Agri-business &/or Postharvest Specialist

Position: Agri-business &/or Postharvest Specialist

Full-time

Job description:

  • Provide technical assistance to Emkan’s economic development interventions in the agriculture sector by extending production/postharvest support, food-processing solutions and enhancing marketing potential.
  • Contribute to the design of initiatives and programs that would support Emkan investment projects – e.g. “Souk Akkar” (a fruits and vegetables wholesale market), “Fneideq Cold Storage Facility” and “Akkar Storage and Packing Facility” – as well as other programs aiming to increase the provision of services in the agribusiness sector, and to enhance awareness and improve production techniques.
  • Formulate recommendations and guidelines that would enhance farmers post-harvest options by assisting them in improving their packaging, labeling, and marketing techniques through establishing linkages with wholesale traders in Lebanon and potentially with international importers.
  • Provide substantive coordination in the preparation and implementation of socio-economic development projects with Emkan and assist in developing monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanisms.
  • Assist in establishing goals and formulating strategies that would present solutions to resolve constraints and persisting economic problems in rural communities.
  • Liaise and collaborate with organizations (e.g. civil societies and NGOs, UN, etc…) to discuss issues, gather information, and assess relevant policy developments.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in Agri-business/Agriculture; preferably with specialization in Horticulture and focus on postharvest processing and/or marketing;
  • At least 5 years of experience in a related field;
  • Able to commute regularly to North of Lebanon;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic;

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