Project : Ethiopia Technical Assistance to Support EU-Coffee Action for Ethiopia (EU-CAFE)
In response to these challenges, ECTA proposed and signed a financial agreement with European Union-Coffee Action for Ethiopia (EU-CAFE).
EU-CAFE works to sustainably improve farmers’ access to inputs including coffee seed and seedlings, appropriate coffee production techniques, and extension and advisory services.
It also builds the capacity of farmers through Farmer Field Schools and assists smallholder coffee producers, processors, traders, and their organizations to improve their productivity and quality with a focus on specialty coffees, traceability, value chain development, and trade transparency through public-private partnerships and dialogue platforms.
Technical Area : Economic Growth
Key Expert 2 : Senior IT / GIS / GI
Type of the Assignment : Full -time
Duration : Start / End of Assignment : September 2023
The KE2 is dealing specifically with establishment and management of information technology and GI* system (*Geographical indications).
The experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.
Qualifications and skills :
At least first degree from accredited university; preferably MA, MSc, or equivalent in Geographic Information System (GlS), IS / IT, Geography, or Environmental Science with a certificate and strong aptitude in GIS and other related information sciences to help develop a user friendly web based interactive coffee statistics database and coffee extension system;
Knowledge of farm level Agribusiness management solutions to facilitate farmer use of such solutions for enhanced performance;
Fluent in English (writing, speaking, understanding);
Motivated, focused, hard-working, and eager to learn;
Able to work independently, flexibly and responsively.
General professional experience :
A minimum of 10 years hands-on experience in developing and / or guiding use of IT / GIS / GI system and farmer level agribusiness solutions for agri-business in a developing country context;
Strong presentation & 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 :
Experience working with Geographic Information System (GIS) software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications products suite, preferably with ArcGIS Desktop with 3D Analyst & Spatial Analyst Extensions, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server (including SOE database connections) and other GIS software such as Google Earth, Surfer software;
Experience in GI system development for agricultural products ;
Experience in guiding farm level adoption of agribusiness management solutions ;
Experience in web-based interactive database and extension system development;
Experience with Trimble software products suit e, preferably with TerraSync and Pathfinder Office / Positions;
Strong aptitude for using MS Office Suite, in particular MS Excel;
Detail-oriented, ability to work in a team environment and assist with training as needed;
A demonstrated design, analytical and quantitative skills;
Demonstrated ability to operate a variety of office and specialized equipment in the performance of job tasks, including, GPS, computers and peripherals such as plotters, printers and scanners;
Experience in design management and implementation or agriculture monitoring and geospatial based projects and programs.