Job Details

City:
Ayeryarwaddy
Job Location:
Myanmar
Contract Type:
Full time
Job category:
Management

Company Details

Company industry:
NGO / INGO / Non-Profit
Company Type:
Employer (Private Sector)
No. of Employees:
21-50

Preferred Candidate

Career level:
Manager (supervisor of staff)
Degree:
Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of experience:
More than 7 years

Professional Skills

Capable and flexible to work under stress/deadlines and irregular working hours

Language Skills

Proficiency in written and spoken English and Burmese

Job Description

  • Assist the International Agribusiness Expert in performing market assessments and agribusinessdevelopment.
  • Support a number of selected seed companies to improve their seed marketing plans and seedpromotion practices.
  • Support selected seed growers in different promotional activities to increase seed uptake bysurrounding farmers and establish a close relationship with their customers.
  • Facilitate strong linkages between EGS producers (DOA seed farms and DAR research farms) andseed growers, and support the application of transparent forecasting systems and forwardcontracting where possible.
  • Linking seed growers with agro-dealers and output value chain associations to facilitate marketlinkages and encourage seed growers and seed companies to establish demonstration fields closeto the main markets of input supply.
  • Contribute to project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Document and share information gathered through the project implementation.
  • Develops technical concepts, guidelines, manuals and procedures which are ready to be applied.
  • Any other tasks assigned by Head of Project and/ or Project Coordinator.

Position Requirements

1. Knowledge / Qualifications

1.1 Professional/formal qualification

  • University degree in business management, marketing or related field
  • Knowledge of the seed sector in Myanmar an advantage

1.2 Job-related professional experience

  • Minimum of 7 years professional experience in a similar position

1.3 Foreign language skills

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Burmese

1.4 Miscellaneous

  • Practical experience in marketing in the agriculture sector.
  • Experience developing marketing plans.
  • Experience conducting market analysis, demand assessment and market forecasts.
  • Knowledge of product marketing, branding and value addition.
  • Strength in building relationships with relevant value chain actors, service providers and enablers.
  • Developing entrepreneurship.
  • Experience working in a team of national and international staff (with an international projectmanager).
  • Capable and flexible to work under stress/deadlines and irregular working hours.

2. Social skills

  • Excellent communication and networking skills.

3. Leadership skills

  • Strong problem solving skills and out of the box thinking.

4. Responsibility

  • Agribusiness development, investment plan development, training and coaching.

About the Company

Welthungerhilfe (German for World Hunger Aid) for short and is a non-denominational and politically independent, non-profit-making and non-governmental aid agency working in the field of development cooperation and emergency relief aid. Since it was founded in 1962, it has used about 2.03 billion euros to carry out more than 6,250 aid projects in 70 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
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