Chemonics International is seeking multiple long positions for the anticipated USAID funded Integrated Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation, and Private Sector Competitiveness (AVANSA) Project. The 5 year project will work to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic growth through increased productivity of the horticulture value chain while addressing key challenges of rural poverty, natural resources management, food security, and malnutrition.
Please submit expressions of interest for:
Agribusiness Specialist- S/he will be responsible for the technical direction of the horticulture value chain development activities, including training of entrepreneurs and SME owners for business start-up and access to finance.
Nutrition and Sanitation Specialist- S/he will be responsible for providing technical leadership and guidance for all nutrition and sanitation related project activities to facilitate the delivery of improved food safety and hygiene activities.
Private Sector Liaison/Coordinator- S/he will serve as the projects’ lead in coordinating public private partnerships to improve market linkages, improve value chains, and support farmer groups in taking a proactive role in the marketing, planning and coordinating production.
Behavioral Change Expert- S/he will work closely with the technical teams in improving nutrition behavior by designing activities to instill food safety and hygiene practices households, increase knowledge of the nutritional value of locally-available foods, and child feeding practices.
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager- S/he will be responsible for developing and updating the program’s M&E Plan and must possess technical familiarity with evaluation methods and standards under the USAID Evaluation Policy.
Training Coordinator- Responsibilities will include working with local community leaders and members to ensure community buy-in and ownership; conducting project awareness campaigns such as hosting community-level events to engage dialogue and solicit input for project activities.
Finance and Administrative Managers- Familiarity with USAID operations and systems for project administration including contracting and procurement processes.
· For Specialists, a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 12 years’ experience in agriculture, agribusiness, health, nutrition, and/or value chain development projects. For all other positions, a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related field.
· Experience managing staff in a complex, multi-disciplinary area
· Regional experience required, experience in Timor-Leste preferred
· Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
· Fluency in English required, and Tetum language skill preferred
Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter and CV with the position name in the subject line to AVANSArecruit@gmail.com no later than August 28, 2014. Earlier submission is encouraged.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, or genetic information.