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.

Request for Expression of Interest: Monetization for the FY 2019 Food for Progress Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Issue Date: November 21, 2018

Closing Date:November 29, 2018

RFP No: USDA-FFPr-2019-01

Place of Performance: Washington DC and in selected FFPr country(ies)

Period of performance:  As agreed during proposal development

Submission email: Michelle Small, Program Development Coordinator, msmall@cnfa.org

Background:

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages an active portfolio of $300 million in programs in 18 countries. CNFA leads and implements programs that support private-sector-led initiatives and increase employment; strengthen agribusinesses, value chains, and markets; increase access to affordable financial services; and increase smallholder incomes and uptake of improved technologies. CNFA anticipates submitting one or more applications in response to the FY 2019 US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food for Progress (FFPr) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Through this solicitation, CNFA is seeking proposals for a monetization service provider to be included in our applications. 

Statement of Work:

CNFA is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) for a monetization service provider in anticipation of the FY 2019 FFPr Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The selected monetization agent will develop and implement the commodity management plan in accordance with USDA rules, regulations, and timeline. Country selection will be determined upon release of the USDA FY 2019 NOFO. Interested monetization agents should respond to this application by submitting an expression of interest by the due date above in compliance with the instructions below. 

Instructions and Requirements for Submissions of Expressions of Interest:

•Provide a cover page that includes your organization’s name, address, and telephone number along with the date and RFP number and signature of an authorized representative of the offeror.

•Provide a brief overview of your organization and a list of monetization projects and dates of performance in two pages, inclusive of the cover page, with TNR font, size 12 and one-inch margins.

•Submit the EOI in Word or PDF format to the email address indicated above.

CNFA will send a full RFP to interested applicants that address the EOI instructions and demonstrate significant expertise designing and implementing monetization for USDA FFPr programs. Issuance of this request for expressions of interest does not constitute an award commitment on the part of CNFA, nor does it commit CNFA to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. In addition, final award of any resultant agreement cannot be made until funds have been fully appropriated, allocated, and committed by USDA. While it is anticipated that these procedures will be successfully completed, potential applicants are hereby notified of these requirements and conditions for award. Applications are submitted at the risk of the applicant; should circumstances prevent award of an agreement, all preparation and submission costs are at the applicant’s expense.

Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.  The SBC Lead will provide strategic leadership over the design and implementation of SBC activities across the activity. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than fifteen years of experience in Malawian agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to design, plan, and implement SBC activities across the activity;
  • Lead formative research and the development of a SBC strategy and implementation plan;
  • Lead the development of SBC tools;
  • Oversee the monitoring of activity progress related to SBC to ensure a consistency and coherency across interventions;
  • Work with external stakeholders including host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.

Key Qualification:

  • Seven (7) years of experience designing and implementing SBC interventions required, experience conducting such programming in Southern Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical areas, such as international development, communications, public health, or a related field is required, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches, including approaches that address change in social norms, structures, and individual behaviors;
  • Strong understanding of local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • Experience with international donor projects required, experience with USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
  • Strong oral and written English skills required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

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.

Government Resilience Coordinator – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Government Resilience Coordinator to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.   The Government Resilience Coordinator will support policy implementation and government and donor coordination of resilience activities. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has fifteen years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement donor coordination strategy for resilience activities;
  • Transfer learning from the Development Food Security Activity to the Government of Malawi and donor community; and
  • Support policy implementation, particularly the National Resilience Strategy, at the national level.

Key Qualification:

  • At least five (5) years of experience working with government strategy formulation and coordination;
  • Master’s degree in economics, natural resource management, community development, public or business administration, international relations, political science or relevant field required;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the Government of Malawi, including strong knowledge of government processes;
  • Experience working with different government ministries on climate variability and disasters risk management, community land rights, management, conservation, and development;
  • Knowledge of policies on food security, disaster mitigation, agriculture development, and poverty reduction preferred; and
  • English ability required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

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.

Strategic Learning Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Strategic Learning Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.   The Strategic Learning Lead will support strengthening stakeholder collaboration and coordinate learning activities across all sectors and activities of the program.  CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with monitoring, evaluation, and learning and technical teams to ensure collaboration and learning across all projects in the implementation area;
  • Work with external stakeholders including host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and the private sector;
  • Ensure that adaptive learning is use within and across all the project’s multi-sectoral interventions;
  • Implementation of diverse and adaptive knowledge sharing activities within and outside of the project;
  • Improve knowledge sharing and applications and strengthen activity-based capacity;
  • Strategic leadership of collaborating, learning, and adaptation efforts.

Key Qualification:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in the integration of CLA into field programming is required, experience conducting such programming in Malawi is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, nutrition, international development, or related field required, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of external stakeholders including the host country government, international donors, and private sector;
  • Experience developing and applying resources to create, capture, organize, and share knowledge across technical sectors;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural, livelihoods, and/or food security programming preferred;
  • Experience with international donor projects, especially USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
  • Strong English ability required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

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.

Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics (GYSD) Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics (GYSD) Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.  The GYSD Lead will lead gender and youth integration through the entire five-year award program across all program activities and will be responsible for coordination of best practices across all levels of the program. The GYSD Lead will ensure that the social dimensions of food security and community resilience are effectively addressed across all activity components, at all levels. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than fifteen years of experience in Malawian agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to baseline gender audit and gender-transformative programming;
  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure gender and youth integration and empowerment is implemented across all activity components;
  • Facilitation of national and regional workshops;
  • Capacity building for program staff and partners to increase the integration of gender-sensitive activities;
  • Review of key program materials for gender sensitivity and equity factors;
  • Continuous analysis of contextual and socio-cultural factors in gender equity in program activities

Key Qualification:

  • Seven (7) years of experience implementing gender and youth-sensitive programming at the community level is required, experience conducting such programming in Southern Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical areas, such as gender, women’s studies, agricultural economics, or international development, is required, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Two (2) years of experience in the field-level management of development projects is required;
  • Strong understanding of socio-cultural factors within the food security context is required, including gender and youth;
  • Demonstrated experience leading participatory data collection and monitoring and evaluation focused on gender, youth, and other socio-cultural factors;
  • Experience building the capacity of stakeholders and program staff to facilitate gender and youth integration and empowerment is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem solving;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • International donor experience required, USAID, particularly Food for Peace funding, preferred;
  • Strong oral and written English skills required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

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.

Food Security Technical Coordinator – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Food Security Technical Coordinator to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.   The Food Security Technical Coordinator will support coordinating food security technical initiatives and best practices throughout all levels of implementation. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic leadership of food security implementation;
  • Ensure that all technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors;
  • Ensure overall quality of technical implementation;
  • Establish and manage systems to ensure cohesion across all technical sectors in the program;
  • Ensure integration, sequencing, and layering of activities within the program
  • Work collaboratively with monitoring, evaluation, and learning team to ensure that learning are being properly fed into and utilized by technical field staff;

Key Qualification:

  • Seven (7) years of experience in integrated, multi-sectoral programming, experience in Malawi strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, nutrition, international development, or other relevant area is required, Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food security technical areas, including both theoretical and applied knowledge is required;
  • Experience with international donor projects in agriculture development, food security, or health and nutrition required, experience with USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
  • Strong English skills are required, understanding of local languages preferred.

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.