Rural Market Information Systems Expert / Project Manager

We are currently seeking a Rural Market Information Systems Expert/Project Manager to lead a team charged with implementing project in Azerbaijan. The Project aims at increasing the capacity of public authorities in market related data collection, processing and open sourcing under the overall framework of the rural business information system. It will target efficient utilization of available technology comprising information systems of all data related to rural business and regional agricultural food economy. The consultant is expected to work closely with project stakeholders to design, develop, test and train dedicated staff of project beneficiary organizations to manage and operationalize the platform.
Duration: 6 (person/month)
Project Location(s): Azerbaijan
Funded by: EU
Expert type: National
Expiry date: 15.02.2018

Responsibilities

  • Prepare implementation methodology and integrated baseline project plans for establishing Rural Market Information System
  • Identify resources and skills required for the implementation of the project
  • Determine the decision-making mechanism for establishing and managing the MIS Project
  • Define the criteria for measuring project success
  • Supervision of the needs assessment and design activities for MIS development
  • Coordination of data collection activities
  • Provide task-based schedule and cost forecasts and assist in assessing risk-based provisions
  • Manage client expectations, antedates operational and tactical risks and tracks them
  • Lead the preparation of project reports

Skills/Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of direct Information Systems Project Management experience with recent concentration on delivering large and complex projects
  • Academic qualifications or equivalent work experience in Economics, Applied Sciences, or Information Technology
  • Good understanding of the agricultural sector in the country
  • Good knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • Experience of successfully engaging and consulting with different stakeholders, including large commercial farmers, local communities, smallholder farmers and Government officials
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English and Azerbaijani, strong communication skills and attention to detail


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