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Business Advisor (M/F)

Agriterra

This is a Full-time position in Kigali posted October 8, 2019.

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Farmer common sense in business

We are looking for people who are entrepreneurial, focused on performance,
clients, and results, and able to work in a team

Agriterra is the development and advisory organization of the agricultural
sector in the Netherlands. It focuses on strengthening the position which
cooperatives and farmers’ organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
occupy in the market, in the value chain and in consultations with
governments. Agriterra uses peer-to-peer advice from the Dutch cooperative
Agri & food sector. These Agriterra experts, named agripoolers, share their
experience in and knowledge of production improvements, service provision,
agricultural extension, cooperative entrepreneurship and advocacy with their
peers in other countries.

Agriterra aims to be a specialist in the field of increasing the business
performance of cooperatives and farmers’ organizations in developing
countries. Its ambitions in terms of service provision, knowledge, efficiency
and efficacy are sky-high. Cooperatives and farmers’ organizations in
developing countries can count on becoming stronger by adopting Agriterra’s
advice. This is based on the concept that a strong and well-organized
agricultural sector is necessary to ensure rapid economic growth and more
equitable distribution of prosperity and democratic well-being.

Agriterra’s global annual turnover is approximately 15 million euros and the
organization has over 150 employees, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

For our activities in Rwanda, we are looking for a

Business advisor m/f

Location : Kigali

This person will provide expert advice, coordinate advisory trajectories with
clients, and have an advisory and broker role in the closing of business deals
aimed at building well-organized and operational cooperatives and farmers’
organizations. In order to achieve this, the successful candidate will
initiate and maintain a network that will include cooperatives and farmers’
organizations, financial institutions, traders, service providers and other
stakeholders in the value chain. He/she will initiate and guide change
trajectories with clients and will lobby, mediate and support business
development processes, as well as facilitate the development of business
deals.

Duties

–>Provide effective business advisory services to business-oriented farmer cooperatives in the horticulture value chain.
–>Assess the functioning of farmer cooperatives.
–>Codesign action plans with cooperatives and follow-up on the implementation of these action plans.
–>Facilitate Agriterra’s state-of-the-art cooperative training.
–>Investigate opportunities to finance business plans of cooperatives, support the establishment of contacts and negotiate business agreements with banks, investors and other financiers governments and the business sector.
–>Help develop financially sustainable structures within cooperatives and farmers’ organizations to enhance their service provision and agricultural extension to their members.
–>Provide clients with guidance relating to change trajectories, to promote the interests of farmers, associations and cooperatives, with the authorities of the relevant developing countries.
–>Collect and systematize information about clients and advisory processes, such as financial reports and annual overviews.
–>Build expertise in a specific area of interest for example, governance or financial management and/or on a specific subject or subject of current interest, with a focus on product development, in which he/she will act as the expert point of reference, both within and outside the organization.

Profile

–>Master’s degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics, Management studies, specialized in Agribusiness or a similar field.
–>Experience with assessing cooperative business cases in horticulture and maize value chains.
–>Experience as a business advisor for business-oriented farmer cooperatives.
–>Experience with good agricultural practices in the horticulture value chain.
–>Extensive experience and knowledge of one or more of the fields in which Agriterra achieves results, such as cooperative business development, market chain development, agricultural service provision, entrepreneurship, governance, and financial management.
–>Extensive relevant practical knowledge and experience in the horticulture value chain.
–>Extensive relevant practical knowledge and experience of farmer cooperatives, governance structures, financial management, and business operations.
–>Able to analyze financial statements.
–>High level of proficiency in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.
–>Enthusiastic focused on results and service, and with adequate advisory or training skills.

What we have to offer

A position that requires you to be highly self-reliant and use your pioneering
skills in order to operate in dynamic international markets and in close
cooperation with the agricultural business sector.
At Agriterra, the work environment is collegial and ambitious, and the focus
is on achieving results. As a business advisor, you will be working under the
direct supervision of the country representative of Agriterra Rwanda in a
self-steering team. Whenever necessary, you will work in collaboration with
other Agriterra employees in the region.
Agriterra is offering a full-time position for a period of one year, with the
intention of extending the contract. The working conditions and additional
benefits are good. The salary offered will depend on your experience, age, and
family situation.

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Email:: agriterra@agriterra.orgvacancy@agriterra.org

Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile? Apply before
**October 25 th, 2019 ** , with a cover letter and curriculum vitae, by
sending a mail to **vacancy@agriterra.org,** with reference number HIBA202001,
for the attention of Mr. J.A.B. Spikker, country director of Agriterra Rwanda.
If you require further information, you can also contact him by sending an
email to **agriterra@agriterra.org.**

_The acquisition of this vacancy will not be appreciated._

Cooperation is the strength of Agriterra!

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