Local Team Leader - Rice producer cooperatives development print

Posted on:
7 Apr, 2021
Application by:
30 Apr, 2021
Project status:
Project title:
GIZ Green Innovation Centers for the agriculture and food sector in Vietnam
Period of project:
July 2021 – November 2023
Duration of assignment:
2,5 Years
Duty station:
Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Job code:

Project description

The project is part of the global project "Green Innovation Centres in the Agricultural and Food Sector" of the BMZ special initiative "ONE WORLD without Hunger" (SEWoH). It is carried out in six central provinces of the Mekong Delta the so called “core rice belt”, which consists of 20 districts in An Giang, Dong Tharp, Can Tho, Kien Giang, Hau Giang and Soc Trang. The core element is the ability of small-holder farms, as well as upstream and downstream companies in the value chain (VC) rice and (complementary) mango VC to use income-, employment- and quality-increasing as well as climate-intelligent innovations.
The project’s overall objective is to enable small-scale farmers and up- and downstream enterprises of the rice value chain to successfully implement the identified innovations in the form of adapted business models. This assignment focuses on rice producer groups and cooperatives, and the specifics of this value chain. The support focuses on consolidated producer groups and formalized cooperatives. The identified innovations will increase farmers' income, improve quality of production and create additional employment opportunities.

Job description

  •  Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor
  •  Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local and national level
  • Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacity development measures for local partners in the following areas: strengthening organizational and management capacities of cooperatives; development and implementation of business plans for cooperatives; proposals for an enabling legal framework to establish a training system for the cooperative sector in Vietnam 
  • Taking cross-cutting themes into consideration 
  • Staff management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts 
  • Ensuring that monitoring procedures are carried out 
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines 
  • Responsibility for checking the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with the officer responsible for the commission at GIZ 
  • Supporting the officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase 
  • Maintaining contact with other donors and the German embassy if and where required and in coordination with the officer responsible for the commission 


  •  Education/training (2.1.1): University degree (master’s) in in agricultural science, cooperative development, social science, business administration or similar
  • Languages (2.1.2): Knowledge of English, C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, Vietnamese, C2
  • General professional experience (2.1.3): 15 years of professional experience in either cooperative development, organizational development of cooperatives, rural development, agricultural value chain promotion, or capacity development
  • Specific professional experience (2.1.4): 5 years of professional experience in promotion of rural cooperatives in Vietnam
  • Leadership/management experience (2.1.5): 5 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
  • Development cooperation (DC) experience (2.1.7): 5 years of experience working on DC projects.

In addition to specialist qualifications, a candidate should also have the following soft skills: 

  • Team skills 
  • Initiative 
  • Communication skills 
  • Social and intercultural skills 
  • Efficient partner- and client-focused working methods 
  • Interdisciplinary thinking.

Contact person

  Roman Monchy monchy@gfa-group.de

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