Product Development Expert – Egypt

Product Development Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Product Development Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Master’s degree in food technology and processing is required
  • At least 15 years of experience in milk processing and products development is required
  • Work experience in international donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries

Theriogenology Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for an Theriogenology Expert

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • PhD Degree in Theriogenology, or Veterinary and 5 years of experience is required or it can be substituted by Master’s Degree and 10 years of experience in animal reproduction and artificial insemination
  • Solid experience in ultrasonography with extensive knowledge in the small holders’ fertility problems is required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Marketing Expert – Egypt – Support to Agricultural Small & Medium Enterprise (SASME) Improving the Dairy Value Chain

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Marketing Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Master degree in Marketing or Business is required
  • At least 10 years of experience in marketing in Egypt is required, preferable in milk products
  • Work experience in international donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries

Milk Hygiene Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Milk Hygiene Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (Animal Production), or Veterinary is required
  • From five to ten years of milking parlor and dairy value chain experience is required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

ISO Standards Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for an ISO Standards Expert

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Certified auditor in ISO standards and mainly in ISO standards, preferable ISO 17025, ISO 22000, and ISO 9001
  • Previous experience with dairy laboratories and processors are required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Cheese Processing Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for a Cheese Processing Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • Master degree in food technology and processing is required
  • At least 10 years of experience in milk processing in Egypt is required
  • Work experience in international donor funded projects is required
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Animal Husbandry Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support the Agricultural SMEs (SASME) Project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector. 

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • ·         Master degree in animal husbandry, veterinarian or agriculture engineer is required
  • ·         Five to ten years of field experience in animal husbandry is required
  • ·         Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • ·         Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • ·         English fluency and computer skills

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Animal Nutrition Expert – Egypt

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Brief Project Overview:

The Support to Agricultural Small & Medium Enterprises (SASME) project is a joint program funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the European Union and aims to support agricultural SMEs by addressing the main sector challenges and bottlenecks identified as access to finance and the need for capacity building and technical assistance. The program thus aims to increase the outreach of the current lending schemes for agriculture, as well as providing value-chain support to the dairy sector.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for an Animal Nutrition Expert.

The Ideal Candidate’s Experience:

  • PhD Degree in dairy nutrition, veterinary or agriculture is required
  • At least 10 years of dairy nutrition experience is required
  • Full understanding and mastering of the clinical nutrition in dairy cows, nutrition of suckling calves and raising heifers is required
  • Expertise in feed bunk management and individual cow’s management, traditional and nontraditional ration formulation is required
  • Awareness of the Egyptian dairy sector is required
  • Work experience in donor funded projects is required
  • Experience in an international commercial project is preferable
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English and Arabic are required
  • Solid computer skills are required

Egyptian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The Deadline for the application submission is August 27, 2017, however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

About CNFA:

CNFA is a not-for-profit international development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to supporting farmers and promoting the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity, increase household-level food security and nutrition introduce new varieties, diversify production, food preservation and storage, and natural resource management. CNFA applies market-system approaches that are grounded in participatory market analyses and engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholders and agribusinesses. CNFA facilitates strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 45 countries.

Chief of Party- Egypt Value-Added Agriculture Activity

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Brief Project Overview:

CNFA is currently seeking application from qualified candidates for an anticipated project building on USAID’s investments in assisting Egypt’s small farmers to export horticulture produce that meet international standards. The project will improve Egypt’s food security through improved income for farmers and increase access to healthy and nutritious food for Egyptians. This activity will create additional linkages to provide high quality produce to local grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, and food processors in Egypt.

Chief of Party (CoP) Job Description:

Primary responsibilities are aimed at providing overall leadership, management and technical direction of the entire proposed program, and stakeholder engagement at all levels. 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, rural development economics, or related field of study or equivalent work experience.  
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience leading multi-sector development programs with demonstrated strong management and coordinating skills. 
  • Seven (7) years of management experience of projects of similar complexity with experience with direct supervision of professional managing teams and support staff and assembling teams working on multi-faceted international development programs. 
  • Strong technical expertise in agriculture development, horticultural production and marketing, with experience in Egypt and/or the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and demonstrated ability to engage with private sector partners.
  • Demonstrated, excellent writing and oral presentation skills in English is required. High proficiency in Arabic is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required; experience managing a USAID funded program highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage senior level country counterparts, donor representatives, and senior-level staff to identify and resolve key barriers to progress.