Expert for supporting local agriculture organisations and smallholder farmers (m7f) - TA to enhance the Government of Rwanda's capacities in the agriculture sector for the sustainable use of land and water resources, value creation and nutrition security

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Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-9 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
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Field of activity

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is going to submit a proposal for the EU-funded project: “Technical Assistance to enhance the Government of Rwanda's capacities in the agriculture sector for the sustainable use of land and water resources, value creation and nutrition security” in Rwanda.

The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the government's economic development and poverty reduction strategy, thereby contributing to poverty eradication and the promotion of inclusive and sustainable growth.

The purpose is to support the institutions in charge of the agriculture reform, particularly the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources Government of Rwanda and related implementing bodies, through technical assistance, skill transfer and capacity development in planning and implementing the agriculture sector strategy, and in particular its contribution to the food and nutrition security of households, broad-based agriculture value chain development, and the sustainable, climate smart, efficient and effective use of land and water resources.

Your profile

Qualification and skills

Minimum requirements:

  • Graduate- or Post-graduate Degree in Agronomy or Agriculture Sciences or Agriculture Economy or Economy or Business Administration or equivalent professional experience of at least 5 years.
  • At least C-1 level proficiency in English.

Preferred requirements:

  • At least B-2 level proficiency in French.

 General professional experience

 Minimum requirements:

  • At least 6 years of professional working experience with advising, assisting or assessing agriculture cooperatives, commodity-based producer associations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Preferred requirements:

  • Knowledge of approaches to strengthen the organisation, service delivery and accountability of agriculture cooperatives and other types of farmer organisations.
  • Similar experience in different African countries

 Specific professional experience

 Minimum requirements:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in strengthening linkages between farmers and agribusinesses.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in enabling smallholder farmers to increase agricultural production and productivity.

Preferred requirements:

  • Working experience in strengthening community-based models (e.g. joint use of community land) that allow vulnerable and marginal (e.g. landless) groups to benefit from agriculture development.

Assignment period

The intended start date is 1 September 2017 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 48 months from this date.

Other information

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GIZ would like to improve the share of disabled employees, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

We would like to ask you to apply with a CV in Europeaid format.

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 04.05.2017.

Contact department:
Berina Halilovic