DANIDA-DAR Project Jobs – Regional Program Officer at Uganda National Agro Input Dealers’ Association (UNADA)

Organisation: Uganda National Agro Input Dealers’
Association (UNADA)
Funding Source: DANIDA-DAR (Development Assistance to
Refugee Hosting areas)
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
About US:
Uganda National Agro Input Dealers’
Association (UNADA) is the national apex organization for all agro-input
dealers in Uganda registered under the NGO statute in 2003. UNADA believes that
the private sector input dealers are the engine of growth for the Ugandan
agricultural sector and are a prime force behind the modernization of Uganda’s
agriculture and the achievement of national food security. Our mission is “to
represent, network and empower member Agra- dealers to operate sustainable
profitable businesses providing quality agro- vet inputs and services to
farmers.” UNADA has over 1,000 members organized in regions and district-level
branches. It provides skills development, credit linkages, market development,
market linkages, policy and advocacy services to respond to the changing needs
of the Agro Input sector.
About DANIDA-DAR Project:
UNADA has received support from
DANIDA-DAR (Development Assistance to Refugee Hosting areas) to implement
strategic intervention for agricultural production and marketing in Arua, Nebbi
and Zombo districts. The main target is to increase the value of agricultural
crop production for participating small scale farmer’s by 25% over a two year
period (2016-18). The project will work with 1,320 farmer groups in Arua, Nebbi
and Zombo districts. The implementation of the project will be in close
collaboration with the respective District Local Governments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The
job holder takes overall responsibility for managing the project and
implementing the strategic intervention for agricultural production and
marketing in Arua, Nebbi and Zombo districts.
·        
Prepare
quarterly work plans and budgets in accordance with the approved guidelines.
·        
Ensure
that activities are implemented in accordance with the donor implementation
guidelines.
·        
Prepare
and submit monthly and quarterly progress reports
·        
Work
closely with the DAR Regional Coordinator based in Arua.
·        
Work
in liaison with the DLGs of the project districts about issues relating to agricultural
production and marketing in the respective districts.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences
or similar (Agribusiness Management preferred).
·        
A
minimum of four years’ experience in agricultural development work, with two
years’ experience in management positions
·        
Excellent
mobilization and communication skills
·        
Good
facilitation, documentation and interpersonal skills
·        
Fluency
in English and the local language in West Nile Sub-region is a must
·        
Computer
literacy skills i.e. MS Office
·        
Skills
in institutional development and strengthening is an added advantage.
·        
Possession
of a valid motorcycle riding permit
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications addressed to the Executive Director,
Uganda National Agro-input Dealers’ Association (UNADA) via E-mail to nangulumoses@gmail.com. The
application should include the following: a Cover letter, an updated Curriculum-Vitae
(including three relevant references) and copies of academic documents.
Deadline: Friday, 8th January,
2016 by 5 p.m.

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