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Team Leader EU Zimbabwe Agriculture Growth Programme

Job Profile

Mott Macdonald has been shortlisted to bid for the upcoming EU Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP). ZAGP has the overall objective to contribute to the development of a diversified and efficient agriculture sector that promotes inclusive green economic growth.
The ZAGP consists of five outcomes each addressing key constraints:
1: Increased production and productivity of the livestock sector
2: Livestock products have better access to markets and are more competitive
3: Increased public and private investment in targeted livestock value chains
4: Improved agricultural education systems and extension services
5: Institutions strengthened to develop and implement institutional and regulatory framework
The intended start date is 01 November 2017 and the period of implementation of the contract will

be 54 months from this date.

We are looking for a Team Leader and Institutional Capacity Development Expert – (900 working days)

Job Description

Specific professional experience for the role;
. Experience in policy analysis and providing policy advice to government’s on agricultural
promotion
. Experience in formulating AND implementing sector institutional and regulatory reforms
. Experience in formulating AND implementing capacity development strategies for reforms
. Experience of the Zimbabwean context, government systems and policies would be an
added advantage
. Experience in managing development projects
. Experience in expert mobilization: drafting of terms of reference, selection of CVs
. Experience in monitoring grants
. Experience in procurement and calls for proposals with donors; experience with EU
procurement rules would be an advantage
The minimum percentage of time which each expert should work in Zimbabwe is 90%.

Candidate Specification

Qualifications and skills
. Education: Master Degree in Development Studies, Public Administration, Planning,
Economics, Agriculture, Political Science, Social Science or other areas relevant to the
assignment
. Demonstrated ability in providing high level policy advice to government’s on agricultural
promotion
. Demonstrated high-level knowledge and experience of the main commercial agriculture
and in particular livestock related issues (environmental sustainability and compliance,
food safety and quality standards, disease control, taxation, imports control, adequate
financial and extension services, etc.)
. Demonstrated high-level professionalism (respect of deadline, confidentiality,
thoroughness, diplomacy)
. Demonstrated high-level communication and facilitation skills and ability to build
relationships
. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
General professional experience
. Preferably 10 years but at least 5 years' experience in the promotion of commercial
agriculture
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