Myanmar_Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project (IAIDP)

IAIDP, a sector project, will increase agricultural value added by improving irrigation and strengthening agricultural value chains in three regions of Myanmar's central dry zone (CDZ). It will support the development of district-wide agricultural value chains and the modernization of irrigation systems in Magway district of the Magway region, Shwebo district of the Sagaing region, and Meiktila and Yamethin districts in the Mandalay region during a 7-year implementation period.

The irrigation system rehabilitation and modernization component will cover about 90,000 acres (36,400 ha). The Project will also strengthen capacity for integrated water resources management (IWRM) at the township, regional and national levels.

The Agroeconomist / Good Agricultural Practice Specialist will:

  • Participate to the development of the methodology for operationalization of FCs and associated activities with DOA, DAR and AMD counterparts under Project output 1. In particular, he/she will carry out the technical and financial feasibility study of Good Agricultural Practices activities and the implementation arrangement to set up the activities (detailed activities, institutional set up, financial management and circuit, etc) that will be financed under EU funds ;
  • Ensure the support to i) environmentally friendly, climate-smart and economically feasible technologies and approaches for sustainable agricultural outcomes in the central dry zone and ii) support crop diversification and promotion of extensive non-rice crop productions that have much higher water productivity and of good agricultural practices which are appropriate to the CDZ, especially with regards to Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) ;
  • Ensure that adaptation to climate change, environmental protection, landless and gender issues are mainstreamed in the methodology and activities under output 1.
Qualifications: 

Agroeconomist / Good Agricultural Practice Specialist will have

  • A bachelor's degree at minimum, and preferably a master‟s degree or equivalent qualification in their field of specialization or a related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working on projects in Southeast Asia, preferably in Myanmar;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English; and
  • A working knowledge of donor-funded requirements.
Start / Duration: 

The indicative time schedule for the implementation of services is 60 calendar months it is expected to start in January 2020.

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