Agriculture Policy Advisor (m/f/d) Technical Assistance to policy implementation in the areas of agriculture and climate action in the framework of the Sector Reform Contract Transformational Climate-Smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda – Climate Change, Environment at GIZ, Rwanda(Deadline: 11/30/2022)

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Agriculture Policy Advisor (m/f/d) Technical Assistance to policy implementation in the areas of agriculture and climate action in the framework of the Sector Reform Contract Transformational Climate-Smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda

  • Job-ID: V000052511
  • Location: Kigali
  • Assignment period: 03/08/2023 – 03/07/2027
  • Field: Climate Change, Environment
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 11/30/2022

Job description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded tender: „Technical Assistance to policy implementation in the areas of agriculture and climate action in the framework of the Sector Reform Contract Transformational Climate-Smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda.”

The overall objective to which this action contributes is:

To contribute to the effective implementation of national sector policies in the areas of agriculture and climate action in agriculture in Rwanda, in the framework of the sector reform contract “Transformational climate-smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda”.

The specific objectives (outcomes) of this contract are as follows:

1. To support the sector policies design, implementation, monitoring and coordination in the areas of agriculture and climate action in agriculture.

2. To contribute to effective implementation of the sector reform contract “Transformational climate-smart and inclusive agriculture in Rwanda”, in close coordination with the EU Delegation to Rwanda (EU Delegation).

Your tasks

  • He/she will provide regular policy analysis in the areas of agriculture and climate action in agriculture as well as in the areas of climate –smart agriculture and regenerative agriculture.
  • He/she will supervise thematic studies and deliverables from Non-key experts in the agriculture sector.
  • Embedded in MINAGRI, the expert will report to the ministry senior management. He will ensure regular briefings and exchanges with the EU Delegation to Rwanda.
  • He/she will be involved in collaboration with the EU, European Member States and the Rwandan Government in the implementation of the overall Kigali Wholesale Market Project and related Team Europe Initiative (TEI): ‘Investing in sustainable and inclusive agricultural transformation”’.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills

Minimum requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Agronomy, Agriculture economics, Agriculture engineering or equivalent professional experience of at least 10 years
  • Proven knowledge of policy analysis and communication tools (briefings, concept-notes, study analysis, etc) in the area of agriculture and climate action in agriculture. Ability to analyse information, evidence-based and to translate into policy recommendation.
  • Proven knowledge in agri-food systems, value-chains and nutrition;
  • Excellent English communication skills both orally and in writing; at least C-1 level proficiency in English

Preferred requirements:

  • Good communication and networking skills;
  • At least B-2 level proficiency in French
  • Knowledge of the Rwandan Government structure, current agricultural policy (PSTA4) and trading position;
  • Knowledge in Kinyarwanda

General professional experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience is required.

Minimum requirements:

  • At least 4 years of working experience as an advisor to a Ministry; National agency or a public institution;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a research program in agriculture or relative to climate action in agriculture;

Considered an asset:

  • Experience (s) with agriculture sector budget support programs;
  • Experiences in African countries.

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience is required.

Minimum requirements:

  • At least 2 professional working experiences embedded in technical ministries or national implementing agencies;
  • Working experience in consolidating collaboration and dialogue between technical ministries;
  • At least 2 years of working experience analysing or supporting agriculture value-chains;
  • Working experience in access to markets specifically through wholesale markets;
  • Experiences in the fields of innovation, conservation agriculture, food safety and/or aquaculture.

Considered an asset:

  • Professional working experiences in gender mainstreaming and gender sensitive actions in the areas of climate action and agriculture including proven experiences in gender action plans;
  • Development of best practices sharing with others countries;
  • Experience in coordinating donors and partners in the agriculture sector.

Location information

The operational bases of the project will be at Kigali, Rwanda.

Start date & period of implementation

The indicative start date is 08 March 2023 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 48 months from this date (for a minimum of 880 days).

Notes

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GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disabilities, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Please send us an updated CV in EuropeAid format in English.

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