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The Feed the Future Southern Africa Seed Trade Project (the Seed Trade Project) contract is being implemented by DAI and is based in Lusaka, Zambia. The Seed Trade Project facilitates seed trade across the SADC region by providing technical assistance in the implementation of seed variety testing, registration and release, seed certification and quality assurance, and quarantine and phytosanitary measures for seed. The Seed Trade Project supports activities in Feed the Future focus and aligned countries in the SADC region, including Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.
It is necessary to inform activities with: 1) the current status of efforts by the government ministries and agencies of member-states to domesticate the SADC HSRs; 2) the current activities and thinking of seed companies and national seed associations to use the SADC varietal registration and seed certification scheme in their business operations in SADC countries; 3) the status of dual COMESA-SADC member-state domestication of COMESA harmonization and seed company plans to use the COMESA-SADC varietal registration and seed certification scheme; 4) the presence and programs of other donor and organizational initiatives that are currently working to harmonize seed regulations, build capacities of public seed certification agencies, public phytosanitary inspection and quarantine for seed pests and diseases, private seed inspection and certification services, and improved customs handling and reporting of seed traded across SADC borders.
The Malawi Country Advisor will support the Seed Trade Project and serve as the point of contact in-country for USAID/Malawi, the donor community, local CSO and NGO stakeholders, government agencies, and the private seed sector. He/she will continuously monitor the developments and current events regarding the seed sector, assist with the planning and execution of stakeholder meetings, trainings, and program activities in Malawi, coordinating logistics, and providing technical input and assistance where appropriate.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The Country Advisor will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. He/She will report to the Seed Trade Chief of Party and his/her designate.
16th of May, 2018 3:46:07 pm
Employment Type: Full-time
Job deadline: 31st May, 2018
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