Agribusiness Advisor NGO Careers – SNV Netherlands Development Organization

 

Job Title:    Agribusiness Advisor

Organisation: SNV Netherlands Development Organization

Duty Station:  Mbarara,
Uganda

 

About US:

SNV Netherlands
Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development
organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a
global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has
been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded
programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV
focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief
that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the
opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to
programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening
the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in
order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce
poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special
attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and
stakeholder accountability.

 

Job Summary:  The Agribusiness Advisor will be responsible
for supporting the adoption of Productive Use of Energy (PUE) technologies and
Energy services by the small holder farmers, vendors, local entrepreneurs  and service providers in the dairy value
chain. S/he will support PUE based activities and extension systems for
adoption and scaling.  S/he will work in
coordination with the lead project advisor to contribute to cost/benefit
analyses of the supported business cases to show the increased productivity of
the small holder farmers, that are supported through these business cases. This
will include supervision and piloting of the financial incentives provided to
the business cases. The incumbent will provide support to Small holder farmers,
cooperatives and vendors  on the most
appropriate PUE integration strategies, which will enhance the incomes for
small holder farmers vendors, cooperatives and other stakeholders involved in
the dairy value chain. S/he will support the management and supervision of
local extension providers in the business cases. S/he will contribute to the
learning agenda of the project as part of the knowledge development&
management portfolio.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Participate
in the Productive use of energy technological assessments to identify the most
appropriate PUE for adoption by the small-scale farmers and or vendors.

·       
Support
the training and coaching of extension service providers on PUE practices and
technology adoption;

·       
Support
extension service providers in delivering needs-based and practical trainings
to male, female and young farmers;

·       
Support
the testing of profitable PUE technologies with smallholder farmers

·       
Support
technical field-based missions from the multi-country project manager.

·       
Support
small holder farmers and vendors in the promotion, market uptake and scaling of
evidence based PUE technologies;

·       
Support
the integration of PUE solutions in agribusinesses.

·       
Support
the implementation of business cases using PUE technologies.

·       
Contribute
to the scaling of the learning agenda, knowledge development and exchange
between participating countries.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the SNV Netherlands Development Organization Agribusiness
Advisor career placement must hold a relevant academic qualification in
Agriculture farming systems.

·       
Three to
five years of experience of working in a similar sector.

·       
Knowledge
of technical aspects of PUE technologies and the linkage / application in the
dairy sector.

·       
Experience
in famer extension, SME advising, and agribusiness case development;

·       
Experience
in the application of the PUE technologies in the dairy sector and financial
analysis of PUE technologies will be a plus;

·       
Experience
working with female entrepreneurs and gender integration approaches, as well as
young-agri-entrepreneurs;

·       
Knowledge
of PUE innovations and farmer adoption.

·       
Excellent
communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;

·       
Willingness
to travel to all project locations

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by following
the procedure;

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 24th December 2020

 

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