Position Title: Gaza Value Chain Mobilizer
Period: 10 months
Starting date: As soon as possible
PARC is a national developmental organization that strives to develop the agricultural sector, strengthen the resilience of farmers, reach out to the poor and marginalized groups and their CBO’s, mobilize and develop the capabilities of rural people to enable them to control their resources, through the work of a distinguished professional teams and a loyal volunteers. This has been accomplished through creative programs and transparent management and through technical practices to contribute to the establishment of a free and democratic Palestinian society with the values of social justice.
Job purpose summary:
The community mobilizer’s role is to provide support to the implementation of the AMENCA III project and activities in Gaza. This project is implemented in partnership with Oxfam GB and other leading local organizations. The main duties and responsibilities of the Gaza value chain mobilizer is to work closely with the relevant stakeholders on the identifying gaps and constraints, the design of the possible interventions and planning for the implementation of the project activities in response to the needs and demands of targeted communities. Stakeholders include but is not limited to farmers, communities, groups, cooperatives & associations, active actors in the private sectors and other main bodies and local authorities.
Main Tasks and Duties:
- Work with the project coordinator and the technical staff members on the design and the development of the intervention models and concept notes. Selection, development and prioritization of value chains as follows: -
-Mapping the value chain
-Analysing value chain technical capacities
-Analysing economic performance and benchmarking competitiveness
-Analysis of external sources of competitiveness
-Analysis of economic parameters
-Formulation of an upgrading strategy for selected value chains
-Identifying constraints to chain performance
-Value chain upgrading strategy Definition of roles and responsibilities
-Implementation of upgrading strategies Monitoring and impact assessment
-Assist the project management team on the market analysis and mapping the value chains.
-Identify constraints and propose possible intervention in response to the addressed needs and demands.
-Support the project management on the Development of agribusiness value chain as follows:
-Improving access to business development services.
-Strengthening the role and capacities of business membership organizations.
-Compliance with health, safety, quality management systems and environment requirements.
-Specific direct interventions and programs.
-Cluster and network development.
-Support to small and medium agri-enterprises.
Qualifications, Requirements, and Competences:
-Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or any other relevant degree.
-Minimum 4 years’ experience in working with value chains and market system development approaches.
-A strong background in the NGO sector and particularly agricultural and economic development.
-An in-depth knowledge of the Palestinian agricultural sector.
-Facilitation with the project key stakeholders.
-Familiar with the participatory approaches and techniques.
-Good communication and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to work with a team and horizontal exchange of information and ideas.
-Ability to work under pressure and with different levels of impact populations.
-Outstanding analytical, negotiation and reporting skills
Qualified candidates with relevant education and experience are encouraged to send their CV's with a cover letter no later than Monday 28th of December 2016 to the following email address: