USAID Feed the Future Project Careers – Seed Sector Specialist at Tetra Tech

Organization: Tetra
Tech
Project Name:
USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Ag Inputs Activity
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering,
program management, and construction management services, based in the USA. The
Company supports commercial and government clients with programs in agriculture
and economic growth, water infrastructure, environment and natural resources,
land tenure and property rights, democracy and governance, climate change
adaptation, gender and youth inclusion, and energy. Tetra Tech implements
several development programs, including the USAID/Uganda Feed the Future Ag
Inputs Activity.
Job Summary:  The Tetra Tech Seed Sector Specialist will
support the USAID-funded project in the coordination of initiatives to improve
the overall effectiveness of, and promote sustainable growth in, Uganda’s seed
sector. Using a market facilitation approach, the Specialist will work with
public and private sector actors to improve business models, processes, and
relationships, to positively impact the agro-inputs system as a whole.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should
    hold a first degree preferably in business/marketing; or candidates with
    other degrees that can demonstrate a strong private sector inclination
    through their work experience
  • At least five years’
    private sector/agribusiness experience
Knowledge and
Skills
  • Business management: you
    understand how to drive business performance improvements Business
    operations:
    you understand business operations processes and have
    strong financial literacy
  • Agribusiness: you
    understand the realities of doing agricultural business in Uganda. You can
    work effectively with people at the farm level, and at the corporate
    headquarters level.
  • Industry knowledge: you have a
    solid foundation of industry knowledge in agribusiness (preferably in seed
    but other sectors will also be considered), and can envision a, better
    functioning seed sector in Uganda.
  • Sales and marketing: you
    understand how to sell and implement ideas, how to get the right messages
    to the right people at the right time
  • Supply chain management: you have a
    background in quality assurance and standards, managing certification
    processes
  • Strategic thinking
    skills;
    ability e to connect day-to-day activities to larger
    change goals
  • Creative problem solver;
    ability to think up new ideas that connect back to strategic goals Communicator;
    able to build relationships, negotiate, and listen to a variety of people       
  • Learner: strong sense
    of inquiry, and able to flexibly adjust actions according to new
    information
  • Team leader: you have
    proven experience in motivating and inspiring others to meet performance
    goals
  • Leader and team-worker; keen to
    build the success of others and be part of a larger whole
  • You will also be
    business-minded and have a strong interest in learning about and executing
    new approaches to effective private sector development.
NB:
Please highlight the skills above in your CV, and expect to demonstrate them if
called for an interview.
How to
Apply: 
All interested candidates should send an updated CV, short statement
of interest, and two recommendations to aginputsrecruitment@gmail.com.
NB: Be
sure that names of ALL FILES include your surname. Do not attach copies of
certificates or degrees.
Deadline: 13th
March 2015
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