Project Coordinator (AgrInvest)
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The Investment Centre Division (DPI) promotes investment in food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing in developing countries and countries in transition. DPI assists governments and development partners, in particular international financing institutions, with the strategic planning and implementation of their investments to achieve food security and nutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more sustainable and productive, reduce rural poverty, make food value-chains more efficient and inclusive and promote climate change adaptation and/or mitigation.
DPI is a multidisciplinary division composed of three regionally focused services; namely the Africa Service, the Asia and the Pacific Service, and the Europe, Central Asia, Near East, North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Service.
The AgrInvest project in Uganda, sponsored by the European Union (EU) and managed by DPI, aims to increase responsible private investments in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors of Uganda through an enhanced capacity of the Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL) and public-private policy dialogue. This support will aim at (i) de-risking UDBL agricultural lending; (ii) enhancing UDBL portfolio in terms of quality and scope; (iii) making UDBL operations and processes more efficient and; (iv) enhance the policy environment to de-risk value-chain investment opportunities. Expected outcomes include\: (i) enhancing UDBL’s capacities to identify, appraise and finance viable, environmentally friendly and SDG-aligned investments in agriculture; and (ii) make selected food value chains more attractive for UDBL banking through systematic policy dialogue and technical assistance to value chain actors.
The consultant will be based in Kampala, Uganda and will work on a full-time basis.
The Consultant reports to the Chief, Africa Service and works in close collaboration with Lead Technical Officer (LTO) based in Rome and other staff members in DPI. S/he will liaise closely with the FAO Representative in Uganda for day-to-day matters.
The consultant will be responsible for coordinating the AgrInvest work in Uganda. This will include (i) coordinating the work of other FAO technical experts and consultants; (ii) daily interface with UDBL; (iii) coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and other Government counterparts, as well as (iv) coordination with partners (other UN Agencies, private sector) and (v) within the FAO country team.
Tasks and responsibilities
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