Assistant Goat Value Chain Business Development Specialist: COSV

Deadline: 25 October 2019 (1pm)

Duty Station: The duty station is Harare with frequent missions to the field
Starting Date: 1st of November 2019
Duration: 1 year with a 2-month probation period.

COSV is an International NGO, founded in 1968, engaged in development and humanitarian aid interventions in Europe, Balkans, Southern Africa and Middle East. In collaboration with local partners, we operate for development and environment protection, through inclusive paths built on partnership and networking approach. We encourage the active participation of women and men, for a social and economic development, also through the creation of job opportunities. Inspired by a culture of cooperation, we work with communities and CSOs, building strong relations, for a long-lasting impact, sharing with them principles, values and methodologies.

COSV is one of the implementing partners, in consortium with local and international entities, of a project within the ZAGP EU-funded programme. The project aims at improving production and productivity of the livestock value chain, with a strong focus on commercialization of products and market linkages.

Main responsibilities
The candidate is expected to: Ensure an efficient and effective management (technical, organizational, administrative) of the project activities, under the coordination of COSV programme coordinator/Value Chain Specialist Senior; Contribute to the elaboration of reports and carry out monitoring mission on the field; Build fruitful collaboration and relationships with relevant stakeholders, with specific focus on agricultural sector: beneficiaries (e.g. farmers’ associations, productive groups), local authorities, governmental institutions, private sector, local and international partners, etc; Support other project partners in the identification of viable business opportunities to ensure sustainability of the project activities.

Essential: At least 5 years’ experience in development cooperation, with verifiable references by INGOs in projects funded by international donors; Substantial experience working in Zimbabwe with solid understanding of the country agricultural, cultural, economic and institutional context; Substantial experience in livestock sector, especially goat value chain development; Strong experience in community rural development including field experience and mobilization of farmers in remote areas; Proactive aptitude in building and managing partnerships with different actors; Experience in working with the private sector to develop inclusive viable business; Languages: first class communication skills in Shona, Ndebele and English; Report writing skills (narrative and technical); Strong facilitation, negotiating and problem solving skills; Clean Class 4 Driving license with at least 3 years driving experience and defensive driving certificate.

Strong leadership skills and previous experience in team building and conflict resolution; Sound knowledge in management of EU funded projects: procedures, tools and implementation standards, including project cycle management and LF, gained through previous experiences; Knowledge of M&E tools.

To apply
Interested candidates meeting the above described qualifications should send their CV with a short cover letter, to countryrep@cosvzimbabwe.co.zw indicating 3 references, specifying “Assistant Goat Value Chain Development Specialist” in the email subject. Given the urgency of the process, short-listed candidates will be contacted on Monday 28th October, for the interview to be held on Tuesday 29th October at COSV office, in Harare, or, for candidates residing outside, via video Skype call. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Created: October 21, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Location: Harare
Expiry Date: Oct. 25, 2019

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