Since 1963 and in 146 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 in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.
Commodity Trade Platform Consultant, Bangladesh
ACDI/VOCA is seeking a consultant for its Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops (RDC) activity to support the creation of a commodity trading platform. The primary objective of establishing a trade platform would be to address the fragmented nature of agricultural trade and enhance efficiencies to the benefit of farmers. RDC has been in contact with various stakeholders who have indicated that they would be interested in establishing or using a trade platform. This model has been used successfully elsewhere (Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria) but is a new initiative for Bangladesh. RDC intends to determine what would be required in order to establish a commodity trade platform, including analysis of: platform requirements, warehousing, certification services, regulatory framework, collateral management services and financial institutions. As per the parameters of the deliverables required, a roadmap will be developed based on the experience of the service provider.
Estimated Level of Effort (LOE) is 18 person/days within the timeline of September 1st to November 30th 2019.
Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.