2 Regional Agribusiness Specialist Dutch Embassy REACH Project Job Placements – International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Organisation: International Fertilizer Development Center
Project Name: Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains
(REACH) project
Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
Duty Station: Mbale and Kabale, 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
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 Regional
Agribusiness Specialist will be responsible for the implementation of
agribusiness interventions at a regional level (in cooperation with private
sector and other partners) ensuring that they effectively deliver against the
project targeted outputs as defined in the Terms of Reference and log frame.
They should have familiarity with the Making Markets work for the Poor (M4P)
approach and knowledge of the local languages.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitate project implementation:
  • Provide support in conducting market
    assessments to determine the market viability of specific new crops for
    the project
  • Assist in conducting market scans, and
    screening agribusiness/MSMEs for the projects priority crops.
  • Carry out profiling and
    formulate/strengthen aggregation structure/farmer business group business
  • Ensure farmers contribute in the design of
    strategies to strengthen the linkages between farmers’ business groups and
    higher-up value chain actors and service providers in areas such as bulk
    purchasing, quality control and primary processing.
  • Facilitate market driven linkages between
    aggregation structures/farmer business groups, wholesalers, processors,
    service providers/support services and markets within Uganda.
  • Conduct regular field visits to project
    sites provide hands-on technical assistance and monitoring of business and
    financial support service providers.
  • Coordinate with Gender Specialist to
    ensure is mainstreamed in value chain development activities

Planning, monitoring and quality assurance
  • Responsible for results measurement and
    the facilitation of data collection related to the interventions under
  • Conduct high quality analysis and produce
    reports and other written outputs which are of an appropriate standard.
  • In addition the Regional Agribusiness
    Specialist will perform the following tasks:
  • Work closely 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the International Fertilizer Development Center
(IFDC) Regional Agribusiness Specialist job opportunity must have relevant
skills, qualifications and experience
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
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