Short-term International Expert in Rural Business Coaching 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

  • Leading national short term and long term experts in development and implementation of training and coaching concept and strategy.
  • Leading national short term and long term experts, partner staff and particularly coaches in development and implementation of business plans for rural cooperatives. 
  • Leading coaches and local staff, and rural cooperatives to elaborate contracts and business models with private sector companies. 
  • Assisting cooperatives in conducting market and value chain studies, and developing diversification strategies.


  • Education/training (2.3.1): Master degree in organizational development, cooperative development, rural development, agricultural economics, business administration, or similar. 
  • Language (2.3.2): knowledge of English, C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 
  • General professional experience (2.3.3): 10 years of professional experience in the cooperative development sector, value chain promotion, rural MSME promotion, and rural development. 
  • Specific professional experience (2.3.4): 8 years experience in rural business coaching. 
  • Leadership/management experience (2.3.5): management/leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company is an asset.
  • Regional experience (2.3.6): 5 years of work experience in Southeast Asia. 

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

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