Enterprise Development Officer (Edo) (1) – Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust


Job
Description
ENTERPRISE
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (EDO) (1)
The EDO reports to
the CMVC. S/he is responsible for all issues of the Trust’s activities related
to aBi priority value chains.  He /She corporates with the team of
specialists that are contracted by the Trust and supervises the outsourcing of
interventions.  The EDO shall strive to ensure that the Trust becomes an
effective implementer of agribusiness development programmes.

Key functions:

The EDO shall be
responsible for all operational matters relating to aBi priority value chains
inclusive but not limited to:
  • Developing work plans in
    accordance with goals and practices set  by the BoT
  • Cooperating  with other
    relevant stakeholders in the sector, including private sector organizations,
    development partners and governmental institutions
  • Ensuring that contractual
    arrangements (contracting, outsourcing and partnering) meet the Trust’s
    corporate and legal requirements
  • Ensuring that expert and
    contracted companies will deliver  the agreed and defined 
    outputs
  • Providing informative reports in
    accordance with the monitoring and evaluation system
     

General Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification of
    bachelor’s degree in business administration, agricultural economics or similar
    relevant field.
  • Must have 3 years of working
    experience in enterprise development in developing countries, especially
    within the agricultural sector and or market development for business
    services.
  • Experience with small holder
    development strategies and organic development are an added advantage.
Specific competencies
and Experience
  • Enterprise development
  • Market development for business
    service providers
  • Familiarity with small holders
    and  their  organisational development
  • Input supply chain management

How to Apply

Interested
persons who meet the above criteria should submit their application clearly
indicating the position applied for together with an updated CV and at least
three (3) suitable referees and telephone contacts to the Managing Director,
aBi Trust, Plot 37 Nakasero Towers, P. O. Box 29851 Kampala; or email less than
2MB to: vcd@abitrust.com. Closing date for receiving applications is 20th
February 2012.

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