ICCO Cooperation, Rabobank Foundation and AgriProFocus, in cooperation with Food & Business Knowledge Platform, are conducting a research on venture capital for agri-food SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of the research is to provide information on the current situation and state of the art developments in the area of venture capital / private equity for agri-food businesses in Sub Saharan Africa as well as evidence of successful financing strategies and mechanisms for related policy recommendations to governments, donor agencies, financiers, and the development community in a wider sense.
The research includes desk study, consultation of resource persons, analyses of selected cases of Agri-Food SMEs having obtained venture capital as well as of Venture Capital Suppliers & Mechanisms operational in the selected focus countries; Kenya, Zambia, Mali and Tanzania.
While local consultants from Kenya, Zambia and Mali have alrea... Read more
PROLINNOVA Kenya (PK) is recruiting a Coordinator and is seeking qualified candidates to apply.
Knowledge, skills and attributes
(Deadline Friday 8th September, 2017 17:00 hours EAT)
Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.
ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;
· Economic Empowerment
· Food Security and Sustainable Consumption
· Responsible Business and
· Humanitarian Aid.
To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following positions for Ethiopia Country Office.
Job summary: The FAO is responsible for the content of budgets of the programs and country budgets as well as overseeing the financial management and administration of the country office.
Re... Read more
The main purpose of the position is to formulate policy, implement programmes, research and training modules to promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender, youth and broader social development issues in Agricultural research and development programmes and projects by FARA. Even more interesting, this specialist will be the Regional Coordinator for the African Chapter of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD).
To formulate policy, implement programmes, research and training modules to promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender, youth and broader social development issues in Agricultural research and development programmes and projects by FARA
Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, Research and Innovation, the successful candidate shall perform inter-alia the following key duties but not limited to:
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Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
Program Officer, Addis Ababa,
Closing date (Aug 22, 2017)
Please find the full information here
Youth Development Advisor, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Closing date (Sep 30, 2017)Please find the full information here
SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries; across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special att... Read more
Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
Freedom of expression is the main measure of openness in a society, but globally, the space for free expression is dwindling. Resistance to this development is led by young frontrunners: artists, musicians, hacktivists, vloggers, writers etc. As these ‘young makers’ challenge the perspectives of older generations, they can break through the hegemonic structures in society.
In May 2017, Hivos launched its... Read more
Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. For the last round 275 entrepreneurs from all over the world applied, from which 9 have been selected. Its shareholders are It’s shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. Currently we are starting regional focused seed-funds and acceleration rounds and are shortlisted in the bidding process for the Enable Youth program. Part of the acceleration program is online and the validation phase is in the region. Therefore, we are looking for a program manager who has experience with accelerating start-ups and running an investment fund, to run four rounds of iMPACT Booster in Uganda and a USD 700.000 seed fund.
Duration: October 2017 – October 2021
Capacity: first two years full-time, then part-time
Deadline: 30th July, 2017
Job details here
Wha... Read more
Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. Its shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. iMPACT Booster is shortlisted to prepare a full proposal for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund. This is a 2 million fund to run 5 acceleration rounds in Uganda. The most important requirement for final selection of the proposals is the quality and expertise of the team. To create a solid team the following experts are required.
Enable Youth Uganda is a pilot challenge fund aimed at identifying and supporting, through training, mentoring and investment support, selected motivated youth in five districts in rural Uganda who wish to set up their own rural or agri-sector-based enterprise.
The following experts are needed to successfully implement the Enable Youth program;
Position 1: Fund management expert and legal exp... Read more
Solidaridad is a global network organization with close to 50 years’ experience in design and implementation of gender inclusive and sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains. We provide producers training and capacity building as well as create linkages to affordable financial services, markets, and certification and beyond, as well as participatory facilitation towards enabling policy environment and sustainable landscapes.
Solidaridad works to create impact along the value chains of cotton, livestock, tea, sugarcane, horticulture, Gold, soy, cocoa, textile, palm oil, aquaculture, coffee and dairy. We envision a world in which all we produce and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.
The Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) Uganda Country Office is one of the three country offices, the others being Ethiopia and Tanzania. The... Read more
Welthungerhilfe/German Agro Action is an International NGO operating in various Counties in Kenya and is currently looking for qualified personnel to fill the position of Social Business Development Manager for a fixed term period to be based at our Kakamega Field Office.
Objective of the position: Manage and steer a newly established company (under the supervision of Board of Directors) in the area of biological pest control.
Technical background: Agriculture, Biology and related fields
Superiors: Board of Directors
Company Description and Role
The “Toothpick Company” in Western Kenya, is a Social Business with the purpose to support and promote access and adoption of biological control of Striga by using Fusarium Oxysporum f. sp. Strigae commonly known as the witch weed a parasitic flowering plant that causes considerable crop loses. This Social Business aims at contributing to improved food and nutrition... Read more
Background: I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a leading Kenyan NGO registered in 2004. ICL works using the Quadra Helix Model of partnering with the Government of Kenya, through the Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth Affairs and Vision 2030 among others, Corporates, Universities and Civil Society Organisations, to design interventions to solve problems in different communities. ICL has programs around four pillars namely Jiimarishe (Health), Jiinue (Economic Empowerment), Jielimishe (Education), Jiongoze (leadership and Governance). The programs are anchored in over 234 learning institutions (Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions) across 23 Counties in Kenya that reach over 1 Million youth annually.
Vision & Mission: ICL's vision is to see a ‘Healthy Africa, Empowered People!’ The organization seeks to support to the implementation of Vision 2030 through the cascading it to the Cou... Read more
Edukans is the development organization for education. Globally, 263 million children and young people do not go to school or they stop prematurely. Education gives children skills to build a good future. That is why we are working on better education in developing countries every day.
Aim of the job: The Programme Officer Skills contributes to the development of the skills programme in Kenya, based on the focus areas of Edukans International.
Pulses value chains, specifically for mungbeans, offer great potential to lift many Myanmar farmers and labourers out of poverty. The overall objective of the P4 project is to increase the income for 10,000 smallholder mungbean farmers, of which 20% are landless female farm labourers, in 4 townships in Yangon (Thongwa and Kayan) and Magway (Magway and Aung Lan) Regions. P4’s specific objectives are to improve the enabling environment for the mungbean value chain in Myanmar by proposing policy and regulatory reforms; to increase the volume of mungbeans purchased by premium market buyers from farmers’ groups by enhancing access to support services on GAP, CSA and collective marketing; and to increase the mungbean farmers’ productivity and quality of produce by enhancing access to support services and good quality mungbean seeds. The Markets for the Poor (M4P), Value Chain Development (VCD) and public-private partnerships... Read more
Based in: Yangon, Myanmar
Closing date: July 2nd, 2017
ICCO Cooperation (Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation) is a Dutch organization with 50 years of experience and global presence of five regional offices. The regional office in South East Asia implements programs in Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. Together with our partners from the public and private sector ICCO works towards a just and dignified life for all, by promoting opportunities for economic empowerment and inclusive development. Responsible and inclusive growth in Myanmar is connected to ICCO’s two core principles: Securing Sustainable Livelihoods and Justice & Dignity for All. “Because a livelihood without rights is not sustainable and because dignity only comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected.” Our regional office is based in Denpasar, Indonesia.
The aim of ICCO’s current program i... Read more
Deadline: 10th June 2017
Specification of the Job
AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organizations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their individual and collective impact increases. AgriProFocus is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. AgriProFocus makes agribusiness work for development! The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market oriented, business driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow.
Following the developments, trends, opportunities and challenges... Read more
AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network that brings together institutions and professionals in agriculture and agribusiness. Established in the Netherlands in 2005, the network has expanded to 13 country networks in Africa and to Indonesia. The key mandate of AgriProFocus is to promote knowledge sharing and co-creation in order to trigger innovative agribusiness enterprises. The AgriProFocus
Tanzania network is part of the global AgriProFocus network. AgriProFocus Tanzania has over 50 partner
organizations drawn from development sector, private sector, research and academia, public institutions
and farmer based organizations. AgriProFocus Tanzania has strategically placed itself as a neutral platform where institutions from various backgrounds converge and share experiences. Facilitating knowledge sharing and learning for the stakeholders within our network is one of the key services of AgriProFocus Tanzania.
AgriProFocus is hosted by SNV Tanza... Read more