Team: CNFA Europe | Commitment: Consultant | Location: Uganda

Short-Term Legal Advisor Cocoa Value Chain – Uganda

Position Description:

This Short-Term Legal Advisor Cocoa Value Chain will define or update the cocoa framework package, which includes standard (under HS 1801), policy, legal, regulatory and institutional set up, production guidelines and best practices along the cocoa value chain, including SPS requirements, traceability, rules of origin, quality control, while mainstreaming climate change, environment and gender opportunities. The selected consultant will draft the policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework, including standards, guidelines and best practices along the cocoa value chain. A particular focus will be set on women’s empowerment and on mitigation of climate change/environmental impacts.


The short-term expert is expected to submit an inception work plan at the end of the first week of the assignment, specifying the details of the activities and deliverables, in accordance with the tasks indicated above and agreed upon in consultation with the National Project Coordinator and the team leader for the Technical Assistance.  Guidelines on requirements and procedures for export to EU and other international markets. Expected outputs include:

– Draft Cocoa National Policy

– Cocoa national implementation strategy

– Draft Cocoa national standards

– Production and post-harvesting guidelines – Codes of conduct

– Quality control requirements for export of cocoa (including organic management)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advance university degree and relevant experience in the legal, policy and regulatory food value chains, food commodities export, or related fields
  • Deep knowledge of the legal framework in Uganda
  • A minimum of 7 years of specific working experience in the subject of legal framework of food sector and trade
  • Proven familiarity with standard setting bodies (ISO, Codex, etc.)
  • Experience in writing policies and negotiation skills
  • Good report writing, communication and presentation skills
  • A good team player
  • High level of proficiency in English (UK Spelling preferred