TAA CV - Mr John James Rhodes

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1947 TAA Member No:
Contact Address: 5 Dolphin House, Highfield Close, Wokingham, RG40 1DG, UK Nationality: British
Permanent Phone Number: +44 (0) 1189 788653 Mobile Phone No: +20 109 973 8113
Email Address: jjrhodes@hotmail.co.uk Personal Webpage: http://www.developmentnetwork.org.uk
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2012-date TA Team Leader Support to Rural Development Programme (Vakakis International) Egypt Assistance in implementation of SRDP an EU funded pilot project for the introduction of conditional incentives based rural development in two target Governorates (Fayoum & Menia).
2010 Project Closure Specialist Economic & Social Relaunch of the Northwest Provinces (Vakakis International) Cambodia Assistance in preparation of Project Completion Report; project assets handover plan; and, reviewing and editing 19 individual Contractors Final Reports all in accordance with EC procedures
2009 Rural Credit Consultant Belmont Management Consultants UK for Romania Co-author of concept paper for the development of a donor funded rural credit line facility in the Transylvanian Region of central Romania.
2005-09 TA Team Leader FISC-Rural Project (Vakakis International) Egypt Implementation of MSSP follow-on EC funded Agri Credit Line programme incl. provision of Technical Assistance, Institutional Support & Bank Training.
2004-05 Business Development Manager Vakakis International Greece Preparation of expressions of interest, technical proposals, tender documents and selection of key experts for donor funded projects & programmes.
1996-2004 Chief Technical Adviser Multi Sector Support Programme (MSSP) (Vakakis International) Egypt Team Leader, implementation of EC funded Agri Credit Line programme incl. provision of Technical Assistance, Institutional Support, Training & Demonstration activities.
1994-96 Team Leader Tacis Demonstration Farms Project in Orekhovo-Zujevo, Moscow Region. (Vakakis International) Russia Implementation of 8 different enterprise Demonstration Units on private farms incl. training, overseas study tours & establishment of a District Extension Service.
1993 Dairy Sector Specialist Tacis Sector Study in Pushchino and Serpukhov Districts of Moscow Region. (HTS) Russia Undertook extensive dairy sector survey incl. all aspects of production, processing, marketing & distribution of milk and dairy products.
1993 Agricultural Adviser Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (Crown Agents) Egypt Evaluation of 23,000 ha Salhia Project providing recommendations to GoE re proposed privatization of the project.
1989-92 Controller of Agriculture Tanganyika Wattle Company (CDC) Tanzania All agricultural operations on 18,000 ha project incl. arable crops, seed production, livestock, new irrigated tea & coffee developments.
1985-89 Senior Agriculturalist Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) UK Appraisal of potential agricultural projects for CDC investment in Africa & Central America.
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Project Management / Agriculture & Rural Development
Subsidiary fields: Agronomy; Rural Finance/Banking; Extension; Farming Systems; Irrigation; Monitoring & Evaluation; Plantation/Estate Management; Project Preparation/Appraisal.
Higher education: BSc. Agriculture (Hons), 1970, Reading University; MSc. Agricultural Management, 1973, Reading University Senior Management in Agricultural Development, Mananga Agricultural Management Centre, Swaziland, 1981
Countries worked in:  Belize, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Russia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia.
Languages: English (mother tongue); French (fair); Arabic (basic)
Last Updated: 22/07/2014