National Agribusiness Planning Consultant (NBPC)
Grenada (United States of America)
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Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
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FAO's Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean (SLC) is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing sub-regional food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with sub region-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Sub-regional Office is a subsidiary of FAO's Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC) The SLC is located in Barbados and is responsible for Barbados and the OECS (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). The NBPC will be based in Grenada and work from an office at the Agricom Project Implementation Unit (PIU) within the Ministry of Agriculture, Land, Forestry and Fisheries complex. He/she will be collaborating with the PIU in Grenada and provide intensive and comprehensive assistance during implementation of the project to beneficiaries in the preparation and implementation of business plans, as well as to the line ministries and executing agencies.
The NBPC will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Island region, and report directly to the FAO SLC Trade and Markets Officer (Lead Technical Officer, LTO, for Agricom), who also will provide technical supervision and support. He/she will work in close collaboration with the International Agribusiness Planning Consultant (IBPE), the Coordinator of the Agricom Planning Implementation Unit (PIU) and his team as well as officers from the Ministry of Agriculture.
The NBPC will lead the design of business proposal and business plan templates for Aggregators and Agro-processors (AAs) and Farmers and Fishers (FFs), and be capacitated to run general training workshops for beneficiaries and ministry staff on business proposal development for calls for proposals under the project. Furthermore, he/she will provide direct assistance and mentoring to AAs and FFs in finalising viable and sustainable business plans. He/she will support the implementation of a business level monitoring and evaluation system to track implementation progress. During his/her work he/she will liaise closely with the IBPE at a distance as well as when he/she is in the country.
Tasks and responsibilities
He/she will work closely with the IBPE to develop and assist in the implementation of a work plan that includes\:
In implementing the activities, the expert must take FAO’s Gender Policy into consideration, ensuring to the extent possible, that there is equity in the benefits accrued to women and men as well as young persons. Gender and age disaggregated data should be collected and presented for all meetings, training and other activities.
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