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Agribusiness & Competitiveness Lead

Adam Smith International


Posted 4 weeks ago

Elevate Malawi's agri-economy as the Agri-business & Competitiveness Lead for a landmark trade initiative.


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Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi

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In-person- Lilongwe Malawi

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Join Adam Smith International on a transformative journey with the Malawi Value Chains Project, part of the Malawi Trade and Investment Programme, dedicated to boosting Malawi's economic growth by enhancing its export potential specifically in the macadamia and mango sectors. This is a groundbreaking opportunity to contribute to a project poised to make a significant impact on Malawi's trade landscape.

Role Summary:

  • Develop and execute the Agri-business and Competitiveness strategy and workplan.
  • Collaborate with the Team Leader, AC Strategic Adviser, and various teams to ensure the success of agri-business activities.
  • Directly contribute to increasing the productivity, quality, and performance of Malawi's macadamia and mango exports.

Role Requirements:

  • Proven expertise in agri-business with a focus on productivity, quality, and production.
  • Experience with agri-business exports and international markets.
  • Proficient in stakeholder facilitation and relationship management.

To apply, submit your CV and a covering letter by Friday, 22nd March 2024. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submission is encouraged. The initial term extends through 31st March 2025, with potential for contract extension based on performance, aiming for continuity until the project's completion in 2028.

The organisation - Adam Smith International is implementing the Malawi Value Chains (MVC) Project, a component of the Malawi Trade and Investment Programme (MTIP). This initiative aims to break Malawi’s cycle of low growth through driving exports. The project focuses on increasing the productivity, quality and production performance of macadamia and mango.

The role - The Agri-business & Competitiveness (AC) Lead is responsible for the successful delivery of the agri-business and competitiveness activities and deliverables. The primary role of the AC Lead is to prepare and deliver the AC strategy and workplan. The AC Lead reports to the Team Leader and works closely with the AC Strategic Adviser, the REE, and RLC teams along with the RM team.

Job requirements - The key requirements for the role are: In-depth knowledge and experience of agri-business, ideally including productivity, quality, and production. Good knowledge and experience of agri-business exports and international markets. Strong skills and expertise in facilitating dialogues between stakeholders. Good relationship skills covering a wider range of others, notably colleagues, agri-businesses, government, development partner and farmers.

Applications details - Send your CV and a brief covering letter detailing your experience and fit for the role by Friday, 22nd March 2024. Applications will be considered on rolling basis until the right candidate is identified.

Additional information - The position is intended to continue through MVC’s full implementation period (until 2028), with an initial term beginning as soon as possible through 31st March 2025. Contract extensions will be based on performance.


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