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Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

VSO is the world's leading international development charity that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Mission - VSO brings people together to fight poverty. VS...

Volunteer

Location:
Dinajpur, Bangladesh

Posted:
26 Jul 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Business Planning Adviser (Agriculture)

VSO is aiming to work with GBK to build knowledge on business planning with existing cooperatives in model villages to maximization the land of resource poor farmers for improvement of the marginalized peoples livelihoods.

Dinajpur, Bangladesh

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Job Type:
Contract / Short-term
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Function:
Business Development
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Gram Bikash Kendra (GBK) is a local level development organization working in the Northwest part of Bangladesh. GBK grew from a youth organization formed by a group of socially motivated young people. They had observed that large sectors of their community were being excluded from the mainstream economic and social development from post-liberation of Bangladesh. VSO is aiming to work with GBK to build knowledge on business planning with existing cooperatives in model villages to maximization the land of resource poor farmers  for improvement of the marginalized peoples livelihoods.What does the role involve?
To build the capacity of youths and cooperatives in a sustainable business model, through:
  • Support to build the capacity of the staff and youths in business planning
  • Support to develop a model in applying appropriate technical knowledge and make linkage with financial institutions.  
  • Assist staff to build their capacity in developing linkage with service providing organization, private sectors and other stakeholders
  • Provide support in best practice documentation.
  • Provide support sound knowledge on research methodology  
Skills, qualifications and experience required
  • Degree (Bachelor or Masters level) in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing. 
  • Substantial experience in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics or Agricultural Marketing or Business Management/Marketing. 
  • Conceptual and analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically, innovatively and practically to improve programme quality.
  • Having development experience in South Asia context.
  • Knowledge on women rights issues, gender development, social protection and climate change.
  • Management experience including project management, business development planning and/or strategic management planning 
  • Experience in rural village development and community group development
And the rest....
This is a short term, three month placement based at GBK. They are a local organization and the placement is working with the community where the organization situated In return, we’ll give you comprehensive financial, personal and professional support. Where we’ll provide you with extensive training before your placement, and our financial package includes a local living allowance, return flights, accommodation, insurance and more. When you return to your home country, we'll support you to resettle. 
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