Senior EU Aid Volunteer – Rural Development (Private Sector Ecosystem) at Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation)

About US:

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organisation founded in 1964 in the Netherlands and implements programmes with partners in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa since the 1980s. We work towards a world in which people can live in dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice.

Job Summary:  The Senior EU Aid Volunteer – Rural Development (Private sector ecosystem) will among others support the High Flyers programme and will design modalities for embedding the target SMEs with the wider private sector ecosystem in Uganda and the East Africa region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and provide agribusiness and agri-marketing training and coaching sessions to young entrepreneurs in agribusiness of the High Flyers programme.

  • Support to development/adjustment of training and coaching materials for the High Flyers programme, and eventually other ICCO programmes. The volunteer is expected to provide input for the materials in the field of agribusiness development, value chain development and marketing.
  • Provision of training (agribusiness development training, agri-marketing training) to young agripreneurs of the High Flyers programme.
  • Provision of coaching & business advisory sessions to young entrepreneurs of the programme, in most cases conducted from the garden of one of the entrepreneurs.

Contribute to programme and proposal development.

  • Support to programme & proposal development by provision of input in the field of agriculture, agri-business, marketing and value chain development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a degree in a relevant subject matter with an orientation towards agricultural (private sector) development (e.g. agribusiness, rural development);
  • Entrepreneurial abilities; experience in agri-enterprise development and/or running an agribusiness enterprise is a plus;
  • Experience in working with rural communities and/or youth, or motivated to do this;
  • Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; experience as a trainer or coach is a plus;
  • Experience in programme development and proposal writing;
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills;
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and result-driven;
  • Being an open and reliable person with high integrity;
  • Ability to work independently but at the same time being a team player;
  • Ability to connect with people of different backgrounds;
  • Ability to transfer skills and advise in an appropriate manner;
  • Flexibility; Ability and willingness to travel regularly to rural settings;
  • Good communication and reporting skills;
  • Affinity with the protestant character of ICCO and ICCO’s values and operating principles.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 18th March 2020

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