Agribusiness Cluster Specialist Career Opportunity – People Performance Group (PPG)




Organization: People Performance Group (PPG)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
People
Performance Group is a leading human resource consultancy firm which provides
expert advice in outsourcing and manpower services, facility and fleet
management, recruitment processes, salary surveys, payroll services and staff
development e.g. in team building, training, board assessment, performance
management and other Human resource procedures. They would like to recruit for
a valuable client.
Job Summary: The Agribusiness Cluster Specialist will support
our Client’s operations by assisting colleagues in translating value chain
opportunities into viable businesses in their region of operation. With the
assistance of the project ABC Advisor based in Kampala, the incumbent will work
closely with larger companies and facilitate their contacts with cluster
actors, and will also work with financial service providers to develop
financial instruments for the various actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer support in the identification, analysis
    and evaluation of farmers’ constraints and in the assessment of the
    potential impact of a range of technological solutions in their region of
    operation.
  • Provide technical support in the organization
    agribusiness clusters at various levels, and train cluster participants to
    identify and exploit business opportunities.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and formulate
    business plans.
  • Identify and recommend a range of on- and
    off-farm services, as well as service providers, required to facilitate
    the adoption of productivity-enhancing products and the commercialization
    of farm surpluses.
  • Significantly contribute in the design of
    strategies to strengthen the linkages between farmers’ associations, the
    private sector, government and civil society organizations.
  • Facilitate market driven linkages between
    agribusiness producers, wholesalers, processors, and markets within
    Uganda.
  • Carry out regular field visits to project
    sites provide hands-on technical assistance and monitoring of program
    activities and implementation.
  • Contribute to M&E activities, including
    data collection and reporting, in coordination with the project M&E
    and Innovations Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Agribusiness
    Cluster Specialist vacancy should hold 
    a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (business, agriculture,
    economics, etc.) with seven years of relevant managerial experience.
  • Strong management, leadership, and
    interpersonal skills.
  • Significant experience in coordinating
    activities better different project elements.
  • Working knowledge of value chain(s) for
    priority commodity(s) in their area of operation.
  • Practical knowledge of Ugandan private sector
    with agribusiness experience considered a bonus.
  • Previous experience with gender mainstreaming
    highly desirable.
  • Good networking skills; existing relations
    with government, private, and NGO value chain actors.
  • Proven ability to work and coordinate
    effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the private
    sector, other projects, local governments and international agencies.
  • Previous experience agricultural/agribusiness
    development programs.
  • Proven record of achieving impacts in a
    similar context.
  • Good communication and reporting skills in
    English.
  • Knowledge of one or more languages spoken in
    area of operation.
  • Proven ability to work independently and to
    take initiative.
  • Willing to travel extensively in region of
    operation.
How to Apply:  
All
suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications and updated
CVs to [email protected].
Please clearly state the title of the position you are applying for and the
sent documents should not exceeding 2MB in total size.
Deadline: 5th 
February, 2016

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