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Friday, October 28, 2016

6606 Seed Policy Consultant

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry & Biosecurity

Agriculture, Fishery, Forestry
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Due Date

Job Description:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity (MALFFB) within the Project Management Unit will engage a short-term Seed Policy Consultant for the development of a ‘Seed Policy’ to guide the management and distribution of seeds and planting materials to Agriculture and Forestry farmers throughout the country. This will ensure that importation of seeds into Vanuatu particularly during disaster period is greatly facilitated through the relevant seed policy/bio-security laws.

The Seed Policy Consultant will work directly with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Department of Forests, and the Department of Bio-security.
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Assist DARD and DoF to develop a policy for the safe importation of proven overseas viable seeds
  • Review existing Vanuatu seed policy laws and incorporate appropriate parts into the draft seed importation policy
  • Incorporate existing know-how to imported seed trailed at DARD, DoF and other local entities into the draft policy
  • Ensure that the bio-security laws governing importation of seeds from other countries and that of Vanuatu are fully reflected in the draft policy
  • Ensure linkages between the draft policy and that of importing countries
  • Carry out any other duties relevant to the drafting of the seed policy as requested by DARD and DoF.
  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture Science with specialization in drafting agriculture related policies and/or laws/acts
  • At least 5 years' experience in drafting policies and/or laws/Acts related to agriculture development with at least 2 years' experience in developing countries
  • Previous experience in the Pacific region is an asset
  • Good understanding of Vanuatu context and countries that can supply tropical seeds to Vanuatu
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-sector team and to interact with partners of different back ground (communities, provincial authorities, NGO’s, private sector, government agencies)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and/or French. Bislama is an advantage.


        Not Stated


        English, French, Bishlama is an advantage 

        How To Apply:
        Applications should be mailed to Mr. Alfred Bani, Executive Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, PMB 9039, Port Vila, Vanuatu or send via email to bania@vanuatu.gov.vu no later than 4.30pm on 14 November 2016.

        Contact Person:

        Alfred Bani, Executive Officer


        Not Stated
        Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, PMB 9039, Port Vila, Vanuatu

        Not Stated
                     28-October-16 Direct from Employer

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