Lead Technical Advisor Agri-Business/Finance

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Organization: Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International
Closing date: 8 Apr 2021

Purpose of the role

CABI’s ambition is to position itself as a major player in the global arena of agricultural value chains and agribusiness development – implementing projects and programmes across multiple countries to support the development of value chains’ integrity and promoting the inclusion of smallholder farmers in national, regional and global markets. The Lead Technical Advisor will work closely with the Global Director, Value Chains & Trade. Contribute strategically to development and implementation of work related to agri-business and agri-finance. In particular, they will take a lead on the development and delivery of research and learning in CABI’s VC&T work. This will include consulting with internal and external stakeholders to identify relevant themes within the VC&T strategy for CABI’s research activities to focus on. The role will also be responsible for the delivery of a field building body of work, both as author and editor. The Lead Technical Advisor will play a crucial role in the articulation and development of CABI’s skills, reputation and strategy for inclusive value chain technical assistance and attracting investment into agribusinesses and smallholder agriculture. In particular, s/he will contribute to the Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) programme, 2020-2024.

Candidate profile

This is a high level technical advisory role and the appointed candidate may come from a broad range of backgrounds, but ideally s/he will have a combination of private and public sector agribusiness and agri-investment experience, including in developing countries, and have dealt with donor funded projects.

They will be a recognised thought leader of high standing within the field with a strong professional network in the agribusiness community (investors, researchers, decision makers etc). S/he will be able to provide technical leadership, expertise and advice to enhance the visibility and credibility of CABI as a partner of choice by strengthening existing relationships and building new partnerships

How to apply:

Applications should be through our recruitment portal including a personal statement and a current resumé by clicking on the link below or cutting and pasting it into your browser. A full role profile is available from the recruitment portal website


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