AGRIBUSINESS/MARKETING SPECIALISTS

by Sandra Pico
(159 Bank Street, Suite 300 Burlington, VT 05401, USA)




ARD, Inc. (http://www.ardinc.com) is accepting expressions of interest from experienced Agribusiness and Marketing Specialists on an anticipated USAID/MCC-funded Agricultural Development Program in Moldova.


The selected Marketing Specialist will be responsible for increasing the competitiveness of agricultural products grown in Moldova beyond local markets.


S/he will explore potential new end markets for marketing associations and analyzing constraints to reaching those end markets along the various value chains.

The selected candidates should be familiar with high value agriculture products in Moldova and should have direct experience promoting these products throughout near West/East markets.


Qualifications:

--Masters or other advanced degree in a relevant field (Marketing, Agricultural Economics, MBA, etc.);

--Prior Agribusiness and Marketing experience working on USAID-funded agricultural production, agribusiness, or CME competitiveness programs in the region is essential;

--Minimum of 10 years marketing experience working on USAID/MCC and/or other donor funded projects with at least 5 years in Republic of Moldova;


--Experience working with USAID/MCC rules and regulations required;


--Substantial experience with Market and supply chain analysis and commodity action plan development;


--Previous experience in assessing the existing market linkages to end markets, marketing associations is essential;


--Previous work experience with local producers in identifying and encouraging producers to cultivate value-added, specific market oriented products is required;


--Track record of successful cooperation with host country governments and USAID/MCC missions, superior diplomatic and relationship management skills;


--Proven ability to develop and work within approved work plans and meet goals within agreed timeframes;
--Fluency in English language required; Romanian and Russian skills preferred (reading, speaking and writing);


--We encourage applications from qualified Moldovan candidates.


To Apply:

Please email full, current CV in reverse chronological format to vstradnic@ardinc.com. Please refer to “Moldova Marketing” in the subject line. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


ARD, Inc. is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations—in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups.

ARD, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Closing Date: Open

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