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Economic Development Consultant

Sense works on development of the agricultural sector across Africa. We are looking for a Senior Consultant based in Durban with frequent travel to Africa. Our clients The World Bank, GiZ (German Development Corporation), Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and USAID. We work on many crops including fruits, nuts, livestock, cereals, cassava, forestry etc. Activities include: finding and analyzing reports and data, finding appropriate agri-processing equipment, finding good agricultural practises for specific crops, telephonic interviews with businesses and experts, interviewing farmers, processors, traders in Africa, profitability calculations on farms; speaking to banks about agricultural finance Data analysis & report writing, Business plan development for farms, input dealers, mechanisation service providers etc. Training material development & conducting trainings in field, project management etc. We are looking for hard working and action oriented people with good analytical and report writing skills, who enjoy finding new information and understanding new sectors. French & Portuguese have a definite advantage. We are open to people from various backgrounds, e.g. farm managers with experience in multiple crops, Supply chain managers for agric companies, Bankers in agric sector, agri-processing engineers and experienced consultants. Min 10 yrs work experience, uni/ tekn/ college degree. michiel@timeforsense.com

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