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Agribusiness Specialist Non-profit Job Careers - TechnoServe (TNS)

Job Title:      Agribusiness Specialist
Organization: TechnoServe (TNS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party

About US:
TechnoServe (TNS) is an international non-profit international development organization founded in 1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.

About USAID FtF Program:
TechnoServe Inc /Uganda in partnership with the Uganda Cooperative Alliances is implementing a Four and half years Feed the Future (FtF) - Producer Organizations Activity (POA in 12 districts of Uganda. The USAID funded Feed the Future Uganda Producer Organizations Activity seeks to strengthen the governance, management and service delivery capacity of producer organizations (POs) to realise durable and enduring institutions that are able to plan, mobilize resources, and deliver services that meet the evolving needs of their members in a rapidly changing competitive environment. The Activity will harness the potential of Uganda's secondary POs in 12 of the feed the future focus districts in Uganda to serve as critical change leaders in equipping member POs with the skills, knowledge, and linkages needed to mature and develop into sustainable businesses that meet the demands of their farmers.

Job Summary:  The Agribusiness Specialist will be a key member of the Program;s leadership team and will be responsible for providing technical leadership and oversight for a team that will be responsible for achieving (1) increased involvement of producer organizations (POs) in business-oriented activities along three main value chains (maize, beans, and coffee); and (2) improved PO governance and management structures that efficiently and effectively provide services responsive to the needs of their members. More specifically, the duties and responsibilities of this position fall into three broad categories: business development services and diagnostics; partnerships; and integration of women and youth.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Business Development Services (BDS) and Diagnostics
  • Supervise, develop, and enable a team of four Business Development Services Coordinators; and a variety of short-term technical advisors to achieve the program's results
  • Oversee and ensure the effective and efficient use of various diagnostic tools to evaluate producers’ organizations on a regular and recurring basis
  • Oversee and provide guidance to BDS coordinators on mapping and producer organizations assessment techniques
  • Manage the identification of BDS providers, oversee the development of business cases, and facilitating linkages to producer organizations
  • Ensure that the appropriate BDS services are provided to participating POs
  • Manage effective relationships with BDS service providers
  • Organize business review meetings with producer organizations to share lessons and evaluate progress against business plan milestones.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with other implementing partners on the USAID funded Feed the Future project
  • Manage effective relationships with private sector partners along the relevant value chains (maize, beans, and coffee), including but not limited to buyers, banks, and  input providers
  • Manage the identification of private sector partners, overseeing the development of business cases to present to private sector partners as needed
  • Facilitate linkages between market participants and POs, and support negotiation processes to foster the establishment and strengthening of mutually beneficial commercial relationships
Gender & Youth: Ensure that issues related to gender and youth are integrated and considered in all aspects of activity implementation

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the TechnoServe (TNS) Agribusiness Specialist job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management, agricultural economics, or other relevant field
  • Five years of experience in program management, agribusiness or agricultural development activities
  • Demonstrated experience supporting producer organizations to access agricultural inputs, advisory and business development services, and output markets; increase their production and marketing efficiencies; and enhance product competitiveness.
  • Excellent track record of achieving results in private sector-led development activities, preferably in agriculture.
  • Demonstrated understanding of agricultural value chains (beans, maize, and coffee preferred)
  • Knowledge of gender and youth integration approaches relevant to producer organizations
  • Experience using information and communication technology to facilitate business transactions and service delivery
  • Demonstrated high-level technical, analytical, interpersonal skills and ability to meet tight deadlines with logical analyses and clear presentation.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Word and other Microsoft Office programs  as well as common internet applications
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Ability to travel to remote rural locations in Uganda.
  • Prior experience applying market systems and facilitative approaches
  • Strong focus on results
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time.
  • Experience working in producer organizations in Uganda
  • Prior and proven experience successfully implementing USAID funded programs
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; fluency in local Ugandan language(s) is an added
  • advantage

  • Financial and 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.
  • Analysis, Research and Report writing: Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution. Able to analyze and express oneself clearly in business writing.
  • Donor/Partnership 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.
  • Innovative Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Empathetic, understands attitudes, interests, needs of others; predict other’s behavior. Self-aware and keeps own emotions from interfering with work. Understanding both the strengths and limitations of others.
  • Trust to delegate: Appropriately allocates decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to others; maximizes the organization's and individual's effectiveness.
  • Staff development: Planning and supporting the development of individuals' skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job responsibilities more effectively.
  • Feedback/Coaching: Recognizes and acknowledges strengths in others. Provides timely guidance and feedback to help others develop knowledge and skill areas to accomplish tasks or solve problems.
  • Fundraising: Able to continuously identify opportunities for TechnoServe to grow revenue; demonstrates good understanding of fundraising and donor management. Able to develop high potential fundraising proposals.
  • Strategic Thinking: Takes an overview and identifies patterns, trends and long-term possibilities. Creates and shapes a vision of the future that fits in with TNS’ long term objectives. Is able to articulate strategy to a wider audience. Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long¬term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

How to Apply:
All qualified and interested applicants should submit a single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter, resume and salary history and three professional references by Email only to the Human Resources Manager:

Deadline: 21st September 2018

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Fresher Livelihoods Assistant Non-profit Career Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader - Livelihoods

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:   The Livelihoods Assistant will support the delivery of the livelihood components to target refugee and host communities in Bidibidi refugee settlement according to DRC’s internal policies and operations handbook and in accordance with donor procedures and program design. The main objective of the position is to ensure that all livelihood activities especially those related to food security and nutrition quality, training beneficiaries through PAED methodology, income generation, innovative practices and private sector linkages are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed Donor and DRC Guidelines, standards and budget. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination/ Representation
  • Develop relationship with field level structures, authorities and community leaders as well as field level private and other stakeholders.
  • In coordination with the Livelihoods officer, attend and represent the interest of DRC in the areas of your responsibility.
  • Actively coordinate with the field staff of other DRC sectors and other organizations.
  • Actively participate in the regular sector meetings and in house coordination meetings.
Project development, implementation and reporting
  • Effectively implement the day to day activities according to plan and technical standards.
  • Contribute in the development of projects through field experience and information sharing.
  • Assist in meetings and training with stakeholders and target groups.
  • Actively take part in quality data collection and timely reporting.
  • Actively take part in training at field level.
  • Actively mobilize beneficiaries.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood activities.
  • Produce field records to contribute to the weekly, monthly and other reports.
  • Ensure the delivery of items and other services to beneficiaries.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.
Logistics /Finance Support:
  • Support the Livelihoods Officer to monitor financial commitments and expenditures against budgets and provide timely feedback on budget follow ups.
  • Actively take part in the facilitation of purchase requests.
  • Ensure effective use of resources in the field.
Relationship Management:
  • Coordination: Maintain close and good relations with all relevant stakeholders including OPM, UNCHR, local authorities, other NGOs, CBOs and other DRC     partners.
  • Transparency: Ensure required reports and information is shared with the direct supervisor in a timely and adequate manner;
  • Reporting: Timely provide relevant data and progress updates to project stakeholders as guided by Livelihood Officer, Team Leader, Livelihood Coordinator and Base Manager.
  • Follow up all DRC Procedures for Security, Finance, Logistics, HR and Administration.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council Livelihoods Assistant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural extension, Animal husbandry, Forestry, Agri-business Management, Rural Innovations or other related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in relevant field with INGO or other agencies.
  • Possession of diploma with experience of 4 years’ and above.
  • In-depth understanding of agricultural extension services and ERI/PAED methodology
  • Knowledge of rural innovations, value chain development, market system development and private sector linkages.
  • Knowledge of VSLA and micro finance concepts and practice.
  • Experience in Enterprise selection and development/ Business development.
  • High integrity, pro-active, stable, robust character and a good team-player
  • Highly motivated, results-oriented, and with well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, representation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge in preparing comprehensive activity reports.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and other languages widely spoken in the area
  • Knowledge of computers: word processing, database management packages.
  • Commitment to accountable practices.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated experience working in challenging environments.
  • Proven ability to manage varied workloads and deal constructively with stress
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations.
  • Possession of a valid riding permit, class A.
  • Languages: Fluent in both oral and written English and any one of the local languages spoken in West Nile. Arabic is added advantage.        

How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below

Deadline: 20th September 2018

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Consultancy Jobs - Rapid Assessment of Goat Breeds in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Karamoja - Farm Africa

Organization: Farm Africa
Project Name: Livestock for Livelihoods (UK AID Direct) Project
Duty Station: 
Kotido: Nakapelimoru, Panyangara, Rengen and Kotido sub-county.
Napak: Ngoleriet, Lokopo, Lotome and Lopeei.
Moroto: Tapac, Rupa, Nadunget and Katikekile.
Nakapiripirit: Namalu and Moruita

About US:
Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce.  We place a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources. Our programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests, livestock keepers to improve animal health, and forest coffee growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental sustainability.

About the Project:
Farm Africa’s Livestock for Livelihoods (L4L) project, funded by DFID is currently being implemented in pastoral areas of Uganda and Ethiopia (2018 – 2022). Pastoralist and agro-pastoralist in these areas suffer from high rates of poverty and malnutrition. Women are particularly badly affected due to their low status and associated lack of decision making power and access to resources. A key role and source of income for women in pastoralist systems is managing small livestock. L4L project aims to increase household incomes and reduce household malnutrition through capacity building, community-led NRM; establishment of market systems for vet and breeding services; VSLA establishment, product value addition and marketing as well as nutrition awareness-raising. The project will establish 400 local women’s livestock groups and improve their access to livestock assets by means of a revolving goat fund supporting in-kind transfer of goats between most vulnerable households. The project will also pilot different approaches to local breed improvement including community managed buck rearing stations and private breeders to provide a supply of improved bucks to the community for cross breeding.
In order to roll-out the breeding improvement component of the project, Farm Africa is seeking to further conduct a rapid assessment to identify suitable higher milk producing goat breeds in Uganda that can adapt to the dry and hot climate in Karamoja. This project is implemented in the following four districts of Karamoja; (Moroto, Kotido, Napak and Nakapirpirit – a list of target sub counties can be found in Annex 1)

Project Outputs
·         10,000 women livestock herders in pastoralist communities increase production of goats and goat products
·         21,000 pastoralists and agro-pastoralist access improved livestock services and veterinary drug supply
·         15,000 women in pastoralist communities have improved opportunities for livestock sales, income generation and values addition
·         10,000 households in pastoralist communities with improved dietary diversity
·         Documentation and dissemination of project learning

Assignment Objectives: The principal purpose of this assessment is to identify suitable improved goat breeds that can adapt well in pastoral production systems that are fast growing with good milk production and recommend suitable goat breed improvement model that can work in extensive livestock production system.  The following are the objectives of this rapid assessment;
Assess the local goat breeds in the project area (see Annex 1 for target sub counties) and in Uganda in general and identify improved breeds that are fast growing and with good milk production potential that can be crossed with the local breeds in Karamoja to increase milk production and other productivity indices;
Specifically, the assignment should assess the breeds against the following;
·         Adaptability to the hot temperatures and harsh climate in pastoral area
·         Suitability of the feed resources available for the selected breed
·         Ability of the resource poor pastoralists to manage the selected breed
·         Ability of the selected breed to perform well under an extensive system of production in pastoral systems
·         Availability of a market for the offspring
·         Acceptability of the selected breed by the community
·         Productivity indices (especially milk production, birthing rates and growth rates) compared to the local breeds
Review reports of similar interventions and conduct interviews with government and civil society organizations that have implemented similar projects’ Karamoja and generate learnings for the project.
Then generate a report with recommendations of;
·         Suitable improved goat breeds options with information on where they can be sourced plus
·         Breed improvement model that the project can apply to successfully implement the breed improvement in an extensive system of livestock production
·         Key learnings from previous similar projects in the area.

Approaches and Methodology
The methodology should have strong focus on application of participatory approaches and proven methodology that fits well in the context of local communities and stakeholders. It is envisaged that the methodology used during this assessment will include, but not necessarily limited to the following:
·         Review of project design document and other existing secondary information and reports relevant to the assignment
·         Discussions with technical government departments (Veterinary, Livestock, NAADs etc) and NGOs who have introduced improved goat breeds in Karamoja to get their experiences and learnings (What worked, what did not work and why?)
·         Field visits in the implementation areas understand the environmental context including assessing the local goat breeds, feed resources, and community’s goat husbandry practices. 
·         Community level participatory meetings and focused group discussions to get their perceptions on introduction of new breeds, revolving goat scheme, payment for breeding services, husbandry practices
·         Special emphasis should be given to ensure participation of women in the process to because the revolving goat fund is targeting the women livestock herders.
·         Data/information analysis and verification of analysed data/information to generate a report.

Expected Deliverables and Timelines
All written documentation is to be submitted in English using Microsoft Word in soft copy. The main body of all reports should be written in simple, non-technical language, with any technical material to be presented in annexes. All primary data information collected and analysis conducted for the purpose of the study will remain the property of Farm Africa and must be submitted electronically and in hard copy. The consultant is expected to take a total of 20 working days to deliver final report to Farm Africa

The following deliverables are expected from the consultant.
1.          An inception report - Detailing how the consultant plans to undertake the assignment. The inception report shall be submitted three days after commencing the consultancy incorporating the following; the consultant’s understanding and interpretation of the Terms of Reference (ToR); Methodology; Work plan including structuring of study, review of documents; data collection approach and tools and analysis plan; Budget forecast. The inception report will be discussed and agreed upon with Farm Africa project team before the consultant commences the work.
2.         A comprehensive draft – the consultant will submit a draft report to Farm Africa and other stakeholders within 12 working days from the approval of the inception report for review
3.         Final report - the consultant will submit a final report (25 pages maximum) to Farm Africa within three working days of receiving feedback on the draft report. The content and structure of the final report shall include but not necessarily limited to executive summary, introduction, methodology, findings and recommendations on the following;
           Summary of the different climate and fodder zones in the project implementation area
           Suitability of different improved goat breeds options for the different climate and fodder zones within the project implementation area, with information on where they can be sourced
           Breed improvement model that the project can apply to successfully implement the breed improvement in an extensive system of livestock production
           Key learnings from previous and current similar projects in the area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsibility of the consultant
·         Prepare and submit an inception report to farm Africa as per the guidelines above
·         Develop assessment tools, to potentially include guidance notes for focus group discussions and key informant interviews as part of the inception phase.
·         Undertake primary and secondary data/information collection through participatory approaches
·         Analyse and interpret the information and thereafter prepare a draft report and share with Farm Africa and the key stakeholders for review
·         Discuss any gaps in the draft report with Farm Africa and come up with ways of filling the gaps if any
·         Prepare the final assessment report and share the soft and hard copies with Farm Africa
·         Deliver the data collected both in hard-copy and the soft copy (databases).
·         In addition to the deliverables listed above, the consultant(s) will meet cost of any field work to support the assessment.

Responsibility of Farm Africa.
The consultant will report directly to the Senior Livestock Officer, Farm Africa (L4L) Project. However, s/he will also be expected to work closely with the Project Coordinator and Livestock Officer.
·         Approve the consultant’s inception report including the methodology and the study tools
·         Provide any information that may be required by the consultant during implementation of the task
·         Participate in decision making per consultant tasks above and be available for consultation as needed
·         Review draft report and provide comments.

Farm Africa evaluation processes.
Farm Africa will solicit and score technical and financial proposals consultants who have had experience carrying out similar assignments. The evaluation committee will consist of at least three project team members who will evaluate bids against the following criteria:
The technical proposal will be assessed against the following criteria:
1.          How well the consultancy team meets the required qualifications and competencies detailed in section 7 of the ToR – 35
2.         The technical proposal detailing your interpretation of the TOR including report structure, proposed methodology, and  work schedule, - 35
3.         sample of report for a similar assignment (this will be treated as confidential and only used for the purposes of quality assurance); - 10

A full financial proposal, providing a detailed budget breakdown for the goat breed study - 30

Once the financial proposals have been assessed the technical and financial scores will be combined into a final score in accordance with the following weights:
a.         Technical Score (70%)
b.         Financial Score (30%)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for this Consultancy must be livestock production, animal scientist, or veterinary professional with experience working in pastoral livestock production systems. Particularly, he or she should have the following essential qualifications and competencies;
·         Experience in carrying out similar assignments with a focus on livelihoods-related interventions
·         Demonstrable  practical experience in using qualitative and quantitative research techniques
·         Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills
·         Excellent reporting and presentation skills
·         Fluency in spoken and written English
·         The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or PhD in Agriculture, Veterinary, Animal Science, Livestock productions systems or related subject
·         Understanding of the goat production systems Uganda and in particular in the Karamoja sub region
·         Right to work in Uganda
·         Experience working with in animal research.

How to Apply:
Interested evaluators or firms are requested to submit:
·         A covering letter detailing how the consultancy team meets the required qualifications and competencies
·         A full technical proposal detailing their interpretation of the TOR including report structure, proposed methodology, and work schedule,
·         Copies of all relevant Curriculum Vitae (CVs).
·         A sample of report for a similar assignment (this will be treated as confidential and only used for the purposes of quality assurance)
·         Contact details for two references (including one from your last client/employer).
·         A full financial proposal, providing a detailed budget breakdown of consultancy costs and expenses. Please note consultancy costs will be subject to WHT.

All documents must be submitted by email to our ‘sealed’ email address The email subject line should clearly indicate ‘L4L rapid assessment of goat breeds. Failure to include any of the above information will result in disqualification from the selection process.

Deadline: 28th September 2018

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UN Programme Assistant (Data Analysis) Job Opportunities - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:              Programme Assistant (Data Analysis)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Grade: NOB

About US:
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.

Job Summary:   The Programme Assistant (Data Analysis) will perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain a functional database for Monitoring and Evaluation related to indicators of food and nutrition security and general WFP corporate reporting requirements;
  • Ensure the Country Office database is appropriately aligned to respond to Monitoring and Evaluation needs of WFP Uganda;
  • In liaison with ICT unit, ensure that the database is running on a safe and robust platform and the backup of the database is done regularly and an appropriate disaster recovery mechanism is in place;
  • Ensure entry of cooperating partners distribution reports into ProMIS or other WFP corporate tools for data management;
  • Organise refresher trainings on database management and monitoring for Uganda Country Office, sub office and partner staff;
  • Provide required inputs for all corporate reporting requirements like special project reports/ad-hoc- reports. Serve as focal person for data entry into COMET or any other WFP Corporate system for reporting;
  • Track, very and reconcile beneficiary, food or cash movement and distribution data;
  • Provide timely feedback to sub offices and partners on reports submitted and any other related duty.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Assistant (Data Analysis) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s University degree in any of the following areas: Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Development Economics or any other related field obtained from a reputable education institution;
  • Four years of progressive professional experience two of which must be in database management or related functions;
  • Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, SQL, HTML and JavaScript for management of the database;
  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • Excellent command of both oral and written English.

  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt: Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 23rd September 2018

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