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VECO WEST AFRICA job offer

mercredi 21 août 2013

REGIONAL COORDINATOR INCLUSIVE MODERN MARKETS (IMM)

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

REGIONAL COORDINATOR INCLUSIVE MODERN MARKETS (IMM)
VECO West Africa, Regional Office, Ouagadougou

Job purpose
to enhance the inclusion of small scale farmers in durable trading relation-ships with private companies in the region by coordinating the regional IMM programme

responsabilities
at regional level :
− develop, align and adjust programme strategies and policies for inclusion of smallholder farmers in modern markets at national and regional level in line with the VE global strategies and policies
− 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 expert to programme staff to design, plan, implement, monitor and adjust inclu-sive business models within selected pilots
− coordinate actions at regional level promoting exchanges and upscaling of inclusive business models and leading to structural changes at regional level

reports to : Regional Representative

outputs/services
− guide and supervise the alignment of the selected pilots with the strategy for inclusion and with their contribution to the planned structural changes
− follow up and coordinate programme staff to document and translate the outcomes of the pilots as evidence for achieving structural changes and upscaling
− follow up and coordinate the monitoring and documenting of changes at pi-lot level and structural changes in the various countries
− advise and guide staff at antenna level on actions geared at achieving the structural change agendas (SCA) at national level
− carry out actions geared at achieving the structural change agendas (SCA) at regional level
− organize learning and reflexion spaces on inclusive business models at re-gional level
− monitor the establishment and strengthening of networking with other or-ganisations in the region that have a stake in the structural change agen-das
− monitor the establishment and strengthening of close relationships with various private companies in the region interested in sustainable sourcing from smallholder farmers
− analyse and document the changing regional context in relation to the business environment, the value chains, the market … and with regards to opportunities with/demands from other companies
− inventorise and document experiences of other organisations with inclusive business models
− collect and process information, analysis, lessons learned to allow pro-gramme 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 net-working 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
− Flexible
− Team-oriented
− Learning-oriented

Education
Master Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development or equivalent by experience

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