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Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD)

Vacancy Announcement 05-02

The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) is a foundation registered in Oct 2004. It will assume activities of the USDA Marketing Assistance Project aimed to assist farmers and agribusinesses in producing, marketing, and exporting food and related products to increase incomes, create jobs, and raise the standard of living for rural Armenians through provision of an integrated package of technical, financial, and marketing assistance. To fulfill these programs the following positions are announced:

Opening Date: February 16, 2005

Closing Date: March 2, 2005, 18:00 PM

1. Position: Agribusiness Services Manager

General description of job

Under the supervision of the CARD Director/CARD Deputy Director, the incumbent acts as the manager of all agribusiness operations of CARD. This includes management of CARD’s programs in the area of marketing, improved processing, new technologies and input supplies, enterprise/ cooperative development and increased production of agricultural products. In addition he/she will have to pursue the development of new programs and instruments for enhancing the positive impact of CARD assistance programs on Armenia’s agricultural and agribusiness sector and the introduction of Armenian agricultural products into the local and international markets. These programs and instruments will include revenue raising and cost-sharing components.

Required qualifications

q University degree preferably Master’s in fields of agriculture, agribusiness or marketing

q At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in agricultural product marketing including formulation of policies and overall strategies, preferably with an international or local development organization

q Proven leadership capabilities and ability to take responsibilities and initiatives

q Excellent analytical skills combined with knowledge of general marketing conditions in countries relevant to Armenia

q Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in teamwork and team building

q Excellent knowledge of computerized monitoring systems, financial report generators and related software

q Excellent knowledge of Armenian regulations as pertinent for export marketing

q Fluency in Armenian and English. Good Russian is an asset.

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2. Position: Rural Development Manager

General description of job

Under the supervision of the CARD Director/CARD Deputy Director, the incumbent acts as a manager of all rural development programs and operations at CARD. This includes management of CARD’s programs in the area of agricultural production at the farm level, direct marketing of farm products, improvement of farm input supplies infrastructure, SME development in rural areas, establishment of farmer cooperatives and related rural initiatives. This includes introduction of new programs and instruments for enhancing the positive impact of CARD assistance programs at the farmer level with the emphasis on increasing rural employment and income.

Required qualifications

q University degree, preferably at the Master’s level, in a field of agriculture, rural development or agribusiness, preferably with some specialization in dairy and livestock or horticulture

q At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in development programs aimed at agricultural production at the farm level with responsibilities for the formulation of policies and overall strategies, preferably with an international or local development organization

q Proven leadership capabilities and ability to take responsibilities and initiatives

q Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in teamwork and team building

q Knowledge of MS Office application (Word, Excel)

q Excellent knowledge of Armenian rural conditions

q Fluency in Armenian and English. Good Russian is an asset.

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3. Position: Credit Services Manager

General description of job

Under the supervision of the CARD Director/CARD Deputy Director, the incumbent acts as the manager of all credit operations of CARD. This includes management of CARD’s credit portfolio, developing new credit programs and instruments with the emphasis on SME development and microfinance, and pursuing the development of tools, methods and analytical frameworks for enhancing the positive impact of CARD credit programs on Armenia’s agricultural sector and for optimum customer-oriented services.

Required qualifications

q MBA or equivalent University degree, preferably in business or banking

q At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in credit management including formulation of policies and credit strategies, preferably with an international or local development organization

q Proven leadership capabilities and ability to take responsibility and initiative

q Excellent analytical skills combined with knowledge of international credit standards and practices

q Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in teamwork and team building

q Excellent knowledge of computerized credit accounting software

q Excellent knowledge of Armenian laws and regulations as pertinent for credit management

q Fluency in Armenian and English. Good Russian is an asset.

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Detailed job descriptions may be found at: www.usda.am/job.

Please send a CV highlighting the experience, with the names of 3 references and a cover letter to the following address: cardjobs[at]usda.am, or deliver a hard copy to USDA MAP office at the address:

74 Teryan St., Yerevan (building of AgAcademy, entrance from Teryan St.).

Please clearly indicate the position you apply for.

No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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