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Value Chain Expert – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Somaliland/Hargeisa with travel duties

FundsPro cost allocation

Job name

Expert level

Focus: Income Generation


Value Chain Expert

Salary Group


Immediate Supervisor

Head of Project

Subordinate position(s)



To be decided on relevant occasions

Contrac period: One Year with possibility of extension

Contract type: Definite

II.  Organization and Position Overview

Welthungerhilfe is a German-based international non-profit humanitarian and development organization. The ultimate vision of Welthungerhilfe is to see a world without hunger and poverty. WHH has been working in four regions of Somaliland (Awdal, Maroodi-jex, Toghdeer and Sanaag) since 2001 with multisector interventions. It secures funding mainly from German Government external cooperation (BMZ, AA) and private donors of Germany for its interventions in Somaliland.

WHH seek to engage an experienced individual to fill the position of expert under rural income generating measures and rural value chains. In brief, the successful candidate will be responsible for income generating activities, establishment of cooperatives, market assessments and capacity building of targeted groups and individuals through relevant trainings, trouble shooting and follow-up.

Duties and Areas of Responsibility

Have exceptional experience in establishing cooperatives or other producer groups, capacitate them to generate income and provision of periodic capacity building training to develop them in line with identified weaknesses.

Under agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry He /She will guide farmers on post-harvest handling, storage, and processing, improved food safety and security, market-oriented animal management, improved market linkages, business development, new product marketing and branding and regional trade facilitation and capacity building of already existing project partners.

Ability and proven experience to conduct thorough market assessment to guide in commodity pricing advertising and product positioning.

Ability and proven experience to conduct production and marketing cost analysis to advise producers on pricing.

Ability and proven experience to train producers in basic bookkeeping and business analysis

Provision of good approaches on how to cooperate with key competitors of the same products produced by the cooperatives linked to the project.

Work closely with the already established cooperatives such as women groups at the milk value chain in Borama and IGA groups under Prosopis bio-fertilizer and fodder production to see their long-term sustainability in terms of income generation, aimed at strengthening the economic independence of the cooperatives.

She/He will play a key role in value chain innovation and strengthen existing ideas such as fodder and honey production and sales in protected forest (PFM) sites

Provide periodic support to existing IGA groups/cooperatives in creating rules, regulations and proper record keeping, aimed at strengthening the group’s focus in a bid to achieve their long-term impact.

He/ She should be able to critically analyze business related risk levels and recommend strong remedial measures to the cooperatives/IGA groups.

Create strong links with relevant stakeholders involved in value chain process within project target areas.

Perform any task assigned by the supervisor.

IV. Requirement

Education and Experience

Degree in Agriculture/Business with strong experience in value addition projects

Three – Five years of work experience as income generation activities, establishment of cooperatives, market assessments and etc.

Strong technical report writing skills

Computer skills

Fluent English and Somali language required

Strong interpersonal skills and a team player

Able and willing to stay extended periods under simple rural conditions.

An understanding of the under-exploited roles of women and commitment to support women-in-business opportunities

Language Requirement

Proficiency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.

Female candidates with relevant experience are strongly encouraged to apply

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their application (Cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to info.somaliland@welthungerhilfe.de  with the subject of the email as

“Application for Value Chain Expert”

by no later than on 21st June 2021

All applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the selection process.

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