Senior EU Aid Volunteer – Rural Development (Private Sector Ecosystem) NGO Jobs – ICCO Cooperation

Organization:  Interchurch
Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation)
Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Interchurch
Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international
non-governmental organisation founded in 1964 in the Netherlands and implements
programmes with partners in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa since the
1980s. We work towards a world in which people can live in dignity and
well-being, a world without poverty and injustice.
Job Summary:   The Senior EU Aid Volunteer – Rural
Development (Private sector ecosystem) will among others support the High
Flyers programme and will design modalities for embedding the target SMEs with
the wider private sector ecosystem in Uganda and the East Africa region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Design and provide
agribusiness and agri-marketing training and coaching sessions to young
entrepreneurs in agribusiness of the High Flyers programme.
·       
Support
to development/adjustment of training and coaching materials for the High
Flyers programme, and eventually other ICCO programmes. The volunteer is
expected to provide input for the materials in the field of agribusiness
development, value chain development and marketing.
·       
Provision
of training (agribusiness development training, agri-marketing training) to
young agripreneurs of the High Flyers programme.
·       
Provision
of coaching & business advisory sessions to young entrepreneurs of the
programme, in most cases conducted from the garden of one of the entrepreneurs.
Contribute to
programme and proposal development.
·       
Support
to programme & proposal development by provision of input in the field of
agriculture, agri-business, marketing and value chain development.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a degree in a relevant subject matter with an orientation
towards agricultural (private sector) development (e.g. agribusiness, rural
development); 
·       
Entrepreneurial
abilities; experience in agri-enterprise development and/or running an
agribusiness enterprise is a plus;
·       
Experience
in working with rural communities and/or youth, or motivated to do this;
·       
Excellent
planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; experience as
a trainer or coach is a plus;
·       
Experience
in programme development and proposal writing;
·       
Excellent
English speaking and writing skills;
·       
Self-motivated,
pro-active and result-driven;
·       
Being an
open and reliable person with high integrity;
·       
Ability
to work independently but at the same time being a team player;
·       
Ability
to connect with people of different backgrounds;
·       
Ability
to transfer skills and advise in an appropriate manner;
·       
Flexibility;
Ability and willingness to travel regularly to rural settings;
·       
Good
communication and reporting skills;
·       
Affinity
with the protestant character of ICCO and ICCO’s values and operating
principles.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 18th March 2020
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