Project Advisor Agri-Business

Job category: Project Advisor Agri-Business (Male/Female)

Job level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Initially 1 year with the option for extension

Preferred language: Fluent in English or German and Vietnamese

DGRV – Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband e. V. (German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation) is the national apex organisation and top-level auditing federation of the German cooperative sector. DGRV is since more than 30 years active in international development cooperation aiming on the sustainable development of the cooperative sector worldwide.

In Vietnam, DGRV supports the transformation and sustainable development of the cooperative sector since 1999 by providing first hand cooperative expertise, short- and long-term consultancy as well as tailor-made solutions for project partner.

As we are expanding our project activities in the field of sustainable development of cooperatives, market links and value chain development we are looking for an experienced Project Advisor Agri-Business (Male/Female) to join our team. The required skills and experience as well as the tasks and responsibilities are as the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

The main purpose of the job is to provide consultancy and training to project partners, cooperatives and farmer groups who want to establish and strengthening the cooperative. Objective is to support the sustainable development of cooperative in their operation. Thus, as a Project Advisor Agri-Business you will:

  • Conduct trainings and workshops
  • Develop target group-oriented training and workshop material
  • Provide direct consultancy to target group
  • Design and organize round table meetings for stakeholders
  • Conduct monitoring activities in order to analyze project development
  • Design survey and conducting research work
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Develop documentations for DGRV needs
  • Provide translation to project management when necessary
  • Proceed business trips
  • Other tasks assigned according to management

Essential skills required:

  • Bachelor degree with 5 years of work experience in agri-business (preferred in private sector) or demonstrated success supporting entrepreneurial business management. Master degree would be advantageous.
  • Experience in implementing field work preferably related to small and medium business development.
  • Experience in training or consulting.
  • Experience with or expert on value chain development.
  • Experience with or expert on national and international quality standards such as Viet-GAP and Global-GAP...
  • Experience with or expert on national and international certification schemes.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication in either English or German
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Desirable skills required:

  • Able to work independently, flexibly and responsively
  • Able to adapt to changing working conditions
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel on short notice (The position requires frequent travel to provinces in the north, central and the south of Vietnam)
  • Experienced in international development projects

DGRV offers a competitive remuneration package, including salary, benefits and a leave entitlement. The successful candidate is expected to commence employment from February 2020. Further details of benefits are available on request.

Qualified candidates are invited to send their application in English, including copies of relevant certificates and references by email to with a subject line: “Application for the position of Project Advisor Agri-Business – {Full Name of Applicant}”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for submission: December 31st, 2019.


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