Apply by 21 August 2016
Job Description

Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an anticipated USAID program, with the purpose of reducing stunting and increasing incomes in targeted provinces of Zambia through integrated agriculture/value chain, health, nutrition, water and sanitation programming. In order to directly reduce stunting in children under two, the program will work at household, community and school levels to increase access to improved water and sanitation and safe play spaces; it will promote food and economic security; it will focus on behavior change at household level, building on Zambia’s First 1000 days approach and Scaling Up Nutrition, utilizing Essential Nutrition Actions and preventing environmental enteropathy; it will also foster early child development, and women and youth empowerment. In order to directly increase incomes, the activity will strengthen selected key value chains actors, including farmers, groups, and private sector (aggregators, traders, financial actors, agro dealers, etc.), potentially focused on legumes and small animals, aimed at both markets and improved nutrition; it will improve climate smart systems and resilience; it will improve access to credit (formal and informal); it will promote farming as a business; and it will strengthen agriculture-nutrition water linkages at all levels. Resiliency, multi-sectoral coordination, enabling private sector, women and youth empowerment, and building local systems and capacities (public and private) will be integral and cross-cutting. Eastern and Central Provinces may be the targeted geographic areas.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants in the following areas:

Value chain development
Agricultural production and marketing of legumes and small animals (including poultry)
Private sector engagement, including aggregators, traders, financial actors, agro dealers, etc.
Farming as a business
Climate smart agriculture
WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene)
Nutrition, focused on First 1000 days approach and use of Essential Nutrition Actions (ENAs)
Maternal and Child Health
Empowerment of women and youth; early child development
Access to finance (formal and informal)

Ideal Candidate:

7+ years of experience in rural agriculture and agribusiness is required;
Experience in the private sector is preferred;
Experience working on USAID funded projects is preferred;
Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
Local candidates are encouraged to apply;

Fluency in English is required.

Applicants must send their CV and cover letter to with “Call for Experts- Zambia” in the subject line. 
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