Senior Market and Value Chain Development Advisor

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forwardlooking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. Working under difficult conditions, GTZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GTZ has operations in more than 120 countries worldwide. Since 1999 GTZ has maintained a representative office in Hanoi, which provides a full range of services to around 20 projects and programmes in the country.

GTZ implements the project Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas (PARA) in Tra Vinh Province, in cooperation with the IFAD funded programme Improving Market Participation of the Poor (IMPP). The project has been operating since 2007, and will continue until 2012. Its overall objective is to improve the participation of poor rural people in a range of markets. To achieve this objective, the project assists stakeholders and institutions to establish processes and apply tools that improve market access. For the project’s Market and Value Chain Development Component, GTZ is seeking a qualified Vietnamese candidate for the full-time position of: Senior Market and Value Chain Development Advisor
Duty Station: Tra Vinh Town

Key Responsibilities:
The senior advisor will provide the expertise needed for, and plan and implement technical assistance and training activities related to:
- Market and value chain development
- Business development support
- Support to cooperatives and cooperatives groups
- Establishment of public private partnerships (PPPs)
- Institutionalisation of project activities in the above areas in line agencies and other institutions

Responsibilities will further include:
- Identifying and guiding national consultants to provide specific subject-matter inputs
- Results-based monitoring of outputs and outcomes in the above areas
- Documentation of experiences and lessons learnt

- University degree in economics, business administration, or a closely related field
- Strong professional background with proven practical experience in market and value chain development and/or business administration
- Good communication, cooperation, and teamwork skills
- Good command of both spoken and written English
- Good command of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications

Successful candidates will enjoy good working conditions with a friendly and creative working environment, an open corporate culture, a clear and promotive career path, competitive benefits and compensation, and good policies of training and development.
Interested qualified candidates are invited to send their application in English to one of the following addresses before 12 April 2010.
By post: IMPP / PARA, 07 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ward 2, Tra Vinh Town
By email: [email protected]
Please mention Application for PARA Senior Advisor on the envelope or in the subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the deadline.
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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Tra Vinh
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2010-04-12