Marketing Capacity Building Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Marketing Capacity Building Specialist with the Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society Limited (KCFCS) in Uganda. Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Society Ltd, is one of the successful coffee cooperatives in Uganda. They provide various services to the members and the community as a whole, such as savings and credit, coffee nursery, extension services and farm management, provision of farm inputs to its members, and community-based projects. The cooperative is focused on improving the livelihoods of its members and community through a unique “inclusive farmer service business model.” The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to assist the organization with product development, market identification and opportunities for new markets.

A PCRV, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, or other relevant field and at least two years’ experience in sales and marketing, is needed to advise management of the cooperative on appropriate marketing strategies. The Marketing Capacity Building Specialist will carry out an independent market survey/research and share their findings with the rest of the members of the marketing and sales department, work with the youth structure of the cooperative in order to interest both current youth members and other youth in the community to enhance youth program, and organize trainings of village savings and credit organizations at village level with the view to interest them in using savings and credit services effectively. The PCRV will also create new marketing opportunities, participate in publishing of articles in KCFCS newsletters and website, and improve/upgrade existing communications and marketing strategy manual.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Uganda together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Kibinge Coffee Farmers’ Co-operative Society Limited (KCFCS)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, or other relevant field
• At least two years’ experience in sales and marketing in a reputable organization
• Leadership skills
• Communications skills
• Entrepreneurship and Business skills
• Ability to ride a bicycle

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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