sector service providers to engage and work with smallholder farmers.

The position is based in a provincial office with extensive travel to project sites.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance and training to project staff, farmers and stakeholder companies to strengthen and expand market-led production and business linkages;
  • Train and build capacity of farmers in business skills including markets identification, market analysis, price negotiations and decision-making;
  • Provide technical support to field officers in delivering effective Farming as a Family Business training to farmers;
  • Commercialize agri-business hubs in all districts and ensure viability and sustainability of market linkage activities;
  • Assist in providing technical assistance for farmer groups to make them competitive and attractive to markets;
  • Coordinate markets-driven supply of various commodities in all districts of implementation;
  • Train farmers on honoring supply contracts;
  • Support Business Development Specialist in securing production loans and tracking loan repayments;
  • Integrate gender issues using a family business approach;
  • Support and collaborate with the Provincial Coordinator to develop and monitor annual work plans, technical and reports, and other program and dissemination documents as required;
  • Work with the project’s technical team to synthesize and disseminate key results, programmatic lessons learned, and other project outputs;
  • Providing data and materials for program reports, including success stories;
  • Ensure all field data are captured accurately on M and E tools provided and submitted on time;
  • Undertake other tasks as advised by Provincial Coordinator, Business Development Specialist, COP and DCOP.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • At least a bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business, Finance, or other business related fields.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal and training skills;
  • Ability to work in a team. USAID experience a plus.

How to apply

Prospective candidates meeting the requirements and with demonstrated relevant experience should submit their application to vacanciescareers2004@gmail.com and must clearly state the position they are applying for in the subject column.


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