Usbekistan_Conducting of Trainings for Uzbek Cotton Farmers and selected key stakeholders in the implementation of the BCI standard system in Uzbek cotton production

Team Leader
Asia (incl. CIS)
Englisch and German
Monday, March 16, 2020

The GIZ programme “Sustainability and Value Added in the Cotton Economy” is a new project in Uzbekistan within the portfolio of the development cooperation between Uzbekistan and Germany. The project itself is a country package within the global programme promoting sustainability and value addition in cotton supply chains.

Tasks within the scope of the project: 

  • First, develop specific training materials based on previous training experiences and materials laying out the BCI Principles as well as the implementation of BCI Standard System in Uzbek Cotton Clusters;
  • Secondly, set up a detailed implementation plan including training contents that are specifically linked to the implementation of the Better Cotton Standard System and the crop production cycles in Uzbekistan as well as taking into account current developments in the Uzbek cotton sector.

Tasks of the team leader

  • Overall responsibility for the advisory packages of the contractor (quality and deadlines)
  • Coordinating and ensuring communication with GIZ, partners and others involved in the project
  • Conducting up to 10 trainings (in cooperation with the other international experts) in each of the up to 3 provinces
  • Planning and steering assignments and supporting local experts
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines as well as support to develop data collection and monitoring
  • University qualification (German ‘Diplom’/Master) in agriculture and agroeconomics
  • Good business language skills in German and English
  • 20 years of professional experience in the agriculture sector
  • 10 years in cotton production and/or research on sustainable cotton production, expertise in the implementation of BCI Standard System
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the planning and coordination of expert teams
  • Conducting workshops on Better Cotton Standard System implementation and BCI cotton production in Uzbekistan and / or neighbouring countries
  • 6 years of experience in DC projects
Start / Duration: 

40 expert days on-site for trainings in Uzbekistan and 15 days for support, development of materials and reporting in the home countryThe international expert (team leader) will have to travel up to 10 times to Uzbekistan to conduct trainings. Ideally two trainings – each 2-3 days – can be combined in differentlocations.


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