Agribusiness Officer - Türkiye (Ref: Agribusiness Officer)

People in Need Hatay
Agricultural Field Officer
Yüksek Lisans,Üniversite
Tam Zamanlı 4-9
İngilizce (B2, Level 4, Intermediate ),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)
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Positoin Title: Agribusiness Officer

Duty Location: Hatay Office with frequent visits/travels to project areas/villages of Hatay.

Contract Duration : 12 months with possible extension

Reporting to:  Project Manager

Note: Position is subject to funding availability

 

ABOUT PEOPLE IN NEED - PIN

PIN is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in 1992 in Czech Republic. Within the 30 years of existence, People in Need has implemented relief and development aid programs in more than 40 countries. PIN has been working in Northwest Syria since 2012, providing emergency relief and early recovery support to conflict-affected communities. Programs focus mainly on Emergency Food Assistance, WASH, and Education, in addition to Early Recovery and Livelihoods activities PIN’s contribution to the Syria humanitarian response is amongst the largest across Northwest Syria and cross-border response hubs in neighboring countries.

A recent disaster in southwest Turkey hit hard the agriculture sector among others and caused discomfort in lives of agriculture producers, especially small-scale farmers who lack the means and capacity to recover what has been lost in the earthquake. As part of the response to the earthquake, PIN’s Livelihood support program aims at supporting earthquake effected small-scale farmers in rural areas of Hatay to recover their production through provision of cash for agricultural inputs and mechanization, revitalization of farming infrastructure, provision of agriculture cash grants and backstopping advisory and mentoring.

 

General Description of Vacancy

The Agribusiness Coordinator/Officer based in Hatay with frequent travels to project locations is responsible for technical aspects of project implementation with focus on agriculture and market development. Responsible for PIN’s programmatic activities in projects locations focusing on early recovery of rural livelihoods, primarily small-scale farmers, in Hatay province after the earthquake that hit the country in February 2023.

Functional and hierarchical reporting lines

This position reports to the Project Manager and closely cooperates with all project team members. He/she is frequently communicating with project beneficiaries and daily interacting with Project Officer. He/she supports also other project team members and other relevant support departments according to need (mainly MEAL and logistics).

Principal responsibilities and tasks:

Program Implementation

  • Conduct and support needs and market assessments
  • Design (with supervision and support from PIN technical advisors), facilitate and undertake trainings for project beneficiaries on the topics on business development, enhancement of market linkages and sustainable agriculture practices
  • Ensure that project documentation for activities of responsibility is collected as per project specification and in alignment with PIN and donor guidelines 
  • Contribute to preparation of implementation tools
  • Lead the scoring and selection process – scoring and evaluation of business proposals base on given selection and vulnerability criteria
  • Provide continuous backstopping to supported farmers within the project
  • Conduct regular field visits of the project area and provide guidance and recommendations for appropriate vegetable and livestock area specific interventions
  • Organize and facilitate networking events among farmers, input suppliers, commodity brokers and local customers, events such as round tables, exposure visits and Seasonal Farmer Field & Market Days (FFMDs)  
  • Communication and coordination with local authorities on implementation of activities
  • Provide inputs and cooperate with MEAL team to ensure that assessments and impact monitoring include the relevant technical aspects
  • Contributes to continuous qualitative improvement of livelihoods and early recovery programming in Türkiye, suggests improved and innovative practices, programming modalities and approaches, in coordination with relevant PIN technical advisors and the Project Manager
  • Participates on relevant meetings and coordination platforms, actively monitors relevant contextual developments, and existing technical resources (regional, global)
  • Ensure timely and effective communication with other departments as needed
  • Provide daily and weekly reporting on activities to line manager including any new challenges and recommendations
  • Support mainstreaming accountability to affected population and the GESI strategy in every phase of the implementation
  • Provides inputs for reporting (donor/cluster/internal) as per instructions of Line Manager (LM)

Other

  • Other tasks assigned by the employee’s LM corresponding to the needs of the program
  • Substitute relevant colleagues (fully or partially) during their absence when assigned by employee’s LM
  • Understand and adhere to the PIN’s National Staff Handbook, PIN Code of Conduct and Key Policies and relevant guidelines

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Familiarity with the humanitarian context affecting Turkish population;
  • Applicants should be (Turkish Citizens).
  • Ability to work independently, and produce quality work consistently
  • Excellent IT skills - Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel (Outlook, Word, Excel), and familiar and comfortable working with data platforms and applications
  • Confident, self-driven and a team player
  • Planning and organizing
  • Client-oriented
  • Strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills with the ability to easily establish and maintain key relationships with beneficiaries, stakeholders and relevant units
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At minimum bachelor degree in Agriculture – Advanced Degree is an advantage
  • A minimum three years of professional experience – agronomy and farmer training/mentoring preferred
  • two years experience in NGO setting (desirable)
  • Fluency in Turkish language (mandatory) and English language (min. B2)

How to apply?

Interested Qualified candidates can submit their CVs application through URL link mentioned above.

Kindly note that:

  • Females candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with.
  • Due to the urgency of this hiring, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

 

People in Need staff are expected to perform job responsibilities in alignment with the PIN Code of Conduct and Key policies which are firmly dedicated to creating a work environment free from any form of unwelcome conduct, such as sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct.

Moreover, we are actively engaged in promoting the well-being and welfare of both children and adults involved with People in Need. It is expected that all staff members comply with the People in Need Code of Conduct and Key policies outlined at: https://www.peopleinneed.net/key-policies-4142gp.

 

Alongside this commitment, People in Need aims to safeguard data protection by implementing robust measures to secure and protect personal information.

We adhere to strict data protection protocols to prevent unauthorized access, misuse, or disclosure of personal data.

(For More Information:  https://www.peopleinneed.net/personal-data-protection-policy-1s)

People in Need

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based on the ides of humanism, freedom, equality and solidarity. We consider human dignity and freedom to be basic values and believe that people anywhere in the world should have the right to make decisions about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
PIN has been working in Northern Syria since 2012, providing emergency relief and early recovery support to conflict-affected communities. Programmes focus mainly on Emergency Food Assistance, WASH, and Education, in addition to Early Recovery and Livelihoods activities and emergency response.
In response to the earthquake disaster in southern Turkey and North-West Syria, Distribution, Livelihoods, and Psychosocial Support (PSS) Activities are being implemented with the primary objective of delivering aid to those impacted by the earthquake within the framework of the Turkiye programme.

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