Agricultural Value Chain Specialist Job at Centenary Bank

Reports to: Chief Manager Agricultural Credit
Centenary Bank, the leading Commercial Microfinance Bank in Uganda seeks to recruit suitably qualified, experienced and competent persons in the following fields;
Job Summary: Develop and implement a system for ana­lysing agricultural value chain processes to identify agricultural finance business opportunities for the Bank as per the divisional work plan.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Develop and implement annual work plans for the agricultural value chain unit inline with the divisional work plan.
·         Conduct agribusiness risk, profitability and competitiveness analysis of different commercial crops value chains in line with set targets.
·         Identify agricultural products that increase rural family farm incomes when sold on domestic, regional and/or international markets.
·         Develop suitable loan and deposit products that suit agricultural value chains actors in line with the identified needs and Bank policies and procedures.
·         Assess how different crop value chain profitability and competitiveness can be enhanced in an environmentally sustainable way.
·         Review and recommend agricultural value chain innovations that can be effectively supported by the Bank to increase rural family incomes and livelihoods in line with the Bank policy and procedures
·         Liaise with stake holder to design financial product concepts and proposals for products targeted at micro and smallholder agricultural farmers and other actors in value chains.
·         Prepare and submit monthly reports on the products and services performance to management in line with Divisional work plan.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         An Honour’s degree in Agribusiness management , Agric Economics, Agriculture and other relevant field from a. recognized University .
·         Minimum of 3 years work experience in developing financial and service products in reputable Commercial Bank.
·         Minimum 2 years experience working with agriculture value chains in the field.
·         Demonstrated experience in research work.
·         Good communication skills.
·         Knowledge of financial sector and economic environment of the Bank.
·         High degree of integrity and confidentiality.
·         Ability to manage numerous deliverables in a timely and effective manner.
·         Good knowledge of Banking Practices.
How to apply:
Interested staff who fully meet the above specifications are invited to apply by:
Downloading an application for employment form from
Fill “the form and enclose an updated Cur­riculum Vitae (CV), plus any other copies of academic credentials that may not be on file
Submit the application not later than 18th December, 2012 to:
General Manager Human Resources Centenary Bank. Mapeera House: Plot 44-46 Kampala Road and Plot 2 Burton Street P. O. Box 1892 – Kampala
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