USAID Project Jobs – Senior Institutional Development Specialist at Chemonics International

Organization: Chemonics International
Project: USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Enabling Environment for Agriculture
Activity
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Chemonics
Project
:
Chemonics International seeks a Senior Institutional
Development Specialist for the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Enabling
Environment for Agriculture Activity based in Kampala. The Activity is a 3 year
project that will boost the value of agricultural production and trade. The
Activity will accomplish this by helping public and private sector stakeholders
to develop, improve, and implement agricultural policies, strategies, laws,
regulations, and will stimulate investment, production, and trade, particularly
coffee, maize, and beans and but also in agricultural inputs.
Job Summary: The Specialist will help to build capacity within public sector
institutions, such as Ministry departments or units, and also private sector
organizations, e.g. business associations, to lead and participate in the
policymaking process. The Specialist will assess gaps in institutional skills,
knowledge, and performance and then design and manage performance improvement
plans in collaboration with the partner institutions. The Specialist will also
serve as the Activity’s gender and youth focal person, ensuring gender and
youth issues are embedded in all the Activity’s work. The successful candidate
will have experience at the national level working with Government
decision-makers on policy development and on analyzing and addressing
organizational change to contribute to better policy making. In addition, the
candidate will have private sector experience gained while working in business
or with private sector associations and possess an understanding of how the
policy environment impacts business operations and decision making. The
Specialist will have experience advocating for policy change to improve the
business environment in Uganda and building capacity of private sector entities
to sustainably engage with government.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:
  • Assessing and evaluating
    public and private sector institutional performance
  • Developing organizational
    development plans for public and private sector institutions
  • Building capacity of
    businesses, business associations, and Government of Uganda institutions
  • Analyzing organizational
    performance, management, service delivery, and advocacy
  • Facilitating, organizing,
    and planning meetings, workshops, symposia, conferences, and trainings
    courses, as required, that are part of institutional capacity building
    plans
  • Interacting with
    high-level public sector officials and private sector representatives
  • Motivating and
    influencing behaviour change among senior public and private sector
    individuals
  • Planning and managing
    targeted activities such as consultancies, research assignments, etc
  • Mainstreaming gender and
    youth considerations into institutional development plans
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should
    possess a bachelor’s degree in organizational development, business
    administration, economics, policy, or related field required. A Master’s
    degree or higher preferred.
  • The applicant should also
    possess at least 8-10 years’ experience designing and implementing
    organizational development or institutional strengthening activities at
    the national level as well as for private businesses.
  • Five years’ experience in
    the private sector in a leadership role OR minimum 5 years’ in the public
    sector working in or with public institutions related to agriculture or
    trade.
  • Proven ability to
    cultivate and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to
    proactively identify and solve problems.
  • Strong and effective
    verbal and written English language communication skills.
  • Ability to work
    collaboratively and in a team environment, but also independently.
  • Excellent organizational,
    prioritization, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership,
    versatility and integrity
  • Ugandan citizenship
    required.
How to Apply:
All applications should send their electronic applications
to: recruit@ugandaeea.com. Please submit your CV and cover letter with
“Senior Institutional Development Specialist” in the subject line. No
telephone inquiries or deliveries. Finalists will be contacted.
Deadline: 30th
September 2013

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