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VECO WEST AFRICA job offer

REGIONAL COORDINATOR INCLUSIVE MODERN MARKETS (IMM)

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

Publié le 21 août 2013

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