FAO recruits 01 Value Chain Development Specialist
Job Description: 1901811
Value Chain Development Specialist
Closure Date: 05/Aug/2019, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRUGA
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala
Duration: 11 Months
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related sectors. The Value Chain Development Advisor will support the planning, implementation and monitoring of GCP/UGA/054/EC project entitled “Global Climate Change Alliance plus (GCCA+)”; GCP/UGA/055/SWE project entitled “Climate Resilient Women Economic Empowerment (CRWEE)” funded by the European Union and Government of Sweden, respectively. These projects aim to strengthen key government institutions at central and decentralized levels and build the resilience of communities in the face of a changing climate
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, in collaboration with the Deputy FAO Representative, National Project Managers and Heads of Sub Offices, the Value Chain Development Specialist reports directly to the Team Leader – Climate Change Program.
The Value Chain Development Specialist will provide technical leadership in planning, implementing and monitoring the projects value chain development initiatives.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Value Chain Development Specialist will:
Provide advice on the most appropriate agriculture value chain development models/ approaches for implementation based on Uganda context.
Provide advice on agricultural commodities which has the comparative advantage and potential for developing the value chain in the target districts.
Provide support in conducting value chain analysis for the selected commodities in the target districts. This will include, among others, agronomic production profiling, value chain mapping, functional analysis of each value chain, climate change and gender implications, economic analysis of potential opportunities to add value along the chain, policy and institutional conditions necessary to create suitable enabling environment for value chain development.
Provide support in identifying new and potential business opportunities for farmer groups and organizations, including alternate market channels and agri-businesses
Provide support in development of value chain and market linkages for identified agricultural commodities/ products, develop business plans for the commodities and roll out the plan
Provide support in the review and development of training manuals to ensure smooth functioning of agricultural value chain enterprises
Support the development of agribusiness financing models that also address climate related risks
Identify areas of intervention in the value chain cycle for the youth, persons with disability and older men and women as well as their specific training needs.
Provide support in the development of market information system with respect to women farmers
Build capacity of District Local Government, NGOs and Farmer organizations on value chain development through mentoring and facilitation of learning by doing processes
Perform other related duties as required
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Advanced University Degree in Agriculture Economics, Development Economics, Development Studies, Business Administration, Agri-Business Management or related fields
At least three years of relevant experience in value chain development and market linkages for rural produce
At least have supported two value chain assessments.
Working knowledge of English.
National of Uganda
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in value change development and market linkages
Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in value chain analysis
Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, NGOs, private sector, academics, and others
Writing and communication skills
Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and multi-task under pressure
Extent of experience with international organizations, non-government institutions/organizations, and donors in a multi-cultural setting.
Extent of experience in more than one location or area of work
FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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