Armenia – Consultancy Services for the Implementation of start-up packages for Window 1 – CALL FOR EXPERTS

Belgian Bankers Academy in joint venture with NSF Euro Consultants (leader) and BSC Business Support CenterArmenia, has been shortlisted for the project “Consultancy Services for the Implementation of start-up packages for Window 1” within the Infrastructure and Rural Finance Support Programme of the Republic of Armenia. 

Description: The project aims to enhance the resilience of disadvantaged groups (women-led households, youths, and poor households) in the targeted communities and equip them to develop and enhance their agricultural production through tools, techniques, competencies and investments in sustainable farming systems and technologies. 

Duration of the assignment: 24 months 

Scope of work: The project will provide technical and financial support to selected beneficiaries with the Start-up Packages accompanied with the knowledge and skills improvement to increase their production and productivity, namely:

– Social mobilization in target areas to identify potential candidates;

– The pre-selected beneficiaries of Window 1 will have to go through business skills and financial literacy training related to packages;

– Selected beneficiaries after receiving Start-up Packages will be further trained on technical issues, financial literacy, farm management, marketing and land conservation technologies in the scope of packages they apply for;

– The beneficiaries of the Window 1 will also be supported/coached for at least one production cycle and will get support in linking to markets/aggregators;

– Groups of women and young farmers who want to be engaged in group Start-up Package activities, will go through additional group organization and management, business and technical training.

We are looking for the following experts:

  1. Team Leader 
    1. Minimum of 15 years of general professional experience 
    1. Minimum of 5 years of experience managing teams in projects
    1. Minimum of 7 years of experience in designing and implementing projects for under-privileged individuals in rural areas of Armenia
    1. Previous experience in the management of donor-funded projects
    1. Proficient in English and Armenian Languages
    1. Excellent communication, coordination, leadership and problem solving skills
    1. Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent university degree in a relevant domain
  • Lead Socio-Economic Specialist
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience in socio-economic development
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in technical assistance or project implementation in the socio-economic field 
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the socio-economic field and pro-poor targeting activities in Armenia
    • Minimum of 3 years conducting needs analysis surveys and monitoring and evaluation. 
    • Proficient in Armenian Language and good knowledge of English is an advantage.
    • Excellent communication, coordination, leadership and problem solving skills
    • Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent university degree in a relevant domain
  • Lead Agronomist 
    • Minimum of 10 years of general professional experience 
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the agro-food or agronomy sector in Armenia preferably in the targeted start-up packages (e.g. sustainable farming, beekeeping, vegetable/orchard production, small-sized low tunnels, small fruit driers, or drip irrigation, etc.) and with dis-advantaged individuals and groups. A definite advantage is the experience in all the above fields.
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in rural areas of Armenia.
    • Proficient in Armenian Language and good knowledge of English is an advantage.
    • Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent university degree in a relevant domain.
  • Lead Trainer
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in general professional experience
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the design and delivery of training in the agro-food industry and sustainable agricultural fields targeted to dis-advantaged individuals and groups
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in rural areas of Armenia
    • Proficient in Armenian Language
    • Excellent communication, coordination, and presentation skills
    • Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant domain

In addition, we are also looking for short-term experts in the following fields:

  • Communication and awareness specialists
  • Beneficiary selection specialists
  • Social field workers 
  • Social and Environmental Safeguards experts
  • Agro-food field specialists
  • Trainers
  • Monitoring and evaluation specialist
  • Agro-food/agronomy market specialists
  • Engineers in relevant domains

If you are interested in the project, please send us your updated CV at projects.int@euroconsultants.be with subject «Armenia Start-up packages Window 1».

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