National Expert on Product Innovation – Tropical Fruits

VACANCY: National Expert on Product Innovation – Tropical Fruits

Job summary:

As National Market Development Expert – tropical fruits, you will identify the potential product innovation opportunities for value addition (mango and pomelo fruit) and introduce new value-added products (e.g. dried fruits, better packaging, processed products, etc.) to the producers; identify the service providers to adopt the new value-added products; provide technical support to pilot the production in the selected producer groups and SMEs; and support the producers in branding and promotion of the new products in the markets. You will work directly under the supervision of Project Manager and cooperate with other experts.  


You should have advanced university degree, in agriculture, agro-industry, and food engineering or related field; minimum of 10 years of experience in the area of agro-processing, product design and development, post-harvest technology or any related field; comprehensive knowledge and expertise in value addition to Mango and Pomelo in particular related to technology, processes, skills, quality management, etc.; extensive experience and capacity to train and support farmers and cooperatives for value addition; good understating of digital technologies and their potential application in fruits value chain; good knowledge of environmental sustainability in the context of rural Vietnam and implications for fruits industry; familiarity with UNIDO mandate; excellent planning, coordination and management skills;

You are confident to coordinate implementation of project activities between public and private institutions, beneficiaries and project senior experts. You have excellent communication skills, both in Vietnamese and English and you are able to relate to people with diverse background such as high-ranking officials, technical experts and industry actors.

How to apply:

Access the copy of the TOR here.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter (max. 1 page) and a short resume (max. 2 pages) in advance to [email protected] and [email protected] .

Closing date: Deadline for submission of application 31 October 2021


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Sun, 2021-10-31