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VACANCY UNDP/PFF/05/07
Agricultural Expert/Organic Farming Consultant
Deadline for application: 17 December 2007
Entry date: As soon as possible
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VACANCY UNDP/PFF/05/07
Agricultural Expert/Organic Farming Consultant
Deadline for application: 17 December 2007
Entry date: As soon as possible
With funding from the European Union, the Project “Private Sector Development in northern Cyprus (PSD)” is implemented bythe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), “Programme Partnership for the Future (PFF).” UNDP-PFF has been running the organic farming project since 2004 with an overall aim of promoting organic production according to EU legislation. UNDP-PFF will start a new phase of the organic farming project in the beginning of 2008, supporting a body of Turkish Cypriot farmers to switch to organic production from conventional production.
The Agricultural Expert will work on a range of agricultural related activities with a focus on organic farming activities. Under the overall guidance of the Programme Officer, the Agricultural Expert/Organic Farming Consultant will assist the UNDP-PFF with the implementation of the organic farming project.
The Agricultural Expert is expected to perform the following tasks:
a) Conduct site visits to farms participating to the organic farming project in preparation for any controls and certification from the independent certifying body.
b) Give consultation and answer queries from farmers participating to the project on an as-needed basis.
c) Provide overall assistance to the Programme Officer in the management of the organic farming project.
d) Assist in the organization of capacity building activities in organic farming or other agricultural related subjects.
e) Perform any other duties which might be required by the Programme Officer in relation to the organic farming project or any other agricultural related subjects.
Qualifications and experience:
· University degree in agricultural related subjects.
· Experience and knowledge with organic farming procedures, especially certification requirements under EU legislation.
· Two years of work experience as an agricultural or organic farming consultant, preferably in Cyprus.
· Good analytical and drafting skills are required.
· Experience in agricultural research, farming or assistance to the faming community.
· Experience in managing organic farming projects.
· Preferably EU Citizen.
· Fluent in English and Turkish.
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Interested candidates should submit their CVs with a cover letter on-line to:
UNDP-Partnership for the Future
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Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
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