Agro-Processing Specialist USAID Project Jobs – TechnoServe (TNS)

Job Title:      Agro-Processing Specialist
Organization: TechnoServe
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
TechnoServe (TNS) is
an international non-profit international development organization founded in
1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women break the cycle of
poverty by building businesses that create jobs, income, and economic
opportunities for their families, their communities, and their countries.
About USAID Project:
USAID/Uganda is
planning a new $10-25M program, the Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive
Agricultural Markets Activity, which will seek to increase incomes and improve
the livelihoods of Ugandan households through agricultural-led inclusive
economic growth. With a focus on creating efficiencies in cross-market
functions, the Activity will facilitate sustainable market improvements that
influence systemic changes and create opportunities for more inclusive market
actor engagement. The Activity will use a market systems approach to drive
change through increasing institutional capacity and creating and aligning
incentives at three key entry points: market actor organizations, the
agro-industry and agribusinesses, and government institutions and agencies.
Consequently, the Activity will strengthen key elements of the agricultural
market that support new firm entry and firm growth in pursuit of consistent and
inclusive provision of competitive goods and services demanded by actors. The
Activity will also strengthen enabling environment systems and structures that
enhance public sector investment in development and create opportunities for
others to engage, particularly the private sector.
Job Summary:  The Agro-Processing Specialist will drive the
design, implementation, and client relationship management of
agro-processor-level interventions which will increase transformation and
upgrading of agricultural commodities in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the TechnoServe (TNS) Agro-Processing
    Specialist job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Food Science, Economics, Business or related area, or equivalent
    experience in food market systems. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of professional experience in food
    market systems, including experience working in the private sector
  • Deep private sector experience, including in a manufacturing
    setting, preferred.
  • Deep understanding of the food processing sector, with knowledge of
    relevant topics, such as: food production and processing, Good
    Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control
    Points (HACCP), worker safety, finance for growing businesses, and food
    systems value chain development.
  • Proven track record in providing technical and/or business solutions
    to food processors, with experience implementing or advising on
    smallholder sourcing models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender and youth issues in agriculture
    or market systems.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Professional experience working in Sub-Saharan African contexts;
    experience working in Uganda strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills and good computer
    skills in business software (Excel, MS Project, and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent English skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on the link
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