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CAB International (CABI) invites applications from interested individuals to submit their job applications for an anticipated project. Selection process and job offers are subject to project award.

A. Team Lead/Chief/Project Manager

B. Training and Capacity Building Specialist

C. Integrated Pest Management Specialist

D. Horticulture Production Specialist

E. Horticulture Value Chain Specialist

F. Horticulture Marketing Specialist

A.     Team Lead/Chief/Project Manager

Educational Qualification                                                                              

Ph.D. (Agribusiness, Management Sciences from a well reputed National /International University recognized by HEC). Certified PMP or PRINCE-II Practioner

Relevant Experience

At least 15 Years of professional experience related to;

Specific Experience Required

  • Leader in programme and project cycle management, with comprehensive experience of procurement management under PPRA rules;
  • Hands-on experience in PRINCE-II/PMP or Project Management Tools, experience in work package development, team management and team development;
  • Advance training in financial management and auditing with hands-on experience in dealing with complex financial procedures in public sector;
  • Experience in managing large projects as project leader, dealing with HR and functional management issues;
  • Agribusiness and value chain related development Projects for Horticulture in Punjab (at least 5 projects);
  • Horticulture Sector  related Development Projects (minimum 5 projects);
  • Experience of Leading Horticulture Sector Development Project (> 3Mllion USD) as team leader in last five years;
  • International Experience of working on development project/assignment related to Horticulture Sector (minimum two projects);
  • Experience in value chain development will be a plus point;
  • Proven experience of working with private sector firms will ne essentially desired.
B.   Training and Capacity Building Specialist

Educational Qualification                                                                              

Ph.D. (Agriculture Extension, HRM or any other related) from a well reputed National /International University recognized by HEC

Relevant Experience                                                                                     

Minimum 20 Years Professional Experience (Mandatory)

Specific Experience

  • Experience at senior level in TNA, Training Design, Training Material development and Training Evaluations (Minimum 10 years);
  • At least 5 years professional experience in International Organization at senior level in training and capacity building;
  • Rich experience in development of dynamic curriculum based on the knowledge level of training beneficiaries / farmers and requirement of markets and training modules;
  • Able to design and implement priority training sessions on International Certifications and SPS issues;
  • Instrumental in development and execution of General awareness programs about SPS issues and Local / Global GAP to create awareness at mass level;
  • Ability to identify specific capacity building requirements and define the skills needed for the different participating stakeholders;
  • Substantial experience in Development  and costing of capacity building workshops for participating stakeholders, design capacity building modules and training plans;
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Strong technical report writing skills;
  • Experience and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes.
C.   Integrated Pest Management Specialist

Educational Qualification

Ph.D. (Plant Protection) from a well reputed National /International University recognized by HEC

Relevant Experience

Minimum 15 years of professional experience (Mandatory):

Specific Experience

  • Project/assignment of Development Project in Agriculture Sector (Maximum five projects);    
  • Minimum five years Specific experience of mitigating quarantine pest issues in Horticulture Sector;
  • Substantial  experience with plant maintenance and IPM, including care of diverse horticultural crops; knowledge and practice of highest industry standards for IPM, planting, pruning and maintenance;
  • Able compare the technologies of conventional pest management and IPM based Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in horticultural crops;
  • Having expertise in training to of service providers and the farming communities about pest biology, the IPM approach, new pest management strategies, and toxicology of pesticides for use;
  • Ability to provides technical direction and oversight on IPM to farmers in Horticulture sector;
  • Experience of working with least toxic course of action for treating pests and diseases, applying biological, cultural and natural pest controls;
  • Strong technical report writing skills.

D.  Horticulture Production Specialist

Educational Qualification                                                                                    

Ph.D (Horticulture Sciences) from a well reputed National /International University recognized by HEC

Relevant Experience

Minimum 12 years of professional experience (Mandatory)

Specific Experience

  • Development and delivery of projects resulting in successful outcomes for horticultural crop production (at least 5 projects with preferable experience of international project/s);
  • Development of infrastructure establishment project/s in horticulture sector in Punjab (minimum three projects);
  • Strong understanding of horticultural production and postharvest handling systems is mandatory;
  • Experience with a diverse range of horticultural crops grown in Punjab would be preferred;
  • willingness to travel frequently, for periods of up to two weeks, for at least four months per year;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to plan work schedules to meet agreed deadlines;
  • Effective team player and conversant with a transdisciplinary approach;
  • Practical and pragmatic – preferably with experience of working with Government systems;
  • An understanding of best practice approaches to development sector;
  • Experience in Health & Safety procedures when working in a diverse range of organizations.

E.   Horticulture Value Chain Specialist

Educational Qualification

Ph.D (Agribusiness / Management Sciences / Agriculture related disciplines or equivalent) from a well reputed National /International University recognized by HEC.

Relevant Experience

Minimum 12 years of professional experience (Mandatory)

Specific Experience

  • Development and delivery of projects resulting in successful outcomes for horticultural value chains (at least 5 projects with preferable experience of international project/s);
  • Development of infrastructure establishment project/s in horticulture sector in Punjab (minimum three projects);
  • Strong understanding of horticultural supply chain systems - from farm to consumer - is mandatory;
  • Experience with a diverse range of horticultural crops grown in Punjab would be preferred;
  • Willingness to travel frequently, for periods of up to two weeks, for at least four months per year;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to plan work schedules to meet agreed deadlines;
  • Effective team player and conversant with a transdisciplinary approach;
  • Practical and pragmatic – preferably with experience of working with Government systems;
  • Proven experience and understanding of best practice approaches to development sector;
  • Experience in Health & Safety procedures when working in a diverse range of organizations.
F. Horticulture Marketing Specialist

Educational Qualification

Ph. D (Marketing, Agribusiness, Management Sciences from a well reputed National /International University recognized by HEC.

Relevant Experience:

At least 15 Years of minimum professional experience in trade and marketing of horticultural commodities in Middle East, East Europe, Central Asian Republics and Europe.

Specific Experience

  • Proven experience in agricultural marketing both domestic and export having  established links with buying consortiums of Asia, Central Asia, South East Asia and Europe;
  • Proven experience in horticultural export development with large retail and superstore chains in Pakistan and in the Middle East, Central Asia, South East Asia and Europe;
  • Proven experience in organizing international expositions, road shows and organizing B-B meetings b/w buyers and sellers;
  • Solid background on organizing promotional campaigns, developing marketing strategies and branding of agricultural products;  
  • At least 5 years working experience with a proven record of orders secured and networks established with the foreign buyers and retailers;
  • Proven International Agriculture Marketing Experience;
  • Experience of four projects of minimum three years tenure of working in Horticulture Export Sector in Pakistan;
  • Experience of working in Horticulture Export Sector in Punjab.           

NOTE: We will ask to provide verifiable documentary evidence i.e.. Degrees & Clients Certificates etc.





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