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Agricultural Development Advisor / Team Leader - Senior Expert, Swaziland (Mbabane)

Swaziland (Mbabane)
Technical assistance support for the High Value Crop and Horticulture Project (HVCHP)

Provisional starting date: 10 April 2018     -       540 work days over 3 years

We are looking for a Team Leader who will be based at the Ministry of Agriculture in Mbabane and will assist the Ministry on the coordination and implementation of EDF funded sector projects in general and provide ongoing advice and operational assistance to project management of HVCHP (High Value Crop and Horticulture Project). 

The High Value Crop and Horticulture Project (HVCHP) seeks to increase the contribution of the agricultural sector to poverty reduction in Swaziland by creating pro-poor growth, securing livelihoods of small holder farmers by providing them marketing opportunities and providing locally produced diversified food on the market.


Qualifications and skills

  • Post Graduate Degree in a relevant discipline (such as agriculture, agriculture economics, business management/administration, natural resource management, etc.);
  • Alternatively, a basic degree in a relevant area with at least 5 years additional experience above the general professional experience indicated below;
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, ability to bring alternative thinking to an organisation (make reference to specific achievements in this regard);
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English;
  • Computer literate (word processing, spread sheets).

 General professional experience

  • Minimum 5 years but preferably 10 years' experience in the design, management and supervision of agricultural/rural development projects;
  • Proven 3 years' experience in leading multidisciplinary teams and coordinating with stakeholders in the public and private sectors;
  • Practical experience with donor funded project and programmes;
  • Practical work experience with EU/EDF contract and financial procedures and Project;
  • Cycle Management is a distinct advantage.

 Specific professional experience

  • Previous experience as a Technical Assistant, preferably as a Team Leader on at least two previous projects;
  • Proven abilities in project management and monitoring;
  • Previous work and or consulting experience in Africa, preferably in Southern African countries is essential;
  • Proven experience in capacity building and training for project management, monitoring and supervision;
  • Experience in sector development and sector wide approaches will be an advantage.
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