Horticulture Value Chain Advisor

Wageningen University & Research
September 26 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A young expert in horticulture, who will contribute to horticulture value chain development in low and middle income countries.

The selected candidate is a practitioner who has a good understanding of the horticulture sector and of horticulture value chain development, especially in low and middle income countries. You will support the management and implementation of horticulture and horticulture value chain projects. Assignments can range from project implementation and project management, to capacity strengthening (including facilitating short term professional trainings and workshops), action-oriented research, and strategic and policy advice, or a combination of the above. Examples of activities include value chain assessments of fruit and vegetable markets; strengthen producer associations, value chain actors and partners; deliver training and technical assistance in horticultural production and services; improve access to high quality inputs, technology and finance; improve post-harvest handling; and strengthen market linkages and cooperation within the sector. The activities take place in partnerships between governments, civil society, NGOs, knowledge institutes and the private sector.

Next to implementing activities, you will contribute to further developing the Centre's international profile and portfolio of work in the area of horticulture. At CDI, project implementation and capacity strengthening are closely intertwined and mutually reinforce each other. We expect the selected candidate to work at both. Assignments take place in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and, to a lesser extent, Latin America.

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