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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Enterprise Development Advisor Job at Self Help Africa ( SHA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Enterprise Development Advisor 

Jobs at:
Self Help Africa ( SHA ) 

Deadline of this Job:
19th November 2018 

Duty Station:
Soroti or Kampala 

Date Posted: 12th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Self Help Africa ( SHA ) is an International Non-Governmental Organization implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihoods security programmes in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. SHA’s vision is an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a mission to support sustainable livelihoods for Uganda’s smallholder farmers. SHA has been working in Uganda for close to 20 years. Self Help Africa Uganda urgently seeks to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following position.

Enterprise Development Advisor (Based in Soroti or Kampala) Re- advertised

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes, the Enterprise Development Advisor (EDA) is responsible for facilitating the establishment, nurturing and development of sustainable and profitable agri-enterprise that are aligned to Self Help Africa enterprise development programmes. The EDA will apply market system approaches to improve the competitiveness of agricultural producers to respond to new and expanding market opportunities. The EDA will enhance SHA Uganda’s ability to deliver high impact market and enterprise development programming including: assisting farmers’ organisations, such as farmer groups and cooperatives in on-farm and off-farm business development; value chain development; developing innovative financial inclusion models and approaches; brokerage and linking different stakeholders; and, networking with other organisations and companies promoting inclusive businesses. EDA is an integral member of the Program Management Unit and will contribute to strategic and technical direction for the program. The EDA will also support the country programme in developing best practices in agri-enterprise by engaging with SHA HQ, SHA Regional Agri-Enterprise Advisor, and other SHA Enterprise Advisors across programme countries, managing the assigned project portfolio and supporting the proposal development.

Key areas of responsibilities include:
  • Support the development of dynamic and inclusive SMEs that are aligned to Uganda Country enterprise development programmes;
  • Support institutional and enterprise development for smallholder farmers, including off-farm and on-farm businesses;
  • Facilitate access to financial services for smallholder farmers;
  • Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL);
  • Participate in Country office strategy processes;
  • Network and Relationship building
Job application procedure
The Job Descriptions for the positions and Application Forms can be downloaded at Qualified candidates should send a completed application form by E-mail as follows: -  . Please type “Enterprise Development Advisor” - [your name]” or “Nutrition and Gender Advisor” - [your name] or “Business Development and Marketing Officer” - [your name]” in the subject line of the e-mail. The closing date for receiving applications is not later than Close of Business on Monday 19th November 2018.
Please do not send certificates at this stage. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Self Help Africa is an equal opportunities employer