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Value Chain and Business Development Officer job at Food for the Hungry

About the Organization

Food for the Hungry is a Christian humanitarian aid and global development organization that designs, develops and delivers solutions for more than 50 years so that children, families and communities can flourish. Collaborating with local leaders across sectors, we co-create solutions that build resilience by strengthening mental, physical and spiritual well-being. We serve nearly 10 million people in 18 countries so that communities have the agency and resources necessary to realize their God-given potential.

Job Description

As the Value Chain and Enterprise Development Officer within the Lamwo Area Program, He/ She will play a pivotal role in driving agricultural value chain initiatives to enhance rural livelihoods. Collaborating closely with project teams and local farmers, He/ She will lead in the design, implementation, and management of projects focused on improving the economic well-being of communities. His/ Her responsibilities will encompass providing technical guidance, conducting comprehensive value chain analyses, delivering capacity-building trainings, and cultivating partnerships with stakeholders to ensure project success. Working under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, His/ Her expertise and experience will be essential in developing and coordinating effective agriculture-related value chain schemes, including capacity-building initiatives for local farmers. This role presents an opportunity to make a tangible impact on the livelihoods of rural communities within the Lamwo Area Program, aligning with Food for the Hungry's commitment to sustainable development and social inclusion.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Key Result #1 – Project Management and Implementation

  • Key Result #2 – Technical Guidance and Capacity Building

  • Key Result #3 – Market Analysis and Reporting

  • Key Result #4 – Partnership and Relationship Management

  • Key Result #5 – Innovative Intervention and Proposal Development

  • Key Result #6 – Innovative Intervention and Proposal Development

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • University degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Rural Development, or a related field, providing a strong foundation in agricultural value chains and rural livelihood enhancement.

  • Postgraduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management or any related Postgraduate in areas relevant to agricultural development, value chain management, or rural economics.

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in implementing Agricultural Value chain and Enterprise development projects or related with local and International NGOs.

  • Possession of a valid riding permit, demonstrating the ability to operate a motorcycle safely.

How to Apply

Complete Job Descriptions are available through this link
FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to:
The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: . Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 30th June 2024.

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