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Agro Processing and Alternative Livelihood Officer

Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task The UNV Agro Processing and Alternative Livelihoods Officer will report to the Project Manager (PMU) and will be responsible for the overall management of all agro processing and alternative livelihoods support financed under the project. His/her tasks will be divided into the following core areas:

Provides effective support to agro processing:

  • Provide technical assistance to identification, procurement and internationalisation of processing equipment
  • Support post-harvest and value addition activities of the project
  • Ensure that necessary capacity is built for the target group that will be participating in processing and value addition activities
  • Work closely with the market aggregation cluster to ensure goods that are being processed meet expectations of consumers
  • Support training activities of the staff and beneficiaries in the target districts including publication of manuals and training materials

Supports alternative livelihoods interventions:

  • Advise on high impact alternative livelihood activities
  • Identifies bottlenecks affecting implementation of alternative livelihoods and propose strategies to address the issues and accelerate implementation
  • Monitor implementation of alternative livelihoods and processing activities of the project
  • Liaise closely with the procurement specialist to ensure smooth implementation of all processing activities
  • Establish and maintain close links with the relevant institutes involved in the Project and ensure their compliance with all relevant requirements and adherence to Government and UNDP procedures in implementing the processing and alternative livelihood activities;
  • Prepare, present and maintain status reports for processing and alternative livelihood activities.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Education – Additional Comments:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Processing, Alternative Livelihoods or related fields;
  • A Master’s degree in the required fields will be an added advantage.

Required experience: 60 Months

Experience remark:

  • At least 5 years of progressive processing and alternative livelihood operations;
  • 5 years of project management experience in related fields;
  • Hands on experience on small scale processing and alternative livelihoods;
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise:

  • Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer

Area of expertise details:

  • Agro processing
  • Alternative livelihood.
  • Driving license: No

Competencies values:

  • Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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