Senior Agricultural Policy Expert

  Afghanistan Unspecified 554
Date Posted:May 21, 2010
Closing Date:Aug 29, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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Job Summary:

Tetra Tech, through its subsidiary ARD, Inc., is accepting expressions of interest from qualified Senior Agricultural Policy Expert candidates for a USAID-funded Agricultural Credit Enhancement program in Afghanistan. The purpose of this four and a half year project is to support Afghan financial and private sector intermediaries to provide sustainable agricultural lending initiatives and strengthen agricultural value chains.

Duties & Responsibilities:

--Through the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, contribute substantially to the creation of a refined and responsive policy environment to improve the competitiveness of the Afghan agriculture sector and increase access to new markets;
Work through producer associations, the Ministry, and other stakeholders to turn high-potential policy concepts into tangible reform programs and/or actionable legislation;
--Work in conjunction with and not duplicate other donor activities, such as USAID’s Capacity Building and Change Management Program, to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry.

Job Requirement:

--At least ten years of experience in agricultural policy reform.

--Master’s or Ph.D. degree in a relevant field, including agricultural or business policy and law;
--Substantial field experience implementing USAID-funded assistance programs preferred;
-- Afghanistan and/or regional experience is preferred.
--Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
--Advanced computer skills required.
--Fluent in English, and some knowledge of Dari or Pashto desired.

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