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Over the years packaging has evolved well beyond its original function as merely a means of product protection. It now plays a key role in marketing, providing product information and establishing a brand image and awareness. It also essential in increasing the shelf-life of products and enabling transport. Packaging and branding are therefore critical in distinguishing a product and or service from other similar or competing products.
Yet packaging and branding remain one of the biggest barriers to SMEs accessing more rewarding markets. SMEs in Uganda have limited access to quality yet affordable branded packaging material that meets international standards. Majority of MSMEs thus package their products using rudimentary processes and materials rendering their products uncompetitive in the market. This is further entrenched by the limited capacities of MSMEs in brand development and positioning.
As such, UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives to develop a national packaging and branding strategy. The Strategy is intended to guide the Government of Uganda’s interventions in supporting the packaging and branding industry; as well as promote the development and use of appropriate and sustainable product packaging by SMEs. In this regard, UNDP Uganda is seeking the services of national consultant to support the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives in developing a national packaging and branding strategy.
Applicants are requested to apply online at http://jobs.undp.org by 8th June 2022. Candidates are invited to submit applications using the attached template in Annex 2 of the application document together with their CV for these positions. UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will consider the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send an email to: email@example.com for any inquiries.
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