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Agribusiness Development Advisor

AVSI
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

AVSI is seeking to recruit suitably qualified personnel for the position of Agribusiness Development Advisor, to contribute to the implementation of the “Skilling in Agripreneurship for increased Youth Employment” – SAY project. Under the direct supervision of the Market Systems, Agriculture Financing & Linkages Specialist/Team Leader West (TLW) based in Mbarara and the Agribusiness Development Specialist based in Gulu, the Agribusiness Development Advisor will be responsible for implementation and rolling out of all agribusiness and agriculture related activities of the project in Western Uganda. Ideal candidate shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

• In liaison with the Agribusiness Development Specialist based in Gulu assist in developing the strategy and provide technical insights in rolling it out to promote Youth agripreneurship and business growth in the Western region.
• Work closely with the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Specialist based in Kampala to develop the Agriculture department of the project and roll out the sector’s strategy for project implementation;
• In collaboration the TL assist in developing the project plans and strategy in the region and provide technical insights in rolling it out as requested.
• Support agribusinesses to develop business and marketing plans in coordination with agribusiness owners/managers to achieve revenue goals.
• Offer agribusiness development services to agribusiness and youth agripreneurs in the farming zones
• Analyze the agribusinesses’ current and past budgets, expenses, sales, revenues and product deficiencies in order to provide recommendations for business growth and problem resolution.
• Continuously participate in identifying new business opportunities that could impact on youth employment in agribusiness.
• Continuously participate in identifying areas of opportunity and develop strategies for Youth Employment in Agribusiness.
• Support internal reorganization of agribusinesses by offering on spot support and other advisory support services. Continuously assess and provide on support technical support to agribusiness and Agriprenuers; identify business growth and capacity needs; coordinate relevant trainings that add value.
• Create strategic partnerships with key business development service providers and other stakeholders to promote growth of agribusinesses (Access to Finance, markets, HRM, product development, Regulation/Registration e.t.c). Work with other business development service providers and other stakeholders to develop creative strategies to promote growth of agribusinesses.
• Provide training and other technical support services based on the needs of the agribusinesses and agriprenuers.
• Together with the team provide continuous mentorship and coaching to ensure sustainable growth of agriprenuer businesses.
• Represent and profile the project, its objectives and results, in publications and presentations
• Coordinate closely with the team to ensure that other trainings are synchronized and adds value.
• Proactively engage in strategic thinking on how to make the program succeed.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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