Energy & Agriculture Senior Advisor NGO Jobs – SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Job
Title:             
 Energy
& Agriculture Senior Advisor
Organization: SNV
Netherlands Development Organization
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
SNV Netherlands
Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development
organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a
global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has
been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded
programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV
focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief
that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the
opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to
programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening
the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in
order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce
poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special
attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and
stakeholder accountability.
About Programme:
The Climate Smart
Agriculture – East Africa (CSA-EA) Programme is a 5-year, €39 million project
being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project uses an Inclusive
Business development approach to support the international and Dutch efforts on
climate change and sustainable production in arable farming. The programme will
work with and through the private sector and supports public sector partners in
creating an institutional environment for wide-scale adoption of CSA-practices,
including more efficient use of water and (renewable) energy sources. It is
driven by 3 pillars: i) adoption of CSA practices & technologies in arable
crop production farming systems; ii) acceleration of investments and business
growth in selected value chains; iii) improved enabling environment for scaling
out of CSA. Interventions are centred on business cases which are derived from
a thorough climate risk assessment and financial analysis of value chains in
pulses, oilseeds, potatoes and grains. A climate-smart business case matching
grant facility aims to further improve access to finance and facilitate
scaling. The programme is implemented by a consortium consisting of SNV,
Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the CGIAR research programme on
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Agriterra and Rabobank,
and is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
Job Summary:  The Energy & Agriculture Expert has the
responsibility of the development and implementation of business cases whereby
renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions are integrated to develop
climate proof value chains. The CSA-EA programme expects to engage with a
variety of companies offering different products and services, including
renewable energy companies offering solutions for increased agricultural
production (e.g. solar-powered irrigation systems) and energy-efficient
processing techniques (e.g. solar cooling and drying, biomass-bio-digesters,
etc.), amongst others. The Energy & Agriculture Expert will identify these
solutions in response to value chain assessments done by the CSA-EA team.
Prioritised value chain commodities are pulses, oilseed and grains. The
incumbent will identify and support business cases for the co-investment fund
and broker access to finance and investment of the businesses. S/he will
coordinate and work with financial institutional partners to scale
climate-smart investments. While being based in one of the CSA-EA countries,
the Energy & Agriculture Expert will provide expert TA across the three
countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania) in which the programme operates, building
on solid networks in the sector and creating synergies with other existing
programmes and projects operating in this space.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Actively
contribute to value chains and climate risk assessments of prioritised commodities
(pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains) from an (renewable)energy perspective;
                    
Energy
assessments per prioritised value chain, considering present and future growth
scenarios, identifying energy bottlenecks and costs;
                    
Tasked
with the identification of potential renewable energy and energy efficiency
solutions that can be applied along the different agricultural value chains,
responding to projected energy needs; including in-depth analyses of costs,
benefits, capacity to pay, return of investment, and co-investment
opportunities;
                    
Identify
renewable energy and energy efficiency business cases for the co-investment
fund, as well as opportunities for integration of climate smart and renewable
technologies and innovations into business cases and support the development of
these business cases;
                    
Contribute
to the establishment of appraisal criteria for the co-investment fund,
milestone based payment schemes and contribute to the assessment of the
business cases;
                    
Support
the implementation and roll-out of business cases, including the delivery of
needs-based and tailored training packages, trainings and coaching on renewable
energy and energy efficiency solutions in agricultural value chains;
                    
Promote
the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions along agricultural
value chains, including awareness raising and support in establishing
distribution networks and financial solutions to increase uptake of these
products and services to climate-proof agricultural production and processing;
                    
Broker
access to finance and investments between SME’s and financial institutions,
integrating renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in agricultural
value chains;
                    
Review
opportunities as well as barriers for scaling of renewable energy and energy
efficiency business cases for climate proofing agricultural value chains;
                    
Support
agribusiness platforms to promote, advise and jointly agree on climate proofing
value chains, policy recommendations and climate-smart investments through
renewable energy and energy efficiency applications;
                    
Developing
and sharing evidence-based project papers and policy briefs on renewable energy
and energy efficiency applications in agricultural value chains, documenting
evidence, best practices and lessons learned on business cases;
                    
Dissemination
of results and sharing of knowledge and experiences, building on existing
platforms/sector organisations;
                    
Oversee
and support country programme implementation on all aspects related to
renewable energy and energy efficiency, including brokering of relations,
support in particular business cases, implementation of activities and
reporting.
                    
Support
product development in Energy & Agriculture in coordination with colleagues
from the CSA-EA program and SNV’s global team.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Energy &
Agriculture Senior Advisor job must hold a relevant academic qualification:
Renewable Energy, Business Administration, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economy,
Climate Smart Agriculture, etc.;
                    
At least
five years of experience of working with or in Energy and Agriculture,
preferably with Renewable Energy applications in the prioritised commodities
(pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains) in East Africa;
                    
Work
experience in private sector business and entrepreneurship development, value
chain development, and finance/investments for renewable energy, climate smart
technologies and innovations.
                    
Ability
and demonstrated experience of designing and appraising business cases;
                    
Proven
track record in pro-poor growth approaches taking into consideration social
inclusion, accountability, gender and sustainability;
                    
Experience
in women and youth entrepreneurship programs;
                    
Strong
business relationship management experience and focus, with the ability to
stimulate trust and confidence with clients and investors including managing
various stakeholders;
                    
Strong
external network in the private sector (renewable energy, agriculture and/or
other relevant sub-sectors) in East Africa and beyond;
                    
Excellent
communication (written and oral), reporting, product development and
presentation skills;
                    
Flexible
approach to take on additional responsibilities as assigned/delegated;
                    
Excellent
organising, negotiation, influencing, capacity development, process facilitation
and advisory/coaching skills;
                    
Willingness
to travel to project locations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join SNV are encouraged to
apply online by clicking on the web link below.
Deadline: 30th April 2019
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