Agribusiness Officer Jobs – Fauna & Flora International

 Job Title:    
Agribusiness Officer

Organisation: Fauna & Flora International

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Program Officer

 

About US:

Fauna & Flora
International ( FFI ) saves species from extinction and habitats from
destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Our guiding
principles are to work through local partnerships, act as a catalyst for
change, and make conservation relevant and base decisions on sound science.
Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international
conservation body; our conservation work, and impact, spans the globe. In
Eastern Africa FFI is tackling the threat of climate Change by directly
protecting habitats and the biodiversity that underpins ecosystem services, and
working with Committed partners in order to help minimize the environmental
impact of development at community level. FFI Uganda has received funding from
Darwin Initiative to implement a project within the Albertine Rift for three
years titled “Community— led approaches to reforestation benefiting chimpanzees
and livelihoods.”

 

Job Summary:  The Agribusiness officer will primarily enable
the delivery of FFI’s commitments with in the Albertine rift on forest
connectivity for chimpanzees through the delivery of technically strong
Agribusiness approaches [Agriculture value Chain and Village Savings and Loan
Association (VSLA)

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project
Implementation

·       
Deliver
the implementation of the agri-value chain development project activities using
market system and enterprise development approach (PMSD] wildlife—friendly
enterprise development interventions (Agriculture value chain especially
Ginger, and VSLA Operations) of the project

·       
Relying
on technical inputs from relevant project team members, lead on the market
research study to identity demand for agricultural products in the district and
national markets, map existing traders, processing companies, exporters,
agri—input suppliers, rural banks financing agriculture supply chains.

·       
Identify
agribusiness processors and exporters interested in sourcing agriculture
produce from the communities.

·       
Engage
in communications and relationship with relevant private sector partners
interested in community produce.

·       
Support
farmers and VLSA group members in the Private Forest Owner Associations to
engage with key stakeholders including agribusiness companies and financial
service providers.

·       
Support
PFOAs to secure the necessary registration documentation required for their
enterprise development.

·       
Support
PFOA members and relevant project staff to design and set up conservation
enterprise that market chimpanzee friendly agriculture products from the
community.

·       
Support
PFOA members and the project team so to see effective governance structure,
ensuring equitable benefit sharing agreements and with a particular Focus on
women participation.

·       
Support
PFOA members and the project team so to see effective governance structure,
ensuring equitable benefit sharing agreements and with a particular focus on
women participation.

·       
Support
the Development of a strategic plan and a design for market system development
to meet project objectives

·       
Empowering
women and men in the community preparing them for multi—stakeholder PMSD
workshop.

·       
Support
PFOAs to market the conservation enterprise selected

·       
Support
the effective delivery of PMSD multi—stakeholder workshops

·       
Follow
up engagements with agribusiness companies and financial service providers
[rural banks for example} along the supply chain through one—to—one meetings to
formalize partnerships and collaborations.

Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning

·       
Collect
socio—economic data for commercial agroforestry product selection and
enterprise feasibility study.

·       
Support
the development of monthly, quarterly and annual enterprise development work
plans and related activity budgets.

·       
Support
the project team in timely reporting, documentation and feedback to
beneficiaries and donors.

·       
Support
the project baseline surveys and end of project Participatory Impact Assessment
studies.

·       
Support
all monitoring and evaluation components of this project when relating to
Agroforestry and primates monitoring activities.

·       
Support
the project manager arid the wider project team to monitor performance and
impact indicators.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a degree or equivalent qualification in Business administration,
rural development, agri-business or agricultural economics

·       
At least
five years of experience and proven hands—on track record in the fields of
supply chain, marketing, cooperatives/farmer association, agricultural
practices, or related programming

·       
Experience
with wide range of donor reporting systems and compliance requirement

·       
Experience
with wide range of donor reporting systems and compliance requirements

·       
Excellent
writing skills and ability to produce quality and timely reports as well as
make valuable contribution towards development of conservation and livelihoods
focused technical and funding proposals.

·       
Field
experience in small holder farmers or relevant research, preferably in a
developing country context

 

Desired Skills

·       
Proficiency
in local languages, Runyakitara, Luganda, Alur and or Lugbara

·       
Understanding
of methods for project monitoring and evaluation

·       
Skills
in building partner capacity and/or facilitating discussion groups

·       
Basic
data handling and/or analysis skills

·       
Prior
experience in working with CBOs, NGOs or governments in in agricultural, value
chain and marketing related programs.

·       
Experience
planning and/or delivering workshops

·       
Experience
in implementing farmer digitalization tool at community level such as early
pest warning, weather forecasting, market information, online marketing
platforms.

·       
Prior
experiences working for agribusiness, cooperatives farmer associations.

·       
Experience
working in certifications, for example organic and fair trade certification.

 

How to Apply:

All applications
letters together with the CVs, plus professional and academic certificates
should be sent to the below email address: africajobs@fauna-flora.org

 

Deadline: 18th September 2020 by 4:00pm

 

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