Value Chain and Knowledge Management Advisor

SNV Vietnam is seeking a Value Chain and Knowledge Management Advisor

Based in Hanoi, Vietnam with frequent travel (Associate 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 Sustainable Market, Inclusive Business and Climate Smart Agriculture activities.  Within this sector SNV is looking for a good candidate to support our projects to develop and carry out knowledge management activities as well as provide additional backstopping and technical support to value chain projects. The advisor will spend some part of her/his time contributing to the value chain component of the agriculture projects including sustainable rice production, spices, tea, coffee; among others . The advisor will allocate the main part of her/his time on knowledge management activities for the agriculture sector projects and value chains. It is envisioned that as the program develops this advisor will contribute as a coach and mentor to other projects in the field of knowledge development and management.

SNV Vietnam is seeking a highly qualified English native speaker candidate already established in Vietnam to fill the cross-cutting post of Value Chain and Knowledge Management Advisor


- Support the Value Chain and Inclusive Business team to develop and implement project activities under the market-based value chain and Inclusive Business component in the mentioned value chains
Identify best practices, market linkages and market opportunities for farmers, millers and traders, retailer, wholesaler at domestic and international markets, related to sustainable rice production, spices, tea, coffee; among others
- Support farmers and companies creating sustainable market linkages Support the collective learning and knowledge management in client/activity teams and/or expertise groups
- Coordinate and contribute to identifying, extracting, systematizing and documenting lessons learnt from project activities
- Coach, advise and support project technical staffs in the development of project knowledge materials, technical publications, dissemination channels and ensure outreach of activities
- Identify methodology/approaches, channels, and mechanisms for improved knowledge management and knowledge use
- Lead documentation of project activities that demonstrate project results at the impact level
- Support sector leader, project manager, partners and staff to prepare project information and knowledge materials
- Proof reading comments the publications and communication material before publishing
- Support monitoring & evaluation, business development and communication activities from a knowledge management perspective

Candidate profile

- English native speaker already established in Vietnam
- University degree in economics, agriculture, agronomy, agribusiness, international development or related field
- At least 10 years of relevant experience in the field and at least 5 years of relevant working experience at international organisation(s)
- Understanding and experience in agriculture value chains, market-based approach, sustainable production standards and private sector promotion is preferable 
- Remarkable experience in  knowledge management activities in agricultural value chains is highly required
- Initiative and creative in solving problems
- Ability to work independently and with the team
- Good organizing skills and interpersonal skills
- Good oral and written (English) communication skills
- Computer proficiency in Windows and Office based programs

Contract Duration:  One-year associate advisor contract with the possibility of extension.

Desire starting date:  October/November 2013

How to apply?

Please send your application letter, CV and supporting documentation, together with an indication of your current salary and compensation package, to [email protected] by 12th September, 2013.

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Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2013-09-12