3 Entry Level Business Development Service Officer Job Vacancies – Caritas Switzerland ~ Ugandan Jobline Jobs

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Organization: Caritas Switzerland
Reports To:  Programme
Managers/Technical Advisor
Caritas Switzerland and its partners AFARD, Advance Afrika,
and GWED-G are about to implement the Action for Livelihood Enhancement in
Northern Uganda (ALENU) in the districts of Zombo, Nebbi, Pakwach, Amuru, Omoro
and Agago.
The project is part of the Development Initiative
for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda programme supported by the
European Union (EU) under the 11th EDF. The purpose of ALENU is,” To
consolidate stability in Northern Uganda, eradicate poverty and undernutrition
and strengthen the foundations for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic
development” and its specific objective is, “To increase food security, improve
maternal and child nutrition, and enhance household incomes through support to
diversified food production and commercial agriculture and through improving household
resilience (notably to climate change) and women empowerment.”
Job
Summary:  
 The Business Development Service
Officer officer will facilitate interactions with market players, support
farmer groups to strengthen their ability to secure profitable market
opportunities and improved access to financial services. S/he will conduct
training, monitoring and mentorship of farmer groups.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Support, train and coach farmers groups on market standards to improve on
agronomic practices
·      
Develop and maintain a
database of key market actors and operators that can be used to strengthen
and expandmarkets and market opportunities for theproject selected
commodities
·      
Support and facilitate
linkages between smallholder farmers, agro-processors, financial services and
market operators to ensure farmer groups access business development
services
·      
Train and support
farmer groups on how to collect, analyse, an
d use agricultural
market information
·      
Organise farmer markets
at sub county level to tap into local market opportunities
·      
Facilitate learning
visits for farmers to learn from best practices of model farms and private
sector
actors
·      
Support farmer groups by working closely with the project technical service contractors and
selected agro-processors in the value chain development/ value addition for the
project’s commodities
·      
Participate in the
annual Sales and Marketing audit for the project’s commodities
·      
Organise and conduct
multi-stakeholder platform and annual cross-sector dialogues
·      
Support the
establishment of market linkages between relevant government agencies, input
suppliers, agro-processors, financial institutions and other market
actors to ensure effective partnerships and collaborations on agri-business and
investment opportunities
·      
Continuously monitor
market trends and other analyses of the market system to support decision
making
·      
Participate and
contribute to the Monitoring, Evaluation
and Learning (MEL)
framework of the project specifically to agribusiness and marketing
·      
Participate in the
partner coordination meetings at the sub county and district level
·      
Ensure timely quality
accountability and reporting (monthly, quarterly, annual
and final reporting)
·      
Any other duties as may
be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant
must hold a diploma/degree in Business Management or Agriculture Marketing or
other related Social Science
·      
At least two years’
work experience in business development service or agricultural extension
and familiarity with key methods such as M4P/Market System Development
·      
Technical skills in
program planning, implementation and reporting
·      
Fluency in English and
a
relevant local (Alur, Jonamor Acholi) language
·      
Excellent communication
/ writing skills and competence in adult learning and education
·      
Experience working on
complex donor projects
·      
Able to work
independently and with minimal supervision
·      
Able and willing to frequently travel and stay at the field
·      
Basic computer skills
i.e. MS Office
·      
A valid motorcycle
riding permit is a must
·      
Female applicants are
encouraged to apply
All interested candidates please Send your CV and
cover letter with 3 work related referees ONLY by e-mail to jobs@gwed-g.org.Please
mark your application with your preferred location/Cluster.
Cluster 2(Pakwach&Omoro).
While we thank all applicants for
Their interest, only those selected for interviews
will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic
disqualification.
Deadline:
31st  January 2020 by 5:00pm
Closing date is 5PM on Friday January 31st, 2020

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