CRS Jobs – F2F Volunteer Support Officer at Catholic Relief Services

Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Program: Farmer-to-Farmer Program East Africa
Duty Station: Uganda, Ethiopia,
Kenya, and Tanzania.
Reports To: F2F Country Project Director
About F2F Program:
Agricultural development and farm livelihoods in Last AI man countries
are constrained try- lack of appropriate production, marketing, processing and
support services technologies (Inputs, management and production systems), poor
or unsustainable management of environment and natural resources, limited rural
and agricultural financial services and weak sector institutions (farmer coops,
and associations, agribusinesses. research and extension services. etc.). The
F2F East Africa Program is an US$8M USAID funded 5-year program that will
assist in agriculture development commodity value chain competitiveness and
firm upgrading by providing technical assistance to introduce new technologies
and innovation and development of local capacity for more productive profitable
sustainable and equitable agriculture systems. The technical assistance will be
provided by volunteers: US experts in agriculture, marketing,  finance, value and supply chain development,
quality assurance, quality control, trade, business plan development, etc. The
F2F program objectives and strategic framework are in line with the USG
assistance programs USG Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative/Feed the
Future, USAID Agriculture Strategy/Linking Farmers to Markets and the US Farm
Bill. In addition to these initiatives and strategies the F2F program will be
concurrent with Country Investment Plan (CIP) and USAID country missions. For
more information about Farmer to Farmer please visit:  http://transintionusaid.gov/our_work/agriculture/agriculture_farmer_to_farmer.html
Job Summary: The Job holder
will coordinate volunteer assignments, and will work with the Regional and
country office to organize relevant logistics and orientation for volunteers.
She/he will assist the F2F Program Country Director in managing the day to day
activities of the project.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Supervise and coordinate all In-country
    logistics for volunteer assignments, including airport pick-up and
    drop-off, all In-country travel arrangements and accommodations.
  • Serve as the in-country contact for
    volunteers regarding in-country logistics Liaise with the host
    organizations to ensure the logistics for volunteers are in place and
    seamless.
  • Work directly with Baltimore-based F2F
    Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate International and in-country travel,
    and other volunteer needs or requests.
  • The job holder will also be responsible
    for all In-country problem-solving regarding in-country travel and accommodations
  • Assist the F2F Program Country Director to
    manage relationships with volunteer hosts and in-country partner
    organizations
  • Coordinate relationship building efforts
    including host visits and departments in the CRS office.
  • Coordinate the logistics for the
    development of media Information gathering, promotional events and other
    activities related to the in-country role in CRS promotion of the F2F
    Program.
  • Accompany all volunteers to their host
    locations and travel to host sites as needed
  • Assist volunteer In her/his reimbursement
    form processing at end of volunteer assignment
  • Maintain contact with the other three F2F
    CRS Country Programs and Offices when developing media information,
    promotional events and other activities related to  promotion of the F2F Program.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • At least three to five
    experience in travel coordination and customer service
  • Strong organizational
    skills
  • Offer high degree of
    professionalism
  • Maintain positive
    attitude while solving problems and interacting with internal and external
    contacts
  • Proven discretion with
    confidential issues.
  • Ability to work
    independently to solve problems amicably
  • Strong networking,
    negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage
    priorities
  • Excellent team ethic and
    flexibility
  • The applicant should
    possess the ability to work with a diverse cast of stakeholders
  • Computer proficiency
    particularly Microsoft Office Suite
  • The applicant should
    preferably be a former volunteer, intern or possess fellow management
    experience
  • Models stewardship
  • Builds constructive
    relationships
  • Possess a high degree
    of integrity
  • Promotes learning
How to Apply:
If you are Interested and meet these minimum qualifications, please
submit CV, cover letter, and three work references (names and contact
information only) to ReliefUgJobs@gmail.com
NB: Ugandan nationals are
encouraged to apply.  This position is
contingent upon CRS being awarded the contract and acceptance of the candidate
by the donor.
F2F County Program in Uganda is an equal opportunity organization.
For more information, Please visit www.crs.org
Deadline:  27th September 2013
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