Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead (MEL) – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead (MEL) – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Lead for the upcoming USAID-funded Uganda FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity. The position will be based in Uganda.  The MEL Lead will provide technical expertise and strategic leadership for all monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities, with the objective of providing project managers and stakeholders with timely data collection and analysis. CNFA considers monitoring and evaluation to be an essential management support function that facilitates evidence-based program management through rigorous identification, testing, and scaling-up of interventions that maximize impact and cost-effectiveness.  Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Key Qualification:

  • Either a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree in related subject
  • 6+ years of experience in the integration of M&E into field-level programming is required, experience managing M&E from a country office is strongly preferred;
  • International donor experience is required, USAID experience is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive M&E plan and systems is required; experience doing these activities for USAID projects is preferred;
  • Outstanding ability to generate accurate qualitative information and analysis is required and must be demonstrated during the hiring process;
  • Expertise in innovative data collection, management, sharing, and visualization is required;
  • Familiarity with gender and youth development issues in Uganda;
  • Knowledge of agriculture, market systems, resilience, livelihoods, and/or food security is preferred;
  • Fluency in English is required, fluency in local languages is a plus.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Local Consultant (Facilitator) – FtF Uganda

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Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded 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. 

Position Description:

The Local Facilitator will support field research for ongoing capture efforts and technical design. He/she will set up meetings with local organizations/partners/agencies/experts according to project needs (including translation if necessary), identify and recommend candidates for proposed positions, and provide logistical support as needed to the CNFA proposal team. The Local Facilitator may also be required to provide technical design support and local context information. 

Preferred Experience:

  • Significant experience managing logistics and administrative tasks and facilitating business relationships in Uganda;
  • Significant network of Government entities, private sector organizations and civil society is required;
  • Familiarity with the agribusiness and political climate in Uganda;
  • Strong research experience and demonstrated ability to capture and articulate in writing salient points from business meetings;
  • Expertise in at least one technical sub-sector of agriculture is required. 

Deputy Chief of Party – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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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. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Chief of Party – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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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 ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in international development projects, including USAID projects, is required;
  • Prior experience managing development assistance projects of a comparable size and scope in developing countries is required;
  • Experience managing projects dealing with market systems, agribusiness, and capacity building
  • Commitment to inclusiveness, including engaging women, youth, poor, and ethnic minorities in project activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations required, experience managing a USAID funded program highly preferred, experience with other large donor programs an asset
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and managing staff
  • Master’s degree in relevant field is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required; Swahili and other regional languages preffered
  • Experience in Uganda or Central and/or East Africa preferred.

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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Call for Technical Experts – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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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
  • Management and Operational 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.