Government Engagement Advisor – Uganda

Government Engagement Advisor – Uganda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Government Engagement Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Inclusive Agricultural Market Activity in Uganda.  The Government Engagement Advisor will lead project interventions focused on improving leadership and accountability in the public and private sectors at the sub-national level to enhance agricultural market activity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support, oversight, and monitoring of strategies to strengthen leadership and accountability in the public and private sector;
  • Oversee, coordinate, and implement capacity building programs in leadership, management, policy, strategic planning, advocacy, coordination, and partnerships;
  • Foster and maintain effective, professional relationships with a broad range of public and private sector stakeholders;
  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of all relevant program deliverables and reporting; and
  • Actively participate in the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to project technical activities.
  • Liaising with the Government of Uganda and key stakeholders to make sure key entry points are easily accessible
  • Work closely with government officials to support the overall strategy and program objectives
  •  Close collaboration with the COP to directly engage with ministries and government intuitions for GoU buyin.

Key Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in public policy and administration, community development, international development, or related field required;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working on US Government-funded projects, particularly in Uganda or East Africa;
  • Strong written and verbal English skills required;

Grants Manager – Uganda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Grants Manager to support an anticipated USAID-funded Inclusive Access to Markets Activity in Uganda. In collaboration with other program staff. The Grants Manager will provide overall management and compliance of grant award and implementation process. He/ She will monitor all grant implementation activities in accordance with USAID guidelines, ensure that program staff and grantees understand and adhere to relevant USAID and CNFA grant policies, create training tools to help build capacity of grantees and assist in preparation of grants reports.

Key Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Seven (7) years of experience in grants management;
  • Previous experience working in Uganda is preferred.
  • Experience working on USAID funded grants program is required;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Fluency in English is required;

Local Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) Officer/Manager – Uganda

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) Officer/Manager to support an anticipated USAID-funded Inclusive Access to Markets Activity in Uganda. In collaboration with the program MEL component and a Technical Working Group comprised of technical leads, the CLA Officer will engage project stakeholders in collecting and analyzing results and lessons emerging from program implementation. The CLA Officer measures program results and utilizes knowledge to develop a comprehensive learning agenda and dynamic results chain to further inform program adaptation,  sequencing, and cost effective of  USAID’s and the government of Uganda’s investments in Agriculture Market Systems.

Key Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree in M&E, statistics, research methods or related field;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in progressively more senior roles in monitoring and evaluation, adaptive management, learning and knowledge management;
  • Experience using collaboration, learning, and adaptation techniques is required; experience with CLA to scale up and build sustainability is a strong advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships and productive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Experience working on a USAID-funded program or other large, bi-lateral donor agency projects;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required;
  • Previous experience in Uganda is preferred.

Local Ugandan national are encourage to apply.

Market Systems Advisor – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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Position Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications for a Market Systems Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity in Uganda. The Market Systems Advisor will be responsible for technical leadership and capacity building to ensure that the Activity team has adequate capability to facilitate improvements and changes in the market system and provide regular coaching that enhances strategic collaboration and effectively facilitates behavior change among market actors. S/he will primarily responsible for ensuring that the contractor is consistently applying a market systems facilitation approach to achieve the Activity objectives. H/She will provide technical leadership for the team to stay abreast of market trends/changes and risks, including climate change associated risks, and ensure that the contractor is adapting interventions to respond to such trends/changes and risks.

Required Qualification:

  • A Master’s degree in agricultural economics, business, or related studies with specialized study in market systems development or relevant field OR a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 5 years of experience in economic development or similar programming.
  • At least five (5) years (10 years for holders of a Bachelor’s degree) of experience in economic development/ competitiveness program design and implementation involving projects/ programs of similar size and complexity using a market systems facilitation approach.
  • At least five (5) years of expert-level experience in analyzing agricultural market systems (identifying opportunities and challenges) and designing and implementing strategies/ interventions that apply globally recognized approaches and tools, including partnering with the private sector, to facilitate inclusive and sustainable market systems improvements.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining effective working relationships that foster collaborative learning.
  • At least five years of experience working in related fields in Africa, preferably in East Africa..

Women and Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

Director of Finance and Administration – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

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Position Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications for a Director of Finance and Administration for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity in Uganda. The Director of Finance and Administration will oversee operations for all activity offices in Uganda. This includes oversight of procurement, grants, construction, logistics, human resources, accounting and finance, and records. This individual will be responsible for managing the contract budget and preparing financial reports for submission to USAID. He/she will ensure funds expended are compliant with USG regulations and policies. He/she will implement fraud mitigation practices and ensure systems and processes are implemented effectively to support implementation of the award.

Required Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field or a Certified Public or Chartered Accounting qualification.
  • A minimum of 9 years of experience managing finance, procurement, contracts, logistics and/or human resource related matters for international development activities of similar dollar value.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Experience in managing donor funded procurements and subcontracts/grants.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.

Women and Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

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

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Position Background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and learning (MEL) Adivsor for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity in Uganda. The MEL Advisor will provide overall strategic leadership for monitoring, evaluation and learning components of this contract. The ME&L Advisor will be responsible for research, information and knowledge management of the contract. S/he will develop monitoring and learning tools, lead evaluation/assessments and reporting. The Advisor will be responsible for developing the AMELP that includes appropriate indicators, baseline data, and results and produce timely, accurate and complete reports. S/he will also responsible for developing and implementing a clear plan for collaboration and develop a strategy for sharing learning and adaptation.

Required Qualification:

  • Master’s Degree in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), statistics, research methods or related field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience, including at least 5 years relevant professional experience managing, monitoring and evaluating complex development activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating monitoring, learning, and evaluation processes across multiple programs/ activities, stakeholders and geographic regions.
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring and evaluation tools/ approaches/ practices, including data analysis and report writing, that emphasize system- or market-wide results and impacts.
  • Demonstrated experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.

Women and Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply.

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 for Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity in Uganda. The DCOP will serve as the secondary/ alternate point of contact with USAID/Uganda. Primarily, the DCOP will support technical implementation, maintain communication and momentum among teams, and oversee activity operations, including grants management, progress reporting, and administrative matters. The DCOP will assume COP roles in the COP’s absence.

Required Qualification:

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study such as rural and agricultural development, agricultural economics, agribusiness and/ or business development, and social science or related field. OR, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study with, at least, 5 years of development experience
  • At least eight (8) years (10 years for holders of a Bachelor’s degree) of progressively increasing responsibility in managing diverse teams and operational functions including public-private partnerships development, grants program management, and adaptive programming for activities of similar scope, size and complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining effective working relations with government officials, private sector stakeholders and local CSOs;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working in related fields in Africa, preferably East Africa.

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 for a Chief of Party for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity in Uganda. The Chief of Party will serve as the primary point of contact with USAID/Uganda. S/he will provide overall leadership and manage the Contractor’s efforts to achieve the activity results. S/he will guide day-to-day implementation and management to ensure timely, relevant, high quality services of the

contract. The COP will also have overall responsibility for assuring that all assistance provided under the contract is technically sound and appropriate for the needs to be addressed. S/he will supervise the work of all personnel assigned tasks under the activity; ensure timely, accurate and user-friendly reporting on the progress and status of all services provided under the activity; and ensure the USAID-compliance and integrity of activity operations. The COP is also responsible for facilitating communication and close coordination with all stakeholders of the activity, including the GOU.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field of study such as rural and agricultural development, agricultural economics, market systems development, agribusiness and/ or business development, and social sciences or related field. OR, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study with, at least, 5 years of international development experience.
  • At least ten (10) years (15 years for holders of a Bachelor’s degree) of progressively increasing managerial responsibility in managing large comprehensive activities, with five of these being at the level of COP or Country Director or equivalent role for contracts of similar scope, size and complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience in adaptive management for improving business processes and program outcomes.
  • At least fifteen (15) years’ experience living and working in developing country environments, with five of them preferably being in Africa.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with management policies, regulations, and procedures for multilateral and bilateral-funded programs.

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.