MA’AN Development Center is looking to fill the following position in its office in Gaza Strip: Commodity Value Chain Coordinator (Full Time- 100%)
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 Coordinator
The Commodity Value Chain Coordinator will bring technical experience in the field of value chain and market system development to support the planning, and implementation of program activities supporting the improvement of agricultural commodities’ value chains in Gaza especially potatoes value chain.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Support the value chain lead in managing the whole aspect of the project includes; planning, implementation, procurements, budgeting, donor reporting, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Supervise the implementation of upgrading plans in targeted value chains with a focus on improving smallholder crop and net revenues.
- Provide technical leadership for 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.
- Work with women and the small scale producers to enhance their production quantity and quality through extensions, advisory services, and trainings.
- Supervise the demonstration sites/field schools and provide the technical advice to the entrepreneurs in the agronomy related fields.
- Provide required inputs into the monitoring and evaluation system.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in programs aimed at upgrading agricultural value chains using market system development approach.
- Experience with vegetables value chain analysis and development.
- Minimum 3 years of work experience with NGOs or INGOs
- Very good reporting and formal writing skills in both English & Arabic.
- Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
- Good computer literacy.
- Ability to work under pressure and within a team.
Education: at minimum a Bachelor's degree in any related field; Master’s degree preferred.
Directly Reporting to: Commodity Value Chain Leads.
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 [email protected], please ensure that you state the title of the post that you are applying for as subject of your email Commodity Value Chain Coordinator.
Deadline for submission: Must be delivered before 04:00 PM on Thursday 25th October 2018.