USAID PIN Project URC Careers – Technical Manager – Livelihoods/Agriculture

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID funded Production for Improved
Nutrition (PIN)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About URC:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a
global company founded in the United States in 1965 dedicated to improving the
quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a
non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects
in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC provides a range of
technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service
quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up
locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.
About USAID PIN Project:
RECO Industries is implementing the USAID
funded Production for Improved Nutrition (PIN) project that seeks to reduce the
burden of under nutrition in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Technical Manager –
Livelihoods/Agriculture will take the lead in implementing livelihoods and
agricultural components of the project. The Livelihoods/Agriculture component
(Intermediate Result 3) is designed to strengthen the livelihoods of small
scale farmers through improved agricultural production (sub IR3.1) and
increased market access (sub IR3.2). The IR3 Technical Manager (TM) will report
to the Chief of Party and will be the principal technical person for activities
and interventions related to addressing increasing agricultural production of
nutrient dense food crops and household incomes of local farmers. The Technical
Manager will directly supervise the Regional Agricultural Field Officers
(RAFOs) and the Agricultural Specialist (AS).  As the principal technical advisor for these
interventions, the Livelihoods/Agriculture TM will facilitate the achievement
of the anticipated program results. He or she will coordinate the analysis of
needs at the community level, assess resources available for addressing the
needs of local farmers of vulnerable households, and suggest approaches for
filling gaps in programming. The TM will consider innovative approaches, as
appropriate, and recommend how they may be implemented and their impact
addressed. Where feasible, this individual will promote integration of program
components, as designated by USAID, and reinforce them through relevant
approaches. The TM will also facilitate on-going oversight and monitoring of
implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Support
development of the project annual work plan by developing interventions and
activities relating to increased food production and household incomes;
·        
The
incumbent will build, strengthen and create farmers’ producer organizations
(POs), Rural Producer Organizations (RPOs) and Area Cooperative Enterprises
(ACEs);
·        
Make
recommendations and consider innovative approaches, as appropriate, and
determine how they may be implemented and their impact assessed in line with
the project results framework (RF);
·        
Identify
capacity needs for RAFO’s, Agricultural Specialist, AFOs, PO, and ACEs and
develop appropriate training programs, job aides, and other program resources
as appropriate;
·        
Oversee
the training of farmers groups and regular support supervision visits;
·        
Actively
facilitate on-going tracking of indicators reported under Intermediate Result
(IR) 3;
·        
Monitor
activity implementation and provide written and verbal reports on progress as
required;
·        
Significantly
contribute to the development, collection and use of public relations materials
including notes from the field, photos, and other information as needed;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate for the USAID PIN Project Technical Manager – Livelihoods/Agriculture
vacancy should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline or
equivalent experience
·        
A
minimum of five (5) years of significant professional experience in
implementing and managing agriculture and livelihood  programs in Uganda as well as development
activities at the community and household levels
·        
Technical
expertise pertinent to agriculture and livelihood development programs
·        
Experience
in capacity building and transfer of skills is also essential
·        
Detailed
knowledge and commitment to addressing gender equality in agriculture is
required
·        
Excellent
administrative and organizational management skills
·        
Excellent
verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English
·        
Strong
analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
·        
Team
player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
·        
Possess
the ability to work with all levels of national and international staff, as
well as clients
·        
Advanced
proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should Apply Online by clicking on the web link below.  The applicants should upload an updated CV/Résumé
and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application
form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical
Data Sheet as well.
NB:
Only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for
this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are
active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain
your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us
otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.
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