Agriculture Enabling Environment/Political Economy Lead job at Chemonics


Agriculture Enabling Environment/Political Economy Lead job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 21 January 2022

Hiring Organization: Chemonics

Job Details:

Agriculture Enabling Environment/Political Economy Lead – Uganda Climate Smart Jobs Programme | Location Kampala | 2022-2025

Uganda Climate Smart Jobs Programme (CSJP)

The Climate Smart Jobs Programme is a UK FCDO (Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office) funded programme aimed at supporting the growth of Ugandan agribusinesses to create at least 130,000 jobs and support 195,000 people in Uganda to better cope with the effects of climate change. This programme will support firms to grow and be immediately more resilient to climate change and reduce their emissions; provide demand-led farming, technical and managerial skills, which currently prevent agribusinesses from taking advantage of the large external demand for agricultural products.

The Role

The role of the Agriculture Enabling Environment/Political Economy Lead will be to draw on understanding of the institutional and policy environment to inform the design of sustainable and inclusive interventions. This will include identifying barriers and incentives to establishing successful and productive relationships between different market systems actors. The Enabling Environment/Political Economy Lead will play an important role in behaviour change management of key market systems actors to support inclusive growth within identified value chains, and the creation of quality jobs for youth and women in particular. The Lead will work closely with the Partnerships team to inform the design of interventions and ensure that adaptive management of the programme pivots strongly to contextual dynamics. The Lead will be part of CSJP’s technical support team and will report to the Team Lead.

The location of the position is Kampala as the client has the expectation that the project will be managed through a country-based office. Given the prolonged COVID-19 situation, some flexibility on the requirement of being based in Kampala from the beginning of CSJP is foreseen. The project is expected to start in March 2022. We are looking for individuals who have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct political economy analysis during inception to inform the programme’s approach and design of implementation phase
  • Provide ongoing political economy analysis to inform and strengthen partnerships between market systems actors as well as support adaptive management of the programme
  • Work closely with the Team Lead to liaise at an institutional level, reducing barriers and facilitating successful implementation of CSJP
  • Work with the MREL team to contribute to monitoring and evaluation of key project metrics, participate in learning activities and reflection sessions, and contribute to writing technical reports and project highlights as needed


  • Bachelors or Master's degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience, is preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working in agricultural market systems development in Uganda or other African countries
  • Experience conducting political economy analysis or similar analysis
  • Experience of policy development in a relevant area, either within government or outside, is preferred
  • Strong writing and communications abilities

Application procedure

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “Business Enabling Environment/Political Economy Lead– CSJP” in the subject line to by January 21, 2022. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists on a rolling basis.

***Please note that this role is contingent on award of the programme***

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Date Posted: 2022-01-10