USAKSS Coordinator Job Vacancy – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Title:   USAKSS Coordinator
Organisation: Ministry
of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
  Entebbe, Uganda
The Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Regional
Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support system East and Central Africa-ReSAKSS
ECA Secretariat in the implementation of activities of the Uganda Strategic
Analysis and Knowledge Support system (USAKSS) Node.
Job Summary:  The USAKSS Coordinator will provide
intellectual leadership to the Uganda Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support
System (USAKSS) Node and oversee all its activities while forging close
collaborative links with the agriculture sector, line ministries, National
Bureau of Statistics, policy think tanks and networks, universities and other
research organizations, private sector and civil society organizations, and development
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of developing project annual work plans
for endorsement by the USAKSS Steering Committee;
Regular review of work plans to ensure tasks and
milestones are achieved in a timely manner and prepare periodic reports;
Convening various dialogue forums including
stakeholder workshops and make presentations as necessary;
Building and strengthening a network of partners on
the demand and supply sides of the agriculture policy analysis in Uganda;
Building and maintaining effective partnerships with
a wide range of key stakeholders and partners to support agriculture policy
analysis and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in Uganda;
Supporting M&E of the agriculture sector,
including taking responsibility for the preparation of various M&E products
including country trends and outlook reports, impact evaluation reports and
other reports in support of the mutual accountability agenda in the sector;
In charge of participating in strategic analysis
activities of USAKSS to fill knowledge gaps;
Supporting knowledge management and communications for
agriculture policy including establishment of a policy resource centre (PRC),
organising knowledge sharing events such as stakeholder dialogue forums and
policy conferences in collaboration with key agriculture stakeholders in
Supporting capacity strengthening of human and
institutional capacity within the agriculture sector so as to improve the
quality of policy analysis, planning, implementation and M&E;
In charge of managing the project team to achieve
USAKSS objectives by guiding them to effectively employ their technical,
organisational, administrative skills together with their knowledge and/or
experience, for successful achievement of project objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should be a Ugandan in possession of a
Bachelors’ degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Development Studies,
Statistics, Business Administration, Commerce or Business Studies plus a
Masters’ degree in any of the above fields.
A minimum of five years’ experience in an
agricultural related field.
Broad knowledge and skills in monitoring and
Working knowledge skills in policy analysis and
Excellent analytical and reporting skills;
Prior exposure and experience in project management;
Skills in resource mobilization and financial
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with
multiple partners and operational staff
Proven track record in coordinating multi sectoral and
multi stakeholder teams in the agriculture sector;
Proven track record in delivering on time on complex
and high-profile tasks;
Demonstrated skills in team leadership,
Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised
Problem solving skills and sound decision making
Good team player;
Strong communication skills (written and oral) in
English language;
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send the Public Service Commission
PSC Job Application Forms, download here and
submit them in triplicate to: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture,
Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 102, Entebbe, Open Registry, Uganda
Deadline: 13th October, 2015.
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