Agribusiness Expert / Country Programme Manager

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Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and contribute to value chains and climate risk assessments of prioritised commodities (pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains);
  • Identify business cases for the co-investment fund;
  • Support agribusinesses to develop the business cases;
  • 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;
  • Advice 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 programme in all aspects of project management: budgets, human resource, activities and reporting;
  • Oversee and support country programme implementation and report to the programme manager.




  • A relevant academic qualification: Agribusiness, Agricultural Economy or Business Administration;
  • Minimum of ten years of experience of working with or in Agribusiness, preferably in the prioritised commodities (pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains);
  • Knowledge of the prioritised commodities preferably at global level and in East Africa;
  • Experience in value chain development and agribusiness finance, preferable experience with climate finance;
  • Ability and demonstrated experience of designing and appraising business cases;
  • Experience in female and youth entrepreneurship programs;
  • Strong agribusiness relationship management experience and focus with the ability to stimulate trust and confidence with clients and investors including managing various stakeholders;
  • Understanding of climate change risk management and inclusion of smallholder producers into the supply chain;
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
  • Proven experience in managing projects: Financial, Personnel and Operations;
  • Flexible approach to take on additional responsibilities as assigned/delegated;
  • Willingness to travel to all project locations;
  • Excellent organising, negotiation, influencing and advisory/coaching skills.

Additional Information

Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time international with the successful candidate being contracted on a 3-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package. 

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