Team Leader

Green Innovation Centres for the agriculture and food sector
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Job Description

1. Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor (quality and deadlines)
2. Coordinating and ensuring communication with GIZ, partners and others involved in the project
3. Personnel management, in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, as well as planning and steering assignments and supporting local short-term experts.
4. Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines

Project Description
Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector – India
The project “Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector” in India (hereafter called as the project or GIC) is part of the special initiative “One World – No Hunger” (SEWOH) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project addresses poverty and hunger in 16 countries, amongst them India. For the Green Innovation Centres India, sustainable agri-business, local innovation systems and competence development are the core concerns. In addition, the project is committed to the cross-cutting issues of water and soil management, climate change adaptation, renewable energy, gender, youth employment, digitalisation and agri-research.
The Green Innovation Centre India wants small-scale farming enterprises and rural entrepreneurs to get more money out of their work and to increase rural employment in the agri-food sector. To achieve this, it disseminates innovations along value chains based on three crops: tomato, potato and apple in the Indian states Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Field operations are ongoing since early 2016.
Screening Criteria 1
Education/training : University qualification (Master/Phd) in Agricultural Economics/ Social Sciences (organisational development preferably)
Screening Criteria 2
Language : Good business language skills in English (Level - C1)
Screening Criteria 3
General professional experience : 15 years or more of professional experience in the Agricultural Science sector (focus on rural cooperative organisations) and working with rural communities in agriculture sector.
Screening Criteria 4
Specific professional experience : 10 years in moderation and facilitation between heterogeneous stakeholders and being familiar with top-down and bottom-up approaches and presenting policy relevant recommendations.
Screening Criteria 5
Leadership/management experience : 5 years or more of management/ leadership experience as project team leader or manager in a company
Screening Criteria 6
Regional experience: Atleast 3 years of experience in India
Screening Criteria 7
Development Cooperation (DC) experience : 10 years or more of experience in DC projects

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