Jobs & career


Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International Non-Governmental

Organization implementing rural development,

sustainable food and livelihoods security programmes

in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. SHA’s vision is

an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a

mission to support sustainable livelihoods for Uganda’s

smallholder farmers. SHA has been working in Uganda for

close to 20 years. Self Help Africa Uganda urgently seeks

to recruit suitable candidates to fi ll the following positions.


or Kampala) Re- advertised

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes,

the Enterprise Development Advisor (EDA) is responsible for

facilitating the establishment, nurturing and development of

sustainable and profitable agri-enterprise that are aligned to

Self Help Africa enterprise development programmes. The

EDA will apply market system approaches to improve the

competitiveness of agricultural producers to respond to new

and expanding market opportunities. The EDA will enhance

SHA Uganda’s ability to deliver high impact market and

enterprise development programming including: assisting

farmers’ organisations, such as farmer groups and cooperatives

in on-farm and off-farm business development; value chain

development; developing innovative financial inclusion models

and approaches; brokerage and linking different stakeholders;

and, networking with other organisations and companies

promoting inclusive businesses. EDA is an integral member of

the Program Management Unit and will contribute to strategic

and technical direction for the program. The EDA will also

support the country programme in developing best practices

in agri-enterprise by engaging with SHA HQ, SHA Regional

Agri-Enterprise Advisor, and other SHA Enterprise Advisors

across programme countries, managing the assigned project

portfolio and supporting the proposal development. Key areas

of responsibilities include:

  • Support the development of dynamic and inclusive SMEs

that are aligned to Uganda Country enterprise development


  • Support institutional and enterprise development for

smallholder farmers, including off-farm and on-farm


  • Facilitate access to financial services for smallholder farmers;
  • Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL);
  • Participate in Country office strategy processes;
  • Network and Relationship building


Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes, the

Nutrition and Gender Advisor (EDA) will provide support to the

Country Office ensuring its Programmes have a strong nutrition

focus and a strong gender element to improve cohesion within

households. The Gender and Nutrition Advisor will support

the development of concept notes to build a strong nutrition

and gender element in proposal development, programme

delivery and supporting the evaluation of the Country Office

Programmes. This role is key in building technical excellence,

improving programme quality and taking the lead in innovative

development. Key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support to the Head of Programmes

in planning and designing effective nutrition and gender

implementation strategies for the Country Programmes;

  • Ensure SHA engagement with relevant stakeholders to

strengthen the organisation’s visibility;

  • Facilitate learning, promote peer-learning between staff and

partners and exploring opportunities for innovation for the

Country Programmes;


(Based in Hoima)

The position is based within the project for the “Design &

(Partial) Implementation of the Pilot Agriculture Development

Programme (ADP) in the Albertine Region of Uganda”. The

project advances the vision of the Ugandan Government to

establish the Albertine region as an exemplar of value-added

commercial agriculture production that will contribute to a

prosperous Albertine Region and Uganda at large.

The Business Development and Marketing Officer will work

with a team of specialist consultants who will be responsible

for the design and partial implementation of the project. The

officer will need to be a person with a business development

background and familiar with the Albertine Region. He/she will

be responsible for identifying and supporting SMEs that are

in-line with value chains that will be supported during the first

phase of the project. Reporting directly to the Team Leader, the

the Business Development and Marketing Officer responsibility

shall include:

– Reviewing and up-dating value chains analyses information

for chosen commodities or value chains.

– Supporting smallholder farmers and other SMEs to develop

and implement enterprises that are supported by the project

– Facilitate access to financial services for smallholder


– Facilitate linkages between the project actors and other

private and public services providers in the area

The Job Descriptions for the positions and Application

Forms can be downloaded at

UK/category/careers/ Qualified candidates should send a

completed application form by E-mail as follows: – [email protected] Please type “Enterprise Development

Advisor” – [your name]” or “Nutrition and Gender Advisor”

– [your name] or “Business Development and Marketing

Officer” – [your name]” in the subject line of the e-mail.

The closing date for receiving applications is not later

than Close of Business on Monday 19th November 2018.

Please do not send certificates at this stage. Due to the

anticipated high volume of applications, kindly note that only

shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Self Help Africa is an equal opportunities employer