We’re hiring! GDF is looking for a Local Product Commercialisation (LPC) Officer

Monday July 23, 2018

OFFRE D’EMPLOI – Agent pour la commercialisation des produits locaux

Global Diversity Foundation is looking for an exceptional full-time Local Product Commercialisation (LPC) Officer to join our team on a full-time basis to contribute to our multi-year ‘High Atlas Cultural Landscapes’ programme. The position is ideally suited to an economics, marketing or commerce graduate or post-graduate with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to see commercial profits support sustainable development and community wellbeing. Given the wide-ranging nature of the role, the candidate must be someone who enjoys both research and fieldwork – both in rural and urban marketplaces and local communities, and is a ‘people-person’ who enjoys and is at ease engaging with many different kinds of people, from community producers to international commercial buyers.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and implement–through rural and urban fieldwork–a protocol and procedure for carrying out local product commercialisation, including development of a product database, selection process, feasibility studies (and market analyses), business plans and implementation plans for the sale of select species;
  • Carry out desk and urban field research on potential commercial partners located in Marrakech and further afield and, in communication and collaboration with the GDF/MBLA team, begin developing connections with these partners;
  • Organise capacity-building workshops that can be facilitated by external trainers and experts, and follow-up with cooperatives to strengthen their institutions (administration, finance, decision-making, etc.) and to enhance their product development, marketing and sale capacities.

 

How to apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter (either in English or French) to info@global-diversity.org.

Your cover letter should not exceed two pages and must clearly demonstrate how your skills, experience and knowledge meet the responsibilities and requirements of the role (as set out in the job description below).

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

We are receiving applications on an ongoing basis until the position has been filled.

The job description for this position can be downloaded below, and is also available in French.

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