Commodity Value Chain Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Commodity Value Chain Specialist Jobs in Uganda

  • IITA Uganda is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Project Manager for the IITA-led DINU Project.

  • The successful candidate will be based in Dokolo office – Lango sub region working in all the seven districts.

  • The position will be for an initial period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds, a successful probation period and high performance throughout the implementation of the project.

    Primary Duties

    • Work with the team to implement activities that enhance crop productivity and market
    linkages for profitability of on-farm enterprises.

    • Identify, assess and establish potential private public partnerships that enhance crop
    productivity and market linkages

    • Provide technical guidance and capacity building on business development services to
    farmers especially women and youth and partners.

    • Work with youth groups on processing and marketing

    • Identify business opportunities and alliances with business model potential for input and
    output marketing

    • Serve as the technical lead for designing, implementing and monitoring all livelihoods
    diversification, value chain and marketing activities.

    • Coordinate and collaborate with partners including private enterprises, community-based organizations and NGOs working on livelihood diversification to leverage project
    resources, avoid duplication of efforts and ensure complementarities

    • Identify broker deals amongst business partners with the market team for output

    • Lead the development of business strategies and action plans for agriculture
    commercialization in the regions

    • Plan and conduct training for youth and women groups through mentoring and facilitated learning

    • Work with the markets component implementing team to promote marketing of
    nutritious products produced by farmers

    • Support the monitoring of business-related activities and partnerships

    • Conduct any other duties as may
    be assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements

    • MSc degree in post-harvest technologies and management with crop production and
    post-harvest background plus more than five years of experience working with value
    chain or business development projects using the value chain or market approach.

    • Experience in development of business plans for financing and working with the private
    sector to build and sustain mutually beneficial market linkages

    • Experience in conducting value chain assessments and determining appropriate
    interventions to enhance agricultural productivity and market access for the rural poor.

    • Experience in developing plans aimed at upgrading agricultural value chains through
    enhanced private sector engagement.

    • A strong ability to work within a team under minimum supervision and deliver results.

    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment

    Skills Required

  • Excellent networking and communication skills in English and local language

  • Proven training and coordination skills, with the capacity to coordinate teams operating in rural areas

  • Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word/ PowerPoint, advance excel skills and SPSS)

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Past working experience in northern Uganda – Lango area is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Commodity Value Chain Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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