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Inclusive Agribusiness Expert / Country Project Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

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. Prioritized 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.

Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Coordinate and contribute to value chains and climate risk assessments of prioritised commodities (pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains);
  •  Identify inclusive business case development for the climate innovation and investment facility;
  •  Support agribusinesses to develop their business cases incorporating climate smart technologies, innovations and solutions (incl. energy efficiencies);
  •   Identify and link climate serviced providers to business case stakeholders for accessible and affordable wide scale adoption of climate practices, technologies, and innovations;
  •  Establish appraisal criteria for the co-investment fund, design milestone based payment scheme and contribute to the assessment of the business cases;
  • Coordinate with the fund manager the planning and disbursement of grant funds;
  • Support the implementation and roll-out of business cases;
  • Broker access to finance and investments between SME’s and financial institutions;
  •  Monitor and report the performance of the business cases as per the set milestones;
  • Advise financial institutions on climate smart business investments to leverage climate finance money;
  •  Set-up of coaching programs on agribusiness management for female entrepreneurs and youth;
  •  Support agribusiness platforms to promote, advise and jointly agree on climate proofing value  chains,  policy recommendations and climate smart investments;
  •  Manage the in-country project in all aspects of  project management: budgets, work planning, human resource, activities and reporting;
  • Oversee and support country project implementation, link and collaborate with the Kenya and Tanzania project managers, and report to the regional project manager

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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