International Post-Harvest Specialist
SNV Laos seeks an International Post-Harvest Specialist (1 position).
The Lao Uplands Rural Advisory Services (LURAS) project is a program of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Government of Laos, implemented by Helvetas in partnership with the Department of Technical Extension and Agro-Processing (DTEAP). The project works on the Northern Uplands on Laos.
SNV implements activities towards achieving Outcome 2: Market systems in rural areas that are fair and profitable. The activities should have the following outputs:
2.2 Rural enterprises are adding greater value to farm products, including improvements in processing, certification and contracting;
2.3 A greater number of decent jobs exist in agribusiness, including promoting a code of conduct for companies, and awareness raising among farm labourers.
At present, SNV focuses on:
2. Description of responsibilities
SNV is looking for a short term International Consultant who will in close cooperation with the National Agricultural Advisor:
Successful completion of the appraisal may lead to a follow-up assignment (intermittent, 6-8 months between May 2020 and November 2021) for the implementation of the identified project activities aiming at creating in cooperation with both government and private sector partners an ecosystem related to post-harvest activities (input supply, introduction of agricultural machinery, maintenance and repairs, training, processing, etc.).
3. Required qualifications and experience
4. Timing, duration and duty stations
The Post-harvest Specialist mission will take approximately 20 days between January and March 2020 (exact dates to be determined in consultation). The assignment may be extended upon the successful completion of the current project planning but is subject to approval by the contract partner Helvetas. The mission will involve travel to Xiengkhouang (and potentially Oudomxay or Houaphan) province.
5. How to Apply
Interested consultants should send their CV to: Beunh Sayaphimphone, HR manager SNV office, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR or email to email@example.com. Any questions can be sent to Emmanuel Santoyo Rio at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for application is 31 December 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
SNV Netherlands Development is a not-for-profit international development organization that has built a long-term local presence in 38 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin-America. SNV Laos implements projects to improve individual lives and contributes to solving global challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.