Inclusive Agribusiness Expert / Country Project Manager NGO Jobs – SNV Netherlands Development Organization

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 CSA Project:
The Climate Smart
Agriculture (CSA) Project is a 5-year, €39 million project being implemented in
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, which started in June 2018. 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
project 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. 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 innovation and investment facility aims to further
improve access to finance and facilitate scaling. The project 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 Rabo Partnership, and is financed by the Dutch Ministry
of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).
Job Summary:  The Inclusive Agribusiness Expert / Country
Project Manager has the responsibility of the development and implementation of
inclusive business cases whereby climate smart agriculture interventions are
integrated into the value chain from an agronomic, financial and inclusion
perspective. Prioritised value chain commodities are pulses, oilseed, potatoes
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, as well as with service providers of
climate smart solutions, innovations and technologies to further the objective
of the project by providing affordable and accessible climate interventions to
all stakeholders operating within the targeted value chains. The incumbent will
take on delegated responsibility of in-country project management from the
overall three country project manager, who is based in Uganda. The Expert/PM
reports directly to the overall Project Manager for CSA East Africa and the
Uganda Country Director and collaborates closely with the Agriculture global
sector team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management
                    
Coordinate
and contribute to value chains and climate risk assessments of prioritised
commodities (pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains);
                    
Identify
inclusive business case development for the climate innovation and investment
facility;
                    
Support
agribusinesses to develop their business cases incorporating climate smart
technologies, innovations and solutions (incl. energy efficiencies);
                    
Identify
and link climate serviced providers to business case stakeholders for
accessible and affordable wide scale adoption of climate practices,
technologies, and innovations;
                    
Establish
appraisal criteria for the co-investment fund, design milestone based payment
scheme and contribute to the assessment of the business cases;
                    
Coordinate
with the fund manager the planning and disbursement of grant funds;
                    
Support
the implementation and roll-out of business cases;
                    
Broker
access to finance and investments between SME’s and financial institutions;
                    
Monitor
and report the performance of the business cases as per the set milestones;
                    
Advise
financial institutions on climate smart business investments to leverage
climate finance money;
                    
Set-up
of coaching programs on agribusiness management for female entrepreneurs and
youth;
                    
Support
agribusiness platforms to promote, advise and jointly agree on climate proofing
value  chains,  policy recommendations and climate smart
investments;
                    
Manage
the in-country project in all aspects of project management: budgets, work
planning, human resource, activities and reporting;
                    
Oversee
and support country project implementation, link and collaborate with the Kenya
and Tanzania project managers, and report to the regional project manager.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                    
The
ideal candidate for the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Inclusive
Agribusiness Expert / Country Project Manager job must hold a relevant academic
qualification: Agribusiness, Agricultural Economy or Business Administration;
                    
At least
ten years of experience of working with or in Agribusiness, preferably in the
prioritised commodities (pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains);
                    
Knowledge
of the prioritized commodities preferably at global level and in Uganda;
                    
Experience
in value chain development, climate smart agriculture, energy efficient
solutions, and agribusiness finance, preferable experience with climate
finance;
                    
Ability
and demonstrated experience of designing 
and appraising inclusive business cases;
                    
Experience
in female and youth entrepreneurship programs;
                    
Strong
agribusiness relationship management experience and focus with the ability to
stimulate trust and confidence with clients and investors including managing
various stakeholders;
                    
Understanding
of climate change risk management and inclusion of smallholder producers into
the supply chain;
                    
Proven track
record in project management, specifically in project planning, monitoring,
evaluation, reporting and financial management for large scale comprehensive
projects;
                    
International
work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors
in a multi-cultural setting;
                    
Excellent
communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
                    
Flexible
approach to take on additional responsibilities as assigned/delegated by the
Country Director;
                    
Willingness
to travel to all project locations within Uganda and beyond.
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: 5th May 2019
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