Project Manager Employment Placement – Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)

Job Title:        Project Manager
Organisation: Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
About US:
Trust
for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU) is a local NGO  whose mission is to improve the livelihoods of
the most vulnerable members of the community through agricultural
transformation, learning to improve and expand their focus towards skilled,
transparent and business-minded members of the community in northern Uganda. It
achieves this through; sustainable farming practices, Livestock farming,
Environmental protection and conservation practices, Support provision of
education and skills, Support provision of health and sanitation services to
the target communities, Land rights awareness, Implementation of enterprise
development and income generation activities; and advocacy for promotion
child/widows protection policies among others.
About Project:
TAOU
is undertaking a project named Agri-Enterprise in Sunflower, Soya bean, Simsim
and Sorghum for small scale farmers to be implemented over three years with
relevant district structures in Pader district commencing on 1st April 2016.
This district face the challenges from climate change induced prolonged
droughts and food insecurity as well as refugee influx as a result of conflict
in the neighbouring state of South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Project Manager will take the overall responsibility
of leading, coordinating, planning, supervising, controlling and facilitating
the enhancement of the Agri-Enterprise in Sunflower, Soya bean, Simsim and
Sorghum for small scale farmers Project, build an effective team and enabling
environment to achieve project results. The incumbent will work closely with
the District Advisory Committee Members, government officials and Trust for
Africas Orphans (TAO).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide overall leadership and management for
    project implementation against project plans and donor requirements.
  • Work in liaison with other staff in
    collection and verification of baseline data
  • In charge of the identification and
    registration of beneficiaries, organisation of the training clusters,
    commencement of training in Sustainable Agriculture, provision of crop
    inputs, planting and nurturing of the crops, ensure correct harvest and
    short term storage of crop products and bulking them in the Coop store
  • Ensure appropriate and cost effective
    budgeting and accountability for project activities
  • Establish coordination, networking and
    liaison with partners, government, private sector and day today
    and/occasional communication with TAOU and TAO.
  • Actively facilitate the development and
    application of a strong and functioning Monitoring and Evaluation
    (M&E) systems and ensure effective compliance mechanisms across the
    project team.
  • Initiate the procurement, appropriate use and
    maintenance of equipment, goods and services as are needed to achieve the
    project objectives, while applying TAOU policies and systems.
  • Quality and timely periodical and special
    project reporting to TAOU and donors
  • Represent TAOU at internal and external
    forums/networks at regional/district level, establishing and maintaining
    contact with a range of organisations and individuals who can support the
    programme.
  • Work closely with crop buyers such as Mukwano
    group of Companies, Mt. Meru Ltd, Nile Breweries and others for
    maintaining stipulated quality standards and need-based revision of the
    quality standards as per market requirements
  • Work in liaison with Extension and
    Cooperatives staff to register farmers, organize them into farmer groups
    and strengthen their capacity to commercialise and market their produce
  • Mentor and train the farmer groups in
    preparation of agribusiness plans and arrange for capacity building for
    the farmers in financial management and record keeping
  • Work with the project staff and farmers to
    ensure quality agro-products are delivered into the marketing chain
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned
    to you by your supervisor that promote the aims and objectives of the
    organisation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should ideally hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Development studies or Business
    Administration/ Studies or Finance and Accounting from a recognized
    University/ Institution.
  • A minimum of three years’ working experience
    in NGOs in the mid-level management position
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of project
    cycle management including implementation of M&E framework and excel
    spreadsheets
  • Excellent team building, communication,
    facilitation, time management skills, high level of self -awareness and
    ability to take initiative
  • Broad understanding of at least one of the
    thematic program areas of Food Security and livelihoods, Climate change
    adaptation as well as Land rights awareness.
  • Excellent in diversified partnership/
    institutional relationship development and management skills -like
    humanitarian actors, government, private sector and NGOs.
  • Fluent in Luo or Acholi.
How to Apply: 
All
candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs, photocopies
of testimonials, three professional references including their telephone
contacts via post, email or hand deliver to the address below:
The
Board Secretary,
TAOU
Board of Directors,
Plot
No. 152, Mutesa 11 Road, Ntinda Nakawa
P.O.
Box, 4523, Kampala, Uganda.
Email: info@taouganda.org
Deadline: 18th March 2016 by 5:00 PM

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