4 USAID FtF Private Sector Partnerships Manager Careers – Chemonics International Inc.

Organization: Chemonics International Inc.
Project
Name:
Uganda Youth
Leadership for Agriculture Activity
Funding
Source:
USAID
Duty
Station:
Mbale, Gulu,
Masindi and Mubende, Uganda
About
US:
Chemonics International Inc. is certified
consulting company that has partnered with local and international
organizations to promote social and economic change around the world for overe
40 years.
About
Feed the Future Program:
Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s
global hunger and food security initiative, is establishing a foundation for
lasting progress against global hunger. The Feed the Future Uganda Youth
Leadership for Agriculture is a 5 year Activity which will support Ugandan
partners, with youth in the lead, to identify and drive forward sustainable,
inclusive, and cost-effective approaches that put youth, especially female
youth, squarely in the agriculture sector as leaders, farmers, entrepreneurs,
and employees. The purpose of this flagship activity is to increase economic
opportunities for approximately 350,000 Ugandan female and male youth ages 10
to 35 in agriculture-related fields, in order to increase their incomes and
build their entrepreneurship, leadership, and workforce readiness skills.
Job
Summary:
 The Private Sector Partnerships Manager will
be responsible for technical leadership and oversight of activities under
objective One: Increased incomes of youth working in agricultural value chains.
This will include organizing opportunities for increased incomes around value
chain development-driven job creation by starting with market demand and
working backwards to build the technical and entrepreneurial skills to meet
workforce demand. The Private Sector Partnerships Manager will work with the
private sector to pinpoint which skills are in demand in each district and
which sectors can support a productive youth labor pool. S/he will then examine
the human, social, financial, and physical capital-related constraints that
youth encounter entering the workforce and design interventions to overcome
these constraints. The overall purpose of this role is to provide technical direction
and assistance in the identification, design, and implementation of strategic
partnerships between private and public sector actors aimed at increasing
income and promoting employment of youth working in agricultural value chains
in their area of operation.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Build
and strengthen working partnerships that increase access and adoption of
technologies to improve agricultural productivity by youth. Coordinate with
private sector partners and their agents to finance and promote on-farm
technologies.
·        
Facilitate
actors to provide private sector market driven technical skills development
services. Review existing business development and training models that are age
and gender appropriate and can be incorporated into the Activity
·        
Develop,
harness and facilitate increased employment opportunities along the value
chain.
·        
Broker
and leverage productive relationships that result in increased access to
various financing mechanisms by youth
·        
The
Manager will design and promote “resource bundles” for youth farmers, where
youth are supported to access agro-inputs, training, financing, and market
linkages.
·        
Identify
and leverage partnerships that enable youth to access timely and appropriate
market information.
·        
Support
monitoring evaluation and learning to track performance, measure the attainment
of results and provide evidence that enhances collaboration, learning and
adapting of the key components of this activity.
·        
Perform
any tasks assigned from time to time.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must preferably hold a master’s degree in education, business or
other relevant field. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
with ten years’ experience may be substituted for a Master’s degree.
·        
At
least six years’ experience in private sector partnerships development.
·        
Excellent
track record of achieving results in private sector partnership activities.
·        
Demonstrated
high level technical, analytical and interpersonal skills.
·        
Strong
English written and oral communication skills.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications electronically with a cover letter,
CV, and three professional references to: chemonicsuyla@gmail.com
Deadline:
24th December, 2015.

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