Various Long- and Short-term Experts in rural agricultural development print

Posted on:
8 Feb, 2021
Application by:
15 Mar, 2021
Project title:
European Union for the Lankaran Region of Azerbaijan (EU4Lankaran)
Period of project:
expected: September 2021 – October 2024
Duration of assignment:
38 months
Country:
Azerbaijan
Job code:
ARD-AZE19EU0443/2

Project description

The aim of the project is to enhance the competitiveness and value-addition of the fruit and vegetable sector of the Lankaran economic region by:
- improving the system for territorial development planning so that it considers and reflects climate change concerns in natural resource management and introduces regional profiling to the economic region;
- improving entrepreneurial and investment conditions in the region;
- establishing a modern network of local economic and community cooperation hubs in the fruit and vegetable sub-sector.

Job description

For the implementation of the project, GFA is looking for various international, regional and local junior and senior experts for long- and short-term missions in the following areas of specialization:  
- Strategic planning and programming expert in the agriculture sector to assist the review of strategic plans and/or policies;
- Experts in territorial and regional development planning with a focus on agriculture sector development planning;
- Statistics expert to support agriculture/ rural development statistics, design of performance indicators, data processing, as well as organisation of surveys;
- Experts in fruits and vegetable value chain development, including production, processing and market development;
- Experts for business development and promotion of agricultural MSMEs and/or economic recovery;
- Agribusiness financing specialist to assist with value chains analysis, development and monitoring;
- Agricultural / Rural development Economics expert to support market analysis, rural enterprise development specialist;
- Climate change expert in agriculture especially in relation to climate smart agriculture, climate change adaptation and mitigation;
- Experts in development of agricultural organizations;
- Gender expert to ensure that gender issues are fully addressed;
- Communication/visibility expert to ensure adequate visibility of Government’s efforts and EU support;
- Institutional development and organisational strengthening expert, change management expert to support restructuring and decentralization.

Qualifications

For Senior Experts:
- Master's degree in a subject directly related to the assignment;
- At least 10 years of relevant professional work experience in agriculture/agribusiness and development cooperation for major donors i.e. EU, GIZ, KfW;
- Fluent in written and spoken English;
- Fully computer literate, proficient user of Microsoft Office;
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Working experience in Azerbaijan or the region is a strong asset.

For Junior Experts:
- Bachelor‘s degree in a subject directly related to the assignment;
- At least 6 years of relevant professional experience;
- Fluent in written and spoken English;
- Fully computer literate, proficient user of Microsoft Office;
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Working experience in Azerbaijan or the region is a strong asset;

- Experience in development cooperation and major donors i.e. EU, GIZ, KfW, is a strong asset.

Contact person

  Ingrid Wawrzynowicz wawrzynowicz@gfa-group.de

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