Food for the Hungry Value Chain and Business Development Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Food for the Hungry Value Chain and Business Development Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Program Director (PD), the Value chain and Business Development Specialist will be part of the program delivery team responsible for Contextualizing and aligning the Livelihoods and Resilience technical program to the required FH new program model and Uganda line ministries standards.

He/She will also undertake resource development, program design. representation, project/program management, monitoring, and training the staff for the appropriate implementation of the sectoral strategies and modules.

H/She will conduct an analysis to identify priority sub-sector value chains for targeted interventions and will be responsible for planning and coordinating the implementation of the systemic interventions in the selected sector/sub-sectors of value chains and business development in the framework of promoting economic, environmental, and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technical support and leadership (25%)

  • Strategic partnerships development for business acquisition and growth (20%)

  • Reporting and Donor Accountability (25%)

  • Networking and External Engagement with technical working groups, donors, potential partners (15%)

  • Capacity Building and staff development (15%)

    Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in agricultural sciences, agri-business development, animal and livestock development, environment, natural resource management and energy, rural development, business administration and economics

  • Master’s degree in
    agri-business development, Agricultural Economics, agricultural sciences, project management, environment, energy and resilience is preferred.

  • At least 5 years working experience working on programmes supporting agriculture and agribusiness among smallholder farmers and farmer groups

    Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in project development and capacity development within the Agriculture Sector. Experience working in both public and private sector would be an asset.

  • Demonstrable experience in value chain/market system analysis and design, for normative and field-support work.

  • Demonstrable experience in engaging with a variety of stakeholders in a value chain/market system.

  • Demonstrable capacity to work under stringent time pressure and to prioritise tasks.

  • Demonstrable skills in writing well-structured technical, training and reporting documents (English).

    Language Skills

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Food for the Hungry Value Chain and Business Development Specialist Jobs in Uganda

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