2 Partnership Intervention Manager USAID Project Jobs – TechnoServe

Organization:
TechnoServe
Duty Station: Mbarara
and Mbale, 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).
The successful
candidates will be responsible for:
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
·       
Five 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 , July 9, 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: 9th July 2020
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