National Agricultural and Rural Development Advisor

Lux-Development, the Executing Agency for Bilateral Co-operation financed by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is assisting the Cao Bang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to implement the project VIE036  “ Irrigation Cao Bang, Wise Use of Water and Agriculture” (WUWA).

VIE/036 WUWA is in its starting up phase and has a planned duration of five years.

The project VIE/036 WUWA has three result areas:

1.Agricultural Productivity – Optimized, diversified and more resilient agricultural production systems;
2.Access to Water – Increased water availability for agricultural production systems;
3.Improved Process – Producers and service providers are actively invested in the planning and management of agricultural production systems

Lux-Development is looking for candidates to fill the following position, (one year assignment, renewable):

National Agricultural and Rural Development Advisor

The NARDA is to contribute to the achievement of outcomes and outputs for result 1 on Agricultural Productivity and result 3 Improved Process where it concerns farmers, service providers and government staff as linked to tasks of result 1. More specifically:

  • Planning and implementation of Farmer Field Schools responding to demands and needs of farmers;
  • Development and implementation of action plans for crops and livestock;
  • Targeted support through the application of Community Development Funds type of programme;
  • Identification, prioritisation for investment into small-scale infrastructure that affects agricultural production systems;
  • Capacity building on the planning-to-management investment process for the villages and other actors linked to agricultural production;

Minimum Requirements:

  • A master degree preferably in agricultural economics, rural development, or agribusiness;
  • 8 years’ experience in advising and/or managing agriculture, rural development projects and extension services;
  • Good knowledge and expertise in pro-poor agribusiness development;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills working with government agencies, private business, donor agencies and ethnic minority groups in different parts of Vietnam;
  • Good analytical and report writing skills in both Vietnamese and English;
  • High motivation to work in and support poor and mountainous areas;
  • Good command of English is required;
  • Good command of Tay or Nung language is an advantage.


HOW TO APPLY: Applications in English and Vietnamese consisting of: (i) a covering motivation letter, (ii)  a Curriculum Vitae and minimum of two referee’s contacts; and (iii) copies of relevant degrees, certificates must be forwarded by e-mail to: Mr. Pham Van Hung, Project VIE/036 Cao Bang Office at [email protected], specifying in the subject line: “NARDA/VIE036”.

Detailed job description will be provided upon request to the above email address.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview(s) (tentatively on 12 -13 Feb 2015)

Women /ethnic minorities are highly encouraged to apply.  

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Thu, 2015-02-05