2 Agribusiness Officer DINU Project Job Careers – Office of the Prime Minister

Job Title:        Agribusiness Officer (2 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister
Project Name:
The Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to:
Agribusiness Coordinator
About US:
The Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) is a Government of Uganda Programme
supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime
Minister. Together with a consortium of partners, the International Institute
of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received a grant to implement an action
called “Building resilience to enhance food and nutrition security,
incomes and health in Northern Uganda”. This will be implemented in seven
districts: Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango subregion and
Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso subregion.
Under the Market
Access and Value Addition Unit of the IITA-led action, Rikolto International
and Kilimo Trust, both consortium partners, are responsible for activities of
the Increased Market Accessibility Component, including facilitating the
strengthening of farmer organizations/cooperatives, facilitating access to
Business Development Services (BDS), such as finance for aggregation of farmer
production, access to insurance, as well as digital solutions that aid smooth
operations, payments and linkages to buyers and suppliers.
Job Summary:
The Agribusiness Officer will enhance the inclusion of smallholder farmers in
durable and fair-trading relationships with private companies in national,
regional and export markets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Plan,
implement, monitor and adjust innovations in inclusive business models
·       
Plan,
coordinate, implement and monitor actions leading to set objectives
·       
Develop,
strengthen and support business development linkages between FBOs and private
companies
·       
Strengthen
the entrepreneurial attitude, skills, digital solutions and capacities of FBOs
·       
Provide
strategic and technical guidance to FBOs ensuring their inclusion in value chains
·       
Design,
test, and validate change/innovations in the linked business models
·       
Monitor
and document the change/innovations processes in the business models, the
changes in behavior of the FBOs and companies involved, and the results of
these towards improved small-holder livelihoods, and draw lessons
·       
Support
the periodic documentation and translation the outcomes
·       
Coordinate/implement
the actions of/with the various partners in the achievement of the set
objectives of the DINU action
·       
Build up
a close relationship with private companies interested in sustainable sourcing
from smallholder farmers
·       
Network
with other organizations that have a stake in the DINU action
·       
Analyze
and document the changing national context in relation to the business
environment, the value chain, the market
·       
Provide
information, analysis, lessons learned to allow program management to readjust
interventions for the DINU action
·       
Collaborate
and work closely with DINU action M&E specialist and ABOs to collect and
synthesize all program data and report accordingly
·       
Develop
and review plans, budgets and monitors expenditure of the DINU action in area
of jurisdiction
Key Results
·       
Innovative
interventions that contribute to the desired planned DINU action
·       
Strong
business linkages between FBOs and private companies
·       
Strong
entrepreneurial attitude, skills and capacities of FBOs
·       
High
quality analysis of trends and opportunities in relation to the business
environment
·       
Strong
network and coordination with partners and key stakeholders
·       
Significant
and sustainable benefits for farmers working in the DINU action
·       
Effective
learning processes which lead to improvements in DINU action
·       
Meticulous
documentation and translation of the outcomes of the DINU action



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness,
Economics, Business or Cooperative development
·       
Two to
three years of experience in grains or high value crops value chain
development, working with a variety of stakeholders
·       
Strategic
thinker who is able to see problems from different angles
·       
Results
orientated
·       
Communicates
clearly in a variety of settings and styles and has good networking skills
·       
In-depth
understanding of value chains development approaches
·       
Good
understanding of food safety standards, certifications and quality management
systems
·       
In-depth
understanding and development of sustainable non-financial (BDS development)
and financial services including market information systems
·       
Vast
experience working with FBOs and facilitation of collective action
·       
Proven
track record of developing FBO or SME business models and business plans
·       
Good
understanding of sustainability /environment
·       
Understands
national and regional market dynamics of high value crops and grains
·       
Good
computer operation Word, Excel, PowerPoint
·       
Good
proficiency in English (speaking and writing)
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email their applications / cover letters and Curriculum Vita addressed
to the Regional Director of Rikolto in East Africa and submitted to eastafrica@rikolto.org
with the subject “Officer DINU-Ug”.
NB:
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 24th April 2020 by 5:00pm
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