East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Agriculture Value Chain Manager US NGO Jobs – Heifer International

Organization: Heifer
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
International, an international not-for-profit organization founded in 1944 in
the United States of America, works with resource constrained families in 125
countries worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the underlying causes of
hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Effectiveness (50%)
  • Accountable for the successful implementation of the value chain
    approach in the EAYIP project.
  • Create and strengthen linkages between EAYIP’s beneficiaries and the
    private sector.
  • Support the development and empowerment of youth participating in
    hub-based value chains through employment or as direct participants.
    Working in collaboration with the Social Capital and Cluster Manager,
    support the replication of existing and development of new hubs for supporting
  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual activity work plans in
    collaboration with the project team that incorporates interventions and
    activities to strengthen each value chain specifically for the inclusion
    of youth.
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual planned targets are
  • Identify value chains and business opportunities with the greatest
    potential to generate impact for establishing new hubs.
  • Identify business opportunities that can help young men and women to
    start or expand businesses in the selected value chains by the specified
  • Provide timely support, facilitate and monitor the implementation of
    youth-focused training programs aimed at improving vocational skills in
    the identified value chains.
  • Provide accurate market information and linkages to service
    providers to the hub’s management on a monthly basis.
Management and
Compliance (30%)
  • Accountable for the planning, documentation, and analysis of
    information and activities that ensure the timely achievement of EAYIP’s
    outputs and outcomes.
  • Prepare annual operating plans and budgets, and provide technical
    assistance to local cooperatives and partners to properly implement value
    chain activities.
  • On a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis
    prepare and submit project progress reports in time to the Country Program
  • On a daily basis, collaborate closely with the EAYIP Uganda Country
    Program Manager in the implementation of value chain activities.
  • Develop the capacity of local cooperatives, NGOs and partners to
    identify and strengthen selected EAYIP value chains to be more
  • Develop and disseminate hub development tool kits.
  • Establish and maintain proactive links with hubs and develop access
    to markets and linkages to service providers.
  • Support formation and registration of youth associations.
  • Build the capacity of Hub boards and staff in good governance, group
    dynamics and leadership.
  • May perform other duties as assigned by Country program Manager (5%)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Heifer International East Africa Youth
    Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Agriculture Value Chain Manager (AVCM) job
    placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Agriculture
    Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Rural Development,
    Enterprise Development or other related fields plus five (5) years of
    successful experience in development work in the private sector in Uganda.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture
    Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Rural Development,
    Enterprise Development or other related fields, plus five (5) years in a
    mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment
    promotion, or agriculture development.
  • Previous experience in building public/private partnerships in the
    Agricultural sector.
  • Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Uganda is
    a plus).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in best practices
    in pro-poor value chain development that reaches women, youth, the poor,
    and underprivileged.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically,
    willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design
    catalytic activities within value chains (e.g. the concept of
    quality-based pricing).
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies to provide
    institutional capacity building to key partner institutions to build a
    more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry.
  • Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for
    processing locally branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified
    milk and yogurt among others) & other agricultural products for onward
    supply to niche markets as well as implementing consumption
    promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of the agricultural
  • Experience in providing market information to hubs/cooperatives and
    linkages to service providers e.g. input dealers, buyers/exporters, etc.
  • Experience establishing strategic alliances and joint ventures with
    local and foreign processors.
  • Knowledge of equity financing (e.g. venture capital and/or private
    equity investing).
  • Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to
    individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Ability to integrate financial services within a value chain and to
    foster trust and build a strong relationship between value chain actors and
    financial service providers.
  • Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in
    high-pressure situations.
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to
    relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
  • Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a
    multicultural setting.
  • Must be a team player and can execute and manage multiple tasks with
    minimal supervision.
  • Ability to follow directions and independently complete assigned
    tasks (written or verbal).
  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include early mornings,
    weekends and some evenings.
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain
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