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Agribusiness Development Specialist - Market Systems & Input Project

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) focused on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC has been active in Uganda since 2012 implementing the Netherlands Embassy-funded CATALIST-Uganda Agribusiness Project (Catalyzed Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability) from 2012-2016, the REACH Market Systems Project (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) 2016-2020 and the 2SCALE Regional Agribusiness Incubation (Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship Project (2012-2018).




Project Description

IFDC is recruiting for 1-2 anticipated USAID Market Systems & Input Project(s) (2018-2022) that will serve to sustainably increase smallholder farmer incomes; increase the availability, affordability and accessibility of farm inputs; improve the nutritional status of women and children; and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food system to the changing climate using a market systems approach.


Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement project-related agribusiness activities including identification of new lead partners (i.e., agri-food companies or service-providers with strong inclusive business agendas) and facilitate the development of a transformative partnerships between agribusiness, farmer groups and service providers with an emphasis on market facilitation and agro-dealer market actors.
  2. In collaboration with other project specialists, partners and service providers translate value chain opportunities into viable business opportunities for the actors involved.
  3. Identify opportunities for developing improved market system development activities and tools and apply market systems approaches for the project.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Stakeholder communication; Business development; Partnerships; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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