Coffey International Jobs – Agri-Economist

Job Title:  Agri-Economist
Organization: Coffey
International
Duty Station: Uganda
About Coffey:
Coffey International Development is a global development consultancy
focused on making a difference by improving the lives of world communities. We
are the trusted advisers to many donor agencies, national governments, and
private sector organisations around the world. We come from all over the globe,
to create an organisation with approximately 1,350 people working in over 70
countries.
About Coffey’s Project:
For four decades, Coffey’s international development team has devised
solutions to international development challenges. We bring our understanding
of what has worked to each and every project. In Australia, the U.K. and the
U.S. we work every day with our clients in government, the public and private
sectors across the developing world to help them achieve effective development
outcomes.
We are bidding for Northern Uganda: Transforming the Economy through
Climate Smart Agribusiness a UK Department for International Development funded
project which is an initiative to provide agricultural market development and
climate technical advisory services delivered in line with the Making Markets
Work for the Poor (M4P) approach to improve the lives of small holder farmers
in Northern Uganda. We are seeking expressions of interest for the position/s
of Agri-Economist.
Job Summary: The
Agri-Economist’s  key focus will be to
ensure that the programme’s interventions in agribusiness value chains and
markets, including out including grower schemes effectively benefit smallholder
farmers in the North Uganda. The incumbent will work closely with the other
managers and consultants to design, implement and monitor interventions. You
will manage relevant technical inputs, and identify strategies for effective
execution of the programme’s objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should possess a post
    graduate degree in Economics or a related field.
  • At least seven years’ experience working
    in agricultural markets with commercial organisations.
  • Strong background in undertaking financial
    and economic appraisals and possessing strong analytical ability.
  • Past exposure and experience working in a
    number of countries within East or Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Good report writing, presentation and
    excellent computer skills (at least MS Office products e.g. excel, word,
    and power point).
  • Experience in managing interventions.
  • Possession of a Masters in Agricultural
    Economics is desirable
  • Prior experience working in Uganda is also
    desired
  • Prior experience working on market
    development donor programmes, particularly those that use a Making Markets
    Work for the Poor approach is and added advantage
  • Past experience working in with
    agricultural traders and out growers.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who so desire to join Coffey International in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online at the link below.

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