Winrock is seeking senior-level agriculture marketing, supply chain, and finance experts for a USAID funded project that will support the growth of a competitive agriculture industry in Tajikistan. The experts will design and provided technical leadership to activities that will support agribusinesses in accessing and competing in domestic, region, and international markets. Through its market-driven interventions the project will spur on and off-farm employment opportunities and incentivize investment in business service provision and market infrastructure. For all positions, preference is given to those with previous private sector experience and advanced degrees. All positions require fluency in English.
Agriculture Marketing Director will provide technical direction to the project’s market systems approach. He/she will implement a market-led strategy that incentivizes private sector investment in upgrading agriculture market infrastructure and supporting services. He/she will work with private sector to develop market-led solutions to business enabling barriers. Work with financial institutions, end-markets, and service providers to increase access to markets, inputs and services. Minimum Experience: 10 years’ experience in facilitating investment and partnerships in market systems • Experience with private sector • Track record of working with financial service providers, investors, and private sector in agricultural value chains.
Horticulture Director will improve horticulture productivity and marketing. He/she will design embedded extension solutions to facilitate the transfer of internationally recognized quality compliance systems to producers and SMEs (i.e. Global GAP, SPS, HACCP). Incentivize investment in upgrading market infrastructure and supporting services. Facilitate transfer and adoption of technology and agricultural practices that will improve quality and competitiveness. Co-create sustainable supply chain models with private sector linked to high value domestic, regional, and international markets. Minimum Experience: Advanced degree in agronomy or related field • 10 years’ experience in horticulture production and marketing • Track record of working with service providers in the horticulture sector.
Dairy Director will improve horticulture productivity and marketing. He/she will design embedded extension solutions to facilitate the transfer of recognized quality compliance systems to producers and SMEs. Incentivize investment in upgrading market infrastructure and supporting services. Facilitate transfer and adoption of technology and agricultural practices that will improve quality and competitiveness. Co-create sustainable supply chain models with private sector linked to high value domestic. Minimum Experience: Advanced degree in veterinary science, agronomy or related field • 10 years’ experience in dairy production and marketing • Track record of working with service providers in the dairy sector.
Access to Finance Director will build the capacity of market system actors to develop bankable business plans and access short to long-term financing. He/she will work with financial institutions to roll-out appropriate saving and lending products. He/she will identify opportunities for ICT-based solutions to improve accessibility of financial services. He/she will strengthen community social safety nets. Minimum Experience: 10 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including 5 years in agriculture lending • Experience with formal and informal finance.
Monitoring & Evaluation Director will implement the project M&E and develop systems to track overall project activities, outputs. The M&E Director will also contribute to the design and lead implementation of all project learning activities. Minimum Experience: Minimum 10 years’ managing and implementing complex M&E systems for international development projects, preferably with USAID • Proven record of designing and implementing data collection tools including surveys • Experience managing large M&E databases and conducting timely data analysis and developing reports.
Operations Director will be responsible for all financial, operational, and logistical aspects of the project. This will include overseeing accounts and budget expenditures, providing grants oversight, overseeing procurement procedures, and ensuring project adherence to local laws and donor regulations. He/she will ensure the proper administrative, financial, grants, and procurement functioning. Minimum Experience:10 years of experience leading accounting, procurement, operations, and financial management of complex international development programs • Familiarity with USAID compliance requirements.
Grants Director will design project challenge fund/grants program to incentivize private sector actors to invest in supply chain upgrading. This includes marketing the fund to private sector groups, designing grant schemes that meet the shared value goals of the project, foster partnerships with investors, financial institutions and foundations that will buy into the fund. Minimum Experience: At least 7 years of experience designing or managing challenge funds • Experience managing grants programs with a “cost share” requirement, preferably for USAID.