Agricultural Value Chain Development Specialists–Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)
 
JOB TITLE: Agricultural Value Chain Development Specialists–Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)
EMPLOYER: Tetra Tech DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2019-03-06 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-04-05

Agricultural Value Chain Development Specialists – Azerbaijan Private Sector Activity (APSA)

Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Agricultural Value Chain Development Specialist positions on an anticipated USAID-funded program in Azerbaijan. The goal of this Activity is to utilize a partnership and co-investment approach to support a more resilient Azerbaijan economy, beyond the oil sector, by improving the competitiveness of the private sector with a special focus on agriculture and reducing the administrative barriers that hinder the development of micro, small, and medium enterprises in Azerbaijan.

The objectives of this Activity are:

1. Develop a more diversified non-oil economy through initiatives that assist small and medium-sized agribusinesses and farmers to grow;
2. Improve the business environment for micro, small and medium businesses; and
3. Support Azerbaijan’s economic reforms.

Position Description:

The Value Chain Development Specialists will serve as technical leads for program activities aimed at strengthening agricultural value chains, which may include the beekeeping, fruits, hazelnuts, vegetables, or dairy value chains, among others. Specialists will work with farmers, small and medium-sized agricultural enterprises, and other private sector players to increase farm productivity, enhance processing activities, and create new market linkages and partnerships that result in increased exports of target agricultural products.

Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, agronomy, agribusiness or a related field;
* Minimum of five (5) years of experience advising or managing value chain development activities for development programs or the private sector;
* Experience conducting value chain assessments and determining appropriate interventions to enhance agricultural productivity and market access;
* Demonstrated ability to create market linkages and partnerships among value chain actors;
* Experience in one or more of the following agricultural value chains: beekeeping, fruits, hazelnuts, vegetables, or dairy;
* Knowledge of food safety and quality standards required for export to developed markets;
* Professional proficiency in Azerbaijani and English is required, proficiency in Turkish and/or Russian is a plus.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter
* CV in reverse chronological format

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

Deadline for applications is March 13, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and considered as they are received.

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Apply online at: http://bit.ly/AzerbaijanDevelopmentSpecialists

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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