Market Systems Development Lead

Job Description

Title: Market Systems Development Lead

Company Name: ACDI/VOCA

Vacancy: 1

Location: Dhaka

Salary: Negotiable

Experience:
∎ At least 10 years

Published: 25 Feb 2024

Education:
∎ Master’s degree in agronomy, animal science, agribusiness, business administration or related area.

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 10 years of experience working in a leadership and supervisory role in the market systems or value chain focused development programs and working with public and private actors to facilitate market-based and sustainable services.
∎ Experience in meat and/or dairy value chain projects is preferred.
∎ Prior experience with donor funded projects, with an understanding of the procedures, policies and reporting requirements preferred.
∎ Experience with the US government and/or another international donor funded project is preferred.
∎ Demonstrated expertise in leveraging advanced negotiation skills to establish and manage strategic partnerships with private sector entities, focusing on the joint development, testing, and scaling of innovative business models and digital financial solutions for smallholder livestock farmers with a focus on women farmers.
∎ Demonstrated supervisory experience with teams and professional groups in a cross-cultural environment.
∎ Demonstrated results working with market system actors.
∎ Minimum 10 years of experience working in a leadership and supervisory role in the market systems or value chain focused development programs and working with public and private actors to facilitate market-based and sustainable services.
∎ Experience in meat and/or dairy value chain projects is preferred.
∎ Prior experience with donor funded projects, with an understanding of the procedures, policies and reporting requirements preferred.
∎ Experience with the US government and/or another international donor funded project is preferred.
∎ Demonstrated expertise in leveraging advanced negotiation skills to establish and manage strategic partnerships with private sector entities, focusing on the joint development, testing, and scaling of innovative business models and digital financial solutions for smallholder livestock farmers with a focus on women farmers.
∎ Demonstrated supervisory experience with teams and professional groups in a cross-cultural environment.
∎ Demonstrated results working with market system actors.

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.
∎ ACDI/VOCA is an international development organization dedicated to promoting economic prosperity, fostering food security, and supporting social inclusion through market-driven, locally focused solutions. This organization collaborates with diverse partners to empower people to succeed in the global economy. Their efforts focus on increasing incomes, improving livelihoods, and creating opportunities for traditionally excluded groups. ACDI/VOCA's work spans various countries and communities, making a tangible impact on lives and societies.
∎ The Bangladesh Climate Smart Livestock (BCSL) project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, is a five-year initiative spanning from October 2023 to September 2028. It aims to enhance the resilience and productivity of Bangladesh's livestock sector amidst climatic adversities.
∎ The project adopts a climate-smart market systems development approach to improve access to knowledge, services, and markets for small-holder farmers. It emphasizes the adoption of cost-effective climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices, targeting improvements in farm productivity, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting government climate goals. This initiative builds on ACDI/VOCA's extensive experience and strong relationships within Bangladesh's livestock sector.
∎ Pursuant to its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking experienced and talented professionals for the Market Systems Development Lead position.
∎ Project name: Bangladesh Climate Smart Livestock project
∎ Reports to: Chief of Party
∎ The Market System Development Lead is a pivotal senior-level position with a strong background in enhancing the resilience and efficiency of climate-smart livestock market systems for the BCSL project with partners and relevant stakeholders. Tasked with crafting and implementing comprehensive strategies for livestock market systems, this role aims to enhance the competitiveness, inclusiveness, and overall impact of livestock businesses and value chains in the project area.
∎ Key responsibilities include improving access to inputs, markets, and finance for livestock, streamlining the processing and commercialization of livestock products, and acting as the focal point of contact for both public and private sector entities. This role demands a proactive and dynamic leader capable of fostering strategic partnerships, providing technical assistance, and delivering specialized support to rural livestock entrepreneurs, the government of Bangladesh, and other vital contributors within the livestock sector.
∎ Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.
∎ OVERVIEW:
∎ ACDI/VOCA is an international development organization dedicated to promoting economic prosperity, fostering food security, and supporting social inclusion through market-driven, locally focused solutions. This organization collaborates with diverse partners to empower people to succeed in the global economy. Their efforts focus on increasing incomes, improving livelihoods, and creating opportunities for traditionally excluded groups. ACDI/VOCA's work spans various countries and communities, making a tangible impact on lives and societies.
∎ The Bangladesh Climate Smart Livestock (BCSL) project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, is a five-year initiative spanning from October 2023 to September 2028. It aims to enhance the resilience and productivity of Bangladesh's livestock sector amidst climatic adversities.
∎ The project adopts a climate-smart market systems development approach to improve access to knowledge, services, and markets for small-holder farmers. It emphasizes the adoption of cost-effective climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices, targeting improvements in farm productivity, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting government climate goals. This initiative builds on ACDI/VOCA's extensive experience and strong relationships within Bangladesh's livestock sector.
∎ Pursuant to its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking experienced and talented professionals for the Market Systems Development Lead position.
∎ Project name: Bangladesh Climate Smart Livestock project
∎ Reports to: Chief of Party
∎ The Market System Development Lead is a pivotal senior-level position with a strong background in enhancing the resilience and efficiency of climate-smart livestock market systems for the BCSL project with partners and relevant stakeholders. Tasked with crafting and implementing comprehensive strategies for livestock market systems, this role aims to enhance the competitiveness, inclusiveness, and overall impact of livestock businesses and value chains in the project area.
∎ Key responsibilities include improving access to inputs, markets, and finance for livestock, streamlining the processing and commercialization of livestock products, and acting as the focal point of contact for both public and private sector entities. This role demands a proactive and dynamic leader capable of fostering strategic partnerships, providing technical assistance, and delivering specialized support to rural livestock entrepreneurs, the government of Bangladesh, and other vital contributors within the livestock sector.
∎ For a detailed job description , please visit below link.
∎ https://hotjobs.bdjobs.com/jobs/acdivoca/acdivoca266.htm


Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Dhaka

Read Before Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Please include the position title in the subject line.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.



Apply Procedure:

Email your CV:
∎ Send your CV to the given email [email protected]

Company Information:
∎ ACDI/VOCA
∎ 50 F Street NW, Suite 1075 | Washington, DC 20001

Address::
∎ 50 F Street NW, Suite 1075 | Washington, DC 20001

Application Deadline: 3 Mar 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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