US-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development
SCOPE OF WORK
CNFA-AMD/ Project Number AID-391-C-15-00003
HVOSV Value Chain Manager
Senior Value Chain Horticulture Specialist
Place of Performance
Lahore and Karachi
Life of Project
CNFA is an enterprise development organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. By generating higher incomes for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs and distributors, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.
The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD) activity in Pakistan is a USAID funded activity implemented by CNFA with the goal of supporting the development of Pakistan’s commercial agriculture, particularly through improving the ability of Pakistan’s agriculture and livestock sectors to meet both international and domestic demand and requirements in targeted product lines in citrus, mango, high value/off season vegetables and livestock. AMD envisions transforming the four targeted product lines into efficient, private sector-led value chains that deliver competitive products to domestic and export markets. AMD’s targeted interventions such as training, matching grants, and technical assistance will leverage private sector investment and encourage innovation. Together, these interventions will upgrade and streamline supply chains, optimize profit margins, increase in horticulture produce export, enhancing participation of women entrepreneurs, and ultimately make Pakistani mango, citrus, meat and HV/OSV production and marketing more profitable and competitive.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
The HV/OSV Value Chain Manager will assist in improving the overall performance and inclusiveness of high-value off-season vegetables activities implemented by the AMD project. The Manager will have a strong background in agricultural production, agribusiness development, processing and packing and cold chain development, along with capacity building of value chain stakeholders relevant to Pakistan and its potential trade partners.
Specific duties include:
The HV/OSV Value Chain Manager is supervised by, and reports to, the Senior Horticulture VC Specialist.
Working Conditions / Special Considerations:
The employee is expected to comply with the terms and conditions as noted in the letter of agreement with CNFA.
This assignment is based in Pakistan. Lahore will be the primary duty post, but the employee may spend approximately 30% of his time in other Project Provinces within Pakistan.
Preferred Personal Skills:
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
All applicants should submit their CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the words “HVOSV Value Chain Manager - AMD” in the subject line.