Value Chain Advisor

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+. In the agriculture sector, SNV is engaged in Value Chain, Inclusive Business and Climate Change (adaption and mitigation) activities. As part of the Climate Change program of SNV, the AusAID funded “Community Based Climate Change Mitigation through Sustainable Rice Production” project in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh provinces in the central region of Vietnam, is helping small-holder rice producers to increase their resilience to the impacts of CC. In particular, the project will support and build the capacity of small-holder rice producers and provincial agencies to reduce Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve small-holder benefits from rice production in central Vietnam by introducing low emission production practices, utilizing renewable energy generated from rice residues and promoting the value chain of “green rice”. To ensure the success of the inclusive business approach that enables all actors in rice value chain to meet the project’s objective to develop a long-term market strategy for small-holder rice producers in Quang Binh and
Binh Dinh, SNV is seeking a national Value Chain Advisor.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

• Under the guidance of the Inclusive Business Senior Advisor, lead in the development and implementation of market-based value chain and Inclusive Business activities in SNV’s   Community-based Climate Change

• Mitigation through Sustainable Rice Production project in the northern central and south central provinces.

• Provide efficient and effective advisory services to clients (provincial authorities, private sector companies and local NGOs, farmers) within defined assignments.

• Research, analyse and make recommendations about the microeconomics of the rice industry and the microeconomics of the green/sustainable commodities market.

• Identify market linkages and market opportunities for farmers, millers and traders, retailer, wholesaler at domestic and international markets, related to green and cleaner production of rice.

• Develop terms of reference for the engagement of Local Capacity Builders (LCBs) and consultants. Based on that supervise the LCBs and consultants throughout the implementation of their assignments.

• Provide technical advisory support to SNV’s advisory team assigned to other AFP sectors, as required.

• Establish and maintain contacts with partner and client organizations in the scope of program interventions in the rice sector.

• Support farmers to participate in the rice value chain through the projects initiatives.

• Raise awareness of local stakeholders of SRI “green rice” and SRI rice market development.

• Provide direct advisory support to these partner and client organizations in their organizational development and their development and implementation of support to the households, micro and small scale enterprises.

• Assist SNV in the identification of business opportunities with local partners towards further strengthening and expansion of their rice production activities in Vietnam

• Support the collective learning in client/activity teams and/or expertise groups.

• Regularly update the progress of implementation of project activities to project manager or any arisen problem in rice trading market.

• Complete other tasks assigned by the project manager.

Candidate profile:

• Vietnamese citizen

•  University degree in economics, international development, /agriculture, business or other relevant disciplines;

•  At least 7 years of relevant working experience with international

•  Experience in working with private sector (i.e. agribusiness ,traders, food processors, other related);

•  Experience with and expertise in relevant development approaches (e.g. BDS market development, value chain development, public-private partnership) and in organisational development (required);

• Experience in working with stakeholders at all levels (provincial, district, commune), and with mass organizations; Excellent communication (speaking and writing) skills in English and Vietnamese;

• Good computer skills in MS-applications (Word, Excel, Internet, Email).

Contract Duration: SNV Vietnam offers a one-year associate consultancy contract with the possibility of extension and a competitive salary package.
Desired start date: January 2012

How to apply

Please send your application letter stating your experience and motivation to apply for this position and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, HR Officer at [email protected] by Friday 14 December 2012.
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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Hanoi and project sites
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2012-12-14