Microsave Consulting , Agriculture Business Expert

  • 4-11 yrs
  • Not Disclosed

Job Description

Experience :Minimum 4 to 11 years of relevant work experience in agriculture development , agri,marketing consultancy projects, prior work experience required with e,NAM; e,trading platforms; Collateral management services; Procurement handling in Agri Business Companies and similar experience of working in Agri sector in Bihar will be an added advantage.Qualifications:Post,Graduate Degree in Agriculture, Agri,Business Management, Rural Management, Agriculture Engineering, M.Sc. Agriculture from premier colleges (IIM,ABM, MANAGE, IRMA, XIM,B or any other similar institutions.Roles and Responsibilities:, The individual will be responsible for providing consultancy services in the areas of agricultural and horticulture marketing. It will entail development and implementation support for initiatives and programs related to agricultural and horticultural marketing, with a focus on digital marketing policies, platforms and services for various commodities., The planning and implementation of programs and interventions will be done in collaboration with stakeholders such as Directorates of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry, District Agriculture Officers, District Horticulture Officers, Agri Universities etc.Additional details about the responsibilities for the position include:Strengthening of Agriculture Marketing Infrastructure and export promotion:1. Support in implementation of policies and schemes related to Agri,export, market yard development, GoI farm acts etc.2. Facilitate preparation of agri,export programs and plans, and support implementation to catalyze exports of Bihar specific commodities3. To engage proactively with state and district level steering committee for scheme formulation for export promotion4. Prepare a roadmap for development of export promotion and facilitation within the institutional framework of BAVAS5. Proactively engage with stakeholders for modernization and development of market yards and Gramin (rural) Agricultural Markets (GrAMs)6. Proactively engage with the department to identify opportunities for leveraging finance for development of market yards and GrAM7. Prepare related concept note,proposal,DPRs,RFPs related to development of physical markets and export enabling infrastructures etc.8. Engage proactively with stakeholders to facilitate development of strategic and modern marketing infrastructures for national and international trade9. To engage with stakeholders to enhance the provision of relevant technical and business development ervices (BDS) to support growth of agriculture,based enterprise in market yards,GrAMs and identified export clustersDigital initiatives:1. Design and facilitate development of an integrated online portal for various stakeholders involved in agriculture exports for accessing updated information related to qualitative and quantitative barriers for export of agricultural commodities2. Design and develop digital platforms to connect exporters with farmers,FPOs,processors for their produce3. Facilitate development of digital platforms to avail benefits under various schemes related to export promotion and value addition4. Facilitate establishment and operationalization of online rent collection platform for market yard assets5. Facilitate creation and updating of digital database pertaining to market assets in all the 54 market yards6. Coordination with BELTRON,Other technical agencies for facilitating e,auction,e,allotment of market assets7. To prepare a digital database for tracking of production and process for identified key commodities in various export clusters.Stakeholders' engagement and policy support:1. Continual engagement with stakeholders in agriculture export clusters for development of eco,system for value,addition, food processing and diversification of exports2. Proactively engage with APEDA and similar institutions for organizing Buyer, seller meet,exporters summit etc. for exporters from Middle East,EU,US3. Proactively engage with the department in identifying opportunities to leverage finance for development of 54 market yards and GrAM4. Prepare concept note,proposal to leverage funds from various funding agencies and proactively engage with stakeholders to facilitate development of enabling infrastructure for value addition and export promotion5. Pro,actively identify the challenges and propose innovative solution in development of market yards6. Pro,active recommendations, suggestions for improving the marketing and value,addition eco,system in the State of Bihar, from time to time.7. Develop agri,export programs and plans, and support implementation to catalyze exports of commodities with GI tags and organic produce8. Facilitate private sector engagement investments and partnerships in agri,processing and exports.9. Strengthen clusters and eco,system for value,addition, food processing and exports, benefitting small,scale producersSkills and expertise:Technical skills:, Sound understanding of the agriculture sector in India and recent developments., Demonstrated experience and expertise in multiple agri value chain, with a focus on post,harvest management, value,addition and marketing., Good understanding of agri and digital technology and emerging and innovative agri business models, including AgTechs and MSMEs, that are transforming agriculture and allied services., Analytical abilities to analyze government policies, programs and implementation strategies of government projects in agriculture., Proven experience working with government heads and senior bureaucrats.Teamwork:, Excellent ability to work effectively with others in the team, Experience working with diverse teams, Experience of managing large teams and complex projects., Excellent client management, team management and leadership skills.Communication Skills:, Excellent ability to prepare documents, reports and presentations, Excellent writing and presentation skills., Excellent oral communication in English., Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, particularly senior government officials.Other Soft Skills:, Self,motivated and driven., Passion to work for rural , agribusiness development areas., Abilities and proven experience to work in unstructured , semi,structured environment.