4 USAID Chemonics International Project Vacancies – Regional Value Chain Manager

Organization: Chemonics International
Project Name: USAID Feed the Future Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Mbale, Gulu and Bushenyi, Uganda
Reports to: CPMA Deputy Director
About US:
Chemonics International is currently implementing the Feed the Future
Commodity Production and Marketing Activity (CPMA), financed by USAID. CPMA
provides technical support for sustainable production and marketing of high
quality beans, maize and coffee in the 34 Feed the Future focus districts in
Uganda. CPMA contributes to USAID’s twin objectives of reducing poverty and
under-nutrition by sustainably increasing the production and marketing of
high-quality maize, beans, and coffee in the Feed the Future focus districts.
Job Summary: The Regional Value Chain (VC) Manager runs the
regional office and reports to the CPMA Deputy Director. The Regional VC
Manager is responsible for implementing the Activity’s annual work plan in
her/his region with the help of two value chain coordinators and three support
staff. She/he also, receives support from three senior VC Managers for each
commodity based in Kampala, as well all staff that focus on access to inputs,
finance, and youth/gender. At least one Peace Corp Volunteer is assigned to the
regional office and reports to the Regional VC Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the Activity’s collaboration in the
    designated region with government agencies, large scale private sector
    companies/exporters, traders and their associated village agents to foster
    sustainable linkages, and catalyze additional investment that result in
    enhanced performance along the three commodity value chains.
  • Actively promote learning and innovation
    among stakeholders in the region that leads to improved competitiveness,
    greater inclusion of relevant actors and greater transparency throughout
    the three commodity value chains.
  • Technically support the development of
    collaboration with other FtF and non FtF implementing partners in the
    designated region that synergize interventions along the three commodity
    value chains.
  • Participate in developing and reporting
    against Activity work plans.
  • Take part in regional commodity platforms
    and forums to contribute to sector enhancements.
  • Oversee the work of regional value chain
    coordinators to set and achieve Activity targets along the three commodity
    value chains
  • Oversee the work of support staff and
    ensure good management of the Activity’s assets in the region
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The candidate should possess a Degree in
    Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business Management or business
    related studies;
  • At least six years working experience in
    agriculture/marketing sector in a similar position of a reputable
    organization;
  • Strong project management and financial
    analysis skills;
  • Strong leadership and team building
    skills;
  • The applicant must be an excellent
    communicator with experience building strong client and stakeholder
    relationships;
  • Creative problem solver who has the
    ability to come up with new ideas that relate to strategic goals.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join the USAID Project should send an
updated resume and three professional references to cpmrecruit@ftfcpm.com. Please
indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject of the e-mail.
Deadline: 23rd April 2015
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