Deputy Chief of Party - FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Demonstrated professional success in the areas of market systems, agribusiness, or capacity building
  • 5+ years of experience working on development projects is required;
  • Master’s degree in relevant field required;
  • International donor experience is required, USAID experience is preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in Swahili or other regional languages is strongly preffered;
  • Experience in Uganda 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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