AVSI Foundation Agribusiness Development Advisor Jobs in Uganda

AVSI Foundation Agribusiness Development Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Job Purpose

  • AVSI is seeking to recruit suitably qualified personnel for the position of Agribusiness Development Advisor, to contribute to the implementation of the “Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased Youth Employment” – SAY project. Under the direct supervision of the Market Systems, Agriculture Financing & Linkages Specialist/Team Leader West (TLW) based in Mbarara and the Agribusiness Development Specialist based in Gulu, the Agribusiness Development Advisor will be responsible for implementation and rolling out of all agribusiness and agriculture related activities of the project in Western Uganda. Ideal candidate shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • In liaison with the Agribusiness Development Specialist based in Gulu assist in developing the strategy and provide technical insights in rolling it out to promote Youth agripreneurship and business growth in the Western region.

  • Work closely with the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Specialist based in Kampala to develop the Agriculture department of the project and roll out the sector’s strategy for project implementation;

  • In collaboration the TL assist in developing the project plans and strategy in the region and provide technical insights in rolling it out as requested.

  • Support agribusinesses to develop business and marketing plans in coordination with agribusiness owners/managers to achieve revenue goals.

  • Offer agribusiness development services to agribusiness and youth agripreneurs in the farming zones

  • Analyze the agribusinesses’ current and past budgets, expenses, sales, revenues and product deficiencies in order to provide recommendations for business growth and problem resolution.

  • Continuously participate in identifying new business opportunities that could impact on youth employment in agribusiness.

  • Continuously participate in identifying areas of opportunity and develop strategies for Youth Employment in Agribusiness.

  • Support internal reorganization of agribusinesses by offering on spot support and other advisory support services. Continuously assess and provide on support technical support to agribusiness and Agriprenuers; identify business growth and capacity needs; coordinate relevant trainings that add value.

  • Create strategic partnerships with key business development service providers and other stakeholders to promote growth of agribusinesses (Access to Finance, markets, HRM, product development,

  • Regulation/Registration e.t.c). Work with other business development service providers and other stakeholders to develop creative strategies to promote growth of agribusinesses.

  • Provide training and other technical support services based on the needs of the agribusinesses and agriprenuers.

  • Together with the team provide continuous mentorship and coaching to ensure sustainable growth of agriprenuer businesses.

  • Represent and profile the project, its objectives and results, in publications and presentations

  • Coordinate closely with the team to ensure that other trainings are synchronized and adds

  • Proactively engage in strategic thinking on how to make the program succeed.


  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Small Business Management or related field.

  • A Master’s Degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of youth in agribusiness, agriculture and or agriskilling and institutions capacity building;

  • Experience in working with public sector, private sector and agro-training institutes on institutional development or similar projects will be an asset;

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of performance of business units and/or regional/local or community socio-economic development projects is desirable.

  • Experience in training, teaching or mentoring role

  • Experience in Agriculture (agronomy) is an asset

  • Resourcefulness, strategic thinking, creative problem solving and basic financial management skills

  • Strong knowledge of community participatory approaches and disaster risk reduction, climate change adaption and mitigation measures
    Good team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, internet)

  • Excellent communication, including written and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to make accurate decisions.

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills – innovative thinker;

  • Experience working with refugees and refugee hosting communities is desirable.

  • Excellent planning and organization skills
    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning skills and experience

  • Willingness to be based in a rural setting with frequent travel within the implementation area.

  • Proven proposal writing experience is an asset

  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility

  • Required Language: English fluency with excellent oral and writing skills is required.
  • Knowledge of any other local languages (especially in Western region) is of added value.

    How to Apply

  • Application letters, accompanied with updated Curriculum Vitae indicating 3 workrelated referees, plus copies of relevant certificates, should be addressed to:

    The AVSI Country Representative, AVSI Foundation, P.O.Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda and sent to hr.kampala@avsi.org by Thursday, 31st January, 2021 (5.00 pm), indicating the e-mail subject as ‘Application for Agribusiness Development Advisor – Kampala.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

  • AVSI Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and has a functional Child

  • Protection Policy by which all AVSI staff and Associates must abide.

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