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Several Consultancy Jobs - Agribusiness and Smallholder Agriculture Experts - Farm Africa


Organization: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Kampala and Northern Uganda
Duration: Varied – short-term and long-term consultancy contracts

About US:
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively. Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement.

Job Summary:  Farm Africa Uganda is rapidly expanding and anticipate requiring the services of a variety of technical experts to support the delivery of our growing portfolio of projects over the coming months and years.  We are therefore requesting senior level experts interested in both short-term and long-term consulting opportunities with Farm Africa Uganda to submit their details for consideration for forthcoming assignments. We anticipate requiring support in a number of diverse areas, primarily focusing on smallholder engagement in agricultural value chains and agribusiness. 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Agribusiness and Smallholder Agriculture Experts must possess post graduate degrees or equivalent in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Business Administration, Rural Development/Livelihoods, or another relevant field;
  • In-depth knowledge of the agricultural sector in Uganda, particularly experience with regards to supporting the commercialisation of smallholder agriculture
  • At least eight years of experience working within the smallholder agriculture and agribusiness sectors in East Africa, four years’ of which must have been in Uganda
  • Working on large scale grant funded programmes or commercial contracts focusing on key agricultural value chains in Uganda
  • Experience in designing projects or interventions that support smallholder farmers or small-scale producers to commercialise their operations
  • Delivering (or overseeing delivery of) technical assistance to a variety of different stakeholders within the agricultural value chain including producer organisations, off-takers and SMEs
  • Experience in using a wide range of different tools and approaches to promote the participation of young people, women, and people with disabilities in agriculture and agribusiness
  • Delivering (or overseeing delivery of) business development services to agribusinesses.

Skills
  • Excellent IT skills, and in particular the ability to manage and manipulate large, complex budgets using Excel
  • Ability to identify areas of weakness and support capacity development amongst both project teams and external stakeholders such as producer organisations and SMEs
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to distil complex information into accessible language

Values:  Farm Africa’s values are very important to us as an employer and they are also very important to our employees. All prospective employees and consultants should take some time to carefully consider our values and how they fit with your own personal values before expressing an interest in working with Farm Africa.

Our values
  • Expert: Deep expertise and insightful evidence-based solutions are at the heart of everything Farm Africa does.
  • Grounded: Positive change starts with Africa’s people, so our experts work closely with local communities, engaging them in every level of decision-making.
  • Impactful: We take a long-term view so we can deliver lasting changes for farmers and their families.
  • Bold: We model innovative new approaches and are not afraid to challenge strategies that are failing.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in being considered for future opportunities with Farm Africa, please submit your current CV, availability, and anticipated fee rate or salary expectations to: consulting@farmafrica.org

Please subject your email, “Agri Experts Uganda – Last name, first name”

Deadline: 31st August 5.00pm EAT

NB: Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Successful candidates ONLY will be required to provide these documents during the referencing process.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Graduate Trainee Jobs - Market Systems Trainees - Mercy Corps


Job Title:          Market Systems Trainee
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Graduate trainee responsibilities:
  • The market systems trainee will take part in analyzing markets trends and suggesting activities towards access to new markets and business development opportunities for value chains in Karamoja region.
  • The trainee will gain a strong understanding of the market systems approach and he/she is expected to use the knowledge to analyze the key growth and revenue drivers across the existing value chains.
  • Provide daily support to the MSD officers and manager, including the preparation of background documents, research pieces, and presentations as needed.
  • The trainee will be involved in field-level implementation, demonstrations on improved practices and technologies in collaboration with MSD Officers and other key stakeholders in the intervention areas. This will improve his/her ability to create and maintain functional partnerships based on mutual benefit and respect to achieve win - win outcomes.
  • The trainee will work directly with the MSD officers to develop agent input/output and aggregator networks intended to increase local partners' access to market information and financial services.
  • The market systems trainee will gain hands on experience in strengthening private sector interventions in livestock and agriculture value chains, as well as scaling up financial inclusion and other products/services as relevant.
  • The trainee will have a chance to experience how private sector led and project-support development is tailored to the unique needs, opportunities and constraints of women and youth in the intervention areas.
  • Contribute to writing weekly and monthly program reports based on field inputs for review by the Market Systems Development officers.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Market Systems Trainee job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree in Microfinance, Agribusiness, Economics, Statistics, Business Studies and any other related field
  • Previous experience in relationship building, data collection and reporting techniques
  • The candidate must be results oriented with the ability to think creatively and adapt to tense moments with minimal supervision.
  • He/She must be willing to work in rural settings in Karamoja region and interact freely with the program clients.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter and able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas.
  • Flexibility and desirous to take on additional roles and responsibilities as opportunities and needs arise
  • Knowledge of the local environment and fluency in languages like Pokot, Kiswahili and Ngarikaramajong will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

Deadline: 21st August 2018

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Several Fresher Livelihood Assistant NGO Job Opportunities - World Vision International


Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihood Officer

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary:    The Livelihood Assistants – Imvepi will implement day to day activities, according to the budgets and work plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project implementation and reporting
  • Promote the use of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations so as to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.
  • Participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of cash for work activities, life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of the groups.
  • Promote Resilience and Livelihoods programme model for faster adoption of improved farming technologies towards building secure livelihoods for the marginal poor.
  • Participate in Resilience and Livelihood planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of progress.
  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
Community engagement and advocacy
  • Identify project beneficiaries in collaboration with Local structures and in accordance with the laid down guidelines/rules and timeframe.
  • Coordinate project activities with sub-county authorities, government extension agents and other partners at community level.
  • Ensure Small holder farmers’ groups are mobilized, organized and strengthened into strong business groups/ for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking and collective marketing of produce
  • Develop the farmer's capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management
  • Document and maintain records pertaining to training, production activities forward issues to management for decisions and appropriate action in line with WVU policies.
  • Write up accurate and timely reports pertaining to all planned activities in the required format and submit to the Livelihood Officer/Project Coordinator
  • Ensure Care givers/Foster parents of unaccompanied Refugee children are members of farmer business groups/cooperatives and are accessing business developments services.
  • Participate in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.
Child Protection and Wellbeing
  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
  • Work closely with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses
  • Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Livelihood Assistant job opportunity must hold a diploma in agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline.
  • One to two years of experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage
  • Experience of the local context of West Nile is an added advantage
  • Experience in Cash for Work, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
  • Outstanding knowledge of facilitation/training skills and process skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good writing and reporting skills
  • Excellent networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is and added advantage
  • Passion for children.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 17th August 2018

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Regional Programs Manager – Western Region Job Placement - World Vision International


Organisation: World Vision International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Programs Director

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary:   The Regional Programs Manager - Western Region will provide overall leadership, support and management of WV Uganda integrated ministry programmes and operations within a designated Region in a manner that meets set standards and facilitates the wellbeing of children, households and communities. The regional portfolio therefore covers operations management of sponsorship-funded programmes, grant/PNSF and GIK at programme level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Leadership and management:
  • Lead and manage integration of programmes and operations from all funding steams.
  • Provide guidance on integration of advocacy and disaster/ risk management in field level development programmes and programme/ project designs and implementation strategies.
  • Dissemination and support implementation of Partnership and NO strategies, guidelines, initiatives and policies in the region.
  • Steer the implementation of management decisions/recommendations in the region and programmes/ projects in order to met quality standards, and promote alignment with strategies and standards.
  • Develop regional human resource development plan, and manage staff development/ growth in order to build a cadre of high performing staff and regional teams.
  • Support rolling out of partnership and national level initiatives and adaptation of policies/guidelines.
Operations Planning and Management
  • Provide overall guidance and support to the region and programmes in development of regional Annual Operating Plan, and programme and project designs, annual plans and budgets.
  • Monitor and guide regional programmes and projects in the implementation of designs and plans, DME processes and budgets.
  • Map out funding gaps and support preparation and/or review of key funding proposals before they are submitted to the potential support offices and donors.
  • Lead the development and review of the annual operation plans and budgets of projects and programmes, in line with global, regional and national guidelines.
  • Support and monitor implementation of projects/programmes are being managed and implemented in a manner that will result in achievement of goals within set time frame and allocated resources.
  • Ensure scheduled design, monitoring and evaluation processes (assessments, designs, baseline surveys, evaluations, and transformational indicators measurement) are conducted and reports completed and approved.
  • Integration of child protection in programmes, projects, sponsorship operations and other interventions, such as HR/OD, advocacy, ADP designs.
  • Support integration of all programmes within the regional programmes/ operations.
  • Actively promote the strengthening of capacity of programme staff..
  • Ensure Christian Commitments is effectively integrated in end-to-end programming processes (assessments, designs/redesigns, monitoring, evaluation and reflection)
  • Support the integration and mainstreaming of thematic and sector programmes with programme level programmatic interventions.
  • Ensure the various reports (ADPs, PNSFs and grants) are submitted on time and of good quality.
  • Support development of mechanisms and guidelines for operationalization of partnership programmatic initiatives.
  • Implementation of audit recommendations and prevention of reoccurrence.
Financial and Assets Management
  • Budgeting - support regional programmes in development of annual plans and budgets planning and budgeting period..
  • Budget management - ensure that all regional programs are managed within the planned time frame and approved budgets.
  • Identify and manage over or under spending in a timely manner.
  • Financial management - support processes that ensure proper financial management and accountability in line with policy guidelines.
  • Risk management – conduct pre-operational audits to minimize any risks.
  • Asset management - management of assets in the programmes in line with policy and set guidelines.
Sponsorship Management
  • Ensure that sponsorship management business processes, standards and policies are operationalised and followed-through in programmes.
  • Oversight support to programmes on use of sponsorship data to inform evidence-based programming.
  • Guide and support the development programme level business processes.
  • Monitor and oversight support in management of sponsorship performance in compliance with partnership standards.
Child protection
  • Monitor and support operationalisation of child protection and participation strategies, policies and.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to child protection policies, standards and protocols.
Quality Assurance
  • Quality and timely delivery of assessments, designs and plans by field programmes.
  • Quality and timely monthly reports
  • Quality and timely bi-annual and annual reports
  • Quality and timely sponsorship performance reports.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the World Vision Regional Programs Manager job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any development related field (social sciences, development studies, management, education, agriculture or public health). Masters degree is an advantage.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A thorough understanding of project/programme design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with community based programming and development approaches.
  • Excellent people manager with good team-building skills and proven record of managing and developing teams of professionals, including those in dispersed/distant locations.
  • Organization and time management skills in order to manage priorities within own workload, identify deadlines and cope with conflicting demands.
  • A committed Christian able to engage across denominational boundaries.

Core Capabilities
  • Practicing accountability & integrity.
  • Achieving quality results and services.
  • Influencing individuals and groups.
  • Understanding the Humanitarian Industry (e) Building collaborative relationships
  • Communicating information effectively

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 19th August 2018

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Agro-Processing Specialist USAID Project Jobs - TechnoServe (TNS)


Job Title:      Agro-Processing Specialist
Organization: TechnoServe (TNS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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 Project:
USAID/Uganda is planning a new $10-25M program, the Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity, which will seek to increase incomes and improve the livelihoods of Ugandan households through agricultural-led inclusive economic growth. With a focus on creating efficiencies in cross-market functions, the Activity will facilitate sustainable market improvements that influence systemic changes and create opportunities for more inclusive market actor engagement. The Activity will use a market systems approach to drive change through increasing institutional capacity and creating and aligning incentives at three key entry points: market actor organizations, the agro-industry and agribusinesses, and government institutions and agencies. Consequently, the Activity will strengthen key elements of the agricultural market that support new firm entry and firm growth in pursuit of consistent and inclusive provision of competitive goods and services demanded by actors. The Activity will also strengthen enabling environment systems and structures that enhance public sector investment in development and create opportunities for others to engage, particularly the private sector.

Job Summary:  The Agro-Processing Specialist will drive the design, implementation, and client relationship management of agro-processor-level interventions which will increase transformation and upgrading of agricultural commodities in Uganda.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the TechnoServe (TNS) Agro-Processing Specialist job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Economics, Business or related area, or equivalent experience in food market systems. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of professional experience in food market systems, including experience working in the private sector
  • Deep private sector experience, including in a manufacturing setting, preferred.
  • Deep understanding of the food processing sector, with knowledge of relevant topics, such as: food production and processing, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), worker safety, finance for growing businesses, and food systems value chain development.
  • Proven track record in providing technical and/or business solutions to food processors, with experience implementing or advising on smallholder sourcing models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and youth issues in agriculture or market systems.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Professional experience working in Sub-Saharan African contexts; experience working in Uganda strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills and good computer skills in business software (Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent English skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on the link below.


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