International Senior Technical Adviser (m/f/d) in Agri-Fishery Development (Expert 2)

Posted on
3 Mar, 2023
Application by:
20 Mar, 2023
Project status:
Project title:
Bangsamoro Agri-Enterprise Programme (BAEP) - Supporting the development of agri-fisheries in the BARMM through a value-chain approach.
Period of Project:
Duration of assignment:
3 years
Duty station:
Cotabato City, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Occasional travel to specified rural areas.
Job code:

Project description

The EU's development cooperation intends to support the government of the autonomous Region of Bangsamoro in the Muslim Mindanao of Philippines to strengthen and consolidate its agri-fishery and agribusiness sectors through the project “Technical Assistance to the Bangsamoro Agri-Enterprise Pro-gramme – BAEP”.

The project aims to achieve its goal through two complementary outcomes, the production side (Value chain development) and the commercialization side (Investment and market). As a project result, local agricultural production should be improved in quality, diversity, consolidation and its response to the needs of the market. Project will ensure that smallholders farmers (IPs, women and youth) in their respec-tive communities  experience a sustained uplift in their incomes generated from farming/fishing. Focusing on quality farming/fishing systems will provide regular and consistent cash flows to the households. Similarly, the project (BAEP) will assist Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in facilitating export of agri fishery products and processed food within the Philippines and the BIMP-EAGA trade corridor.

The intervention area of the project will cover BARMM region in the Philippines, with a focus on rural and remote areas and especially the island Provinces of BaSulTa in this region. Target groups will be mainly consisted of (i) Cooperative and Social Enterprise Authority (CSEA), and but also to the various other BARMM government agencies closely involved in agri-business development with local communities, indigenous people, women and youth and demobilisation of ex-combatants; (ii) stakeholders of the ru-ral/island communities: Private Sector, NGOs, Universities, CSOs and NSAs, Local Government Unit rep-resentatives; (iii) the rural population especially indigenous people, women and youth engaged in agricul-tural and fishing livelihoods and income-generating activities; (iv) the local entrepreneurs providing VC services and trade facilitation to farmer clusters.


Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree (minimum MSc.) in Agriculture, Agro-economics, small and medium enterprises or cooperatives and social enterprise business administration;
  • Demonstrated strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English;
  • Ability to interact in different cultural settings and interacting between producers and local private
  • Enterprises ;
  • Ability to create good working relationships with peers and with political and professional hierarchies;
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, seminars and workshops.
Professional experience

  • A minimum of 12 years of relevant professional experience, out of which 5 years of relevant experience in at least 2 similar Value Chain / Fair-trade development programmes;
  • Strong expertise in SME development and agricultural sector structural issues and an in-depth knowledge of the agricultural cooperative and social enterprise development using a value chain approach for a minimum of 5 years;
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline value/supply chains engaging in PPPs and fair-trade driven interventions. Experience in working with NGOs/CSO/Communities and in mobilising CSR funding
  • through PPPs for a minimum of 1 year;
  • Experience with research & extension services, crop/livestock production and crop marketing and
  • strengthening farmer clusters/associations for a minimum of 1 year;
  • Experience in developing food quality systems and safety practices based on requirements at the levels of production, processing and marketing for a minimum of 1 year;
  • Experience in developing or implementing agro-ecological systems is considered an asset;
  • Experience with do-no-harm approaches and moving from post-conflict to development issues for at least 1 year;
  • Experience with mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment, social inclusion, environmental and nutrition safeguards in economic development programmes, is considered and asset;
  • Work experience in the Philippines in the agriculture/social enterprise development sectors is considered an asset.


To express your interest: Send your curriculum vitae to the attention of Ms Lisa Ernst at with the Project ID reference number in the subject line. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Ms Lisa Ernst. We are looking forward to receiving your application and we thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

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