Partnership Intervention and PFS Manager NGO Jobs – TechnoServe

Organization: TechnoServe
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party, USAID FTF
Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity and TechnoServe Uganda Country Director
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
Position Description:
TechnoServe is seeking a Partnership Intervention and PFS Manager who will
lead TechnoServe’s efforts under FtF IAM. The position will lead delivery of
TechnoServe’s SOW
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Strengthen Business Development Services (BDS) and Producer
Organizations (POs)
Develop a strategy for and lead delivery of FtF
IAM’S support to BDS and POs building on and adapting TechnoServe’s existing
Strengthen understanding within the FtF IAM team
of existing models and support team members to facilitate capacity development
of POs, agribusinesses and marketing associations across the ZOI through the
provision of BDS targeting technical, managerial, business, and advocacy
Apply TechnoServe’s existing models to new
intermediaries, such as village agent networks and trader’s associations;
Refine and adapt existing BDS models to enable
scale and effectiveness in new geographies,
developing business cases, supported by
financial modeling where appropriate;
Strengthen Food and Agro-processing Market Systems
Coordinate with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS)
to develop and regularly update a strategy to strengthen the food processing
sector and develop a pipeline of potential processor partners;
Link FtF IAM-identified food processors with
PFS’ Uganda representative to evaluate needs and support scoping of projects
appropriate for PFS volunteer support to improve client competitiveness.
Identify opportunities to address key
sector-wide gaps/challenges impacting the food processing sector such as Good
Manufacturing Practices, HAACP, aflatoxin control and management, fortification
compliance, etc.;
Support the delivery of customized technical to
improve the competitiveness of food processors, in collaboration with PFS,
focused on addressing technical elements of processing, food fortification,
innovation, improved management, access to finance, and other support as
Facilitate innovative pilots and approaches that
promote inclusive business models that spur the growth of agro-processors
(e.g., establish smallholder sourcing networks and BoP distribution, etc.);
General Program Support and Stakeholder Management
Provide technical oversight and support
performance of two Regionally-Based-Partnership Intervention Managers
Identify opportunities to leverage FtF IAM’s MDF
funds to build capacity of market actors strengthen market actors, including
BDS, POs and food processors, developing business cases as appropriate
Support implementation of FtF IAM’s inclusive
market systems development approach, tailoring assistance to partners,
conducting due diligence, drafting deal notes, and monitoring implementation,
contributing to the successful delivery of the overall activity — providing
support to activities outside of TechnoServe’s primary focus areas of
PO/BDS/food processing
Identify opportunities to leverage the
Activity’s MDF funds to build capacity of market actors strengthen market
actors, including BDS, POs and food processors, developing business cases as
Coordinate TechnoServe’s input into FtF IAM
deliverables, including: annual work plans, budgets 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.
Develop scopes of work for and manage short-term
consultants and volunteer fellows contracted to support activities aligned with
TechnoServe’s scope under the Activity, providing feedback on deliverables and
managing quality.
In coordination with the FtF IAM MEL team,
review performance of models/pilots and partnerships to identify successes,
challenges, and learning.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in
agriculture, economics, business, economics, or related field, excellent
academic record
At least 8 years of relevant professional and
program management experience in agricultural value chains, rural development
and/or rural finance, of which at least five should be in a developing country
Demonstrated understanding, skills and
experience in market systems development programs and facilitative approaches
Demonstrated understanding of USAID rules and
Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
especially in multicultural and multi-ethnic context
Experience working closely with producers,
producer organizations, traders, wholesalers, retailers and consumers
Experience facilitating relations between
private sector and government.
Adept at developing and sustaining high-level
relationships and managing multiple stakeholders
Strong analytical skills and strategic
Inspiring leader and networker
Team player and consensus builder
Experience designing and overseeing M&E data
collection and reporting for agriculture/food security projects
Highly computer literate
Excellent oral and written English communication
How to Apply:
All qualified and interested applicants should submit a
resume and cover letter in one single Microsoft Word document to 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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