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15 April 2016

Enterprise Development Manager Non-profit Careers - Heifer International

Organization: Heifer International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Tracking Code: 232-752

About Heifer:
Heifer International, an international not-for-profit organization founded in 1944 in the United States of America, works with resource constrained families in 125 countries worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the underlying causes of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.

Job Summary: The Program Manager - Enterprise Development and Cooperatives will share his or her operational experience with a start-up or a small and growing business with other departments toward the common goal of ensuring that project participants, self-help groups, cooperatives, and unions have the knowledge and skills to develop and run successful enterprises and cooperatives. The incumbent will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Livestock Specialist, program/project managers, and the Regional Program/Project Coordinators to ensure successful, innovative, efficient, and effective functioning of all enterprise hubs and cooperatives in the program through effective use of modern marketing techniques such as social media, web design, digital payment systems, etc.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Enterprise Development:
  • Design and track the implementation of the enterprise development strategy, along with reviewing and updating it as appropriate
  • Work closely with the field coordinators, technical experts, design/develop/update training packages/modules, business plan models and training materials for different levels
  • The jobholder will coordinate with the Regional Program/Project coordinators, identify institutions, experts and trainers as needed and employ them to implement trainings for capacity development of project partners, cooperatives and farmers according to the enterprise development promotion strategy
  • Offer technical support in exploring business opportunities along the value chain of the selected commodity(ies) and in preparing business plans for cooperatives and farm families
  • Build innovation in business development for smallholder farmers, cooperatives, etc., to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Coordinate value chain studies of selected commodities as required
  • Coordinate an economic analysis of proposed enterprises along the relevant value chain
  • Offer technical support in establishing and operating market structures (e.g., collection centers, market centers, processing facilities, chilling centers, etc.)
  • Provide support in establishing marketing information systems among value chain actors
  • Prepare and submit periodic reports and document best practices and lessons learned
2. Cooperative Governance and Management:
  • Actively facilitate and monitor pre-cooperative/producer association orientation activities in the self-help groups (SHGs) and clusters of SHGs as they develop into cooperatives/producer associations and unions
  • Facilitate SHGs in the formation of cooperatives and support in the registration process
  • Facilitate primary cooperatives to form unions or federations
  • Design, develop and deliver training packages/modules
  • Provide technical support in formalizing cooperatives and unions
  • Develop an institutional framework for cooperatives and cooperative unions with clear linkages with the individual cooperatives and SHGs
  • Develop guidelines for the formation, management and governance of cooperatives
  • Facilitate the capacity building of the cooperative/union governing board and management in effective and efficient decision making, financial management, human resource management, operation and strategic planning and implementation, conflict management and democratic governance
  • Coordinate and build up linkages and networks with the appropriate government Cooperative Office and other organizations, as required
  • Keenly monitor, support and backstop the cooperatives/unions for effective functioning
3. Cooperative Values and Principles:
  • Actively facilitate the development of a cooperative/producer association values and principles orientation kit that incorporates Heifer’s Cornerstones
  • Facilitate the cooperative/producer associations in the orientation of new non-Heifer members to fully understand cooperative principles and values
  • Guide cooperatives in establishing a system for the fair distribution of benefits
  • Guide cooperatives in conducting periodic PSRP and reinforcing values
4. Collaboration towards the Common Goal:
  • Serve as a team motivator in the CP team
  • Work closely with the Livestock Specialist, develop the business hubs of the cooperatives with backward and forward linkages into the total value chain
  • Work in close coordination with the Livestock Specialist on quality assurance and control for all livestock-based products for processing, packaging, marketing, and distribution
  • Develop capacity building and operationalization of the business and marketing plans of the business hubs through joint planning, monitoring, and evaluation with the Program Manager – Animal Well-Being and Regional Program Manager
  • Coordinate with Program/Project Managers (Regional Office and Training) and Director of Programs in providing facilitating/backstopping services for capacity building and developing linkages
  • Actively participate in the organization and implementation of enterprise development related Training of Trainers for project partners, cooperatives and project farmers
  • In coordination with the Livestock Specialist and Regional Program Manager, support families and cooperatives to develop marketing plans for their enterprises
  • Seek continued growth in the knowledge of Heifer International programs and issues of hunger and poverty
  • Perform other job-related responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness or a related field is required. Possession of a Master’s Degree in economics or business administration will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of related experience. Other job-related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these requirements.
  • Five or more years’ experience in fields related to agro-enterprise development (specifically livestock enterprises) and cooperative development.
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in agro-enterprise, commodity value-chain and cooperative development
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations
  • Practical experience in business plan development
  • Working knowledge of and experience of working with the private sector
  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector and the context in which non-profit organizations operate
  • Fluent in national language/s and English, both spoken and written
  • Good leadership qualities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail
  • Skills with Microsoft Office Suite, internet browser, and other appropriate technology
  • Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
  • Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to produce and present reports in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
  • Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude with the ability to demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
  • Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to Apply Online be visiting the Web link below.

Deadline: 21st April, 2016

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