workinafrica Seed Sector Experts CNFA
Industry: Agriculture
Country: Zambia
City: Lusaka
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  • Posted: 10 June 2015

CNFA’s mission is to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world by empowering the private sector.

Seed Sector Experts


CNFA is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to stimulating economic growth in the agricultural sector by nurturing entrepreneurship, private enterprise and market linkages. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, to expand exports, and to develop skills in the rural workforce. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations and strengthened linkages to markets.



7+ years of experience in agricultural development with a specialization in agricultural economics, seed production systems, seed security, food security, and/orCOMMODITY TRADE  in Zambia is required;

Fluency in English is required; knowledge of local langauges is preferred

Experience working on USAID funded projects is preferred

Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred


CNFA is currently accepting applications for technical experts for an anticipated USAID-funded Harmonized Seed Regulations in the Southern Africa Development Community. The purpose of the project is to provide technical assistance for implementation of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Harmonized Seed Regulations (HSR) in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. The contract focuses on implementation of the Technical Agreements on Harmonization of Seed Regulations in the SADC Region as defined in this RFP on Seed Variety Testing, Registration and Release, Seed Certification and Quality Assurance and Quarantine and Phytosanitary Measures for Seed.

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    Zambia - Lusaka

Required Skills

  • Fluency in English
  • Technical