Earn 5m monthly – Agribusiness Business Advisor – Trias

Organisation: Trias
Duty Station: Masindi,
Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
UGX: 5,000,000 / = to
8,000,000 /=
About US:
Trias is an international development organisation working in 14
countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia. The head office of Trias is based
in Brussels, Belgium. We partner with member-based organizations (MBOs) to
improve conditions for small-scale entrepreneurs and family farmers. Trias has
been working in Uganda since 2002. Our focus is in supporting
Member-Based-Organizations (MBOs) in Agriculture, Micro-Finance and Small Scale
Entrepreneurship. Trias supports them in Organizational Strengthening;
Microfinance; Market Access; Sustainable Development; and Networking. Our
advisory services are tailored for Member-Based Organizations.
About Programme:
The overall objective of this programme is to support family farmers
and small- scale entrepreneurs to improve their livelihood. There are 11
partners in this programme: 4 District Farmers Associations (DFAs in Bunyoro
and West Nile), 3 Sacco’s, Hofokam, UNFFE, USSIA and Tunado. The support Trias
has provided to the DFAs in Bunyoro for the last 10 years shows that farmers
can progress from subsistence to semi-commercial farmers. Trias and its
partners want to further strengthen these farmers in developing into business units
that will effectively and efficiently participate in the rice and maize
markets. Our experience in Bunyoro shows that the semi-commercial farmers need
support in many domains like improving the input supply chain, access to
finance in the input supply chain, good agronomical practices, use of ICT4D,
post-harvest handling, etc. The small holder farmers’ organisations capacity
needs to be enhanced in business skills and financial management to support
better their members’ participation in markets.
Job Summary: The
Agribusiness Business Advisor should be experienced professional with expertise
in agribusiness development to be responsible for the capacity building support
mainly with the Bunyoro partners to implement the business model that focuses
on strengthening semi-commercial farmers to become strong actors in the rice
and maize markets. You will supervise the AED Advisor. You will be involved in
other Trias Uganda activities, such as developing concepts and seeking support
for new programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Responsible for the development and
implementation of agri-business strategies that will support the transformation
of targeted small holder farmer household members of Farmers’ organizations
from semi-commercial into commercial farmers;
·        
In charge of the development, implementation and
mainstreaming of effective and efficient agribusiness business development
capacity support to some of the partners in the Trias programmes and if needed
selected, other market actors;
·        
The function holder ensures that the capacity
building support provided to the partners in the Trias programmes contribute to
the sustainability of their member’s agribusinesses partners and their business
engagements;
·        
Actively contribute to Trias Uganda’s
fundraising and project proposal development engagements;
·        
Contribute to strengthened relations,
collaboration and visibility of Trias Uganda with different stakeholders in
Uganda and Trias world-wide, more specifically in achieving the agribusiness,
development objectives of the Trias Uganda programmes;
·        
Actively and proactively participating in and
contributing to the Trias Uganda team.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a relevant degree
(minimum Bachelors, preferably a Master) in agriculture, agribusiness; rural
economic development or a similar level acquired by
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in market
development/value chain and market facilitation, preferably in agriculture
related programmes/projects.
·        
Background in supporting Agri-business or
market/economic development, with at least five years practical experience
working/supporting partner organizations like farmer associations,
cooperatives, private sector
·        
Previous experience with ERI, inclusive market
systems development M4P/market facilitation is
·        
Previous experience in mobilization and
organization of producer & marketing associations/farmer cooperatives;
·        
Demonstrated ability to develop successful donor
proposals and high-quality reports
·        
Proven track record in adaptive management
·        
Strong writing, communication, prioritization
and negotiating skills
·        
Dynamic leader who can guide teams and partners
to believe in and follow a strong market development philosophy
·        
Innovative in conceptualizing the role of
FOs/DFAs in market development
·        
Ability to work independently with limited
supervision
·        
Ability to engage at and provide capacity
support at different levels (DFA, SFGAs, national)
·        
Working knowledge of computer packages MS Word,
Excel and email communication
·        
Experience of working for international
companies, organizations and NGOs
·        
Working knowledge of DFAs, farmer groups and
major donor, government development agencies.
·        
Strong group process design and facilitation
skills, including developing workshops and group consensus building
·        
Familiar with results chains and monitoring and
evaluation frameworks
·        
Good knowledge of English is required. Knowledge
of one or more of the languages (Luganda, Lunyoro, Lugbara and Luo) is an asset
Required Competencies:
·        
Generic: Commitment, Respect & Act as we
·        
Role specific (advisor): Problem analysis,
initiative, adaptability, coaching
·        
Function specific: networking
·        
Uganda specific: Integrity, creativity
·        
You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
to facilitate interaction with the partners and other staff and you are a team
player
·        
You are performance driven, have considerable
planning and organizational skills and you are creative in problem solving.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Candidates should apply
by sending: a motivation letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, names and contact
details of 2 professional referees and concrete examples of proven experiences
as indicated above will be an added value.
Send the E-mail applications to: 
triasuganda@trias.ngo
Deadline: 10th
November 2017
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