Food and Agriculture Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
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Website Kudu Consulting

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Position: Food and Agriculture Specialist

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Kudu Consulting (www.kuduconsulting.co.zm), under its Food and Agricultural unit, seeks the services of skilled Food and Agriculture Specialist to join our team. The specialist role is to help to the firm improve agri-food systems by bringing innovative thinking, multi-disciplinary expertise, a nuanced understanding of the private sector, and first-rate analytics. The specialist will play a crucial role in advancing sustainable agricultural practices, improving food security, and promoting rural development.

Responsibilities:

Research and Analysis:

–          Conduct research on agricultural trends, market dynamics, and food production methods.

–          Analyse data to identify opportunities for growth and efficiency in the agriculture sector.

Policy Development and Analysis:
–          Collaborate with government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders to develop, implement, and analysis agricultural policies.

–          Advocate for sustainable practices and address challenges related to food system and security.

Technical Expertise:
–          Provide technical guidance to farmers, agricultural businesses, public sector, and related organizations in relation to crops, livestock, and land management.

–          Expertise in crop cultivation, livestock and aquaculture management, crop protection, and farm management system including irrigation and mechanization.

Capacity Building:
–          Organize training programs for farmers and extension workers.

–          Strengthen local capacity in sustainable agriculture practices.

Project Management:
–          Lead or contribute to agricultural development projects.

–          Monitor project progress, budgets, and outcomes.

Collaboration:
–          Work closely with multidisciplinary teams, including economists, environmentalists, and community development experts.

–          Foster partnerships with international organizations and research institutions.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree in agriculture, agronomy, agricultural economics or related field.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in agricultural market analysis, food security, agricultural development, or related areas.
Strong knowledge of Zambian agricultural systems, climate, and local challenges.
Excellent writing and communication skills and ability to engage with diverse stakeholders.
Proficiency in data analysis tools and software.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, and references to http://[email protected].. The deadline for applications is 31st May 2024.


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