SNV: Technical Advisor/Production - Kampala


Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation with long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of advisors works with local partners to equip communities and businesses with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works across three sectors: Agriculture, Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Several international donors fund our programmes. SNV has a +100 million euro annual turnover and is aiming for further growth.

Job Description

SNV will be tendering for a donor funded programme in Uganda, which is expected to start around September 2017.

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to contribute to a competitive, profitable, job-intensive, gender-responsive and environmentally-sustainable agricultural sector in Uganda, in order to alleviate poverty and improve food and nutrition security. In addition the project aims to use a holistic value chain approach in the targeted geographical areas, to leverage an increase in the overall performance (in terms of production volume, quality, value addition, increased employment and environmental sustainability) of the Ugandan meat value-chain.

The purpose is to support both the public and the private sector, with a focus on smallholders and small beef-related agribusiness, to work together towards promotion of an environmentally-sustainable, climate-resilient, low-emission, local and regional meat industry - which respects as far as possible animal welfare practices and is responsive to the different needs of women and men, mainly in terms of food security, nutrition, and social welfare.

The Technical Advisor/Production will work closely with the CTA and National project Coordinator as their counterpart at the PMU, Livestock Management & Research Institutions, Local Authorities, Private Sector, livestock keeping communities & associations, the TA team members, and other relevant stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the project. (S)he will ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme activities and provide overall technical guidance, capacity building, quality controls and information to the PMU staff, implementing partners, and local governments. In addition, the TA will ensure the relevance, quality and sustainability of all capacity building actions, and support to project field operations.


  • A University degree in agriculture/veterinary sciences/livestock management or a relevant, directly related technical field, or equivalent
  • Good team management, interpersonal, facilitation and networking skills
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English and proven ability to draft high quality reports and communication notes
  • Fully computer literate.
  • The TA is expected to have at least 10 years' experience in project implementation, of which at least 5 in a senior management position, leading teams of at least 10 persons.
  • Exposed to EDF procedures or similar procedures of other development agencies proven project implementation, monitoring and reporting skills.
  • The TA has experience in production issues concerning commercial beef/meat or livestock systems.
  • Worked in or with private sector, local governments, communities and NGOs, and is conversant with their workings and challenges.

Additional Information

The intended start date is 1 September 2017 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 52 months from this date.

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a highly professional and diverse working environment. For more information, please visit our website:

Please send in your CV and application letter before 03-05-2017