2 Partnership Intervention Manager USAID Project Jobs – TechnoServe

Organization: TechnoServe
Duty Station: TBD, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party, USAID FTF
Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity and TechnoServe Partnership
Intervention and PFS Manager
TechnoServe
Background:
TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing
world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a
non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking
people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that
given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can
generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more
than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private
enterprise to transform lives.
Program Description:
TechnoServe Inc/Uganda, a subcontractor to DAI, is
implementing the Feed the Future Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity
(FtF IAM). This market systems development Activity works with producer
organizations, business development service providers,
agro-industry/agribusiness firms, Government of Uganda institutions and
agencies, and other market actors to create efficiencies in cross-market
functions that enable systemic changes to sustainably increase incomes and
improve the livelihoods of households through agriculture-led inclusive
economic growth. The Activity will work throughout the Feed the Future Uganda
Zone of Influence (ZOI), which covers 38 districts across four regions of
Uganda.
Position Description:
TechnoServe is recruiting for two (2) Partnership Intervention Managers who
will support the implementation of TechnoServe’s efforts under FtF IAM and
contribute to the overall delivery of program activities within selected
regions in Feed the Future Uganda Zone of Influence (ZOI) (geographies TBD).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Facilitating partnerships and systems change within targeted
geographies
·       
Support implementation of FtF IAM’S inclusive
market systems development approach with an emphasis on cross-market functions,
tailoring assistance to partners, conducting due diligence, and monitoring
implementation
·       
In coordination with the wider Activity team,
lead the successful delivery of the overall activity within the selected
geography — providing support to activities outside of TechnoServe’s primary
focus areas of PO/BDS/food processing, including input supply, finance, and
trade/investment;
·       
Facilitate capacity development of POs,
agribusinesses, financial institutions, marketing associations, local
government and other relevant market actors in targeted geographies through the
provision of BDS targeting technical, managerial, business, and advocacy
capacity;
·       
Apply proven models from TechnoServe, IAM and
other implementing partners to new intermediaries, such as village agent
networks, trader’s associations, input supply companies, financial institutions,
ICT firms, etc.;
·       
Evaluate, refine and adapt existing (and new)
program models such (e.g. local farmer-advocacy platforms), to enable scale and
effectiveness, developing business cases and providing support to other program
PIMs where needed to ensure replication;
·       
Contribute local data and insights to help
develop and regularly update program strategies to strengthen support across
full set of program interventions;
·       
Identify food processors in ZOI and coordinate
with TechnoServe’s Partnership and PFS manager to engage support from Partners
in Food Solutions’ Uganda representative to evaluate needs and support scoping
of projects appropriate for PFS volunteer support that address partner needs.
·       
Working with partners in targeted geography,
facilitate innovation and pilots that promote inclusive business models (e.g.
establish/strengthen smallholder sourcing networks and improve efficiency in
distribution to increase access for marginalized populations, etc.) and enhance
linkages among market actors.
Contributing to program delivery, stakeholder engagement and learning
·       
Develop a pipeline of potential partners and
propose partnerships and Identify opportunities to leverage FtF IAM’s Market
Development Facility to build capacity of key market actors including BDS, POs,
input supply companies, financial institutions and food processors, among
others, supporting business case development and developing deal notes as
appropriate
·       
Contribute to FtF IAM deliverables, including:
annual work plans, monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans, quarterly/annual
progress reports, strategies and action plans, and external communications,
ensuring timely, high-quality delivery and compliance with donor reporting
requirements.
·       
Actively participate in and contribute to FtF
IAM monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, reviewing and analyzing
performance of models/pilots and partnerships to identify successes,
challenges, and learning.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
agriculture, economics, business, or related field, excellent academic record
·       
At least 5 years of experience in agricultural
value chain, rural development and/or rural finance. Private sector experience
preferred
·       
Demonstrated understanding, skills and
experience in market systems development programs and facilitative approaches
·       
Detail-oriented, with strong project and team
management, organizational, analytical and quantitative skills
·       
Significant interpersonal and communication
skills, especially in multicultural and multi-ethnic contexts, adept at
building relationships with multiple stakeholders
·       
Experience working with MSMEs, producers,
producer organizations, traders, wholesalers, retailers and consumers
·       
Experience facilitating linkages and
relationships between private sector and government
·       
Adept at developing and sustaining high-level
relationships
·       
Strategic thinker
·       
Strong team player and consensus builder
·       
Highly computer literate
·       
Excellent oral and written English communication
skills
Preferred Skills and
Experience:
·       
Master’s degree
·       
Financial and business modeling
·       
Fluent in at least one local Ugandan dialect
·       
Understanding of USAID’s mode of work and rules
and regulations
  
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested applicants should submit a
resume and cover letter in one single Microsoft Word document to
pkabagambe@tns.org All applications must be received by close of business
Thursday , February 13, 2020
Please identify the position for which you are applying in
the subject line. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we
are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone
calls, please.
NB: TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and
across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity
employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color,
ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS
status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
Deadline: 13th February 2020
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