USAID Ftf Project Jobs – Capacity Development Specialist at ACDI/VOCA

Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: USAID-funded Feed the Future Commodity
Production Activity Project (FtF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About ACDI/VOCA:
Since 1963 and in 146
countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional
nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA
is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical
and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise
development, community development and food security in order to promote
broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has
approximately 60 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $173 million.
About USAID FtF Project:
ACDI / VOCA will implement an
anticipated large, multi-year USAID-funded project, the Feed the Future Uganda
Producer Organizations Activity Project. Together with local and international
partners and in support of USAID/Uganda’s Feed the Future (FtF) initiatives,
ACDI/ VOCA’s program will work to strengthen the governance, management,
service delivery and local level advocacy capacities of producer organizations
(POs) within the FtF zone of influence in order to;
1)     
Increase
the involvement of POs in business-oriented activities along the value chains
2)    
Improve
PO governance and management structures that efficiently and effectively
provide services responsive to the needs of their members
3)    
Improve
the agricultural enabling environment at the local government level.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Steer
    the design, development, and evaluation of capacity building strategy,
    approaches, and tools for strengthening the capacity of and coordination
    between regional, district and local government institutions and local
    civil-society partners.
  • Identify
    capacity-building specific issues, risks and improvements related to
    program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program
    adjustments.
  • Keenly
    engage with government stakeholders and relevant private sector actors in
    developing strong public/private partnerships to ensure development of an
    integrated public/private environment.
  • Represent
    ACDI/VOCA and the project at technical working group meetings with USAID
    and the Government of Uganda as needed.
  • Actively
    contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program
    activities and results to the donor, including progress reports, and
    annual reports.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Capacity Development Specialist should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    education, social work, or other relevant field (a diploma in a relevant
    field and an additional five years of experience could be substituted for
    a Bachelor’s degree).
  • At
    least five years’ experience in capacity development of producer
    organizations, Community-Based Organizations, or associations.
  • Possess
    the ability to design capacity-building strategies based on clear needs
    identification and understanding of the operating contexts and
    demonstrable experience of working with producer organizations and
    implementation of capacity development programs.
  • Past
    exposure and experience of working with national or local government and
    understanding of systems that facilitate capacity development processes
    for identified producer organizations.
  • Excellent
    track record of achieving results in similar types of skill development
    activities.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their updated resumes to AVUganda@joinav.org.
Please write the position for which you are applying, in the email subject
line. Resumes should list long-term employment history and any relevant
short-term consulting work.
NB: While we thank all applicants for their
interest, only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: 19th June,
2015

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