Dutch Embassy REACH National Agribusiness Manager Job Placement – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Project Name: Resilient
Efficient Agribusiness Chains (REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public
international organization (PIO) governed by an international board of
directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The
non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural
productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of
effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness
expertise.
About REACH Project:
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has submitted a
proposal for the REACH (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) project to the
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, Uganda. The project will
improve market engagement for 40,000 market oriented farmers, strengthen
household resilience and increase availability of agricultural support services
for farmers and businesses in the rice and potato value chains in consideration
of their strategic importance to the Government of Uganda and EKN.
Job Summary: The National
Agribusiness Manager will formulate, lead and manage a number of project
interventions (in cooperation with private sector and other partners, to ensure
that they effectively deliver against the project targeted outputs as defined
in the Terms of Reference and logframe.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Following a process of prioritization, the
    National Agribusiness Specialist will select and implement a series of
    intervention in his/her area of responsibility that address key
    constraints identified within a market system, are likely to have a
    substantial pro-poor impact, are aligned with M4P approaches and have been
    judged to be areas where the project can support an intervention with
    sustainable impact.
  • The National Agribusiness Specialist
    contributes to effective project implementation, with consideration of VfM
    – Value for Money – aspects.
  • The National Agribusiness Specialist will
    develop and implement market-led interventions within the strategic
    framework of M4P. This process includes the following elements:
    • Define or assess market
      systems that are of chief importance to develop the markets for the poor
      in the in strategic agriculture value chains;
    • Related to these market
      systems, identify the value chain and core transactions, key rules &
      supporting functions, and assess key constraints;
    • Define appropriate
      intervention areas and develop potential project interventions in close
      collaboration with external partners / stakeholders in the market. The
      project interventions should conform to M4P principles and have the
      potential to have sustainable impact at scale for the targeted poor and
      have the potential for up-scaling within the sector to have indirect
      outreach to a wider group of poor within the selected sectors.
    • The National Agribusiness
      Specialist will facilitate project implementation.
  • Manage the implementation of all
    interventions that form part of the intervention area that the National
    Agribusiness Specialist is responsible for:
    • Based on the identified
      interventions, the National Agribusiness Specialist defines the scope of
      implementation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and potential
      partner organisations and negotiates a partnership agreement;
    • During the implementation of
      interventions, the National Agribusiness Specialist takes the lead in
      facilitating the contributions of project to the interventions;
  • Where applicable, the National
    Agribusiness Specialist will directly contribute to the development of
    intervention tools and the capacity building of key stakeholders in the
    market;
  • When the need for external advisory
    support is identified, the National Agribusiness Specialist will draft
    Terms of References for consultants and identify potential candidates.
    S/he will lead and manage consultants in the development of respective
    outputs and interventions;
  • Within the scope of the intervention area
    that the National Agribusiness Specialist is responsible for and in close
    cooperation with the Team Leader, s/he takes the lead in all activities
    related to planning, monitoring and quality assurance:
    • Actively participate in REACH
      strategic planning exercises.
    • Create, update and maintain
      Results Chains and Measurement Plans for each intervention in cooperation
      with the Team Leader and M&E Coordinator, in compliance with DCED and
      IATI reporting standards.
    • Be responsible for results
      measurement and the facilitation of data collection related to the
      interventions under management.
    • Conduct high quality analysis
      and producing reports and other written outputs which are of an
      appropriate standard.
  • The National Agribusiness Specialist will
    perform, in addition, the following tasks:
    • Assist other Managers in
      various aspects including in the development of their intervention
      visions, facilitation strategies, work plans, results chains, measurement
      plans and stakeholder influencing strategies.
    • Contribute to overall project
      knowledge dissemination objectives.
    • Act as a liaison with project
      stakeholders to maintain good and harmonious working relations and
      achieve project objectives and contracted outputs in accordance with the
      project schedule and work plan.
  • Perform any other duties relevant to this
    job description as may be required.
Key Result Areas:
  • Achievement of milestones as per the work
    plan, internal action plans, and logframe.
  • Adhering to allocated budgets and time
    lines during implementation.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the International
    Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) National Agribusiness Manager
    employment opportunity must hold a BA in Agriculture, Economics or any
    other relevant sector. A MA is a plus;
  • At least five to seven years’ experience
    in agribusiness and beyond;
  • Prior experience on M4P programmes; Formal
    M4P training preferred;
  • Private sector background;
  • Experience working with non-financial instruments;
  • Experience in Uganda is a must
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) should Apply Online by
clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create resume and
Apply.
Deadline: 3rd October,
2016

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