2 Coffee District Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities - Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Organisation: Send a Cow (SAC) UK
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About US:
Send a Cow (SAC) was founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives, by helping African families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. They have provided livestock, seeds, training and ongoing support, to help over a million lives and their families that live in abject poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.

Job Summary: The Coffee District Coordinator will ensure successful delivery of the project, management of coffee frontline team (Farmer Filed Facilitators plus ant other Lead trainers); building relationships with SILC Farmer Groups, Project Partners and District Authorities;,  and management of information flow to enable management of budgets, plans, reports and donor contracts

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Ensure production of high quality coffee and other produce by smallholder farmers
·         Sensitization and mobilization of smallholder farmers for the project
·         Mapping of existing coffee farmers in the SILC group
·         Train and ensure that farmers are using improved production and management practices, inputs and technologies
·         Ensure that Farmer Groups are fully engaged in the development of plans, monitoring and reporting.
·         Review deport centres on marketing and coffee bulking.
·         Support farmers maximise farm productivity across the whole spectrum of farming at household level using the Send a Cow Farm Systems model.
·         Establishment of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) Training of FFSFs on FFS methodology and coffee agronomy
·         Farmer training in good agricultural practices (including climate smart agriculture / CSA practices),
·         Training of Farmer Field School Facilitators (FFSF) on FFS in climate smart practices
·         Farmer training in good harvest/post-harvest practices; strengthening of savings and internal lending communities (SILC) groups
·         Conducting field days within project areas
·         Conduct TOT gender training sessions for FFSF using GAL model, hygiene and sanitation  and environmental conservation through energy saving stove construction for 4 days
·         Ensure that smallholder farmers are receiving improved services from well-managed and transparent producer organizations (POs)         
·         Conduct review meeting at farmer level for POs
·         Conduct meeting for selection of PO Lead farmers and formation of functional committees with constitution and action plans
·         Conduct review biannual meetings for deport centers
·         Conduct linkage meetings between Producer Organisations and Depot Centers
·         Direct and oversee the implementation of the coffee project activities for the delegated area of operation.
·         Coordinate all programme interventions and monitor progress and impact in the project.
·         Compile and submit project and programme financial and narrative reports in a timely manner. 
·         Ensure that all stakeholders meet and review progress at regular intervals to ensure project and donor budgets, work-plans and outcomes are on target
·         Guide the planning and implementation of; marketing, information gathering, preparation of group business & action plans and establishment & strengthening of business linkages of the value chain actors
·         Administrative and financial management of project resources for effective implementation of the project activities.
·         Ensure good networking and collaboration relationships with line government ministries and agencies, local governments and other development partners in the project area.
·         Participate in programme/project evaluations/assessments.
·         Timely update of shared databases.
·         Oversight of trainings in accordance with project plans (to FFSFs, Lead farmers, farmers etc).
·         Contribute to the development of grant proposals as required.
·         Any other duties assigned by your supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Agricultural Sciences
·         Masters level qualification in the relevant field is desirable.
·         At least three to five years’ experience in field and community development
·         Knowledge in extension services delivery and coffee value chain in particular
·         At least two years leading a team.
·         Previous experience of preparing, monitoring and managing budgets and work plans
·         Knowledge in farmer Field School is a plus.          
·         Excellent interpersonal skills
·         Strong networking skills.
·         Ability to manage a team
·         Ability to participate on a practical level with government and other development partners
·         Ability to identify funding opportunities

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their completed application forms, download here, with copies of your academic documents to applications@sendacow.org indicating the job applied for as the subject.

Deadline: 24th November 2017 by 5:00 PM

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