Partnership Analyst Non-profit Jobs – TechnoServe


Job Title:    Partnership Analyst

Organisation: TechnoServe

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Market
Development Facility Lead 


About US:

TechnoServe is a
leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift
themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries,
we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive
farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital,
and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their
families and communities. Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named
the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings


About Hortimap Program:

Through the
four-year Hortimap program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the
Netherlands, Technoserve and partners BID Network and Impact Capital Africa
will transform the horticulture industry in Uganda. The program combines
catalytic funding through a Market Development Facility and Technical
Assistance fund to leverage private sector and local resources and expertise to
strengthen SMEs and local supply chains, while delivering world-class
entrepreneurship training to farmers and retailers to realize their potential.
These interventions are expected to increase incomes for more than 31,000
farmers, create 11,000 jobs, and improve access to healthy, safe food for
250,000 Ugandan consumers.


Job Summary:  This position is a part of the Market
Development Facility (MDF) Team and supports work done by the MDF lead and
partnership officers. The Partnership Analyst supports the MDF lead by
providing analysis for the recruitment and selection of agribusiness supply
chain clients / investees and the execution of supply chain improvement
projects under the €4.1M HortiMAP Market Development Facility. The Market
Development Facility team works to assist client agribusinesses to diagnose
constraints and opportunities and apply bespoke technical assistance and
financial solutions that address firm-specific constraints while demonstrating
new models for replication and scale by other businesses. The partnership
analyst will support this work through conducting in-depth diagnostics,
calculation of ROI, and impact for MDF clients and value chain actors,
including farmers.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

in-depth diagnostics, calculation of ROI, and impact for MDF clients and value
chain actors, including farmers

systems and tools to methodically identify TA providers

close coordination with pre-identified providers of specialty horticulture such
as Wageningen University Research & PUM Netherlands.

mapping of client and partner’s needs and capabilities, standards for vetting
them and

proposition (in accordance with the program framework) to the potential
partners to secure their commitment to participate in the program

with the M&E team, design an appropriate framework for supervision and
tracking of MDF client performance and compliance with the obligations under
the partnership roadmaps signed

with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data
collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.

all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe)
and ensure that partnerships reflect the project’s gender strategy.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the TechnoServe Partnership Analyst job should hold a Bachelor’s
degree in business, agricultural economics, or other relevant field.

of three years’ field and technical experience, agribusiness experience in
Uganda is required

level of analytical skills

interpersonal and oral and written communication skills a must

to develop well-written, cohesive analyses and reports

to generate innovative solutions in work situations

ability and experience working with teams will be an added advantage

in English required


Success Factors: Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs)
directly related to successful performance on the job.

Core Competencies

and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents
truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences;
admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.

Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of
the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member
and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain
effective relationships and networks.

attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively
identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill

Demonstrates an understanding and appreciation for diversity and supports
diversity efforts. Interacts effectively with and inclusively with people of
all races, cultures, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, ages, and genders.

Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens
effectively; shares information, ideas and arguments; adjusts terminology,
language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate
understanding; acts in a way that facilitates open exchange of ideas and
information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.

making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyse situations, diagnose problems,
identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action
and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make
effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions,
demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary.

Oriented/ High Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to
achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals.
Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to
overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all
areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the
job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

& Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to
accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and
controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people,
material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes
work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job
responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

Acumen: The ability to use information, ask the right questions and take
decisions that make an impact on the overall business performance.

Specific/Technical Competencies include:

& Resource Management: The ability to estimate, justify, and manage
appropriate funding levels to support goal accomplishment. Managing Resources
is about understanding human, financial, and operational resource issues to
make decisions aimed at building and planning efficient project workflows, and
at improving overall organizational performance.

Management: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic
relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, or
organizations to help achieve business goals.

Research, Report Writing: Experience in business planning and analysis,
modeling for feasibility and execution. Able to analyze and express oneself
clearly in business writing.

Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from
multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.


Intelligence: The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions,
overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and actions
affect others. Emotional intelligence consists of 4 attributes: self-awareness,
self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

Thinking: Managers should recognize key actions, underlying problems, make
connection and patterns, see consequences and implications. Anticipates
obstacles realistically and plans ways to deal with them.

Development: managers are required to work with employees to plan on the
development of skills and abilities so that they can fulfil current or future
job/role responsibilities more effectively.

Trust to
Delegate: managers should have trust and willingness to assign responsibilities
to direct reports and give them discretion and authority to carry them out.

(mentoring): managers should give instructions, suggestions, explanations, and
feedback to subordinates.


Career Pathways: The positions that may be a next career opportunity for employees in this
job title include Partnership Officer


How to Apply:

If you are
interested and you meet the requirements, apply through the link below;




NB: Please
submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references. Please note
that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.


Deadline: 6th April 2021


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