Job title: Senior Agriculture advisor / Agri-ProFocus Country Coordinat
SNV is an international not-for-profit development organisation. We believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. Starting out in the Netherlands more than 40 years ago, we now work in over 30 of the poorest countries worldwide. SNV has been working in Uganda since 1989, with field offices in West Nile, Rwenzori, Northeast and Kampala. Our advisory services in agriculture, renewable energy and water, sanitation & hygiene are tailored for specific organisations and districts.
Employment type: Full time
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 8 years
Minimum degree: Masters degree
Closing date: July 17, 2013 - 5pm
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Agri-ProFocus coordinator (60%):
Provide leadership for the Agri-ProFocus Uganda network, and coordinate the implementation of its 4 year strategy (2013 – 2016);
Planning, monitoring and reporting to financiers, members and other stakeholders. This includes financial administration, according to Agri-ProFocus guidelines and with support from SNV as the host organization;
Secretary for the local steering committee, responsible for coordinating meetings, ensuring the successful recording of the meeting minutes and maintaining the records for all the deliberations;
Establish strong working relationships with government, businesses, bilateral and multilateral actors, NGOs and knowledge institutes. The collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) is of special interest;
Facilitate the development of an effective knowledge sharing and cooperation culture among members with the overall aim of supporting the promotion of farmer entrepreneurship. Thus the coordinator facilitates leadership building among members to lead innovation communities;
Represent the country network in international Agri-ProFocus meetings and other (regional and national) relevant forums and meetings. Facilitate learning within the country;
Develop new partnerships and write proposals for additional funding for Agri-ProFocus activities in Uganda.
2. SNV Agriculture advisor (40%)
Delivery of advisory services to different actors in the value chain: producer group and service provider strengthening, market intelligence, inclusive business models, financial brokering, evidence-based advocacy that promotes an enabling legal and policy environment;
Lead and coach teams of SNV advisors and local capacity builders;
Business development: design inclusive agribusiness programme proposals and develop new partnerships;
Knowledge development: steer learning from practice, publish best practices and contribute to a wider knowledge agenda at national and international level.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The hob holder should possess a master’s degree or equivalent in agribusiness, rural development or related fields;
A minimum of at least eight (8) years of relevant working experience in agriculture value chain development and inclusive agribusiness.
Experience in livestock/dairy, horticulture or oil seeds will be an advantage;
Demonstrated experience in programme design, proposal writing, international donor and private investor relationship management;
Proven experience with project planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and financial management;
Proven experience in capacity building, empowerment, facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, organisational learning and managing change processes;
Proven experience in knowledge development and evidence based advocacy;
Extensive knowledge of the playing field of the Dutch Agri-ProFocus members and stakeholders;
Deep personal commitment and passion to social and economic development that recognizes women and smallholder farmers as critical actors;
A self-motivated achiever with excellent leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.
Contact/How to apply:
Please Apply now and completing your application by uploading your CV and motivation letter in English in our in-house recruitment system before 17 July 2013.
For more information, please refer to our website: www.snvworld.org