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Value Chain Stakeholder Engagement and Capacity Strengthening Specialist

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Project Management
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International Development Group
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RTI International is seeking Value Chain Stakeholder Engagement and Capacity Strengthening  candidates to integrate and strengthen value chain stakeholders at all levels into a common goal of strengthening the maize and bean value chains in Haiti. This role will be under the Global Affairs Funded Agri-food Value Chain Project in Haiti, Mais Moulin. The purpose of the Mais Moulin Program is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmer families in the south and Artibonite departments of Haiti, with a focus on women and youth. The award is anticipated for five years. The position will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Responsibilities:
  • Working with key members of the team, conduct value chain analysis and stakeholder assessments for the maize and bean value chains, inclusive of a strong analysis of value chain governance related issues around price setting, quality requirements, policy environment, and the broader enabling environment.
  • Working with the Value Chain Supply Chain specialists, develop tailored capacity development activities for value chain stakeholders focused on improving value chain governance, inclusive of transparency and platforms for information sharing and strategic collective action for advocacy. Targeted capacity building will occur at all levels of the value chain, inclusive of producers, traders, wholesalers, and processors.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for bringing a broad range of maize (and bean) value chain stakeholders together at both national- and departmental-level through roundtables with the purpose of addressing barriers to and opportunities for increased value chain efficiency and development.
  • Working with the project Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Specialist, ensure that men, women and youth’s roles and barriers within the value chain will be specifically examined, and opportunities for engaging women and youth at different levels of the value chain will be addressed.
  • Contribute to project activity monitoring, including quarterly and annual reporting


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, political science, public policy, economics, social sciences, or other value-chain-related field with 6 years of international experience with value chain development projects in the technical area of management responsibility. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with agricultural value chain development activities in Haiti
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder coalition building preferred
  • Experience with developing and fostering collective action, and strengthening the capacity of local stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders to build cooperative relationships.
  • Familiarity with gender equity and social inclusion strategies
  • Demonstrated success using at least one of the following: the USAID value chain approach, M4P, or Market Systems Development approach, which led to greater competitiveness and inclusiveness in markets.
  • Demonstrated experience with conducting value chain analysis and developing value chain work plans
  • Spoken and written fluency in English, French and Haitian Creole.

To Respond: Individuals are invited to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information and details (including achievements) of relevant experience to 


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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