Urban Agriculture Project Supervisor

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General Objectives & Tasks:

1. Managing the urban agriculture unit replication strategy on a national level

  • Identification of potential clients/sites for new urban gardens units
  • Support the research and project design unit within the agriculture program in new project conception related to the urban agriculture sector
  • Coordination of the implementation of funded projects in relation with the urban agriculture unit
  • Connecting with different involved stakeholders and potential partners (research institute, universities, private landscape companies, other NGO’s….)
  • Update continuously the urban agriculture unit strategy and action plan based on the actual needs of the sector
  • Follow up on the urban agriculture unit branding strategy

2. Production management of the center’s rooftop garden unit

  • Establish the production plan over one year
  • Place orders for the purchase of raw materials
  • Ensure the sale of the production in the center in coordination with the management of the center
  • Liaise with the accounting department for project purchases and sales (invoicing, receipts / disbursements ...)
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of the unit budget with the program management
  • Monitor the various stages of production on a daily basis (check the proper functioning of the sprinkler system, identify production problems, etc.) and request technical support from the program management
  • Determine the harvest periods and carry out the harvests.
  • In the event of overproduction, provide for the sale of products in other centers of the association or near the center in question.
  • Communicate the project internally and externally in coordination with the marketing department and integrating it into the program communication.
  • Drafting procedures and capitalization of the all the work done under the urban agriculture unit

3. Research and development:

  • Define research and development choices according to the needs of the urban agriculture market.
  • Conceive new products and improve current production.
  • Optimization of the existing urban gardens structure based on customers feedback and market input
  • Develop new packaging designs for produce in coordination with the marketing team.
  • Participate in feasibility and briefing meetings.
  • Support, present and ensure legitimacy, relevance and feasibility of the research choices.
  • Optimizing existing ranges and working with the marketing department for the products of tomorrow.
  • Offer substitute products and constantly improve existing formulas
  • Perform legal research activities regarding green construction regulations and opportunities of the sector

4. Stock Management:

  • Manage stock and inventory which include purchase of equipment and tools required for daily operations as well as raw material.
  • Keep records and documentation as well as update all the information.
  • Document and record all sales transactions and pest/disease history.
  • Document the use of agricultural amendments.

Position Requirements:

Professional competencies:

  • Knowledge in agriculture and previous experience with NGOs.
  • Familiarity with green buildings different certifications.
  • Project management experience.

Personal competencies:

  • Organizational skills
  • Active Listening
  • Respect of deadlines
  • Diligent and meticulous
  • Autonomous and Proactive.
  • Team player
  • Detail Oriented

Working Schedule: Monday till Friday, from 9 Am till 5 Pm.

Contract Type: 1 year.

Last modified: 
16 Sep, 2020
Intervention Sector(s):
Agriculture, Business & Economic Policy, Environment, Law & Legal Affairs
Application Deadline:
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
1 Year, with possibility of extension depending on the need and performance.
Salary
2'500'000 LBP
Salary Range:
1500 to 2000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Masters Degree
Education Degree Details:
Master's degree in Agriculture Engineering, Landscape or any other job-relevant field of education.
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
Arabic Language:
Fluent
English Language:
Excellent
French Language:
Excellent
Country/City: 
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut
  • Beirut