The Agribusiness Development Specialist (ADS) provides agribusiness development assistance to farmers, cooperatives, associations and
enterprises and access processing technology support from relevant government agencies and private institutions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The ADS is under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and works closely with the Community Development Facilitators in strengthening linkages between farmers, cooperatives, aggregators, and companies in the coconut supply chain and in provision of technologies on the processing of coco husks and intercrops.
Specifically, he/she will perform the following tasks:
(1) Assists farmers, women, youth and their associations or cooperatives in the project areas to develop and sustain their agribusiness subprojects; Provides technical advice to partner coco farmers associations and cooperatives in the efficient consolidation and marketing of whole nuts and other agri-products; (2) Develops and updates data base of different value chains in coconut and intercrops and identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership with key value chain players; (3) Conducts/facilitates technical trainings to partner coco farmers associations and cooperatives to develop their skills in agribusiness planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and in the preparation of simple feasibility
studies and project proposals; (4) Assist the partner coco farmers associations and cooperatives in improving flow of inputs and services to members and in identifying market outlets, negotiating fair market prices and forging contracts with the latter;
(1) Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Business Management, or related field. Master’s degree is a plus;
(2) Minimum of five years’ experience in agribusiness development, enterprise development, or in facilitating/managing agribusiness interventions
to associations, cooperatives, enterprises and or other business organizations; and in the implementation of agribusiness projects;
financial analysis skills; (4) Has considerable experience in writing technical reports and feasibility studies. The ADS shall work fulltime covering the whole Project areas and be based at the Project Management Office at Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.
Interested applicants may e-mail their detailed CV with 3 references, cover letter along with a recent photograph to the HR
Manager at [email protected] before March 31, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.