Team: Programs | Commitment: Consulting | Location: The Republic of Georgia

STTA: Food Carving Specialist


The USAID Agriculture Program is a five-year activity that aims to accelerate growth of agricultural sub-sectors that demonstrate strong potential to create jobs and increase micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) revenues. The USAID Agriculture Program provides competitive matching grants and technical assistance (TA)  to address identified gaps in horticultural value chains (VCs), namely berries, stone fruits, pome fruits (apples), culinary herbs, perishable vegetables, table grapes, mandarins, and nut crops (except hazelnut) that will result in the improved productivity and productive capacity of MSMEs, strengthened value chain linkages, increased access to markets, and improved capacity of MSMEs, cooperatives, associations and service/information/extension providers.

The USAID Agriculture Program plans to organize a series of events that will aim at inclusion of women to celebrate Women’s History Month. After researching the Georgian market, the USAID Agriculture Program discovered that there are no specialists or organizations giving any type of training/master classes in Food Carving.

The master class in food carving will give new opportunities to young women to develop new skills that will allow them to offer an innovative service on the Georgian market and generate a permanent income. The Food Carving master class will enable participants to become professionals in one of the sub-directions of the food industry and give them the opportunity to find a job in the hotel/restaurant/café (HORECA) industry or start and manage a small business that does not currently exist in Georgia.


The purpose of this assignment is to promote Georgian agro-food products (with the focus on Program’s selected value chains) and to create new linkages and job opportunities for young women food professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify 10-15 students at culinary colleges with some working experiences in culinary filed as participants of the Master Class/Training;
  • Conduct trainings in food carving for the selected beneficiaries and provide handouts (printed or visual) related with the food carving technics and design to the training participants.
  • Participate and support in organizing a food carving contest.

Required Qualifications:

  • More than five years of practical working experience in the food carving field;
  • Proven experience in conducting master classes in food carving;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to travel to Georgia.


  • Master class/training for selected 10-15 students,
  • Participation and support in organizing a food carving contest.

Period of Performance:

This assignment is planned to take place during March 1-31, 2020 and will include one trip to Georgia. The consultancy will not exceed a 20 day level of effort (LOE). 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against individuals 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.