Partnership Intervention Manager NGO Jobs – TechnoServe

Job Title:    Partnership Intervention Manager

Organisation: TechnoServe

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital, and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency.

About Program:

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.

Job Summary:  TechnoServe is recruiting a  Partnership Intervention Manager 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) (geographies TBD).

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 ideal candidate for the TechnoServe Partnership Intervention Manager job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, business, or related field, excellent academic record
  • At least 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.

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, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

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