Agribusiness Officer NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: Agribusiness Officer

Country: South Sudan
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 18 Jan 2022

Agribusiness and Marketing Officer- Tonj East (Only South Sudanese national to apply)

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, implementation, monitoring and coordination of the South Sudan Joint Response project activities in Tonj East in line with the project implementation plans and SCI programme quality becnkmarks. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for establishment and needs and capacity assessment of various livelihoods and business groups in the target areas, and providing a tailored technical guidance and training support to enhance their capacities on various aspects of entrepreneurship and business development. Sh/e will guide the groups in the development of their livelihood business plans based on the identified local market potentials and opportunities, and develop the vital linkages between the established business groups and local microfinance institutions such as the Village Saving and Loans Associations to facilitate groups’ access to credit and loans to invest in their businesses development. He/she will work closely with the Agriculture Project Officer in community mobilization and sensitization, beneficiaries identification and registration, planning of inputs distribution, and field level coordination and reporting.

In oder to be successful, you should have / bring:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or equivalent in Agribusiness, Food security, microfinance and business administration.

Essential

  • At least three years of working experience in agriculture sector or FSL either with local or international NGOs or government
  • Experience in implementation of integrated FSL and CVA interventions within any emergency and development context and have better practical experience and working knowledge of community level microfinance and agribusiness development.
  • Indepth understanding of project cycle management, with particular experience participatory planning, implementation and results based monitoring of project activities.
  • Motivated self-starter, able to carry out work independently but also coordinate effectively as part of a team;
  • Proven skills on managing changes, achieving results, ensuring quality, team building and capacity building.
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as part of a professional team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills;
  • Good spoken and written fluency in English and computer literacy (MS Office and email/internet);
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Familiar with local context in Tonj East and can effectively navigate challenges in this location.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the area, socio-culture and local language where the post is located as an added advantage
  • Practical experience in implementation of community based microfinance, agribusiness development and cash based assistance

Contract Duration: 11 Months

Location: Tonj East, South Sudan

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at https://southsudan.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: https://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bS5rdW1ib21id2UuNzAxOTQuMTIxODVAc2F2ZXRoZWNoaWxkcmVuYW8uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t