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Livelihoods Project Officer - Erbil

Job Description

Livelihoods Project Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This Purpose of Position will be used in the WVI or local Careers site, and if applicable, advertisements. Please describe the role in 2-3 concise sentences. Focus on the core of what this role is supposed to achieve. Describe the purpose of this position and how this position contributes to achieving department objectives and the management and performance of others.

To assist producers within the selected region area to increase their incomes by assisting producers to meet buyers requirements and gain access to more lucrative and sustainable markets. Key duties will include; working with producers to understand the opportunities for local production and marketing, conducting participatory value chain analysis, identifying key market players, opportunities and constraints, formulating innovative market hypothetical’s, generating real market orders and coaching/mentoring of producers in producer groups.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In coordination with Livelihood/ED specialist implement project activities and archive record of implementation based on the detailed implementation plan and LVCD Model.

  • Facilitate the strengthening of existing sub-systems (producer groups, cooperative procedures, networks) based on the diversified needs of their activities objectives. And help them

  • Coordination by mutual adjustment between support producers, and between value chain actors, through the design of effective two way communications and mechanisms for mutual adjustment for the value chains in the assigned location.

  • Support the value chain actors in creating clarity about the overall direction, values and purpose of the ED department units; and to design, at the value chain level. Through providing inputs for Strategy and long term action plan development, risks assessment and capacity of farmers as required.

  • Submit weekly/monthly report to the ED Specialist.

  • Based on the donor requirement, support project coordinator, to submit required donor report

  • Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in weekly meeting of zones.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Economics, Commerce, Business or related field/s will be highly valued

  • Understanding of the culture and conditions in area

  • Strong understanding of commercial market operations and systems

  • Knowledge of value chain analysis and effects on poor producers

  • Knowledge of primary production and agriculture

  • Understanding of market development projects and methods

  • Strong computer literacy skills including MS Office Suite; e-mail and internet

  • A good command in English and Kurdish languages

  • 2 years of experience in an INGO or International Development Agency

  • 2 years of professional experience in private sector

  • 1 year of experience in working with agricultural Value Chains

  • Fluency in English and Kurdish languages

  • Demonstrated experience in market assessment, market analysis, market research or closely related role.

  • Previous experience in research design and implementation experience

  • Strong experience in networking

  • Knowledge in research design and implementation

  • Knowledge of the refugees and IDP’s context in KRI is desirable.

  • Advanced skills of Information technologies (IT) and MS software

  • Experience in agricultural processing

  • Experience in food security projects

Work Environment

  • The position requires being in Erbil office regular, and in the field where the producers are located

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 85% of the time.