Capture Technical Consultant (Uganda Feed the Future WASH)

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Uganda 🇺🇬

Job Title: Capture Technical Consultant- Uganda Feed the Future WASH

Location: US (Primary)

Category: Consulting

Job Type: Contract

Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education: Master’s Degree

Travel: Up to 25%

Job Description

CNFA is preparing for an anticipated USAID-funded Uganda Feed the Future and WASH Activity that will enhance Uganda’s households’ resilience, focusing on food and water security. Improved resilience is a key objective of the new, five-year Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Uganda, and USAID is in search of new, innovative ideas and models that will empower communities and move beyond the status quo to achieve sustainable change. The Activity’s geographic focus will be the Karamoja sub-region, specifically the districts of Kaabong, Nakapiripirit, Napak, Nabilatuk, Karenga, Kotido, Moroto, Amudat and Abim. The sub-region shares porous borders with several counties in western Kenya as well as southern Ethiopia and South Sudan. There is considerable movement of people, animals, goods, and services across these borders. The anticipated 5-year Activity will focus mainly on how to sustainably improve the following sectors:

  • Crop production and marketing
  • Livestock production, animal health, and marketing, livelihoods (off-farm)
  • Water supply for production and consumption/domestic needs
  • Sanitation and hygiene services
  • Nutrition

The Capture Technical Consultant will serve as a key technical consultant to help gather information and support CNFA technical writers and other proposal team members with proposal design.  The Capture Consultant will travel to and within Uganda (possibly accompanied by a member of the CNFA proposal team) and complete  the following tasks:

  • Prepare detailed schedule of meetings in consultation with CNFA technical writer and proposal lead.
  • Meet with relevant Karamoja government agencies (department of agriculture, extension services, water authority, department of health, etc.) and international donor agencies working in Karamoja on similar activities.
  • Meet with local partners and develop a list of potential sub-partners that complement CNFA’s strengths.
  • Meet with other stakeholders with whom the project should collaborate (buyers, input suppliers, agrodealers, private veterinary services, farmer organizations, financial institutions, civil society, etc.).
  • Analyze  past/current interventions in Karamoja (including resilience activities) and what lessons can be adopted and what can be improved.
  • Meet women and youth leaders, associations, community leaders, and business owners to understand engagement on previous activities and interventions, and how best to engage them on this Activity.
  • Take detailed meetings notes with contact information.
  • Develop detailed report and presentation of trip according to the CNFA Capture Planning Tool template.
  • Provide an initial design solution worksheet (a CNFA template will be provided) based on their findings.
  • Draft sections of the technical approach as assigned.

Job Requirements

Key Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in agriculture, agribusiness, investment, finance, management, international development, or a related field of study or equivalent work experience is required. 
  • At least eight (8) years of experience serving as a senior technical professional supporting US-donor-funded resilience focused programs. 
  • Experience in new business information gathering and proposal development is required.  
  • Experience in agricultural value chains, WASH, and resilience program development is required.
  • Experience establishing and facilitating public-private partnerships.
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain positive, collaborative, and productive relationships with government and other partners is required.
  • Experience working in East Africa required, Uganda experience is specifically preferred.
  • Strong written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Understanding of local language(s) preferred.  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

CNFA IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of CNFA to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, veteran status, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors, except where otherwise provided by law. 

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