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Several Beans and Sesame Value Chain Specialist DFID CASA Project Jobs - RTI International


Organisation: RTI International
Project Name: Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness Project
Funding Source: Department for International Development (DFID
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About RTI:
RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

About DFID CASA Project:
RTI is currently seeking candidates for an anticipated Department for International Development (DFID) funded Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness Project, a 5-year, £30 million project.  CASA is intended to increase sustainable investment in agribusinesses with smallholder supply chains and increase the involvement of poorer smallholders in those supply chains. CASA will increase economic opportunities for smallholder famers by: demonstrating the commercial viability of agribusinesses with significant smallholder supply chains; deepen the smallholder impact of investments by investors; and enable more smallholder farmers to engage with commercial markets. We are recruiting for the following positions to be based in Kampala, Uganda:

Job Summary: The Beans and Sesame Value Chain Specialists will be responsible for supporting the expansion of opportunities for smallholder farmers in the poultry and aquaculture value chains.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide long and short-term technical assistance to farmer organizations and SME agribusinesses to understand the existing and potential markets for beans and sesame in Uganda and facilitate change that enables smallholder farmers to consistently and profitably participate in commercial markets.
  • Provide short or long-term technical assistance to producer organizations, SMEs and organizations that support the policy and enabling environment.
  • Work within a country team that supports the poultry and aquaculture value chains.
  • Develops plans, feasibility studies and implementation of project activities.
  • Builds strong relationships with value chain stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Business, International Development or related field
  • Five years of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in agricultural value chain development in Uganda, especially in the beans and sesame value chains.
  • Proven ability to build relationships at all levels of value chain stakeholders.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with DFID policies and procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability.
  • Excellent ability in communication abilities (verbal and written).
  • Ability to travel within Uganda.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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