Job title: Market Development Officer
Duration: ASAP until May 2022
Job type: National, full time
Location: Bujumbura, Burundi
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Visit the site http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
ILRI will support the Government of Burundi on improvements to the dairy value chain in Burundi as part of the Integrated Agricultural Development Project for the Great Lakes Region (PRDAIGL) project. In this context, ILRI, via IITA, is soliciting applications from suitable candidates to fill the position of a Market Development Officer
Overview of the position
The successful candidate will bring expertise and a proven track record working on the interface of development, research and business to design and introduce the institutions, policies and support services needed to catalyse the dairy value chain in Burundi through dedicated market development activities, linking producers to markets. This will be achieved both through personally implementing the relevant activities and through cultivating collaborations with strategic partners to support various identified implementation needs. The marketing and capacity development strategy will encompass the ability to assess and cater to the needs of key stakeholders across the dairy value chain as well as to asses and develop the market systems that are consistent with the needs and context of the target population.
Education and Experience:
A suitable combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
The Market Development officer reports to the ILRI PRDAIGL Dairy VC Coordinator.
The contract will be for an initial period commencing ASAP and ending May 2022, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. ILRI/IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.
How to apply
click on the "Apply Now" tab above before 18 September 2020 to apply