USAID CPM Project Jobs – Regional Business Coordinator – North at Chemonics International Inc.

Organisation: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name:  USAID Feed the Future FtF Commodity
Production and Marketing (CPM) activity Project
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Climate
Change Specialist
About US:
International Inc., a leading international development company which has been implementing
programs for over 40  years that promote
social and economic change around the world.
About USAID CPM Project:
International Inc. is implementing the Feed the Future Uganda Commodity
Production and Marketing (CPM) activity. CPM is implemented through a
five-year, USAID- funded contract that began in March 2013. CPM exists to
increase the wealth and long-term prosperity of Ugandan families in 34 Feed the
Future focus districts. CPM uses innovative methods to reduce poverty and
under-nutrition in rural families by increasing the quantity and quality of
coffee, maize, and beans that they are able to produce and sell.
Job Summary: The Regional
Business Coordinator will support in the implementation of  private sector solutions for increasing the
wealth of Ugandan families in CPM’s Northern region. The incumbent will support
the Regional Business Manager in working closely with large scale private
sector companies/ exporters, traders and their associated village agents to
foster business linkages, and catalyze additional investment into the maize,
beans and coffee value chains
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Foster innovation among traders and their village
agents in the region that leads to increased profit, improved competitiveness;
and better business relationships between actors in the three value chains
Take in developing and reporting against annual work
Implement the work plan for the northern region to
achieve annual targets
Actively monitor and assess the progress and
achievements of CPM tasks
Participate in regional commodity platforms and
Develop and maintain a set of clients in the region
Work closely with other FTF and non-FTF contractors
and grantees
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold an MBA or business related
Private sector experience required;
At least two to four years’ experience in
business/sales/marketing of a reputable organization;
The incumbent must be an aggressive self-starter,
independent thinker, and be able to initiate and manage partnerships with the
private sector, government, and civil society
Strong project management and financial analysis
Possess excellent communication skills and experience
building strong client relationships;
Creative problem solver who has the ability to come
up with new ideas that relate’ to strategic goals.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and
deliver results on tight deadlines.
No donor experience required
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their electronic applications
including a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Please clearly indicate “Regional Business Coordinator – North” in the subject
line. No telephone inquiries or deliveries, please. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted.
Deadline: 30th September 2015
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