MAAN Development Center
Commodity Value Chain Leads
MA’AN Development Center is looking to fill the following position in its office in Gaza Strip: Commodity Value Chain Leads (Full Time)
Ma'an is an independent Palestinian development and training organization established in January, 1989, registered by law as a non-profit organization. MA’AN's work is informed by the necessity of creating independent, self-reliant initiatives that lead to the development of human resources for sustainable development, which incorporate values of self-sufficiency and self-empowerment.
MA’AN in partnership with Oxfam GB is implementing a program “Developing Equitable Agricultural Production and Market Systems for Resilient Economic Development in the occupied Palestinian Territory”. The Program consists of five outcomes to implement in three years interventions that are planned to directly benefit 5,000-6,000 small-scale producers (SSPs) in three value chains (VCs). It will also facilitate systematic improvements in production, processing, and marketing systems of these VCs, thereby indirectly benefiting an at least 40,000-45,000 additional SSPs (around a fifth of those involved in the agricultural sector) in above targeted areas.
Position title: Commodity Value Chain Leads
The Commodity Value Chain Leads will be responsible for the value chain strategic/tactical planning and will serve as the key technical lead for the project. S/he will bring technical experience to work with the private sector and supporting for promoted Business/Market linkages. S/he will manage to support the business and marketing planning for women and the small scale producers besides working with agro-processors building their capacities and developing Business/Market linkages.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Supervise and provide oversight and direction for the program technical team.
Technical supervision of annual work plan process and development of program activities.
Supervise the development and implementation of upgrading plans in targeted value chains with a focus on improving smallholder crop and net revenues.
Provide technical leadership for the design, formalization, and management of private sector partnerships (PPPs). Identify, assess, and recommend potential private sector partners and partnership opportunities.
Coordinate and collaborate with local partners including private enterprises, NGOs, and CBOs working on agricultural development. This includes to provide the local partners with technical guidance and capacity building services.
Provide technical input into quarterly and annual reports. Provide content to success stories and other project documents. Ensure staff are providing required input into the monitoring and evaluation system.
Coordinate with other implementing agencies to leverage project resources and to avoid duplication of efforts.
Minimum five years of experience managing or advising private sector, value chain, or business development projects using the value chain or market solutions approach. Experience conducting value chain assessments and determining appropriate interventions to enhance agricultural productivity and market access for the poor farmers.
Experience in developing programs aimed at upgrading agricultural value chains through enhanced private sector engagement.
Experience in developing PPPs and other private sector alliances.
Experience in developing and managing agricultural training courses and events, especially capacity building activities in support of local agriculturally focused CBOs and cooperatives.
Strong written and oral communications skills in English
Education: At minimum a Bachelor's degree in relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.
Directly Reporting to: Gaza Program Manager
Candidates with experience in the addressed field are encouraged to apply for this position, Cover letter and curriculum vitae in English including the names and contact details for three reference, are to be submitted by email to
please ensure that you state the title of the post that you are applying for as subject of your email Commodity Value Chain Leads.
Deadline for submission: Must be delivered before 04:00PM on 12th January 2017.