Agricultural Production Systems Director, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa

For over 50 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 34 projects in 26 countries and revenues of approximately $174 million.

Agricultural Production Systems Director, Democratic Republic of Congo
We are currently seeking a long-term Agricultural Production Systems Director for an upcoming USAID-funded agricultural value chain project in Eastern Congo. The project will use a market-systems approach to increase the competitiveness of high potential, nutrient-rich value chains through support for agricultural enterprises and increased access to markets. The project will improve livelihoods for agricultural communicates by creating inclusive economic growth, improving food security, and support women, youth and other disenfranchised groups within a five year period.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop the capacity of producers in DRC to identify and respond to domestic and regional business opportunities in target value chains.
  • Facilitate the development of inclusive supply chains linking producers to value added markets in DRC and the region.
  • Pilot and scale-up commercially viable agricultural service delivery and extension models.
  • Oversee all agronomic training and dissemination of new practices and technologies including conservation farming protocols, GAP and post-harvest handling practices.
  • Inform the development and uptake of production finance tools.

Qualifications:

  • M.S., M.B.A., or other post-graduate degree in agronomy, agribusiness, business administration or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries, in the area of agronomy, agribusiness, and/or agricultural trade and investment.
  • Proven knowledge of production and agribusiness systems in DRC
  • Excellent communication skills for a wide audience of stakeholders.
  • Fluent French, and proficiency in English required.

Please apply online at http://acdivoca.bosmaxhire.net/cp/?E5556F361D43515B7E59192F77501E6201627A4B . No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: ACDI/VOCA
  • Location: Kinshasa
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-15

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