Market Development Officer (Guruve)

15046-12N12052
Bulawayo
11-Nov-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

POSITION: MARKET DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

LOCATION: GURUVE DISTRICT

Purpose of the Position:

To ensure effective programme implementation and delivery of market development deliverables, provide guidance on value chain development to small holder farmers, and private sector engagement for the ENTERPRIZE consortium at district level.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Implement district work plan for market linkages and value chain development.

  • Document case studies and most significant change stories.

  • Facilitate linkage between farmers and off takers.

  • Provide linkages between Farmers Organizations and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs),

  • Supporting farmer groups and agro dealers in aggregation and identify new market opportunities.

  • Analyze value chains which connect rural farmers to markets, agricultural inputs and established financial services.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Marketing Management, Business Management, Economics or Agricultural Economics.

  • A minimum of 3+ years related to marketing and business practices especially in the agriculture sector.

  • Experience conducting financial analysis of agro-enterprises.

  • Experience working in the private sector and / or with private sector development projects

  • Ability to ride a motorbike.

Qualified female applicants aer encouraged to apply.

NB. Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.