Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture

  • Secteur d'activité Services
  • Date d'expiration Aujourd'hui
  • Nombre de postes 01 poste ouvert
  • Niveau de poste Confirmé / Expérimenté

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Algiers is currently looking for a Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture. You are invited to apply for this position before 14 October 2019.


  • Position:                Agricultural Assistant (AA), grade 9
  • Duty station:         Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Algiers
  • Work area:           Algeria
  • Working hours:     38 hours / week



  • The Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture, with the title of Agricultural
  • Assistant (AA), is a member of the agricultural team at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which is a team within the Economic Section at the embassy. The AA operates under the supervision of the Agricultural Councilor. The Agricultural Bureau works on strengthening the international position of the Netherlands in the areas of agriculture, nature and food in Algeria and Tunisia. The commercial section of the Netherlands embassy in Algiers promotes and facilitates commercial relations between the Netherlands and Algeria.


The Agricultural Assistant :

  • Maintains and strengthens the relations between the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Algerian Government in the policy areas of agriculture and fisheries, food and nature, including sustainable development, circular agriculture and trade. The AA also identifies and maintains a relevant network with private sector and societal organizations.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the Netherlands’ agricultural policy for Algeria including international cooperation in agricultural development, promotion of trade, market access and obstacles, import and export regulations, veterinary and phytosanitary regulations, agro logistics, climate
  • smart agriculture and activities in the areas of nature and environment, water efficiency, food security and food quality and sustainable development.
  • Identifies opportunities for bilateral cooperation in agribusiness of mutual benefit. Initiates and coordinates cooperation projects between the Netherlands and Algeria in the agricultural and nature domain.
  • Collects, analyses, interprets information, on developments and business opportunities in agriculture in Algeria, and reports on these developments and opportunities through the appropriate channels and media, including social media.
  • The AA contributes to the year planning process of the Agricultural Office and the Embassy.
  • Promotes Netherlands’ agricultural products and know how in Algeria and assists the Netherlands’ private agricultural sector, interested in doing business in Algeria, to develop and carry out their commercial activities and promotes and facilitates Netherlands’ agribusiness delegations visiting Algeria.
  • Facilitates cooperation between the Phytosanitary and Veterinary Authorities of the Netherlands and Algeria in solving market-access difficulties /obstacles.
  • Participates in agricultural exhibitions, fairs and conferences in Algeria being informed about developments in agriculture and looking for business opportunities.
  • Operates proactively and autonomously in solving professional problems, taking differences in culture and regulatory frameworks into consideration and looking for appropriate solutions.


  • A university degree in agriculture or related studies
  • Proven oral and written working knowledge of French, Arabic and
  • English
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, knowledge and network in the
  • agricultural sector
  • Affinity with commercial affairs
  • Organizational and project management experience
  • Good social and communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer programmes, including knowledge of professional use of social media



Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture


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