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Project Manager or Project Management specialist

·        Relevant academic background – Master’s Degree inEngineering in Food Industries; Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Prince 2 Practitioner;

·        Over 19 years of professional experience in multiple sectors such as consumer goods trade, quality assurance, architectural and urban studies, vocational education, development of horticultural value chains and poverty alleviation, management of natural resources and the preservation of biodiversity, communication, advanced regionalization and governance, infrastructures implementation, cash transfer management and community mobilization;

·        Sound experience and good knowledge of the entire Project Cycle Management (PCM): identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, undertaking Consultant, Technical Advisor, Manager and Team Leader positions;

·        Vast expertise in drafting and evaluating investment project proposals;

·        Experienced in Organizational Design and Change Management – providing institutional strengthening and conducting trainings on urban planning, local development, value chains for local authorities, local communities, agricultural professional organizations, youth and women NGOs (Training and Technical services for olive, almond and fig tree value chains (TC-5A Project); Trainer for the Southern Oasis Program in Morocco, etc.);

·        Very familiar with Value Chain analysis, Supply Chain Management and Rural Development issues;

·        Proven working experience with various aspects of agricultural and food industries: Design and implementation of agro-industrial units projects and aggregation projects, Quality Management/Certification/Labeling, Natural Resources and Biodiversity Management, Trade and Marketing of food products;

·        Expertise in conducting feasibility studies of projects, environmental assessments, impact studies and in developing architectural, urban and infrastructural studies and plans;

·        Demonstrated experience working with different stakeholders – donors (UNOPS, GIZ, World Bank, UNDP), local and regional authorities, NGOs and civil society communities;