German-Kazakh Agricultural Policy Dialogue

Successor Team Leader
Central Asia
German, English; Russian advantageous
Friday, December 15, 2023

Since 2009, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has been funding the German-Kazakh Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) project as part of the Bilateral Cooperation Programme. The project type "agricultural policy dialogue" exchanges information on agricultural policy and agricultural sector issues, and supports the partner country in the development of legal framework conditions and the establishment of a modern and sustainable agricultural and food sector.

Development Objective:

Due to conducive framework conditions and improved agricultural policy instruments, the agricultural sector is making a sustainable contribution to Kazakhstan's economic and social development.Project Objective:



Necessary qualifications:

  • Completed university studies;
  • Several years of professional experience (min. seven years);
  • Experience with institutional and/or policy consulting, especially experience in working with German ministries and political institutions of other countries (min. three years);
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English and good knowledge of written and spoken German

Advantageous qualifications:

  • University studies in agricultural sciences/agricultural economics, related engineering sciences, economics, political sciences;
  • Knowledge and experience in organic farming and/or agricultural finance;
  • Knowledge and experience in cooperatives, especially credit cooperatives;
  • Several years of professional experience in international cooperation, preferably               with a management function;
  • Experience with the preparation of studies, concepts, advisory products in the agricultural and food sector;
  • Practical experience in working with many different stakeholders through networking (cooperation with government agencies, academia, the private sector, advisory systems);
  • Professional experience in Kazakhstan, the post-Soviet space, Central Asia or other transition states, especially those with comparable sector conditions;
  • Knowledge of Russian;
  • Very good skills in the development of cooperation models, benchmarking, strategies, counselling methodology, further education concepts and systems (also virtual and blended learning);
  • Moderation and presentation skills;
  • Intercultural competence.
Start / Duration: 

24 months from 01.01.2024


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