NGO Jobs – Programme Assistant –Livestock and Fisheries at ASARECA

Reports to: Programme Manager –Livestock and Fisheries
Organisation: ASARECA
Reports to: Head of Unit-Gender Mainstreaming
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

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 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.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Receive periodic reports from stakeholders, review and provide feedback on the quality of the reports in consultation with the programme manager;
·         Prepare draft synthesis reports, drafts of 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 for selection;
·         Receive and Respond to inquiries from different stakeholders pertaining to programme work;
·         Coordinate workshop duties/activities i.e. drawing up a list of invites, prepare the workshop budgets, draft invitation letters, repertoire, compile workshop publications and proceedings, facilitation, etc;
·         Assist in facilitate projects inception workshops and Project Review meetings;
·         Receive and follow up of the sub-grant financial accountabilities and forward them to finance
·         Prepare annual work plans and budget for the program in consultation with the Programme Manager;
·         Assist in consolidating programme technical reports into the corporate annual report;
·         Assist to carry-out Monitoring and Evaluation of projects in liaison with the M&E unit implementation; and
·         Take record of minutes for meeting and track to ensure actions are implemented.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The successful candidate will have:
·         Five (5) years of experience in livestock or fisheries research or in a training institution;
·         Demonstrated progressive experience in administrative services;
·         Should have excellent planning and coordination skills , analytical problem solving, basic financial management and presentation skills; and
·         Must be very computer literate specifically in MS office suit packages.
·         We are looking for a candidate with a Masters of Science in Animal Science or Fisheries or a related field. A Ph.D in Animal Science or Fisheries would be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, please 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: 22nd March, 2013
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