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USAID CPM Project Jobs – Regional Business Manager – East at Chemonics International Inc.

Organisation: Chemonics
International Inc.
Project Name:  USAID Feed the Future FtF Commodity Production
and Marketing (CPM) activity Project
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: CPM Deputy
Director
About US:
Chemonics
International Inc., a leading international development company which has been implementing
programs for over 40  years that promote social
and economic change around the world.
About USAID CPM Project:
Chemonics
International Inc. is implementing the Feed the Future Uganda Commodity
Production and Marketing (CPM) activity. CPM is implemented through a
five-year, USAID- funded contract that began in March 2013. CPM exists to
increase the wealth and long-term prosperity of Ugandan families in 34 Feed the
Future focus districts. CPM uses innovative methods to reduce poverty and
under-nutrition in rural families by increasing the quantity and quality of
coffee, maize, and beans that they are able to produce and sell.
Job Summary:  The Regional Business Manager will oversee the
CPM Eastern regional office and will oversee the work of a team of regional
business coordinators and support staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will oversee the Activity’s work with
large scale private sector companies or exporters, traders and their associated
village agents to foster business linkages, and catalyze additional investment
into the maize, beans and coffee value chains.
·        
Foster innovation among traders and their village
agents in the region that leads to increased profit, improved competitiveness, and
better business relationships between actors in the three value chains.
·        
The incumbent will implement work plans for the
Eastern region to achieve annual targets.
·        
Actively participate in regional commodity platforms
and forums to contribute to sector enhancement
·        
Manage the work of regional business coordinator(s).     
·        
The incumbent will manage the work of support staff
and ensure good management of the Activity’s assets in the region. 
·        
Work closely with other FTF and non FTF implementing
partners in- the Eastern region.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate must hold an MBA or business
related studies;
·        
Significant private sector experience required;
·        
At least six to eight years’ experience in business/sales/marketing
of a reputable organization;
·        
Strong project management and financial analysis
skills;
·        
The incumbent must be an aggressive self-starter,
independent thinker, and be able to initiate and manage partnerships with the
private sector, government, and civil society.
·        
Strong leadership and teambuilding skills;
·        
The applicant must be an excellent communicator with
experience in building strong client and stakeholder relationships;
·        
Creative problem solver who has the ability to come
up with new ideas that relate to strategic goals.
·        
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and
deliver results on tight deadlines.
·        
No donor experience required
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their electronic applications
including a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: cpmrecruit@ftfcpm.com.
Please clearly indicate “Regional Business Manager – East” in the subject line.
No telephone inquiries or deliveries, please. Only shortlisted candidates will
be contacted.
Deadline: 30th September 2015

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