Programme Assistant Vacancy at The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

Organization: The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern
and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Reports to: Programme Manager, EAAPP
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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, Southern Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and. 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
Job Summary: The Programme Assistant will be responsible for providing support
to the Programme Manager in delivering his/her mandate in ASARECA.
Key Duties and
  • Monitor and track EAAPP
    progress in the 4 centres of excellence by receiving periodic reports from
    stakeholders, reviewing and providing feedback on the quality of the
  • Participate in planning
    of regional activities and participating in EAAPP country programme
    meetings (planning, priority setting, reviews)
  • Liaise with country
    programmes on programme development issues
  • Engage in information
    gathering, sharing and communication on best practices and application of
    ASARECA support and interventions
  • Offer analytical
    summaries of ASARECA support to the EAAPP participating countries
  • Represent the Programme
    Manager in internal and external meetings organized by ASARECA secretariat
  • Receive and Respond to
    inquiries from different stakeholders pertaining to programme work
  • Coordinate workshop
    duties/activities i.e. drawing up a list of invitees, prepare the workshop
    budgets, draft invitation letters, repertoire, compile workshop
    publications and proceedings, facilitation, etc
  • Assist in preparing
    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.
  • 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
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should hold
    a Masters degree in Business Administration, Agricultural Economics or
    other business related field.
  • The candidate should
    possess five years of practical experience preferably in private sector
    setup 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.
  • Demonstrated progressive
    experience in administrative services.
How to Apply:
If you believe you fit the required profile, please
send your application in confidence to the address below. Please indicate the job
title on the subject line 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: Head of Human Resources and
Administration, ASARECA, Plot 5 Mpigi Road, P. O. Box 765 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 556 / 414 321 885
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Friday, 4th October 2013

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