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Rice Seed Business Analyst

Rice Seed Business Analyst
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The Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program Phase II (CAVACII) is a large agricultural development program supported by the Australian Government. It focuses on research, extension, irrigation, agribusiness and policy. CAVACII has the purpose of increasing the productivity and incomes of small farmers and trade in milled rice and other crops by strengthening market systems and investing in irrigation infrastructure. The program is based in Phnom Penh with offices in the provinces. CAVAC II is seeking a highly qualified Rice Seed Business Analyst to:

> Study the current business model of AQIP and recommend changes.
> Evaluate the managerial, technical and commercial capacity of the current employees of AQIP and identify gaps that need to be addressed.
> Evaluate the current production practices for rice seed and quality control mechanisms in place and identify gaps that need to be addressed (including the state of the  current seed drying and seed processing equipment and seed flow).
> Evaluate the current promotion and outreach activities and identify improvements that could be made.
> Assess the current assets of AQIP in terms of seed processing and warehousing and identify critical areas of improvement, which will allow for growth of the business.
> Analyse current product portfolio and recommend the best and most profitable product mix.
> Look at the general opportunities for rice seed production and commercialization in Cambodia.
> Examine the potential greater relationship between rice millers and seed producers.

The qualified consultant will have the following:
> Masters in Seed Technology, Agricultural Economics or related discipline.
> Managing or having successfully managed a (emerging) seed company.
> Good knowledge of seed production (including breeder, foundation and certified seed), sales and marketing (including outreach activities).
> Proven experience in assessing seed business performance and advising on improvements.
> Proven ability to deliver results in a developing country context similar to Cambodia.
> Demonstrated ability to build capacity in a cross-cultural environment.
> Demonstrated high-level teamwork abilities.
> Solid verbal and written communication skills in English.

A copy of the terms of reference for the above position can be obtained by contacting [email protected]
Please note that the rate of pay will be based on ARF STA D4.
Cardno is committed to child protection in all fields and police checks must be provided. Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.
The deadline for submission of expressions of interest addressing the criteria stated in the terms of reference and the provision of CV is by 3.00pm, 21 June 2016.

CAVACII is supported by the Australian Government and managed by Cardno