USAID Uganda United States Peace Corps Vacancies – Feed The Future Coordinator (FtFC)

Organisation: United States Peace Corps (PC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Peace Corps Uganda, Director of Programming and
Training
About United States Peace Corps (PC):
Peace Corps (PC) is an agency of the United States Government, which
brings American volunteer development workers to assist Uganda in capacity
building and technical assistance activities in Health, Education and Community
Economic Development. There are about 160 Volunteers assigned to non-government
organizations, government entities, clinics, colleges and schools. Peace Corps
also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and
Ugandans.  All positions require excellent command of English, both
spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written in at least one widely
spoken Ugandan language. 
About Feed The Future:
Feed the Future is the United States Government’s global hunger and
food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to address the
root causes of hunger and poverty and forge long-term solutions to chronic food
insecurity and under-nutrition.
Job Summary: The Feed the Future Coordinator (FtF) will be
providing national-level technical leadership and expertise to Peace Corps’
Feed the Future Interagency Partnership.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Routinely coordinate
    with USAID/Uganda and two regional technical coordinators as team leader
    in all aspects of developing and supporting Peace Corps Volunteer food
    security activities.
  • Prepare and compile
    program reports for PC/Uganda, USAID/Uganda and PC/HQ to demonstrate the
    use and impact of PC/Uganda’s contributions to Feed the Future.
  • Develop Volunteer work
    sites with partners.
  • Offer technical
    resource information and technical training and coaching to Volunteers and
    their counterparts.
  • Support Volunteers in
    monitoring their work and reporting outcomes.
  • Co-develop a Project
    Advisory Committee.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:-
  • The ideal United
    States Peace Corps (PC) should possess a Master’s degree in Business,
    Agro-business, Marketing, Agriculture or related field or appropriate
    education and professional experience mix.
  • At least five years’
    experience, ten years is desirable, in the field of marketing and
    agribusiness, finance and business, agro business development.
  • The Peace Corps Uganda
    should be highly dynamic and experienced professional in
    agriculture/business field.
  • The applicant should
    have the passion and creative drive to join this project technically
    supporting over 40 Volunteers in Uganda to promote better harvest handling
    techniques and field-to-market solutions, to enable Ugandan farmers and
    farming associations to develop strong business skills and access to
    financial markets.
  • Excellent skills in
    networking, negotiation, partnership development, and the ability of
    strategic thinking that can support, guide and nurture Volunteers’ and
    host organizations towards shared goals.
  • Possess an excellent
    command of English, both spoken and written;
  • Possess the ability to
    work independently with little supervision;
  • Excellent organization
    and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative;
  • Be an excellent team
    leader and teamwork skills,
  • Strong service
    attitude;
  • High personal
    integrity;
  • Excellent
    cross-cultural skills;
  • Possess excellent
    interpersonal skills,
  • Possess a keen
    interest in Uganda’s development; and ability to travel extensively.
How to Apply:
All applications should be sent electronically. Please attach a Word
formatted letter of interest and resume and names and contact information for
three references to: applications@ug.peacecorps.gov. Also, please clearly
indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email. All
submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be
returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and
invited for an interview. If called for an interview, you will be expected to
bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1).
Deadline:  9th June, 2014

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