11 Enterprise Development Officer NGO Jobs – Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow)

Job Title:    Enterprise Development Officer (11 Jobs)

Organisation: Ripple Effect (formerly Send a Cow)

Duty Station:  Mbarara, Rubirizi, Mitooma, Bushenyi, Sheema, Buhweju, Ibanda, Kiruhura, Ntungamo, Isingiro, Kamwenge, Uganda


About US:

Ripple Effect Uganda is a growing and dynamic international development charity creating a wave of change in rural Africa.


We are a partnership of experienced and committed staff, working with farming families in Africa. We are all inspired by the need to create an even greater impact on hunger and poverty in rural communities that are increasingly threatened by economic challenges and the climate crisis. Together, we support families to learn more, grow more and sell more. They then share what they know and have with their communities, creating a ripple effect of environmentally sustainable change across rural Africa. We are at an exciting stage in our history, as we re-brand from Send a Cow with an ambitious new 2030 strategy to multiply our impact


About YIDaMS Project:

In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, Ripple Effect Uganda plans to implement a five-year (2022 – 2027) Youth Inclusive Dairy Market Systems Project (YIDaMS) whose aim is to enable 50,000 young women and men to access dignified and fulfilling work in the dairy sector. These will comprise of youth aged 18-35 with 70% young women, 5% young people with disability and 10% refugee youth.


Job Summary:  The main purpose of this position is to help deliver SACU/ Ripple Effect 5 -year Master card Foundation funded project on Youth Inclusive Dairy Market support in South Western Uganda.  Specifically, the Enterprise Development Officer will deliver SACU’s dairy value chain while ensuring that youth are at the center of business development, expansion and management with the objective of ensuring that youth get dignified employment.

This role will ensure the YiDAMs  Livestock Extension Workers and Youth filed assistants as well as CBF ( village Agents, Community Animal Health Workers and Milk Collection Points Aggregators)  have the capacity, confidence and expertise to deliver an inclusive dairy value chain.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Leads YiDaMs Enterprise Development at District level.
  • Coordinates technical support of Enterprise Development and Innovation response in all the district.
  • Line manages, and motivates the district team to have business orientation in their day to day work.
  • Follow up and track youth under apprenticeship and link them to employment opportunities.
  • Provides direct level technical support to project teams.
  • Builds the capacity of project field staff on Enterprise development, business incubation and management
  • Mentor new staff on enterprise development approaches.
  • Ensures that project team have and use training materials, tools and resources provided to implement and track project performance.
  • Organize and train Trainer of Trainers programme for the project, both staff and community resource person.
  • Work with the Project Manager for ICT linkages.
  • Support the establishment, expansion and management of Incubation centers
  • Support Linkages of groups to MCCs, MCP and other business development and support services
  • Train and ensure that farmers are using improved production and management practices, inputs and technologies
  • Ensure that groups, Milk collection center fully engaged in the development of plans, monitoring and reporting.
  • Participate in orientation and mentoring of Community Facilitators (CF) to mobilize groups for trainings and other project engagements.
  • Conduct review biannual meetings and joint stakeholder meetings.
  • Compile and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Guide the planning and implementation of; marketing, information gathering, preparation of group business & action plans and establishment & strengthening of business linkages of the value chain actors
  • Ensure good networking and collaboration relationships with line government ministries and agencies, local governments and other development partners in the project area.
  • Conduct market system analysis
  • Conduct beneficiary selection and capacity building to DLG staff, FOs, aggregators
  • Participate in programme/project evaluations/assessments.
  • Participate in data collection and submission
  • Documentation of learning and best practices

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, business administration, agriculture economics, agribusiness, micro-finance and related fields with post graduate qualification in a related field.
  • Rich field and community development work experience with minimum of 6 years of supervising extension workers
  • Knowledge in extension services delivery
  • Experience in youth skilling and programming
  • Experience in business incubation and management
  • Experience in layering of services
  • Experience of preparing, monitoring and managing budgets and work plans
  • Staff Management experience
  • Knowledge of environmental good practice
  • Full and deep understanding of all technical aspects of the Ripple Effect programme
  • Strong people management ability
  • Numerate
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Team player
  • Skills is computer applications such as word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Able to participate on a practical level with government and other development partners
  • Have empathy with Ripple Effect’s Christian foundation and core values
  • An initiator and self-driven
  • A team leader, builder and developer
  • A broad and mature thinker
  • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
  • Creative and innovative
  • A team player. Flexible.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality especially for data.



  • Postgraduate training in related field is an added advantage
  • Experience in NGO work.
  • Experience in enterprise development, business incubation, management and acceleration
  • Experience in youth skilling and programming
  • Experience in agriculture value chain, dairy value chains,
  • Experience in research and development
  • Knowledge in extension services delivery
  • Ability to identify funding opportunities


How to Apply:

All applicants should send a filled application form, Download Here and attach a comprehensive CV and certified copies of academic documents


Please submit application online to hruganda@sendacow.org clearly indicating the position and location you are applying for in the subject line.


Deadline: 3rd October 2022 at 5:00pm EAT


NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted


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