Key Expert 3 - Senior Coffee Agronomist and Extension specialist fully conversant in EU/EDF procedure for TA for EU-Coffee Action
DAI
Abuja, NG
4d ago

Description

Key Expert 3 - Senior Coffee Agronomist and Extension specialist fully conversant in EU / EDF procedures for Technical Assistance to Support EU-

Coffee Action for Ethiopia

Key Expert 3 qualification and skills :

  • At least a first degree (MSc) in coffee agronomy (best agronomic practices), extension systems (best extension practices), Geography, or Environmental Sciences
  • In-depth understanding of EU / EDF procedures that qualifies to provide support and capacity building on operational and financial management of EU Action Grants including procurement procedures
  • Fluent in English
  • Motivated, focused, hard-working, and eager to learn
  • Able to work independently, flexibly, and responsively
  • General professional experience :

  • A minimum of 8 years hands-on experience in supporting coffee agronomy, extension and / or value chain development undertakings, of which 4 years are in coffee growing countries
  • Proven experience in supporting establishment of grassroots level agri-business organizational arrangements to enhance coffee productivity, quality and marketing
  • Proven understanding of the GI protocol development for agricultural products
  • Proven experience in developing and / or establishing workable agricultural extension systems
  • Proven experience in assisting EU financed Action Grants under the EDF financial instrument
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent administrative, reporting, and communication skills
  • Strong ability to adapt to changing working conditions, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Specific professional experience :

  • Work experience in best agronomic and extension communication practices, and value chain development including marketing
  • Experience in farm level agribusiness collective organizational arrangements
  • Experience in GI protocol development for agricultural products
  • In-depth understanding of EU / EDF procedures to support and build capacities of beneficiaries in operational and financial management of EU Action Grants including procurement procedures
  • Proven experience to guide agricultural baseline data collection, analysis and compilation
  • Strong aptitude for using MS Office Suite, in particular, Ms Excel
  • Detail-oriented, ability to work in a team environment and plan and deliver training in the areas of good agronomic practices, good extension practices, and EDF procedures as applied to Action Grant
  • A robust design, analytical and quantitative skills
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