Duration : Up to September 30, 2020 with a possibility of 2 years extension
Supervisor : Agriculture Specialist
Duty station : Koyra Upazilla of Khulna District
About Winrock: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
About Nobo Jatra: Winrock International`s Agriculture and Alternative Livelihoods component of the Nobo Jatra (New beginning) Program, is implemented in partnership with World Vision in Bangladesh and The World Food Program. The goal of the program is to improve gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of 856,116 vulnerable households in 40 Unions in four Upazilas- Shyamanagar, Kaliganj under Satkhira District, Koyra and Dacope under Khulna District, the Southwestern Coastal area of Bangladesh.
Purpose: The main responsibility of the position is to facilitate agriculture and livelihoods programming from direct implementation to facilitation approaches, providing technical oversight in the design and refinement of Nobo Jatra`s Agriculture and livelihoods work. The position will also provide support to design and implementation of market facilitation strategies and interventions that impact the competitiveness, inclusiveness, and resilience of selected crops/fish/poultry and livestock`s and also facilitation field teams dedicated to specific value chains and/or market system interventions to promote increased competitiveness of market actors as well as improved and expanded products, services, and market access for small-scale producers.
Bachelor / Master's degree in Agriculture (Agronomy/Horticulture), Veterinary Science/Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, or relevant.