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National Experts (4 Positions) – Sustainet Group

Project Description:
The project aims to promote rural urban development through enhancement of the market and entrepreneurship focus of climate smart agricultural producers and MSMEs both upstream and downstream of agriculture in Uganda.  Support BDS to consider the different categories of Climate smart agro-MSMEs by structuring their engagements with key value chain actors this may include financial institutions, suppliers, markets and help them understand motivation and incentives for stronger and formalized relationships with the other actors, and in turn strategically position them to effectively respond and sustain such relationships.
Objectives of Experts will be.
• Conduct document review of previous studies done by the program to map MSMEs this includes Private Sector Actors mapping, Labour assessments, Situation analysis and Post-Harvest Handling assessment report.
• Develop a criterion for selection of MSMEs to apply and participate in the activity.
• Undertake a rapid assessment/ institutional capacity assessment (ICA) of 60 MSMEs within PRUDEV areas of engagement.
• Establish criterion to aid identification of ten (10) business mentors and conduct a workshop to build the capacity of mentors to train and coach MSMEs.
• Conduct strategic and business planning sessions.
• Develop a simple business training and mentorship manual.
• Conduct linkage meetings/activities between MSMEs and potential market actors or experts for mutual business benefit.

Requirements

Expected Qualifications
Expert 1:
  • Training of trainers (TOT); professional with a university degree (Bachelors /master’s degree) Agricultural economics, business administration
  • TOT; Good business language skills in English, excellent knowledge of Luo, Acholi or Langi
  • TOT; More than 7 years of work experience working with micro, small and medium agribusinesses, experience in SME development, demand creation, market-based approaches, access to markets
  • TOT; 8 years in facilitation of business development services to agro-MSMEs
Expert 2:
  • TOT; professional with a minimum bachelor’s degree in agriculture, business, economics or related
  • TOT; Ability to communicate in English, excellent knowledge and ability to speak in Luo
  • TOT; Minimum 5 years of work experience working with micro, small and medium agribusinesses, experience in SME development, demand creation, market-based approaches, access to markets
  • TOT; 5 years in facilitation of community coaching and mentorship approaches of enterprises.
Expert 3:
  • TOT; professional with a minimum bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, business, economics or related
  • TOT; Ability to communicate in English, excellent knowledge and ability to speak in Luo
  • TOT; Minimum 5 years of work experience working with micro, small and medium agribusinesses, experience in SME development, demand creation, market-based approaches, access to markets
  • TOT; 5 years in facilitation of community coaching and mentorship approaches of enterprises.
Expert 4:
  • Business Development Services Specialist; professional with a minimum bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, business, economics or related
  • BDS Specialist; Good business language skills in English, excellent knowledge of Luo, Acholi or Langi
  • BDS Specialist; Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Business and partnership development/linkages of agro-based MSMEs with market system actors.
  • BDS Specialist; Minimum 5 years’ work experience in start and improve your business (SIYB) and Market system development (MSD)
*Regional experience: 5 years of work experience in Northern Uganda.

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