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Animal Industry and Fisheries

Ministry of Agriculture

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 16, 2021.

Ministry of Agriculture Carreer opportunities in Uganda Animal Industry and Fisheries Jobs opportunities in Uganda at Ministry of Agriculture

# Job Description

Contract Duration: Two-year contract, with six months’ probation period,
renewable based on satisfactory

Main Functions:
• Responsible for the Rural Financial Services activities of NOSP.
• Provide technical assistance for product innovation for VSLA linkage banking
for agriculture, value chain financing and loan risk management for financial
institutions, technical assistance to SACCOs and other co-operatives, and
working with insurance companies for piloting and scaling-up crop insurance
and facilitate bundled crop insurance products access to the project target
groups.
• Work closely with the formal financial institutions, insurance companies and
the Agriculture Insurance Consortium at the national, regional and hub level
as well as with Tier 4 financial institutions from the project area
particularly focussing on the linking of VSLAs with the formal financial
institutions, insurance companies and other service providers in the oil seed
crop value chain.

Specific Responsibilities:
• To take overall responsibility and leadership on the planning,
implementation and monitoring of the Rural Financial Services activities of
NOSP. This involves the preparation and monitoring of Annual Work Plans and
Budgets AWPB, progress reports and analytical reports;
• Manage the rural finance activities in accordance with the approved annual
work plans, coordinate and ensure complementarities with Oil Seed Value Chain
Development activities;
• Participate in multi-stakeholder platforms and address issues related to
credit and agriculture crop insurance;
• Develop TORs and selection criteria for contracting national technical
assistance consultants, ensuring quality of their work and providing advisory
support as required;
• Carry out due diligence of interested financing institutions, prepare the
ToRs for technical assistance and develop partnership with the Bank of Uganda,
Agricultural Credit Facility, financing banks and project to facilitate
affordable credit for target groups.
• Develop MOUs with the Agriculture Insurance Consortium AIC, individual
insurance companies, financing institutions, other significant players in the
oil seed value chain and the project to facilitate crop insurance services.
• Ensure an assessment of seasonal credit requirement plans for the VSLA
members and agri businesses and facilitate and monitor flow of credit for
financing production;
• Participate in evaluation committees for selection of co-financing
applicants for mechanisation and post harvest cleaning equipment and ensure
financial services for co financing;
• Maintain close coordination with implementation partners banking and
financial institutions, insurance companies, private service providers, NGOs
and other stakeholders and ensure satisfactory results;
• In close coordination with hub-level agriculture finance consultants, ensure
that all policy and operational issues are sorted out in a timely manner for
flow of financial services;
• Plan, supervise and monitor the trainings on financial literacy trainings
for effective results;
o Assume a lead responsibility for the organisation of rural finance-related
trainings, study tours, conferences and workshops;
• Provide support and guidance for the gathering of data and information
needed to undertake an effective monitoring and evaluation of all the rural
finance activities;
• Oversee the design and establishment of channels for regular information
dissemination, sharing, and networking among stakeholders including VC
members.

Specific Qualifications and Experience:
Interested candidates should have the following qualifications, experience
and competencies:
• University degree in economics, business administration, agri business, or
in a related field
• A Master’s degree in any of the above related fields.
• A certificate in insurance would be an added advantage.
• Work experience in banking for 15 years out of which at least seven years in
agri-banking and small farmer and agri-business credit;
• Experience in implementation of internationally financed projects will be an
added advantage;
• Good knowledge of the different national banking and financial institutions,
insurance companies, concerned with agriculture finance and insurance strong
ability and readiness to communicate, and work with them;

Required skills:
• Communication skills, especially written communication, group
facilitation skills
• Gender sensitivity in working with both men and women understanding and
addressing their needs;
• Team player with ability to work with different stakeholders and programme
team;
• Fluent written and spoken English and national local language.
• Problem solving skills;

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All candidates should send their written applications with copies of academic
credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae CV indicating
contact details of 03 referees addressed to the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to
the

**Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe,**
**P. 0. Box 102, Entebbe – Uganda**

NB: Only shordisted candidates will be contacted.

Ministry of Agriculture Carreer opportunities in Uganda Animal Industry and Fisheries Jobs opportunities in Uganda at Ministry of Agriculture

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