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

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

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,
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
  • 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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