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GIZ Jobs: Junior Advisor 2021

Job Title: Junior Advisor (m/f/d) Green Innovation Centre for the agriculture and food sector in Zambia

Organization: The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Job-ID: P1533V6527

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Assignment period:08/01/2021 – 07/31/2023

Field: Rural Development

Type of employment:full or part-time

Application deadline:06/06/2021 

The global project Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector is part of the global special initiative “ONEWORLD NO HUNGER” and implemented in 15 countries. The aim is to introduce innovations in the agriculture and food sector to increase income, productivity and climate change resilience of smallholder farmers, strengthen entrepreneurship and create employment opportunities along selected value chains. In Zambia, the project works together with partners from the public and private sector, civil society and research institutions to implement a holistic set of innovations in the groundnut, soybean dairy value chains. The focus is on three fields of activity: (1) Strengthening local agricultural innovation systems, (2) innovative and adapted skills development with use of Information and Communications Technologies/radio solutions and (3) strengthening sustainable agricultural business with focus on cooperatives development.

Your tasks

  • Support the project coordinator in the implementation of the project
  • Support in Monitoring & Evaluation of outcome and output indicators
  • Contribute to project documentation and reporting to the client
  • Support internal and external communication and public relations work
  • Prepare conferences and workshops
  • Contribute to administrative and procurement procedures
  • Assume thematic responsibility packages as agreed
  • Conduct field visits when necessary

Your profile

  • University degree in agricultural science, economics, geography or comparable studies
  • First professional or practical experience with the topics of rural development, food security, agriculture, the impact of innovations, value chain development and/or cooperation with the private sector
  • Knowledge in complex results-oriented monitoring systems
  • High management skills as well as organizational talent and strong communication in an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional context
  • Proactive and constructive work attitude, openness to critical feedback and structured approach to act in a goal-oriented manner even under high work pressure
  • Team player, socially engaged, culturally sensitive and able to work well in a cross-cultural team
  • Fluency in German and English; knowledge of French is an advantage

Location information

Under the following link you will find information about living and working in Zambia.

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