SNV Business Development Services and Private Sector Advisor Jobs in Uganda

SNV Business Development Services and Private Sector Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Job Description


  • The project we are recruiting for is in the Agriculture sector and has a complimentary approach that will work across several themes including but not limited to: Sustainable Markets, Gender & Youth, and Climate Smart Agriculture. Using the market development approach, the project seeks to develop sustainable, inclusive and commercially viable businesses across the cassava, soybean, maize, sunflower, sesame, sorghum, vegetables, bee keeping and poultry value chains. The project will be implemented in Arua, Madi Okollo, Obongi and Moyo

    The Position (Contingent to funding)

  • The Business Development Services Advisor will lead on the implementation of project ambitions regarding private sector engagement and in the delivery of BDS services to the project target group. The BDS and private sector engagement advisor will report functionally to the project manager. The BDS Advisor shall identify opportunities and areas for improvement, to ensure quality delivery of the project. The position is provided for 36 months.

  • This position is based in Arua, with periodic travel to Kampala and districts in the West Nile region (Arua, Madi Okollo, Obongi and Moyo)


    Advisory Services

  • Acts as technical expert in BDS and private sector Engagement Advisor to the Project Manager.

  • Create an enabling environment (by sharing knowledge, understanding stakeholders and environment) for the implementation of the project, for the project to meet its objectives.

  • Ensures, monitors progress and reviews quality of own expertise and ensures client support and satisfaction during projects.

    Knowledge Development

  • Contributes to internal and external knowledge development,

  • Ensures lessons learned are shared and applied in daily practice and may be appointed as (national) focal point of an expertise network.

  • Initiates/ coordinates the review process and evaluation of advisory services in order to collect lessons learned, proposes corrective measures and ensures identification of follow up assignments.

  • Participates in knowledge development/expertise groups and in internal and external networks.

    Project and process development

  • Identifies and proposes technical process improvements to the project team.

  • Acts on improvement areas within the local internal organisation and processes and gives feedback.

  • Ensures lessons learned are applied in daily practice.

    People Management

  • Steers (functionally) colleagues and coaches associated partners/ external stakeholders on quality within the context of assignments.

  • Acts as a technical expert in the content area, applies process improvements in projects and coaches’ colleagues and associated partners both professionally as operationally on quality of context
    within projects.


  • Identifies and analyses market opportunities and threats and ensures relevant colleagues are informed.

  • Actively participates in strategic positioning meetings and acts as a knowledgeable face of the SNV organisation to the client.

  • Analyses, understands and develops (local) networks with relevant stakeholders, identifies new clients.

    Business Development

  • Builds, maintains and utilises relationships with relevant stakeholders, represents SNV and identifies opportunities for Business Development policies and procedures.

  • Initiates assignments on a local/(sub)national level, supports proposals and develops technical processes during the inception phase of projects.


  • Master’s degree in relevant field with relevant experience

  • Experience in the private sector or providing technical assistance to improve private sector performance is required; ten years of experience is highly desired.

  • Previous experience in private sector engagement in Uganda and particularly in West Nile, is desired.

  • Demonstrated experience and In-depth knowledge and understanding of the West Nile private sector environment will be a plus.

  • A proven ability to work collaboratively with and build consensus among private and public sector stakeholders;

  • Experience working with stakeholders to develop finance/investment products and provide BDS;

  • Ability to work independently and effectively within tight deadlines;

  • Proven experience developing high-quality written deliverables, such as training materials, work plans and periodic performance reports.

  • Experience working with EU funded project or other donors is an asset.

  • The ability to hold on to views and plans of action, despite adversity.

  • Setting high quality standards and striving for continuous improvement and quality assurance

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a proactive planning and execution.

  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate with internal and external actors is highly desired.

  • Ability to coordinate with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to target districts.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SNV Business Development Services and Private Sector Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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