ACDI/VOCA

Agronomist/Agricultural Engineer, Egypt

EG-Cairo
Type
Long-term

Overview

ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 146 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.

 

Agronomists and Agricultural Engineers, Egypt

ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking Agronomists and Agricultural Engineers for the anticipated USAID funded Feed the Future Egypt Value Added Solutions (EVAS) Activity. EVAS will have a strong focus on assisting Egypt's small farmers export horticulture produce that meet international standards. The experts are expected to oversee food engineering and assist in the design of efficient food plants and appropriate machinery to preserve, package, and distribute foods. Program interventions in horticulture will work through market participants as drivers of change and are likely to target improved competitiveness and trade, increased farm household productivity and market access, improved nutrition-related, and building the sustainability local organizations. The location for this position is TBD.

Responsibilities

  • Meet with clients, such as district or regional councils, farmers, and developers, to discuss their needs.
  • Test agricultural machinery and equipment to ensure proper performance.
  • Assist in and train on agricultural best practices and farm management.
  • Facilitate the development and training of farmers to achieve certification.
  • Assist in developing sector-specific supporting markets to deliver new technology and output services such as transport, cooling and irrigation management.
  • Provide advice on water quality and issues related to managing pollution, controlling rivers, and protecting and using other water resources.

Qualifications

  • 7 years’ international experience with successful value chain development projects with significant management responsibility. Familiarity with horticulture in Egypt is required.
  • 7 years’ experience on projects with similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries.
  • Advanced knowledge in agricultural engineering equipment and methods
  • Experience working in or providing capacity building services to the private sector is desired.
  • Master’s degree in agricultural engineering preferred; or other relevant university degree
  • Willingness to travel required. Applicants may be expected to relocate to regional offices depending on solicitation requirements.
  • Fluency in Arabic required. Proficiency in English preferred.

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