SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and stakeholder accountability.
As our programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for a highly experienced dynamic professionals to join our team. Interested candidates should meet the basic qualifications outlined within the Candidate Profile and exhibit a strong desire to be a catalyst for change.
For more information on our operations in Uganda and SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org
Overview of the Position
The Inclusive Agribusiness Expert / Country Project Manager has the responsibility of the development and implementation of inclusive business cases whereby climate smart agriculture interventions are integrated into the value chain from an agronomic, financial and inclusion perspective. Prioritised value chain commodities are pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains. The incumbent will identify and support business cases for the co-investment fund and broker access to finance and investment of the businesses. S/he will coordinate and work with financial institutional partners to scale climate smart investments, as well as with service providers of climate smart solutions, innovations and technologies to further the objective of the project by providing affordable and accessible climate interventions to all stakeholders operating within the targeted value chains. The incumbent will take on delegated responsibility of in-country project management from the overall three country project manager, who is based in Uganda.
The Expert/PM reports directly to the overall Project Manager for CSA East Africa and the Uganda Country Director and collaborates closely with the Agriculture global sector team.