Вакансия от 13.10.2017

Value Chain Developer

Борзенко О., частный рекрутер  Агентство
Вид занятости:
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Опыт работы от 5 лет, высшее образование

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Our client, the Ukrainian Business Development Project is carried out with support by International Economic Development Associates with the financial support of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, is looking for Value Chain Developer.

The goal of the Project is to extend and expand the horticulture sector of southern Ukraine.

Professional skills and experience:

  • Provide the link between International assistance projects and the assigned commercial partner (s) in all facets of the project’s delivery, particularly:
    • Promoting cooperative and aggregation strategies, mechanisms, effective business models to reach a new market segment.
    • Incorporate client farmers into the commercial partner supply chain in a market-based manner that aligns with and supports the commercial partner strategy and business model.
    • Identify, recruit and manage team of value chain development team imbedded into Project Recipients to promote market linkages, business development, market data and information gathering.
    • Work with project recipients and clients (SMEs and SMFs) to promote viable market linkages, effective business models, value chain development.
    • Support and assist in identifying groups of farmers, SME’s applicable for business development, introduce them different business models that could be effectively implemented in their business process.
    • Interact with SMF concerning business and value chain development.
    • Provide trainings (e.g.: business models, supply chains, margins, how markets work, etc.), market data and information on value chain development, potential niche crops, consult them on different value chain issues.
  • Project management of the assigned value chain in very close cooperation with commercial partners. Implementation of value chain development best practices, monitoring & evaluation, research, overall project support to commercial partners.
  • Work closely with International assistance projects Canada-based staff to establish the capacity of commercial partners to lead and engage in value chain development and business development.
  • Assist the Field Project Manager and colleagues to periodically assess the value chain development performance of commercial partners against agreed upon deliverables.
    • Build graphs, diagrams, perform data, information analysis concerning value chain development.
    • Design, conduct and evaluate market activities and actions in this area.
    • Conduct research recommendations and guidelines, preparing presentations on the value chain development, project data and activities.
    • Contribute to methodology, lessons learned and best practices for subsequent activities.
  • Work closely with commercial partners in building their supply chain development (needs assessment, mentoring requirements, trouble shooting, etc.)
  • Coordinate with appropriate International assistance projects personnel, partner organizations and colleagues to build the capacity of the commercial partners to meet contractual deliverables of the Ukrainian Project.
  • In conjunction with commercial partners, research and source appropriate input suppliers to provide requisite inputs and/or technologies for producers.
  • Initiate, facilitate and monitor the linkages with the identified input suppliers.
  • Identify, initiate and develop market linkages with the identified value chain actors, e.g., transport, storage, processing, packaging, traders, wholesalers, retailers, exporters, etc.
  • Conduct visits on a regular cycle to commercial partners, matching grant recipients to develop and monitor relationships to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Oversee and manage value chain embedded staff with commercial partners and manage/monitor their activities to promote the commercial partner supply chain.
  • Participate in the development of the training activities programme, as required.
  • Have strong communication skills and experience in the sphere of value chain development.
  • Ability to write and compile reports, papers, stories, support materials, clearly describe data sets.


Education: Master’s or equivalent degree in Business, Economics or any other relevant field.

Work Experience:

• Up to 5 years of relevant experience in value chain development. Preferred work experience in international assistance projects and non-profit organizations.

• Have strong analytical skills.

Languages: Strong English skills highly desirable to be able to communicate with HQ team.

Computer skills: Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet packages, experience in handling of web based management systems, CRM.

Personal skills: Accurate, organized, attentive to details, excellent organizational and management skills, problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills; ability to negotiate with people from diverse backgrounds.

Duty station: flexible with a necessity to spend 15−20 days (per month) in the main office (Kiev, Kakhovka) as well as regular business trips to Odessa, Nikolaev, Kherson, Melitopol.

If you are interested and your skills meet the requirements, please send your CV (engl, rus).

Please note that will be considered only short-list candidates.

We guarantee the confidentiality of your data through the whole process.

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