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VECO WEST AFRICA Job offer : REGIONAL COORDINATOR RICE

mercredi 21 août 2013

Délai d’envoi le 21 août à l’adresse ibrahim.ouedraogo@vecosenegal.sn

REGIONAL COORDINATOR RICE
VECO West Africa, Regional Office, Ouagadougou

Job purpose
Promote structural changes in order to improve competitiveness of local rice sub-sector vis-à-vis imported rice

responsabilities
regional level
− develop, align and adjust programme strategies and policies for rice sub-sector development with inclusion of smallholder farmers at national and regional level in line with the VE global strategies and policies
− coordinate actions at regional level promoting exchanges and upscaling and leading to structural changes at regional level
− provide strategic, methodological and technical guidance to programme staff to design, plan, implement, monitor and adjust actions achieving structural changes
− ensure strategic, methodological and technical guidance by the BDS expertto programme staff to design, plan, implement, monitor and adjust inclusive and competitive chain strategies and business models within selected pilots
locallevel
− acts as Chargé de programme Développement Filière Riz for Niger

reports to : Regional Representative

outputs/services
− guide and supervise the alignment of the selected pilots with the strategy for competitive local rice chains and with their contribution to the planned structural changes
− guide programme staff to document and translate the outcomes of the pilots as evidence for achieving structural changes and upscaling
− follow up and coordination of monitoring and documenting of changes at pilot level and structural changes in the various countries
− carry out actions geared at achieving the structural change agendas (SCA) at regional level, more particularly changes in import regulations favouring local rice
− organize learning and reflexion spaces on competitive rice chains at regional level
− monitor the establishment and strengthening of close relationships with various private companies in the region interested in sustainable sourcing of local rice from smallholder farmers
− monitor the establishment and strengthening of networking with other organisations in the region that have a stake in the structural change agendas
− analyse and document the changing context in relation to the business environment, the rice sub-sector, the market … and with regards to opportunities with/demands from other companies
− inventorise and document experiences of other organisations on development of competitive rice chains in the region
− collect and process information, analysis, lessons learned to allow programme management to readjust its programmes

Knowledge andskills :
− Has an in depth understanding of the functioning of value chains from production to consumption
− In depth knowledge of the institutional environment and how to bring about changes (Theory of Change)
− Programme Cycle Management
− Facilitation of Multi-Stakeholders-Processes
− Has a good understanding of regional and global market dynamics
− Has a good understanding of sourcing policies of companies
− Has a global vision, is able to see problems from different angles.
− Communicates clearly in a variety of settings and styles and has good networking skills
− Can persuade and inspire individuals and groups.
− Has an understanding of human psychology
− Can get messages across that have the desired effect

General skills :
− Good computer operation Word, Excel, PowerPoint
− Good proficiency in English (speaking and writing)

Attitude :
− Strategic thinker
− Entrepreneurial approach
− Communicativenetworker
− Systematicandanalytical
− Result-oriented
− Facilitating
− Coordinating
− Team-oriented
− Learning-oriented

Education
Master Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Sociology or equivalent by experience

Experience :
At least 5 years in value chain development in West Africa, preferably focussed on rice,working with a variety of stakeholders, and having a leading role in programme management