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Agribusiness & Marketing Coordinator

Date Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Job Description

Assemblies of God Care is a local Christian organization registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act. It works through locally established structures and churches in empowering local communities in addressing developmental challenges. Its work covers Agriculture, Health, Environment, Natural Resources Management, Economic Empowerment and Humanitarian Response.


Assemblies of God Care now seeks to recruit for the following position:

 

Position: Agribusiness & Marketing Coordinator


Reporting Lines


The Agribusiness & Marketing Coordinator will work under the overall supervision of Project Manager.



Technical Focus

The Agribusiness & Marketing Coordinator will provide technical support to TRANSFORM Program portfolio. S/he will facilitate and support marketing of different vegetable value chains across 3 districts.



Tasks and responsibilities

Specifically, the Agribusiness & Marketing Coordinator will:

  • Undertake market research and analysis on horticultural value chains across 3 districts including demand and supply  assessments;
  • Provide support in the preparation and delivery of training modules for value chain development and business modelling;
  • Support on capacity and need assessment of the incubators and collection centres;
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the marketing system;
  • Facilitate calculation of gross margin analysis of different value chains
  • Identify technical, social, governance and financial gaps required to bring various vegetable value chains to scale
  • Collaboratively work with incubators/groups to develop 3-year detailed implementation plans and activity-based budgets for set of value chains
  • Identify, evaluate and prepare/expand the business case for value chain for use to seek collaboration from private investors
  • Oversee implementation of activities that expand value chain and build market links for the projects
  • Identify and support capacity development of leaders within the communities needed to drive business results
  • Assist in the monitoring of the project results throughout their implementation
  • Identify and examine constraints and opportunities within the selected value chains, particularly:
  • Elements of the value chain that could or should be strengthened in order to develop strong linkages between farmers and market actors
  • Potential agri-business opportunities, food production system, and markets
  • Based on the value chain analysis, provide recommendations, indicating specific activities, responsible institutions and timelines of (inter alia):
  • Capacity-building requirements of the beneficiaries/groups (e.g. production, marketing, agri-business and entrepreneurship)


Required qualifications

  • First degree in Agribusiness/ Marketing or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience



How to apply

Please submit your cover letter and CV via email to agcareinfo@gmail.com by September 9 2021


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    10 Sep, 2021

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