Private Sector Advisor-CASCADE at CARE International

CARE International

Private Sector Advisor-CASCADE

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 20 October 2022

Hiring Organization: CARE International

Job Details:

Job Description
Project summary

The CAtalyzing Strengthened policy aCtion for heAlthy Diets and resiliencE (CASCADE) is a EURO 60 million project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented across six countries: Uganda, Nigeria, Benin, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Mozambique. The overall goal of CASCADE is to improve food security and contribute to the reduction of malnutrition of at least 5 million women of reproductive age and children under 5. In Uganda, the project will be implemented across five regions (Karamoja, West Nile, Northern, Southwestern, Eastern) through a CARE-led consortium including GAIN, Food Rights Alliance, Africa Innovations Institute and Kyambogo University. The project will work with government, business, and communities to foster an enabling environment for nutrition actions by advocating for increased investments for nutrition and completion of Uganda’s nutrition policy document. CASCADE focus on specific, already-existing policies that are most strategic in Uganda, it’s a reflection of national government priorities and political will. In order to be able to successfully implement selected policies, the policy strengthening activities are going to be implemented at all levels, from national, sub-national up to community level.

Job summary
The Private sector Advisor, S/he will lead strategic planning of existing and new partnerships. S/he will identify innovative modes of collaboration with non-traditional development stakeholders from the private sector, professional associations, multi-sectoral platforms, and already existing public private partnerships. CARE is particularly interested in expanding partnerships that enhance visibility and awareness of key Food and Nutrition rights issues (advocacy partnerships); secure additional resources to address these issues (resource mobilization partnerships); and provide competencies and skills to enhance these partnerships. S/he will work with Government to enhance the implementation of the Nutrition Action plan. The position will therefore focus on developing the Partnership and Private sector engagement. Technical guidance, protocols, and strategies to improve the quality of the activities. Overseeing the technical implementation of the activities and to ensure the overall quality of the nutrition activities and reaching impact.

Specific responsibilities

Strategic Engagements and Coordination CASCADE (30%)
• Influence Private service providers to offer accessible and affordable products.
• Promote Public-Private sector Partnerships for market-oriented solutions to provide services in agriculture.
• Work closely with Government and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) to identify private sector stakeholders to leverage the opportunities, resources, and networks for building a vibrant private sector ecosystem for the benefit of delivering CASCADE Project.
• Undertake monitoring visits to relevant Private sector partners and report on project progress and constraints. Support to business development process of CARE through the work of CASCADE and through other networks development.
• Work to identify Private sector stakeholders to leverage the opportunities, resources and networks for building a vibrant private sector ecosystem for the benefit of delivering CASCADE project outputs and outcomes.

Advisory Services (20%)
• Act as technical expert in developing innovative strategy and detail approach and tools for identification, engagement, partnering with private sector actors in related CARE output activities ()
• Build the capacity of Advisors, project staff, and partners on CASACADE private sector engagement strategy and related tools.
• Technically oversee the quality of CASCADE project private sector engagement efforts according to the work plan.

Planning and oversight of CASCADE Partnerships (20%)
• Support the CASCADE in business development through initiating and managing partnerships with Private sector actors, Farmer Organisations, International and national NGOs, National and local governments.
• Liaise with Government to advance priority needs for addressing Food and nutrition.
• Identify and analyse market opportunities and threats related to the CASCADE project and CARE in general and ensures relevant colleagues are informed.
• Actively participate in strategic positioning meetings and acts as a knowledgeable face of the CARE organisation to the client. Analyse, understand, and develop (local) networks with relevant stakeholders.
• Contribute to Private sector development technical content on reporting to the donor.

Program quality and learning (20%)
• Participate in knowledge development/expertise groups and internal/external networks.
• Documentation and sharing learnings on CASCADE private sector engagement efforts with relevant stakeholders. Ensure lessons learned are applied in daily practice.
• Support efforts to create and enable an effective, coherent, and comprehensive framework for the Private sector development activities.
• Contribute to Private sector development technical content on reporting to the donor.
• Contribute to internal and external knowledge development, ensures lessons learned are shared and applied in daily practice.

Promote Gender Equity and Diversity & Safeguarding Practices (5%)
• Practice a behaviour that is consistent with CARE’s core values, and promotion of gender equity and diversity goal.
• Ensure that CARE Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to by all and the staff that S/he supervisors both directly and indirectly.

Any other duties assigned from time to time (5%)
• Any other duties incidental to the role or assigned by management.

What do you bring to the table

Master’s degree in economics, Business Administration, Development or another relevant field. Additional specialised professional qualifications or training in Private sector development is a plus.

Core competences
• Minimum of 10 years overall working experience in Humanitarian or development NGO, 5 of which should have been at Mid to Senior level.
• Strong knowledge of business climate, ecosystem, leveraging networks, resources, and approaches.
• Experience in the private sector or providing technical assistance to improve private sector performance is required; ten years of experience is highly desired.
• Demonstrated experience and in-depth knowledge and understanding of Uganda private sector stakeholders required.
• A proven ability to work collaboratively with and build consensus among private and public sector stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and detail-oriented, with a proactive planning and execution.
• Experience working with donors is a plus.


• Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
• High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
• Ability to work collaboratively in teams, build consensus, and effectively coordinate with internal and external actors is highly desired.
• Ability to coordinate with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.


Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-10-08




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