Livestock Marketing and Resilience programme
Terms of Reference for the Livestock Business Development Officer
Post Title: Livestock Business Development Officer
Number of vacancies: 10
Name of Projects: Livestock Marketing and Resilience programme (LMRP).
Duration: One year (renewable).
Vacancies per duty station : 1 for Blue Nile, 1 for White Nile, 2 for Sennar, 3 for North Kordofan and 3 for West Kordofan states.
Type of Contract: SSA (Performance Based Contract)
Salary range: 4000 to 4900 SDG
Opening Date: 26 February. 2017
Closing Date: 2017/3/12
The Livestock Marketing and Resilience Programme (LMRP) Is a joint effort between IFAD and the
Government of Sudan/ Ministry of Animal Resources (MOAR) to revive the livestock industry, optimize the use of a seriously impacted natural resource base under threat from climate change and address rural poverty. The programme focuses on the modernization expansion of all aspects of the livestock main value chains as the key to reducing rural poverty.
The programme development objective is increased earning opportunities and improved living conditions in livestock-based communities. The programme primary target population comprises poor households residing in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in particular it will target rural poor women and young women and men, common interest groups and village development structures. Poor households in 1,000 villages in five States (North Kordofan West Kordofan; White Nile; Sennar and Blue Nile) will be eligible to participate in project activities, with a target outreach of 100,000 households
The programme includes three interlinked components namely; (I) livestock business development that aims to improve value-addition and market access for small-scale pastoralists and agro -pastoralists. (II) community-led natural resources management and enhanced adaptive capacities to support a community lead process for priority natural resources management investments for building the sustainability of the livestock systems; and (iii) Rural enterprise and social development to promote the up scaling of viable business plans with further technical support and access to affordable loans from microfinance institutions.
The Programme Will support. The delivery of services to households (both existing livestock keepers and women and youth with no livestock, but ready to engage in the business) engaging in fattening of livestock in the following areas: (i) business management business plans, loan application technology transfer, skills improvements for productive improvement (il) access to appropriate inputs and encourage establishment of a network of suppliers; (iii) access to markets and market information (lv) establishment of contractual linkage among VC stakeholders using forward contracts, contract farming, out grower schemes; and,(v) access to mlcrof1naflC services under Component 3 and to financial institutions providing SME services to individuals and producers groups who have graduated from microfinance.
The component will support establishment of 10 Livestock Advisory Teams (LATS) comprising three specialists (veterinarian, livestock husbandry specialist and a business development officer). The
Veterinarian and livestock husbandry members of the LATs has been selected and seconded from the existing staff within the respective SMAARIS, however the business development officer will be hired from the market The LATs will be trained and established at each of the SMAARIs and each LAT will be equipped with the required resources enabling them to implement their activities in the Programme area. Under the guidance of the PMU Senior Livestock Business Development Manager (SLBDM) the LAT will be responsible for establishing the village based fattening and advisory system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The main responsibilities and key deliverables of the Business Development Officer (BDO) will be as follow:
1- Consult with all stakeholders and develop tailored business oriented capacity building
Measures to ascertain capacity inside (local) Government, private sector and other relevant
2- Raise awareness of the livestock business potential by conducting seminars workshops outlining importance for harmonized and standardized procedures;
3- Develop marketing plans for the fattened lambs and calves in the export market, national markets, meats and hides and skins market
4- Assist the LSCGs producers’ participation in the LMRP’s fattening scheme in responding to market opportunities by providing advisory services and reviewing and evaluating business plans to ensure viability and sustainability of their enterprises.
5- Lead the LAT team in the process of setting-up fattening schemes in LMRP’ communities/ villages and help the producers in the arrangement of the deals and contracting with Input suppliers and products buyers within their localities and states.
6- Assist in the promotion and dissemination of relevant market information in support of the LSCGs’ producers via the ELP.
7- Perform other duties that may be required by SLBDM and the State Coordinator.
Qualifications and Experience:
1- Bachelor degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics Marketing, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Economics or any related field, a higher degree will be an advantage
z- At least 2-4 years of experience in business development, feasibility studies and evaluation of livestock and agricultural projects.
3- Preferably, an experience with producers groups and SM ES.
4- Strong analytical and operational knowledge of agribusiness (livestock).
5- Well understanding of business procedures Including operations, sales, marketing, business
Start-up and business expansion.
6 - Strong Interpersonal skills, ability to communicate/ negotiate effectively in oral and writing, work as a part of a team, with co-workers, partners and private sector.
7- MS (word, excel, PowerPoint) and
8- Good communication skills in English language..
. Note: female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs with all the supporting documents before the closing date (12/03/2017). Moreover, names and addresses of two persons to refer to will be appreciated.
The addresses are:
1. Central Coordination Unit for IFAD Co-financed Projects, House no.(2) Block no.(1O), Tigani
ELMahi Street, Khartoum East Tel +24983 771474, PO Box 11270 e-mail email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. State implementation Units (SIUs) of the LMRP are located in;
. Damazine; Al-Riyad next to the Public Prosecution Office (AL-NiYABA AL-AMMA).
. Sinja; Eastren District, Block 19- House no.7 next to ABU ELELA Health Center,
. Kosti; AI Andlus, block no 35- house no 73, south to Almanar school,
. Al Obeid; Al Doha, House no 111, next to Alwaya Hussein health Center and;
. Al Fula; General Directorate of Animal Resources, east to Soug Al Fula, next to Traffic police.
> Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.