Team: New Business | Commitment: Career | Location: Egypt

Agronomist: USAID Egypt Value Added Solutions (EVAS)

Project Overview:

The purpose of the USAID Feed the Future Egypt Value Added Solutions (EVAS) project is to employ a market-driven systems-strengthening approach to improve the competitiveness of horticulture producers and related down-stream businesses and food processors by building their capacities to respond to demand from domestic and international buyers and fully meet their market requirements.  Meeting the demands of the market will necessitate adoption of international food quality and safety standards for horticulture crops destined for both international and domestic markets, including food processors, supermarkets, and restaurant chains.

 

This contract will build off of the work that USAID, other donor projects, and the Government of Egypt have undertaken and must address the following inter-related goals: 1) Strengthen sustainable domestic and international market linkages; 2) Improve post-harvest handling and storage; 3) Increase productivity of small farmers and food processors; and 4) Improve nutritional status of women and children.

 

Position Description:

The Agronomist will manage the implementation of the improved productivity and post-harvest handling components of the project.  S/he will also provide technical expertise in identifying and designing key interventions around value chain development, good agricultural practices, improved post-harvest handling and storage, and increased small farmer productivity and quality.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A degree in one of the agricultural sciences, such as agronomy or horticulture, or other relevant or equivalent field (Master’s preferred).
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in developing and implementing agriculture value chains in a developing country.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory role with projects of similar size and complexity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required; oral and written fluency in Arabic is desirable

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.