Position: Supply Chain Coordinator
Number of Positions: 1 (One)
Duration: Project Period
Duty station: Agriculture and MSME Department with a frequent field visit to the Project areas3 and potential Market
Supervise: Supply Chain/ Business Development Officer
Report to: Department Head, Agriculture and MSME Department/ Project Director
Mode of Contract: Contracts will be made annually with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable up to the project period of VITA based on satisfactory performance in the preceding contract assessed by the project.
Roles and Purpose of the Assignment:
The Supply Chain Coordinator, under the direct supervision and guidance of Department Head, Agriculture and MSME Department, will be responsible for implementation of the Supply Chain development interventions in the respective Province and to guide and coach branch-level staff to facilitate and support Supply Chain actors in strengthening linkages, business planning, investment analysis and other areas that lead to improved performance of the Supply Chain system.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
Responsible for implementation and supervision of identified critical interventions for investments, enhancement of relationships, development of enabling institutions and services and stimulating actual scaling as part of focused and actor driven project facilitation for the specific Supply chains in a continuous multi- stakeholder consultation process (MSP) within the corridor.
Coordinate, coach and mentor province&branch staff including field facilitators within the project area for facilitation of supply chain development initiatives including supply chain planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting in specific supply chains;
Facilitate and Support farmers, group, cooperatives, agribusiness, service provider in developing concept notes and investment/business plans for assessing loans, Kishan Card/ Kishan Mobile apps and other ADBL banking services within specific supply chains;
Ensure that the loans, Kishan Card/ Kishan Mobile apps and other banking products disbursements are in proportionate in terms of targeting, gender and inclusion targets as in RPSF GESI Strategy;
Facilitate and support ADBL staff & Field Facilitator for timely collection and assessment of business proposals / plans from technical, business, management, financial and inclusion perspective in the specific supply chains and micro enterprises;
Facilitate and support producers organisation and agri-business to meet market requirements and strengthening technical, financial and business services providers/provision for specific supply chains in coordination with Agriculture and MSME Department and Province Offices;
Brokering “win-win” and trust-based business and/or service relationships among supply chain actors and work towards reliable, fair and long-term relationships and or buyer or service contracts including improvement in business enabling environment;
Contribute to the knowledge management in the relevant supply chains by undertaking case studies and document and promote learning in activities/investment following the knowledge agenda;
Facilitate and support Agriculture and MSME Department’s staff in conducting meetings among project partners, concerned stakeholders and service providers, develop plan and execute accordingly as per needs, concerns, and project objectives addressing potential business opportunities;
Coordinate and facilitate all business-related training /workshop including B2B , B2S linkages, contract arrangement and MSPs at cluster/district/corridor as per need in close coordination with Province offices and concerned stakeholders;
Facilitate and support group/cooperatives for collective marketing and operation /strengthening of collection Centre within production clusters & districts involving private sector/Agribusiness;
Coordinate and support province offices to maintain project’s external relations and visibility, including coordination with like-minded organizations & projects perusing similar objectives in the target branches and sharing of best practices for wider dissemination;
Provide support and guidance for the gathering of data and information product transaction, value, market outreach, margin distributed along the chain, loss etc. to undertake an effective monitoring and evaluation of supply chain development;
Facilitate and support documentation of experiences, lessons learned, good practices, and case studies as part of knowledge development and facilitate exchange of information and knowledge exchange with the support of Agriculture and MSME Department and PMU
Timely and regular reporting to Agriculture and MSME Department and PMU as per prescribed format, hard or electronic, or both;
Undertake any other duties as requested as directed by Agriculture and MSME Department and PMU.
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Academic Qualifications and Work Experience
Master’s degree in Agribusiness Development, business administration, Agriculture Sciences, Economics or equivalent with at least 5 year’ experience or bachelor’s degree with 7 years’ experience on Supply chain development, business promotion and financial institutions.
Sound experience in business development, financial institution and supply chain development.
Experiences with management and market analysis, business proposal/plan development, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, and feasibility analysis.
Knowledge and experience in building capacity of stakeholders and facilitation of multi-stakeholder consultation workshops and training.
Experiences that demonstrate creativeness, innovativeness and entrepreneurial skills.
Excellent spoken and written English.
Good inter-personal skills and capacity to work effectively as part of a team.
Preferences will be given to:
Candidate having experience in financial institutions/Supply chains /value chain upgrading and up-scaling approaches, multi-stakeholder consultation processes, service market development and business proposal/plan development.
Women candidates & Candidates from ethnic minorities.
Supervision and Administrative Control:
The Supply chain Officer will be administratively accountable to the PMUdirector and S/He will be technically accountable to the Agriculture and MSME Department Head.
The performance assessment of the Supply chain Coordinator will be based on the quality and timely completion of the tasks assigned as per ToR. Details on the indicators for performance assessment will be negotiated and agreed upon on a later stage once s/he signs contract with the RPSF. The RPSF reserves the right to terminate the contract if the performance is assessed as unsatisfactory.
Salary and allowances: Amount in NPR (000) 130 to 160
Transportation and daily subsistence allowance to the staff members listed above will be provided only for the official duty travels commensurate to the 7th class officer of the ADBL.
All the contracted positions will be provided with one month additional salary on pro rata basis. This one month additional allowance will be applicable only after serving the Project at least 9 months.
Leave: All contracted positions mentioned above will be provided 12 days of home leave and 6 days of casual leave.
Insurance: All the contracted staff members will have to buy their own life insurance cover including accidental coverage. The project will reimburse 50 % of the monthly premium or NP Rupees 300 per month (whichever is lower) for the period the staff member will be working in the project, upon submission of copy of insurance policy and receipts.
The upper age limit for all the contracted positions at the time of contract signing will be 55 years.
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