Market Development Specialist

HEIFER International
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2018-01-03 Deadline: 2018-01-21
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or other related field
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Market Development Specialist (Kathmandu based with min. 50% time in field)

Function: The Market Development Specialist (MDS) will take lead on connecting the producer owned cooperatives with public and private sector for post-production value additional activities to develop and operationalize viable businesses. Following the strategy of Public Private Producer Partnership (PPPP), MDS will explore and collaborate with different Public Private Producers (PPP) to strengthen the forward and backward linkages in both product and input/service markets. MDS will take lead on developing and managing prototypes towards upgrading the value chains and develop scale-up strategies for the wider benefit of project beneficiaries

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or other related field with minimum 5 years of field and technical experience with commercial sector,  agribusiness development in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field based programs in the country.
  • Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry. 
  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations

Most Critical Proficiencies:

  • Clear understanding of the goat value chain.
  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
  • Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation.
  • Strong interpersonal/people management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills a must;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.
  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships 
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Experience working with farmer group programs.  
  • Experience in the commercial sector with skills to develop and evaluate investment opportunities and promote such opportunities to financial institutions.
  • Strong consumer marketing, financial analysis and management skills.
  • Excellent command of Report writing, analysis and presentation skills using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Value Based Holistic Community Development.  
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation and ability to communicate MLE concepts clearly with leadership, partners, and staff at all levels. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Nepal
  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

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Apply Instructions

Submit: Application form, CV, Cover Letter (mentioning expected remuneration) and photograph at or GPO Box: 6043, Kathmandu, Nepal by January 21, 2018. Kindly mark the Title of Position for which you are applying.

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
 
Only short listed candidates will be invited for the interview. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.
 

Organization Summary

 
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Hattiban, Lalitpur P.O. Box.: 6043
Organization Size 1-10
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