2 Dec 2016

Agriculture & Food Security Advisor Jobs The Hub 2016

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Project Background

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) boosts trade and investment with and within East Africa. It does this by deepening regional integration, increasing the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promoting two‐way trade with the United States (U.S.) under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitating investment and technology to drive trade growth intra‐regionally and to global markets.

Position Objectives and Duties

The Senior Agriculture and Food Security Advisor will contribute to the design and will lead the implemation of strategies to address broad‐based policy changes to advance regional integration and agriculturalgrowth, including increasing the predictability of the policy environment, reducing tariff and non‐tariff trade barriers, and supporting the implementation of harmonized standards.

Agriculture & Food Security Advisor Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee technical assistance to improve the regional competitiveness of commodities throughout the regional value chains, including facilitating commercial partnerships, and supporting the evolution of sustainable market information systems and ICT to promote regional trade and increase profitability for farmers and private‐sector businesses.
  • Facilitate private sector engagement and investment among various levels of target value chains including but not limited to producer, processor, wholesaler and exporter levels.
  • Coordinate operational integration of all components to achieve optimal results and impact.
  • Consult with USAID’s Regional Agriculture and FtF personnel in Nairobi and bilateral missions as appropriate in designing and executing work plan activities that have been developed in consultation with USAID bilateral missions and formalizing strategic partnerships.
  • Work closely with COP and EATIH team to ensure an integrated approach in producing deliverables as outlined in the Work Plan and Rolling Milestones and Deliverables document.
  • Assure timely, organized, integrated, quantifiable reporting on Component 2 activities, initiatives, results, lessons learned, and success stories.

Qualifications for the Agriculture & Food Security Advisor Job

  • Degree in Agronomy, or agricultural economics, and advanced degree (s) in agricultural economics and/or trade economics.
  • Thorough understanding of Feed the Future, from the theoretical and practical perspectives.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of possible reforms to the agri‐business environment investment constraints that hinder growth in the sector
  • Methodical research skills with analytical capabilities to collect distill and interpret data.
  • Innovative and pragmatic problem solver with demonstrable skills for prioritization and organization of tasks.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work well within a team
  • Excellent English report writing and communication skills

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Senior Agricultural Agriculture and Food Security will supervise the component 2 team, composed on 2 specialists.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply via the link https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cw s=1&rid=2866 by December 14, 2016

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