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Consultant - Social Advisory - Cotton Value Chain

TechnoServe India Foundation

 Mumbai / Navi Mumbai

Posted on:  27/09/2018

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  1/10/2018


Strategy and Business Development


Strategy development, Business planning processes, Data analytics, Program Management Support (PMO),


Agro Processing & Food products

Company Details

TechnoServe has been active in India since June 2006. Our team members are mostly from top tier organizations and have made a conscious decision to serve the poor with an aspiration to make a sustainable difference. More information can be found at
TechnoServe in India has been working to: 1) Strengthen value chains: We work hands-on with smallholder farmers, enabling them to grow high-value products, engage with private sector companies and sell in profitable markets; 2) Support entrepreneurs in poor areas: We provide business training and support to women and men who want to create thriving, sustainable enterprises; and 3) Promote sustainable local economic development: Our market-led approach increases incomes for target groups, catalyzing further economic and social development in their communities.

Assignment Details

1. Research (Primary and Secondary) and drive analysis on the aforesaid advisory assignment and work on data synthesis and developing solutions.
2. Develop research tools and analytical metrics for stakeholder interviews – both farmers and sector experts
3. Provide leadership in sector related ideation as well as knowledge support to the team in matters relating to cotton.
4. Support with relevant documents/presentations such as documenting successful case studies, creating income impact estimations etc.
5. Accompany and Support the Program Lead in key meetings, independently meet new stakeholders and help build partnerships.
6. Technical expertise in Cotton value chain research and studies

Skills Required

• Post Graduate in Agriculture / MBA in Agri-business, agriculture or Rural Management or related field of study from premier institutes.
• At least 10 years of experience in the field of cotton. Experience of working with small holder farmers, contract farming or farmer producer organizations would be preferred
• A proven sense for numbers and good writing as well as presentation skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Hindi. Knowledge of Marathi would be an added advantage.
• Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse and multi-cultural team, and to deliver in a time bound program
• Willingness to travel extensively.

Assignment Duration

4 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

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Profile Requirements

Experience: 10+ years

Qualification: Post Graduate or Higher

fleXpertise required

AnalyticsSocio-Economic StudiesMarket ResearchProgram managementConsultingStakeholder management




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