Value Chain Advisor

SNV Vietnam is looking for a: Value Chain Advisor

Based in Hanoi with frequent travel to other provinces  (National consultancy contract)

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995. Using market based approaches, SNV is committed to reducing poverty by catalyzing environmentally sustainable solutions for the poor in agriculture, energy, water & sanitation, and REDD+.

SNV is engaged in the agriculture sector implementing Value Chain, Inclusive Business, and Climate Change Adaption & Mitigation activities.  SNV is currently implementing two projects namely “Spice of life: Leveraging the spice sector for poverty reduction amongst ethnic minority communities in Northern Vietnam” and the project of “Develop High Quality Tea Value Chains for Poverty Reduction amongst Ethnic Minorities in Northern Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar” initiated and under the MARP programme, and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The overall goal of Spice of life project is to “Improve the livelihoods of ethnic minority groups who rely on NTFP spices in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam by increasing the income derived from NTFP spices by enabling their market access and linkages” and for Shan Tea project is to “Improve livelihood sustainably for ethnic minority tea producers in Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Ha Giang through well-developed Shan Tea value chains”

SNV Vietnam is seeking a highly qualified national candidate to fill in the post of Value chain Advisor 


- Support the development and implementation of business and market-based spice and tea value chain activities
- Provide efficient and effective advisory services to project partners and beneficiaries (provincial authorities, private sector companies and local NGOs, farmers) within defined assignments:
- Market awareness, strategies and market development opportunities
- Business development
- Evidence based policy advocacy in regard to market and business development
- Assist in identifying business opportunities with local partners towards further strengthening and expansion of their spice and tea production activities in Vietnam
- Support to conduct the research, analysis and make recommendations for the microeconomics of the spice & tea industry and the microeconomics of the food/medicinal/aromatic commodities market
- Identify market linkages and market opportunities for farmers, processors and traders (retailer, wholesaler) at domestic and international markets
- Co-develop Terms of Reference for the engagement of Local Capacity Builders (LCBs) and external consulting experts
- Supervise the LCBs and external consultants throughout the implementation of their assignments
- Build capacity of client or target group organizations
- Support small holder spice producers to participate in the spice & tea value chain through the projects initiatives
- Support the collective learning collaborative learning in clients/activity teams and/or expertise groups
- Assist in the development of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for the project and carry out M&E tasks for the project as detailed in the M&E plan
- Regularly update the progress of implementation of project activities to project manager and project partners

Candidate profile

- Vietnamese citizen
- Master degree in economics, international development, agriculture, business or other relevant disciplines
- At least 5 years of relevant working experience with international organizations
- Experience in working with private sector (i.e. agribusiness, traders, food processors, other related partners)
- At least 5 experience years of working in private sector development with proven market linkages experience and proof of written work
- Experience in relevant development approaches (e.g. BDS market development, value chain development, public-private partnership) and in organizational development (required)
- Experience in working with stakeholders at all levels (provincial, district, commune), and with mass organizations
- Excellent communication (speaking and writing) skills in English and Vietnamese
- Knowledge of and experience in methods and techniques of value chain analysis, sub sector market analysis and market
- Familiarity with international trade trend
- Good computer skills in MS-applications (Word, Excel, Internet, Email).

Contract Duration: SNV Vietnam offers a one-year contract with the possibility of extension.

Desired start date:  15 August, 2013

How to apply

Please send your application letter and CV, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to [email protected] by August 9th, 2013

For more information on SNV, please refer to our website:

We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2013-08-09