Vietnam Inclusive Agriculture Coordinator

Vietnam Inclusive Agriculture Coordinator: PepsiCo and USAID

Investing in Women to Strengthen Supply Chains Global Development Alliance

DAT LAT, LAM DONG, VIETNAM / PROJECT ROLE / FULL-TIME (C0NTRACT)

I. WHO WE ARE

Come grow with us! If you are a passionate change agent who thrives in a collaborative, entrepreneurial and inclusive, culture committed to operational excellence, we would like to meet you.

At Resonance, you get involved in the work, in the field, not just in the deck. Our teams are autonomous and self-sufficient. You get to weigh in with founders and leaders on how to drive change and grow the movement while growing the company.

Resonance is an award-winning, Certified B Corporation consultancy that delivers market-based solutions to address the world's toughest challenges. We enable a variety of donor, commercial, and investor clients around the world to catalyze lasting impact. Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by fostering new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets.

II. POSITION MANDATE

Resonance is seeking candidates to serve as Mid-level Inclusive Agriculture Coordinator for Investing in Women to Strengthen Supply Chains: A Global Development Alliance (GDA) between PepsiCo and USAID. The GDA will run until June 2025 and will focus on strengthening the business case for inclusive agriculture in four target countries: Colombia, India, Pakistan, and Vietnam. The GDA will support interventions that empower and create opportunities for women on and off-farm within PepsiCo agricultural supply chains. It will leverage PepsiCo’s demonstration farms, which are sites where PepsiCo agronomists showcase and train farmers on good agricultural practices and technology to improve production.

By featuring interventions that consider the unique needs, priorities, skills, and knowledge of women farmers, laborers, and entrepreneurs, PepsiCo will be able to strengthen women’s agricultural capacity, demonstrate the importance of women’s roles within their potato supply chains, and leverage women’s contributions to achieve core business and sustainability goals.

Additionally, the partnership co-invests with women farmer groups, women-led businesses, and other supply chain actors whose approaches overcome barriers to women’s economic empowerment, such as: addressing unpaid care work burdens, reducing women’s time poverty, increasing access to technical skills and technologies, improving access to - and control over - land and natural resources and challenging harmful gender norms.

The position will be based in Lam Dong, Vietnam and will report to the Country Manager - Vietnam. The Inclusive Agriculture Coordinator will provide critical technical expertise and support the partnership team’s implementation of country-level activities. With support from the GDA Global Gender Advisor, the Coordinator will provide technical assistance to farmers in gender norms and agricultural production with an emphasis on supporting gender-inclusive demonstration farm technology and practice transfer. The Coordinator will also assess gender lens grant applications, work with local suppliers receiving grants to ensure funds are leveraged to economically empower women and integrate gender-equitable activities into agribusiness operations.

III. OUTCOMES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate activities that build on the results of Supply Chain and Gender Assessment (completed in 2022)
  • Coordinate gender norms change activities with PepsiCo contract holdersand the broader supplier community.
  • Facilitate workplace and community dialogues around women’s empowerment, positive masculinities and other gender-related topics.
  • Provide Input on other social and behavior change communication activities in Lam Dong including gender messaging through GDA virtual platforms and the media.
  • Contribute to training materials. Conduct trainings and/or TOTs (trainings of trainers) promoting gender sensitization and women’s economic empowerment with PepsiCo staff, supplier organizations, and smallholder families/communities/associations as relevant.
  • Manage and implement relevant PepsiCo/GDA agriculture-related trainings and workshops. This will include working closely with PepsiCo teams to roll out new protocols and monitoring implementation.
  • Support grant facility implementation, including identifying new farmer groups and stakeholders as potential grantees; lead logistics for grant program events and capacity building workshops; support grantee monitoring and data collection, outreach events, and grantee due diligence
  • Coordinate with the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) specialist to carry out monitoring and evaluation efforts as needed including data collection as it relates specifically to measuring women’s economic empowerment.
  • Support the design and review of the annual work plan and milestones in collaboration with the Resonance, ICRW, USAID, and PepsiCo teams.
  • Provide Resonance with quarterly and periodic inputs for project reporting.
  • Conduct relevant gender-informed analysis, assessments, and evaluations to determine potential impacts on gender relations and equity of programmatic work related to program-specific initiatives, plans, and/or problems.
  • Advise on and review as necessary the use of gender-disaggregated data and metrics associated with program progress.
  • Participate and speak at relevant events on the topics of women’s economic empowerment.
  • Contribute to reporting and communications products such as quarterly and annual reports, success stories, briefing materials, and other documents, photos, and videos, as needed.
  • Developing key messages, content, materials on gender equality and women’s empowerment approaches.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

IV. REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, Rural development, Sociology, or relevant fields. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of four years of experience in Vietnam implementing women’s economic empowerment activities, including integrating gender into agricultural programming with smallholders, and facilitation of women’s economic empowerment related trainings and workshops.
  • Gender proficiency and deep understanding of challenges and opportunities related to rural women’s economic empowerment in the Central Highlands.
  • Experience in conducting gender-related trainings with different stakeholders – e.g., corporate staff, farm managers, women and men farm workers and other low literacy populations.
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English and Vietnamese language.

V. PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a business or with business to address sustainability themes including women’s economic empowerment.
  • Track record on development of gender sensitive indicators and monitoring
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

VI. COMPETENCIES

  • Agriculture: local agricultural policies, agricultural demo farm implementation, best approaches to sustainable farming practices including regenerative agriculture.
  • Project Management: concepts, techniques, and procedures of program management, evaluation, and reporting and budgeting.
  • Working with local communities, women’s groups, and farmer’s associations, development organizations, and initiatives that promote women’s economic empowerment.
  • Experience/knowledge of the potato value chains.

VII. TRAVEL EXPECTATIONS

This role is expected to travel throughout Lam Dong, Vietnam on a regular basis. Travel could be expected to be up to 75% of the role, depending on conditions related to COVID-19.

VIII. WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position operates in a professional office environment, and routinely requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

As a part of the responsibilities for this job, the employee is required to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, and exchange information orally and in writing with others. The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position, sitting at a desk for prolonged periods, move or traverse inside the office and facilities; operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position computers and other office equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, furniture, and computer printer. The employee must be able to make substantial repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and fingers. The employee must be able to lift and move up to 15lbs at times.

AAP/EEO STATEMENT

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of Resonance is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Resonance hires and promotes individuals solely based on their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Resonance believes that employees should be provided with a working environment which enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or emails please.

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