Agribusiness Facilitator

Job ID 679

Program / Project Support Cambodia   Koh Kong Province


Description

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, status
as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of speciallyabled.

FUNCTION:
The Agribusiness Facilitator is responsible for coordinating and supporting individual farmers/producers, selfhelp groups (SHGs) and agricultural cooperatives (ACs) to determine, plan and implement agribusiness and
agriculture value chains tailored to their needs and market demands. S/he will facilitate farmers, SHGs and
ACs to make sustainable connections and business partnerships with different public and private sectors to
strengthen the linkages in both product markets and input/service market. S/he will work in close
collaboration with the Agricultural Specialist to assist producers in developing and managing their
agribusinesses towards upgrading the value chains and will develop scale-up strategies for the wider benefit
of project beneficiaries. The Facilitator’s assigned office base is in Kampot province, and location based in
Kampot and Kep Provinces.

RESPONSIBILIIES AND DELIVERABLES: (including approximate percentage effort)
Establish and scale up agribusinesses (40%):
• Work with SHGs, ACs and implementing partners to conduct the agriculture value chains including
studying and analyzing demand and supply gap, price and markets.
• Assist smallholders, SHGs and ACs to determine the market-demand agribusiness and support
them to develop and analyze the business plans and scale-up their agribusinesses.
• Coordinate with the Agricultural Specialist to ensure the smallholder farmers, SHGs and ACs
receive and adapt agricultural technical skills.
• Follow-up and provide on-going coaching to the smallholder farmers, SHGs and ACs to successfully
manage and run their agribusinesses and enterprises.
• Support the participation of youth and women in AC leadership and agricultural value chains.
Strengthen Self-help groups and Agricultural Cooperative (25%):
• Facilitate the formation and capacity building of SHGs and ACs.
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• Facilitate building social capital and resource mobilization through training on value based holistic
community development and 12 cornerstones to SHGs and ACs.
• Support the capacity building of ACs on bookkeeping, entrepreneurship and business plan
development.
• Facilitate in conducting annual Cooperative Assessment Tools (CAT) assessment to identify areas for
strengthening the AC-owned viable agribusinesses.
Market development and linkages, access to finance (20%):
• Work with partners and ACs to identify markets and develop the contract farming to sell agriculture
products and commodities.
• Facilitate in connecting private sectors and companies to provide quality agriculture inputs to
smallholder farmers and ACs.
• Create a platform by working with relevant partners in providing updated market information
including potential agriculture products to smallholder farmers.
• Work with SHGs, ACs and partners to establish business hubs or collecting centers where farmers bulk
their products to permanent markets.
• Facilitate in identifying and connecting ACs with MFIs and/or banks to increase credit or financial
services for smallholder farmers and ACs.
• Facilitate in organizing multi-stakeholder consultation meetings, workshops, and Business to
Business (B2B) meetings for better market linkages.
• Coordinate trainings to SHGs and ACs on institutional capacity, LINK methodology and Business
Model Canvas.
Planning and reporting (10%):
• Plan and implement the project workplan and ensure the project activities and budget expenses
are on track according to the project workplan.
• Seek innovations in project implementation and pilot new initiatives.
• Prepare project monthly, quarterly, semester, and annual reports including project impact stories.
• Participate in project design, developing annual operational plan and budget plans.
May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Diploma or associate degree in Business Administration, plus at least one year of experience in
fields related to agriculture value chain and agro-enterprise development (specifically livestock
and vegetable/and or fish enterprises).
• Knowledge and experience in agriculture value chain and agro-enterprise development.
• Experience in agriculture extension in poultry and aquaculture is a plus.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations
• Demonstrated proficiency in Khmer, both spoken and written; proficiency in English is a plus
• Good communication and facilitation skills
• Good understanding of and sensitivity for poverty, social and ethnic issues
• Knowledge of project managemen