Partnerships Adviser job at Chemonics


Partnerships Adviser 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:

Partnerships Adviser/– 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 Partnerships Adviser is to work closely with agribusinesses, as well as other market players in the agriculture sector, to identify, develop and maintain productive relations crucial for a transformative and successful commercial agriculture sector. In addition to agro-processesors, this will include working with farmer cooperatives, agriculture input suppliers, buyers, agricultural service providers among others, through structured partnerships that ensure financial growth and job creation. The adviser will provide strategic oversight of the portfolio (either geographic or value-chain based), and work closely with a Partnerships Facilitator who will manage individual private sector partnerships to ensure that targets for growth and job creation are met. The Adviser will report to Partnerships 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:

  • Work closely with agribusinesses and producer organisations to strengthen their market positioning, and to be adaptive and resilient to market changes within a climate friendly approach
  • Build strong linkages and identify opportunities for climate smart engagement with key agricultural market systems actors
  • Work closely with the Partnerships Facilitator to ensure successful private sector relationships
  • Work closely with the Grants Specialist to design and implement a grants programme that stimulates further climate friendly investments in commercial agriculture
  • Work closely with the MREL team to implement a strong adaptive management approach that allows for dynamic markets and shifting contexts, ensuring consistent behaviour change of key market actors for sustainability
  • Oversee portfolio of partnerships with private sector agribusinesses, farmer cooperatives, input suppliers, etc. and deliver or source technical assistance as appropriate; and lead on the delivery of market systems interventions related to portfolio
  • Collaborate with the MREL Adviser on the 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
  • Direct experience of working in agricultural businesses, or working closely with them
  • In-depth knowledge of Uganda agriculture, agro-processing, manufacturing, and strong relationships with key actors in the Uganda agriculture market system
  • Strong understanding of relevant policy areas and their programming implications
  • Familiarity with climate-smart agricultural approaches
  • Strong understanding of adaptive management
  • Track record of sustainable behaviour change in the private sector
  • Strong writing and communications abilities
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with diverse teams
  • Prior experience with FCDO funded programmes or other donor funded programmes  preferred

Application procedure

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “Partnerships Adviser – 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