Key Roles and activities:
Ø Work with farmers, Milk Collection Centers (MCCs) and other organizations relevant to the dairy value chain to increase milk production, logistics, quality and market systems.
Ø Provide training and technical assistance to support dairy farmers in technology adoption, including demonstrations and trials with new technologies.
Ø Establish, maintain and manage commercial demonstrations of fodder and forage crops.
Ø Facilitate establishment and build the capacity of new and existing milk collection centers and/or dairy processing units to ensure sustainable market access for local milk producers.
Ø Coach and deliver management advice to cooperatives, unions and private sector enterprises on a demand basis.
Ø Increase contacts between farmers and selected input dealers, Commercial Farm Service Centers, and other agro-dealers.
Ø Assist the Regional Dairy Value Chain specialist to prepare annual, quarterly and monthly reports and work plans for effective execution of the project activities.
Ø Compile and submit timely project performance and field reports and maintain proper project performance results recording and filing.
Ø Maintain smooth coordination with Zonal Livestock, Cooperative and SME Agencies and other stakeholdersØ Provide supervision, support & coaching to Woreda Extension Workers
Ø A minimum qualification of Diploma in livestock and Rural Development, Agro-economics, Animal Science, Dairy Science or related field is essential
Ø At least 3 years in dairy value chain management, especially in support of cooperatives, private enterprises, and extension services
Ø Knowledge of project reporting required by USAID or other development agencies
Ø Private sector experience will be an advantage
Ø Experience moving by motorcycle in rural areas; willingness to travel by motorcycle for this position.
Ø Excellent written and verbal communication skills; in English and Amharic and the regional language.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the subject line, please clearly write the position and the region/Zone you are applying for
Women are strongly encouraged to apply
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Application deadline is April 30, 2019