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Project leader for a project on agroecology in China (m/f/d)

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We are an independent, agriculturally orientated consulting company. We have been working for public and private clients in Germany and abroad since 1981. In the field of international development cooperation, we have specialised in the promotion of sustainable agriculture and food security. We plan, implement and evaluate projects in various countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America on behalf of public and private clients.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a project leader for a project on agroecology in China (m/f/d) from January 2025.

Your profile:

Minimum requirements/exclusion criteria:

  • Completed university degree
  • At least 7 years of professional experience
  • Management experience in international projects
  • Very good oral and written knowledge of English and good knowledge of Chinese
  • Sufficient knowledge of German

Other (beneficial) qualifications/experience that will be considered positively as part of the assessment:

Professional knowledge and experience:

  • Professional experience in the field of agroecology or organic farming
  • Experience in the design and implementation of training courses, demonstrations and field trials
  • Experience in the field of agricultural consulting
  • Experience in international technical cooperation
  • Experience in institutional and/or policy consulting, especially experience in working with Chinese ministries and political institutions in other countries
  • Academic background in agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, agroecology, organic farming or similar disciplines
  • Experience in the preparation of studies, concepts, consultancy products in the agricultural and food sector and in cooperation with research institutions
  • Several years (3 years or more) of project management experience at international level
  • Experience in managing large and complex networks
  • Profound knowledge of agroecology and organic farming in Germany/Europe and on an international level, especially China and Asia

Regional expertise and language skills:

  • Work experience in Asia, preferably in China

Methodological skills:

  • Experience in operational consulting (methodological consulting skills) and curriculum development
  • Experience in the training and further education (coaching) of specialists and managers
  • Experience with participative training methods
  • Gender competence
  • Experience in monitoring project results
  • Practical experience in working with many different stakeholders – networking (cooperation with government agencies as well as academia, civil society and the private sector)
  • Organizational and management skills
  • Diplomatic skills

We offer:

  • an exciting and varied job in a dynamic and growing company
  • an appropriate salary
  • international travel

Your application:

Please send us your CV (cover letter not necessary) with a possible starting date and your salary expectations with the subject "Project leader agroecology China (m/f/d)" by August 15, 2024 to Ms. Stanimira Penkova,, and Mr. Paul Miehe,