Investment Portfolio Director

Investment Portfolio Director

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About CNFA Capital:

CNFA Capital, a newly incorporated agribusiness investment fund, is launching CNFA Capital Fund I to stimulate agricultural sector growth in developing markets and capitalize on new investment opportunities through a strategy that builds integrated farming systems through investments in Production & Processing Agribusinesses, Ag Services and AgTech enterprises. Investing at seed and growth stages, the fund will make equity and growth-oriented investments in agricultural enterprises in select markets across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Eastern Europe. By supporting productivity-enhancing agricultural services and enabling adaptation of AgTech solutions to the developing market context, CNFA Capital aims to stimulate inclusive economic development while providing a commercial return to its investors.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage portfolio of investments within CNFA Capital Fund I. 
  • Participate and/or lead in the due diligence process of new investment opportunitiesincluding linking cluster-based investments in Agribusiness, Ag Services and Ag Tech sub-sectors;
  • Negotiate, structure and complete fund documentation, as required;
  • Identify areas of value addition in portfolio companies’ corporate governance, operational efficiencies and product development;
  • Support fund raising activities for the fund, as required;
  • Represent the Fund on portfolio boards, as required;
  • Serve on Investment Committee;
  • Attend annual investor meetings, as required;
  • Ensure compliance with fund investment strategy, environmental and social safeguard requirements, and recommend corrective actions as necessary;
  • Actively monitor fund financial performance and actions, including exit opportunities for investments.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Business Administration, Finance, or equivalent;
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience and track record with a private equity fund, institutional investor, sovereign wealth fund, or similar entity, with a focus on equity and quasi-equity investments preferred;
  • Strong practical experience in structuring, negotiating and monitoring fund investments, preferably in a direct investment context;
  • Experience investing in Agribusinesses, Ag Services and/or Ag Tech enterprises;
  • Experience investing in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and/or Eastern Europe;
  • Strong understanding of and experience in building financial models for valuations and financial returns analysis;
  • Highly motivated and strong work ethic;
  • Proactive self-starter, with proven ability to initiate (including being resourceful in identifying potential investment opportunities) and bring deals to completion;
  • Sound business judgment, problem solving, commercial instincts, and energetic team-oriented attitude.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter accompanying their application.

Sustainable Agriculture Advisor – Uganda

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Position Description

The Sustainable Agriculture Advisor will lead the agriculture/livelihoods component of a multi-sectoral development assistance program and will provide technical support to address nutrition challenges in targeted communities in northern Uganda. The Sustainable Agriculture Advisor will design activities and support social and behavior change campaigns to develop the livestock market, increase demand and use of improved inputs, and promote uptake of climate smart agriculture techniques and technologies. He or she will collaborate with the program’s nutrition team to promote the production of nutrition foods. The Sustainable Agriculture Advisor will also support program M&E activities and will coordinate with local public and private sector entities and other ongoing donor interventions.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Agriculture or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience leading agriculture components on large donor funded projects, preferably in Uganda.
  • Demonstrated capacity to design and lead agriculture activities.
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
  • Proven leadership and communication skills especially working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • At least five years of managerial experience overseeing technical teams and consultants.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and other local languages, as needed.

STTA: Cost analysis for processed products of canned vegetable processors

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BACKGROUND

USAID supports economic growth in Kosovo through programs that strengthen and improve competitiveness of Kosovo agribusinesses, improve the business environment, and encourage local economic development.  Accordingly, USAID/Kosovo has awarded TT the Agriculture Growth and Rural Opportunities, AGRO (the Program). 

The goal of the Program is to increase economic growth in Kosovo through expanded, environmentally sustainable production and sales of value-added agricultural products by enabling strategic partner (SP) processors linked to producers to compete regionally and globally. The Program has the following three objectives:

1.Improved farm production and food processing:

2.Increased linkages to domestic regional and international markets

3.Strengthened strategic partners

PURPOSE 

Costs analyses of the processed fruit and vegetable products is important information for decision making for the processors of such products. 

The beneficiary fruit & vegetable processors use three main vegetable crops: peppers, gherkins and cabbage as raw material to produce over 50 different varieties of processed products. These processors are planning to expand operations and expand their access to market, particularly to export markets. However, the processors have never done proper and comprehensive cost analysis of their processed products; The current practice of the cost calculation is based on “normative” (recipes) and is rather an estimate than scientifically calculated sum. Both processors have requested for technical assistance from AGRO to conduct analysis of the costs of final products: raw material as well as the overhead cost and to develop “analytical tools” (e.g. excel tables) to use in decision making on which products to keep producing and which products to drop based on their profitability. Ideally, the analysis will show the profitability of every product line, enabling processors to make better decisions based on actual costs subsequently increasing their profitability.   

The objectives are to:

1.Increase capacity of the fruit and vegetable processors for production decision making based on financial analysis;

2.Develop tool/s for cost analysis (excel spreadsheet).

TASKS

1.Analyze the capacities of the processors to conduct financial analysis;  

2.Analyze all the costs for processing fruit and vegetables at processors level;

3.Break down the costs and attribute them to each product;

4.Develop analysis tool/s for financial analysis of the product lines;

5.Create a list of most profitable products;   

6.Develop capacities of the processors to do analyses and use the developed tool/s by themselves in the future; 

DELIVERABLES

The final deliverables of the consultancy will provide the Program with:

•Financial analysis of the processed products; 

•Analytical tools developed as a result of this consultancy;

•De-brief with the Program on findings and recommendations.

METHODOLOGY

The consultant will work with the processors on financial analysis of products. The processors will be asked to assign a person that will work closely with the consultant.  

The Schedule: 

                        What                                             Where                                                      

Day 1:  Preparatory work                           AGRO Office/ Consultant’s home of record      

Day 2-7: Work at Processor                     Fushe Kosova                                                    

Day 8-11: Work at Processor                     Prizren                                                                

Day 12: Preparation of the final report with recommendations   AGRO Office                                                  

                  Debriefing presentation

LOCATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The assignment will take place in Pristina, and Prizren cities of Kosovo.  The consultant will be lodged at Hotel Sirius and work space will be at the AGRO Program office in Pristina with visits to the processors in Pristina and Prizren. 

LEVEL OF EFFORT [LOE]

The level of effort for this assignment is 12 days, exclusive of travel time. Included in the LOE is one day for pre-arrival preparation for the assignment (gathering relevant data from the beneficiaries) and one day for short-report writing and the cost analytical tool presentation in Kosovo.  

SCHEDULE

Start work on February 15th to March 5th, 2017.  

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should include their CV, cover letter and USAID 1420 biodata form. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for submission is February 7, 2017. 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should include their CV, cover letter and USAID 1420 biodata form. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for submission is February 7, 2017. 

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Advisor – Uganda

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Position Description

The Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Advisor will lead the WASH component of a multi-sectoral development assistance program and will provide technical support to address WASH challenges in targeted communities in northern Uganda. The WASH Advisor will provide technical support to identify opportunities and challenges for WASH interventions and will work with community-based health and agriculture agents to ensure appropriate project interventions reach targeted communities.  He or she will be responsible for providing technical leadership on WASH interventions and technologies and developing social and behavior change communications tools and activities related to WASH. The WASH Advisor will also support program M&E activities and will coordinate with local public and private sector entities and other ongoing donor interventions.

Location: Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in public health, rural development, development sciences, social sciences, or a related field.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience implementing WASH programs and/or WASH components of large food security programs in developing countries, experience in Uganda preferred.
  • Demonstrated capacity to design and lead implementation of WASH activities.
  • Proven leadership and communication skills especially working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • At least five years of managerial experience overseeing technical teams and consultants.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other local languages, as needed.

Operations and Finance Manager – Uganda

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Position Description

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly working in finance and operations for donor-funded food security projects of at least $30 million. He or she will be required to work with various stakeholders, including private sector firms, government officials and other entities.

Location: Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sound financial and administrative oversight to the project
  • Oversee finance and administrative team, including human resources, accounting, procurement, and logistics
  • Serve as point of contact to USAID on finance and administrative issues, participating in discussions on contract issues and actions, and following up on client requests
  • Develop, manage, and monitor project budgets
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports in coordination with senior project staff
  • Ensure that project operations are in compliance with all USAID and CNFA policies and procedures
  • Create, maintain, and implement financial reporting and tracking systems and procedures
  • Oversee processing of approvals for procurements, consultant agreements, and vendor invoices
  • Support the development, execution, and management of subcontractor and consultant agreements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters of Business Administration (preferred), or related degree
  • At least 5 years of experience managing financial and contractual aspects of large international development projects, preferably USAID-funded projects
  • At least 5 years managing and supervising financial, administration and procurement staff
  • Knowledge and familiarity with US Government US Government Cost Accounting Standards, and a good knowledge of Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations (FARs and AIDARs)
  • Proven leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and private sector businesses.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and other local language(s), as required.

Nutrition Advisor – Uganda

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Position Description

The Nutrition Advisor will lead the nutrition component of a multi-sectoral development assistance program and will provide technical support to address nutrition challenges in targeted communities in northern Uganda. The Nutrition Advisor will design activities and support social and behavior change campaigns to improve consumption of nutritious foods and use of health services for girls, pregnant and lactating mothers, and children under 2 years. He or she will be responsible for building the capacities of local health workers to provide nutrition and health education and access to nutritious foods and improved health services. The Nutrition Advisor will also support program M&E activities and will coordinate with local public and private sector entities and other ongoing donor  interventions.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience leading nutrition and health components on large donor funded projects, preferably in Uganda.
  • Demonstrated capacity to design and lead nutrition and health activities.
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
  • Proven leadership and communication skills especially working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • At least five years of managerial experience overseeing technical teams and consultants.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and other local languages, as needed.

Community Governance Advisor – Uganda

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Position Description

The Community Governance Advisor will lead the governance component of a multi-sectoral development assistance program and will provide technical support to address governance challenges in targeted communities in northern Uganda.  The Community Governance Advisor will provide technical support to improve monitoring and assessment of inter-ethnic conflict, build coordination mechanisms, strengthen existing formal and informal structures, and promote government accountability at the village, parish, sub-county, county, and district levels.  The Community Governance Advisor will also support program M&E activities and will coordinate with local public and private sector entities and other ongoing donor interventions.

Location: Karamoja-sub region, Uganda

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in development sciences, sociology, social science, or a related field. 
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience working on donor funded programs focused on local governance (formal and informal) and systems strengthening and accountability preferably in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda.
  • Demonstrated capacity to design and implement capacity building and community strengthening activities and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders, including formal and informal governing entities.
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
  • Strong management and leadership experience with relevant experience managing technical staff on large donor-funded development projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other local languages, as needed.

Deputy Chief of Party – Uganda

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Position Description

The DCOP will be responsible for overall technical quality and implementation of program activities and will manage all technical area staff, and liaise with other program areas to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations.  The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly managing food security projects of at least $30 million. He or she will be required to work with various stakeholders, including private sector firms, government officials and other entities.

Location: Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health or related field.
  • Minimum of eight years of progressively increasing management responsibility in international development projects.
  • Prior experience managing the technical component of multi-sectoral (agriculture, maternal child health and nutrition, and WASH) development assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries;
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
  • Proven leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and other local language(s), as required.

Commodity Manager – Uganda

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Position Description

The Commodity Manager will advise the project on timing and terms of call forwards for distribution commodity, inspect commodity upon arrive and oversee disposal of any commodity that is unfit for use. The Commodity Manager will develop oversight systems for commodity warehousing, inventory management, transport, and dispatch; review and finalize Commodity Tracking System (CTS) reports, Commodity Status Reports (CSRs), Recipient Status Reports (RSRs), Loss Summary Reports (LSRs), and Damaged or Misused Commodity Reports (DMCRs), and advise on the preparation of Quarterly Web-Interfaced Commodity Reporting (QWICR) reports; and develop management information systems to register direct distribution beneficiaries, verify qualified beneficiaries at distribution points, and track commodity and beneficiary data, in coordination with program monitoring and evaluation system.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly working in commodity management for food security projects of at least $30 million. He or she will be required to work with various stakeholders, including private sector firms, government officials and other entities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in commodity management.
  • Knowledge and experience on guidelines in the implementation of USAID food aid programs.
  • Practical experience on procuring and distributing locally sourced commodities. 
  • Proven leadership and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and private sector businesses.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and other local language(s), as required.