Program Officer- Business Development Non-profit Jobs – Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000)

Organization: Sasakawa
Africa Association (SAA/SG2000)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Sasakawa Africa
Association (SAA/SG2000) is an international non-profit organization that
promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and
post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Uganda in
collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations and
the private sector.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer- Business Development
should be a highly competent, organized, pro-active, self-driven and
experienced professional who will be a network builder with autonomy to
identify, build and manage partnerships. He/she will assist the Deputy Countnr
Director in improving outcomes towards the implementation of the project
Agribusiness activities along the value chain.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead in analytical and business strategic work pertaining to
    smallholder commercial agriculture, agribusiness and rural enterprise
    development;
  • Develop new business partnerships, manage the existing ones and
    review the running partnerships. You will be required to recruit new
    business partners and identifying future opportunities for impact across
    the programme impact areas;
  • Be part of designing and analyzing market-related studies in areas
    of operation and pick key programmatic lessons and opportunities for
    efficiency in market;
  • Assist SG2000 Country Office teams to evaluate business models and
    market linkage approaches;
  • Support the SG2000 Country Office team to work with farmers, farmer
    organizations and Village Saving & Loan Associations (VSLAs) to create
    new and/or diversified market linkages and build partnerships;
  • Be part of the 562000 Country Office team in identifying capacity
    & training needs and techniques for selected agricultural value chains
    that improve smallholder farmers’ food security, yields, product quality,
    nutrition and incomes;
  • Develop and enhance working partnerships in areas of mutual interest
    across the value chain with donors and other external public or private
    organizations;
  • Participate fully in the preparation of SAA work plans and budgets,
    reports and updates on business development strategies and activities;
  • Support in developing and piloting public-private partnership
    models;
  • Participate in country level team resource mobilization and proposal
    writing;
  • Perform any other activities as and when required by SAA/SG2000
    Management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness,
    Business Administration, or related field. Masters’ Degree will be an
    added advantage.
  • Five years of experience working in an Agribusiness role (3 years in
    NGO setting).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Sound leadership skills.
  • Top-notch analytical skills
  • Keen eye for detail
  • A team player
  • Willing to work under pressure and adjust to various working
    environment
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural people
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via E-mail
including an application letter, updated CV with names of three referees and
scanned copies of relevant academic credentials to:
The Country
Director,         
Sasakawa Africa
Association-Uganda,
Ruth Towers, Plot
15A Clement Hill Road
P.O Box 6987,
Kampala-Uganda
E-mail:
sg2000uganda@saa-safe.org
Deadline: 29th December 2018
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