International Finance Corporation

Senior Agriculture Economist (Consultant)

	 	 

Senior Agriculture Economist (Consultant)

IFC is looking to recruit a Senior Agriculture Economist for a short-term position (STC) to work with the team to conduct a research on Agri-Finance Value Chain (VC) analysis for export oriented and most profitable agriculture value chains in Kosovo and do other related activities:

  • Prepare the report for most profitable 20 Value Chains, covering the following topics:
    • Description of the Value Chain;
    • Visual Graphic of the Value Chain and Key Players;
    • Description of the physical territorial location of the Value Chain;
    • Cost of production (cap ex and opex), profitability and payback in the case of high capital costs involved;
    • SWOT of the Value Chain;
    • Assessment of the requirements for increased competitiveness;
    • Opportunities for Finance (Capex, Opex, types of loans) and Investment in Value Chain;
    • Risk Assessment;
    • Observations/Recommendations for the Bank;
  • Preparation of presentations and training materials on the profitability of each value chain;
  • Organize and conduct at least 15 roundtables (facilitated discussion with representatives within the Value Chain – input suppliers, farmers, aggregators, exporters, logistic, packaging) for Value Chain players to identify the end opportunity, gaps in the value chain, strategies to maximize the value of the value chain;
  • Facilitate linking Value Chains with Financial Institutions;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Program Manager.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A Master degree, preferably in a related field of agriculture, with at least 10 years’ experience in the private industry, state authority or developmental agency;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Knowledge of financial market in overall and in-depth understanding of operations, internal policies and procedure of local financial institutions;
  • Strong sense of service to clients;
  • Good statistics and finance skills;
  • Understanding of the agriculture production and finance, its legal framework and major stakeholders;
  • Ability to work flexibly and under deadline pressure at times on a range of assignments, and adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex evolving tasks;
  • Ability to provide professional contribution to the team work;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent written/communication skills in English and Albanian.

Application procedure:

Please follow the link to get more details on the assignment and apply for the position (Selection #: 1273828 - Senior Agriculture Economist (Consultant)
https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html

Applicants must submit their CV and Cover Letter indicating their experience related to the terms of reference accessible through the link above.

Deadline for applications – April, 12 2021.

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