Enterprise Development Officer (EDO) Job Placement – Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust



Organization: Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust 
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Q-Sourcing
Limited is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African
Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. They would
like to recruit for a valuable client aBi Trust. The Agribusiness Initiative
(aBi) Trust is an institution set up by the governments of Uganda and Denmark
to support agribusiness initiatives in the country. In particular it is to support
the private sector to increase their contribution to the agricultural sector by
increasing productivity and competitiveness leading to poverty reduction
through economic growth, wealth, and employment creation.  The vision of aBi Trust is of “competitive
private sector led agriculture in Uganda” with the mission to “promote private
sector driven agribusiness development to enhance wealth creation in the
country.” The aBi Trust achieves its mission and vision through interrelated
subcomponents.
Job Summary: The Enterprise
Development Officer (EDO) will primarily be responsible for managing issues of
aBi Trust activities relating to Enterprise/business development. The incumbent
will cooperate with value chain team and supervise the outsourcing of
interventions/partners. The job holder will ensure that all recommended
proposals for support have a clear business case with strong financial
projections and indicators of success. The EDO will help the aBi team ensure
effective implementation of agribusiness supported projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
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The job holder will act as the technical lead,
supervise the review of business proposal and business plan development and
provide oversight and direction for the work of implementing partners. Assist
teams in analyzing business requirements of proposals and ensuring recommendations
are followed through.
·        
Develop and maintain contacts to gain market
information, research and analysis of financial information to forecast
business, industry and economic conditions for use in making funding decisions.
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Carry out in-depth due diligence of potential
partners, identify key funding merits and risks, meet with management teams,
review documentation and work in conjunction with partners and third party
consultants if required.
·        
Keenly analyse all issues and perform risk analysis
to mitigate all risks associated with funding potential implementing partners.
·        
Build detailed financial models, including
performing extensive sensitivity analyses, review of financial projections and
valuation assumptions.
·        
Guide grantees on their business sustainability and
growth strategies, including follow-up financing after aBi’s contribution has
been spent
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Carry out research and prepare strategic analysis to
assist growth in IPs’ businesses.
·        
Develop strategies for the growth and management of
mixed funding tools for potential implementing partners, including specific
guidelines how partners could tap these resources.
·        
Keenly review and perform analyses on market trends
and track various performance matrices.
·        
Work closely with the CMVCD to perform periodic
analysis/research on processes and recommend changes in strategy to improve
businesses in supported value chains.
·        
Identify opportunities and advise grantees on the
incorporation of cross-cutting themes like QMS/SPS, Green Growth and HRBA in
their business model
·        
Coordinate with other donors and development
projects to leverage project resources and to avoid duplication of efforts.
·        
Provide technical input into quarterly and annual
reports. Provide content to success stories and other project documents. Ensure
IPs are providing required reports in time and of quality.
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Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the CMVCD.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The ideal candidate must hold a Post graduate degree
in business administration, finance, economics, agriculture/agribusiness or
related fields required;
·        
The applicant should also hold a finance-related or
other numerate degree or professional certification from recognized
institutions
·        
At least five years’ experience managing/advising
private sector, value chain, or business development projects using the value
chain or market solutions approach.
·        
Significant experience conducting agricultural value
chain assessments and determining appropriate interventions to enhance
productivity and market access for agri-businesses.
·        
Business acumen with proven successful projects.
·        
Possess the ability to contribute to proposals,
reports, research and presentations that reflect analytical thinking,
creativity and a clear understanding of both the prospective partner’s requirements
and aBi’s programs.
·        
Ability to work independently and show professional
judgment in carrying out assigned tasks.
·        
Excellent analytical and financial analysis skills
and experience in using financial models.
·        
Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity.
·        
Strong written and oral communications skills in
English required.
·        
Demonstrated ability to function as a productive
member of a results oriented team is important.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested are encouraged to send their cover letters and updated
CVs including three referees (send as one document) to our e-mail to:
recruitment@qsourcing.com
Address all
your applications to:
Human Resources
Office,
Q-Sourcing
Limited (U),
Plot 14/16 Semawata
Road, Ntinda
P.O. Box 12883,
Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
Note:
·        
Kindly mark your application as “Application_ Enterprise
Development Officer (EDO)” in the subject line of your email.
·        
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 21st November 2015
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