Nov 022019

Organization: Winrock International
Country: Mali
Closing date: 29 Nov 2019

Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Market-led production DCOP/Technical leader


GROUP: Agriculture & Volunteer Programs

Winrock International seeks highly-qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates for anticipated USAID-funded agriculture sector project(s) in Mali.


  • Conduct market research and VC analysis as needed to identify commodity-specific sales, value addition, and production opportunities in collaboration with Market System Development (MSD) sister project
  • In coordination with MSD, liaise with end market and intermediary buyers to determine requirements and thresholds required for participating in their sourcing network.
  • Broker deals between buyers and farmer groups
  • Facilitate communication, trust, and linkages among buyers-service providers-producers to facilitate buyer-led service delivery to farmers or agreements with third party service providers to enhance farmer/farmer group capacity
  • Conduct training, coaching or mentoring of farmer organizations to improve their capacity to seize market opportunities, diversify product lines, or expand marketing networks
  • Adapt and oversee delivery of farming as a business and cooperative development capacity building activities tailored to farmers/groups of varying levels of business development
  • Build capacity of market system actors to develop bankable business plans and access short, medium, and long-term financing
  • Build awareness of producers, private sector, impact investors and financial service providers of VC opportunities.
  • Supervise and direct/sequence complementary agronomic, water management and nutrition support activities and staff


  • 8+ years’ experience advising farmers and developing sourcing strategies
  • Experience managing supply chains for large agribusinesses or sourcing strategies
  • Knowledge of international and regional agriculture markets
  • Advanced degree in business or agriculture, preferred
  • Familiarity with finance and preparing SMEs to qualify for financial services preferred Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

cliquez ici pour les détails et appliquer


Questions Typiques
“What are your strengths and weaknesses?” It’s easy to talk about your strengths; you’re detail oriented, hard working, a team player, etc.–but it’s also easy to get tripped up when discussing your weaknesses, Teach says. Never talk about a real weakness unless it’s something you’ve defeated. “Many hiring managers are hip to the overused responses, such as, ‘Well, my biggest weakness is that I work too hard so I need try to take it easy once in a while.’ The best answer is to discuss a weakness that you’ve turned around, such as, you used to come in late to work a lot but after your supervisor explained why it was necessary for you to come in on time, you were never late again.”
Questions à poser
Can you tell me about the team I’ll be working with? Notice how the question is phrased; it assumes you will get the job. This question also tells you about the people you will interact with on a daily basis, so listen to the answer closely.