Horticulture Specialist


Since 1963 and in 145 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has 76 projects in 36 countries and revenues of approximately $168 million.

We are currently seeking a Horticulture Specialist for a prospective multiyear community engagement and livelihoods project that will build the capacity of smallholder farmers in Mozambique to produce high-quality horticultural products and pursue sustainable livelihoods. The project will include a value chain assessment of vegetable markets to identify target horticultural crops; strengthen producer associations and partners; deliver training and technical assistance in horticultural production; improve access to high quality inputs, technology and finance; improve post-harvest handling; and strengthen market linkages.

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Horticulture Specialist will be responsible for designing and implementing horticulture sector interventions.

  • Support horticulture sector modernization and value chain development by identifying and developing new market opportunities, upgrading high-potential horticulture value chains, building market linkages and strengthening the capacity of smallholder farmers to increase productivity and pursue sustainable livelihoods
  • Design value chain upgrading strategies, addressing production, post-harvest, processing and marketing priorities
  • Work with cooperatives and producer associations to help identify value chain upgrading opportunities, partnerships and other opportunities
  • B.A./B.S. in relevant technical field with 10 years of experience
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in value chain assessments, handling operations, productivity interventions and marketing of horticultural crops
  • Ability to diagnose problems in a value chain and work with relevant actors along the value chain to improve production, increase access to finance, and increase market share and profitability
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills in English and fluency in Portuguese required

Please apply via our online form. No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

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  • Published 02.03.2013
  • Expires 31.03.2013
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