Call for Technical Experts – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 24 May 2018

Job Description

Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity in Uganda. The purpose of this Activity is to increase incomes and improve livelihoods of households through agricultural-led inclusive economic growth. The Activity will increase the institutional capacity of Government institutions, the private sector, and civil society organizations, and will create incentives for agribusinesses to invest in the market system and be more responsive to changes in it.

CNFA is currently seeking applicants for the following types of experts:

  • Market Systems Specialist
  • Agribusiness Development Specialist
  • Value Chain Specialist
  • Policy Specialist
  • Public-Private Specialist
  • Agriculture Production Specialist
  • Capacity Building Specialist
  • Product Development Specialist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Gender Specialist
  • Youth Specialist
  • Access to Finance Specialist
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years experience in market systems, agribusiness, agricultural development or similar required.
  • Experience working on USAID funded projects is preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience working in Uganda is highly preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required;

***Women and Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

About the Organization

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages a portfolio of nearly $300 million in 18 countries. CNFA applies market-system approaches that engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholder farmers and agribusinesses. CNFA programs strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and associations (including women’s and youth groups) to support farmers and promote the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity and natural resource management. We improve business and management practices of farmers and agribusiness and increase their access to affordable financial services. We also facilitate strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets.

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