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Senior Agriculture Value Chain Specialist, USAID GEEL

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Social Sciences Research
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International Development Group
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190F2 Requisition #
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Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, economics, agriculture or a related field with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor’s degree with 12 years of experience.
  • Minimum eight years’ experience in agribusiness in developing countries.
  • Experience working in the agriculture sector in Somalia, specifically supporting the private sector companies, is preferred.
  • Experience in promoting private sector inclusive economic growth, specifically sourcing from smallholder farmers is required.
  • Proven international networks in agriculture and livestock.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative relationships.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required. 

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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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