SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Jobs - Dairy & Livestock Senior Advisor

Organisation: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Duty Station: Uganda

About SNV:  
Established in the Netherlands in 1965, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation works in over 35 countries across Africa, Latin America, and the Balkans. We are dedicated to a society in which all people enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development.
SNV has been working in Uganda since 1989, with our field offices in West Nile, Rwenzori, Northeast and Kampala. Working directly with over 75 local organisations, in more than 50 districts in Uganda, SNV enjoys a strong field presence in these regions. Our advisory services in agriculture, renewable energy and water, sanitation & hygiene are in line with Ugandan development policies and are tailored for specific organisations and districts.  The dairy & livestock advisor will contribute to increased production, food security, income, employment and improved livelihood for households active in dairy and livestock and small & medium enterprises.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1.      Delivery of advisory services to different actors in the value chain:  producer group and service provider strengthening, market intelligence, financial brokering, evidence-based advocacy that promotes an enabling legal and policy environment.  
2.     Programme management:  provide direction to dairy & livestock projects, lead and coach teams of SNV advisors and local capacity builders, financial management and reporting to donors.   
3.     Business development:  design competitive project proposals and develop new partnerships.   Develop an innovative livestock programme for Karamoja.  
4.     Knowledge development: steer learning from dairy and livestock practice, publish
best practices and contribute to a wider knowledge agenda at national and international
5.     External representation:  represent SNV in meetings with government, public and private investors and other (inter)national development

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Livestock or agribusiness studies.
  • Ten years of relevant working experience in livestock / dairy value chain development of which 5 years at senior level and at least 2 years in pastoralists’ environments such as Karamoja.  
  • Proven experience with programme design, proposal writing, international donor and private
    investor relationship management
  • Demonstrated experience with project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management.
  • Proven experience in advisory services including capacity building, empowerment, facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, organisational learning, and change processes. 
  • Proven experience in knowledge development and evidence based advocacy
  • Experience in inclusive business, climate-smart agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, gender mainstreaming and governance is an added advantage. 
  • A self-motivated achiever with excellent leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.
  • Proficient in MS word & excel at advanced level. 
How to apply: 
All interested applicants should send a motivation letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, Names and contact details of two professional referees and Concrete examples of proven experiences as
indicated above will be an added value via email to

Deadline: 8th July, 2013 by 17:00 Hours

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Qualified women are encouraged to apply 

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