VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (VCDS): MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR the PROJECT
“Facilitating development of urban and peri-urban Agriculture in Gaza strip for the local market”
Country: Occupied Palestinian territory
Duty station :Gaza Strip
Ngo: Oxfam (the person will be contracted by Oxfam Italia)
Department: Cooperation to Development and Humanitarian Aid
Position: VCDS Marketing and Business Development for the related activities of the project “Facilitating development of urban and peri-urban Agriculture in Gaza strip for the local market” funded by the Swill Agency for development and cooperation (SDC)
Duration:1 year starting from 01/04/2015 with possibility to be renewed
Salary: the salary level will be determined according to candidate’s skills, qualifications and previous experience. This vacancy intends to attract national candidates.
In OPTI there are currently 4 Oxfam affiliates operating and implementing programme on the ground. The Affiliates are; Oxfam Novib (ON), Oxfam-Quebec (OQ), Oxfam Great Britain (OGB) and Oxfam Italia (OIT). Oxfam Novib is currently the managing affiliate and is working with other affiliates towards a one Oxfam approach by 2020. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development and humanitarian work.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The Gaza Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (G/UPA) project aims at the institutional, socio-economic and technical development of a strong sub-sector of (market oriented) urban and peri-urban agriculture in the Gaza Strip with an overall project objective that will “increase income and employment of small-scale men and women urban and peri-urban agriculture producers in Gaza as well as of service providers and other market actors) that deal with small scale producers”. It will do so through a facilitated pro-poor, business oriented and empowering zero-distribution approach, emphasizing the development /strengthening of small-scale producer groups, service-input providers and other local chain platforms as three of the key market players/chain actors.
-Responsibilities will focus on the project activities that will be implemented in the Gaza Strip:
-Facilitating development of better functioning service supply markets including demand and supply analysis
-Coordination and linkages among service suppliers, producers, processors and consumers in the sector; analyze market dynamics considering gender interrelation and implications and use gender sensitiveness;
-Support/readjust project interventions in line with market’s changes in the Gaza agricultural system identifying systemic market changes and constraints that need to be addressed.
-Together with the value chain platforms, design and implement consumer campaigns regarding the value; quality and safety of locally produced and processed urban agriculture products (in particular for the dairy chain sector) aiming to enhance consumption of locally processed products;
-Analyse market dynamics considering gender interrelation and implications and use gender sensitiveness;
-Support/ readjust project interventions in line with market’s changes in the dairy sector identifying systemic market changes and constraints that need to be addressed.
-Provide technical, methodological and training support to activities related to design and implementation of improved marketing, consumer campaigns and targeting, monitoring of local consumption;
-To assure the proper implementation of the project and the achievement of the expected results in accordance with the project plan;
-To create a strong and efficient working environment among the local stakeholders;
-To coordinate and link-up with training organizations to build different capacities of in organizational issues, market analysis, access to micro-credit, value chain development and business development from a producer point of view;
-To assist service/input delivery groups and/or business associations of micro-enterprises in getting represented in the G/UPA Platform;
-To advise service/input delivery groups and/or business associations of micro-enterprises about improved and relevant UPA inputs, products and techniques that could enhance their production and marketing efforts;
-To directly report to and work under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
A strong candidate, capable to facilitate complex processes by building an efficient working environment conducive to the achievement of highly challenging expectations and results.
-At least 5 years working experience, out of which three in project programming and management;
-At least a BSc degree in a field relevant to the position
-Substantial experience and skills in participatory facilitation and negotiation of stakeholder processes;
-Previous experience with NGOs;
-Specific experience with local governance processes constitutes a strong asset;
-Experience with value chain analysis and development is a must;
-Experience in identifying solutions to value chain finance along the selected value chains;
-Substantial experience in capacity building with participatory approaches;
-Strong experience in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations, and donors;
-Exposure to business development projects linking relief, rehabilitation and development;
-Very well organised and capable to manage his/her own time with minimum supervision;
-Good report writing skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills;
-Fluency in English and Arabic languages (written and spoken) is a must;
-Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies; target oriented and problem solving aptitude;
-Able to deliver clear, organized and efficient messages in meetings and public events;
-Experience in team building, conflict resolution, ensuring participation, promoting mutual respect and active listening;
-Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
-An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of an organization’s work;
-Excellent IT skills on MS Office applications;
Interested candidates should send their CV, the details of 3 people who will serve as professional references, letter of motivation, all in English, before 25th March 2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify in the subject: “VC_Marketing_name_surname”
Candidates will be short-listed according to their CV’s coherence with the required profile. Only selected candidates will be called for interviews and selection tests.
IMPORTANT: please, do not submit your application if your skills and qualifications don’t comply with the required ones. This will facilitate and speed up the selection process.
Oxfam promotes equal opportunity for its job vacancies and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy and medical condition.
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