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Agriculture Value Chain Manager

at Heifer International
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted May 15, 2019
Category Accounting & Finance
Currency UGX


Agriculture Value Chain Manager - EAYIP, Central Region, Uganda
Organization: Heifer International
Country: Uganda
City: Kampala, Uganda

Develop monthly, quarterly and annual activity work plans in collaboration with the project team that incorporate interventions and activities to strengthen each value chain specifically for inclusion of youth.
Ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual planned targets are achieved.
Identify value chains and business opportunities with the greatest potential to generate impact for establishing new hubs by 30th June 2018.
Identify business opportunities that can help young men and women to start or expand businesses in the selected value chains by specified time.
Provide timely support, facilitate and monitor the implementation of youth-focused training programs aimed at improving vocational skills in the identified value chains.
Provide accurate market information and linkages to service providers to the hubs management on a monthly basis.
Management and Compliance (30%)

Accountable for the planning, documentation and analysis of information and activities that ensure the timely achievement of EAYIP's outputs and outcomes.


Prepare annual operating plans and budgets, and provide technical assistance to local cooperatives and partners to properly implement value chain activities.
On weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis prepare and submit project progress reports in time to the Country Program Manager.
On daily basis, collaborate closely with the EAYIP Uganda Country Program Manager in implementation of value chain activities.
Sustainability (15%)

Develop the capacity of local cooperatives, NGOs and partners to identify and strengthen selected EAYIP value chains to be more youth-inclusive.

Develop and disseminate hub development tool kits by June 30th 2018.
Establish and maintain proactive links with hubs and develop access to markets and linkages to service providers.
Support formation and registration of youth associations.


Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Uganda is a plus).
Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in best practices in pro-poor value chain development that reaches women, youth, the poor, and underprivileged.
Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within value chains (e.g. the concept of quality-based pricing).
Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies to provide institutional capacity building to key partner institutions to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry.
Knowledge of and experience in setting up cottage industries for processing locally branded dairy products (e.g. cheese, butter, fortified milk and yoghurt among others) & other agricultural products for onward supply to niche markets as well as implementing consumption promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of agricultural sector.

Experience Requirements

five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development. Significant experience in building public/private partnerships in the Agricultural sector

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or other related field plus five (5) years of successful experience in development work in private sector in Uganda.

Master's Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or other related field, plus