Career Category: Program/Project Management
Years of experience: 5-9 years
Closing date 27 May 2021
USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Project Management Specialist (Agribusiness).
ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: “Cooperating Country National” shall mean the individual engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this contract.
“Cooperating Country” shall mean the foreign country in or for which services are to be rendered hereunder.
Closing date: May 27, 2021
USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Agribusiness) position.
The position is located in USAID Uganda’s Economic Growth (EG) Office under the Agriculture Sector Development Unit. USAID Uganda’s Project Management Specialist- Agribusiness serves as the primary point of contact for many of the mission’s agriculture-related programs. The principal function of the position is to provide state-of-the art specialized knowledge of technical and programmatic approaches in developing USAID Uganda’s complex national and district level activities implemented under the US Government’s (USG) Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. The Specialist utilizes in-depth knowledge of Uganda’s agricultural sector (particularly, knowledge of issues affecting the development of agricultural value chains, agricultural research, and extension) and knowledge of Uganda’s socio-economic characteristics (especially those related to productively engaging youth and women) to provide expert advice to senior Mission Management.
Particularly, s/he provides expert advice to senior Mission Management on issues related to increasing productivity, adoption of new technologies, competitiveness, expanding the number of micro- and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) participating in selected agriculture commodity systems, facilitating industry linkages to markets, and increasing income generation and employment opportunities in agriculture. S/he is also responsible for leading the design, development, and management of the Mission’s strategies and programs that facilitate the growth and sustainability of agricultural market systems.
In sum, the Specialist’s major responsibilities include program management, providing technical expertise, shaping the technical direction of the Mission in agribusiness, and managing professional relationships. The Specialist is expected to complete assigned duties with little external supervision and to exercise extensive independent judgment as s/he works with diverse teams, partners and stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural economics or Agribusiness Management or any other related field such as Soil Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, etc. are required.
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
A minimum of five years in program management related to agriculture and/or rural development activities, with a focus on supporting the development of farmers and firms to the access agricultural inputs, advisory and business development services, and output markets; increase production and marketing efficiencies; and enhance product competitiveness.
Prior work with donor-funded projects is of added advantage.
Job application procedure
The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061721R10010 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found at: https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or send an email to [email protected] copy [email protected]