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07 October 2020
Job ID: CP-230
Field Advisor Robusta Coffee/of the project “Improving smallholder coffee farming systems in Southeast Asia”

The German government’s international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, operates world-wide on behalf of German Ministries, the governments of other countries and international clients. GIZ has a record of more than 60 years working in Thailand.  For the project “Improving smallholder coffee farming systems in Southeast Asia” we are currently looking for a Field Advisor Robusta Coffee.

Field Advisor Robusta Coffee

Location: Chumphon

With its programme, Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) helps drive forward private companies’ innovative projects in developing countries and emerging markets while generating long-term benefits for the local population. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Bangkok on behalf of BMZ is commencing a project to support smallholder farmers in Thailand to improve productivity and profitability of Robusta coffee farming in a responsible way.

To support the project activities we are looking for a Field Advisor Robusta Coffee with the following responsibilities:


The Field Advisor will support all activities in accordance with the work plan of the project. He / She will

  • Develop own competencies in Farmer Business School (FBS) and coffee-related good agricultural practices (GAP) within training courses of the project.
  • Educate farmers with regard to a ‘farming as a business’ learning approach (Farmer Business School, FBS) and good agricultural practices (GAP) in the Robusta coffee growing area in South Thailand (Chumphon, Ranong).
  • Closely monitor and help direct execution of the trainings and field demonstrations to ensure the quality, quantity, and timeliness of the expected deliverables.
  • Conduct promotional activities such as demonstration trials, farmer field days, and general farm visits; keep contact with target farmers in view of continuous monitoring of project progress; and
  • Other relevant tasks assigned by the Project Director, and Project Managers.

We are looking for a candidate who preferably possesses (the equivalent of):

  • University degree in Agricultural Science, Agriculture extension, Sustainable agriculture production, Agri-Business or related filed
  • Minimum three years of experience in a similar position in an agricultural development project.
  • Good speaking skills, in particular in front of farmer groups or at public meetings, self-motivated, confident, respectful and friendly appearance.
  • Experiences in organizing and documentation of meetings, trainings, workshop and field work in farmers’ communities.

He / She will

  • Be able to Drive (especially pick-up car) and possess driving license.
  • Be flexible in working hours and be able to work extra hours and weekend, if needed.
  • Be able to travel and work with farmers in the assigned areas.
  • Be able to work independently and in a team, excellent organisational skills, and high-quality delivery of all work outputs,
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Possess proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, etc.) and their use in reporting; skills in data management and analysis in Excel an advantage.
  • Have good interpersonal skills, team player, enjoy working with people at all levels.
  • Be self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Have "Can do" attitude and some organizational talent in handling busy schedules.
  • Work well under deadline pressure and overcome differences in opinion.
  • Show understanding and willingness to support people’s development via training, coaching, and mentoring.

This will be a fixed-term contract, starting as soon as possible and running until December 2021.

Please submit your application and CV to APPLY NOW. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ Thailand is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages gender diversity within the company and operations.

GIZ Office Bangkok

193/63 Lake Rajada Office Complex, New Ratchadapisek Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110

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Job Details:
  • Employment Type:
    Full Time, Contract
  • Career Level:
    Middle Level
  • Required Qualification:
  • Required Experience:
    3 years
  • Company Industry:
    Charity / Social Services / Non-Profit Organisation
  • Location:
    Chumphon, Thailand
  • Salary:
    Salary negotiable

GIZ Office Bangkok
  GIZ, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, is a federal enterprise that supports the German government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.GIZ has been supporting the Thai Government for more than 60 years. For our activities in the field of renewable energy we are currently looking for an Energy Advisor.  

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