Organization: The Asia Foundation
Application deadline is March 9, 2012
The Asia Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region, is seeking qualified long-term advisors in the area of agricultural production and productivity to serve as Chief of Party, Agricultural Input Supply Chain Advisor, Agro Input Quality Control and Standards Specialist, Senior Capacity Building Advisor, and Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for an upcoming 5-year project in Bangladesh.
Candidates should be development professionals with specific sectoral expertise, including but not limited to: supporting private sector activities that result in improved availability, quality and safe usage of agricultural inputs, yield improvements, environmental degradation in an agricultural context, and improving product quality and export opportunities, capacity building in the agricultural sector, addressing gender related constraints in the agricultural inputs market, and addressing policy and regulatory obstacles.
- Minimum of seven years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- Experience with financial management of a large multi-year donor-funded project
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation work for donors/U.S. Government agencies or international NGO’s.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English required.
All candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of value systems, traditions and social norms and practices of different cultures and religions. Excellent consulting skills will be required including: Communication, both oral and written, consensus building, team facilitation, all with an emphasis on results and cultural sensitivity.
Desirable skills include but are not limited to: knowledge and experience in complex agricultural programs, knowledge and/or experience of the legal, political, economic, administrative and socio-cultural context of agricultural programs in Bangladesh and/or South Asia ; experience undertaking effective consultation with a wide range of national and international stakeholders; and familiarity with USAID program design principles and methods. Local language capability is desirable. Experience or knowledge of Bangladesh is strongly preferred.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.