3 Programme Assistants NGO Degree Opportunities at ASARECA

Organisation: The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Job Description
Our client, The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profit association. It was established in 1994 by 11 member countries represented by their national agricultural research for development institutes. The 11 member countries are: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The major objective of ASARECA is to develop policies and programs aimed at deepening co-operation in agricultural research and policy among its member countries for the mutual benefit of all the stakeholders in the agricultural sector. As a responsible employer, ASARECA is committed to providing competitive employment terms to its employees. To help in achieving this, ASARECA is looking to recruit individuals with high integrity, dedication, and commitment to fill the position.
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Programme Manager ,the Programme Assistants will be responsible for providing support to the Programme Manager in delivering his/her mandate in ASARECA.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
·         Receive periodic reports from stakeholders, review and provide feedback on the quality of the reports;
·         Prepare draft synthesis reports, drafts contract agreements, and letters of requests for services;
·         Assist in developing requests for research calls/ proposals and send them out, receive applications and prepare the evaluation forms that are used during the selection process;
·         Manage inquiries from different stakeholders pertaining to all programme work;
·         Coordinate workshop duties/activities through drawing up of list of invitees, preparing the workshop budgets, drafting invitation letters, repertoiring, compiling workshop publications and proceedings;
·         Receive and follow up of the sub-grant financial accountabilities and forward them to finance;
·         Prepare periodic newsletters that are distributed to over 800 stakeholders and provide articles to be posted onto the website;
·         Assist in preparing annual work plans and budget for the program in consultation with the Programme Managers;
·         Assist in consolidating programme technical reports into the corporate annual report;
·         Consolidate programme work plans into corporate work plans;
·         Assist in preparing publications for scientific conferences;
·         Assist to carry out monitoring and evaluation of projects in liaison with the M&E unit; and
·         Organise in-house planning meetings, and take a record of minutes for meetings to ensure actions are implemented.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
The successful candidates will have:
·         At least five years experience as a researcher in an agricultural oriented organisation at middle-level management;
·         Demonstrable progressive experience in administrative services;
·         Good interpreter to communicate to stakeholders who are French speaking;
·         Ability to analyse data and extract reporting material; and
·         Good understanding and appreciation of regional agricultural issues.
·         We are looking for candidates with Masters of Science in Agriculture or in any other related field
How to Apply
If you believe you fit the required profile, send your applications in confidence to the address below. Please Indicate the position that you are applying for and send your curriculum vitae (by post or email) containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/ academic certificates. Include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references to:
The People and Change Division
PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited
Communications House, 1 Colville Street
P O Box 8053 Kampala, Uganda
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 12th October, 2012

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