Team Leader - Improved Promotion and Marketing of Traditional Food Products print

Posted on:
4 Dec, 2018
Application by:
28 Dec, 2018
Project status:
Tender
Project title:
Improved Promotion and Marketing of Traditional Food Products
Period of project:
05/19 - 10/21
Duration of assignment:
30 months
Country:
Azerbaijan
Duty station:
Baku with travels to the regions
Job code:
EMN-AZE18EU0179/1

Project description

The project aims to support the development of a better informed, more marketoriented and competitive small and medium sized farming agribusiness sector by increasing sales of traditionally produced agricultural and food products and which will contribute to the overall economic development of rural areas. Specific focus lies on increasing the sales of traditionally produced agricultural and food products. The project will be structured into 3 components and 6 results to be achieved:
 

  • Component 1: Supporting Development of Enabling Legislation
    • Result 1: More effective enabling legislation in place for facilitating increased trade in traditional food products
  • Component 2: Capacity Building
    • Result 2: Capacities of relevant authorities and farmers associations are enhanced to better develop and promote national and regional brands and product identities for traditional food products
    • Result 3: Capacities of relevant authorities and farmers associations are enhanced to better understand and develop quality assurance and product certification schemes for traditionally produced agriculture and food products
    • Result 4: Farmer markets and marketing groups trading and commercial/value chain linkages effectively operating and increasing sales of traditional agriculture and food products
    • Result 5: Value chain participants for traditional food products, in at least three pilot regions, better understanding of market opportunities and how to exploit them
  • Component 3: Improved Consumer Awareness
    • Result 6: Consumers, including schoolchildren better understanding of domestic food production, nutrition and healthy eating

Job description

The proposed Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management of the project and the TA team. He/She will have lead responsibility for achieving the set results and facilitate the smooth and timely implementation of the project including the mobilisation of ad hoc expertise for short-term assignments if needed.

Qualifications

Qualifications and skills

  • At least Master's degree relevant to this tender or in its absence a bachelor's degree relevant to this tender and 3 years above the required general professional experience

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Working knowledge of Azerbaijani, Russian or Turkish is an asset

 
General professional experience

  • Professional experience, of at least 10 years in purchase and/or sales and/or marketing
  • of agricultural and/or food products of which at least 3 years in the EU
  • An asset: work experience as described above in former Soviet Union countries or IPA
    countries in the past 5 years

 
Specific professional experience

  • Previous management/team leader experience with the minimum 350 work days of input in at least one project implemented in development/implementation of policies/concepts to enhance market access/opportunities for locally produced agricultural products and food stuffs in the past 8 years in a third (non EU) country
  • At least 2 assignments each with at least 100 WD input in agri-food sector development or agri-food promotion/marketing strategy which was accepted by the client in the past 8 years
  • An asset: Experience in design and/or introduction/promotion of brands of agri-food products in the past 8 years

Contact person

  Ingrid Wawrzynowicz wawrzynowicz@gfa-group.de

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