Project Coordinator UN World Food Programme AMS NGO Jobs – Self Help Africa

Job Title:     Project Coordinator
Organization: Self Help
Africa
Project Name: Agriculture
and Market Support (AMS) Project
Funding Source: UN World Food
Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
About US:
Self Help Africa (SHA) is an International Non–Governmental
Organisation implementing rural development, sustainable food and livelihoods
security programmes in nine countries in Africa. SHA’s vision is an
economically thriving and resilient rural Africa with a mission to support
sustainable livelihoods for Uganda’s smallholder farmers.
About WFP AMS Project:
 Self Help Africa Uganda, in
partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), will implement Agriculture and
Market Support (AMS) Project in the Districts of Masindi, Kiryandongo and
Adjumani, from June 2017 to May 2018. The project will offer training and other
capacity building services intended to improve livelihoods for 3,000 farmers.
Job Summary: The Project
Coordinator will be responsible for overall project management, including
planning, implementation and quality control of the AMS Project. The incumbent
will manage financial resources; supervise field officers and manage
counterpart relationships with stakeholders at the district level.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will prepare and
    oversee  project  implementation   plans and ensure effective project
    management to ensure  timely  delivery 
    of programme activities 
    including  monitoring  against 
    log frames,  performance  management  work plans.
  • Mentor and supervise project staff and
    provide technical assistance to staff in agribusiness,    value chain analysis   and development, competitiveness,   business enabling environments, and
    marketing associations.
  • Take lead in networking, coordination and
    linkage of farmer-field schools and 
    sub-county field  school
    networks to produce dealers,  small
    and medium size enterprises  and
    financial  institutions
  • Develop guidelines including training,
    monitoring and evaluation tools, bulking and collective  sale of produce
  • Assist the field officers to
    conduct/facilitate  trainings   on relevant technical   areas including   farming   as a business. Postharvest handling,
    market information systems, warehouse receipt system, VSLA, and value
    addition.
  • Establish, support and coordinate
    activities at satellite bulking centres/stores and ensure to ensure
    efficient data collection and entry.
  • Plan and organize exchange visits and
    capacity building of producer organisations and associations on
    organizational, business development and market information  systems.
  • Supervise the construction/rehabilitation
    and or management of produce stores/warehouses.
  • Develop assessment tools and conduct  baseline 
    surveys,  needs,  monitoring  and 
    evaluation  assessments
    accordingly.
  • Develop weekly, monthly and quarterly work
    plans and timely implementation of project activities.
  • Conduct participatory   market  
    research,   market
    opportunity   identification and
    market chain analysis for selected crops and link farmers groups to the
    produce markets.
  • Develop training resources and streamline
    gender,   HIV/AIDs and nutrition at
    all levels of  project
    implementation.
  • Supervise and provide technical assistance
    to Project Officers  to promote  and work 
    to expand  community
    capacity  agro-marketing,  with sensitivity  to the political and cultural context.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Project Coordinator
    job opportunity should hold a University degree in Agribusiness, business
    administration, marketing or related business qualification.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the
    field of agribusiness/agricultural production, agricultural produce
    marketing, market information and linkages.
  • Previous experience in managing businesses
    in agricultural value chains with the private sector or NGO
  • Supporting small-scale farmers in
    enhancement of produce quality, post-harvest handling, and produce
    bulking, collective marketing and market information is required
  • Strong reporting skills and ability to
    meet tight deadlines skills with attention to detail and data accuracy.
    Competence in MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint
  • Fluent in English is required and fluency
    in either Luo, Madi, Runyoro or Swahili will be an added advantage.
  • Good motorcycle riding skills and valid
    riding permit.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a filled application form, download
here
, with a cover letter indicating 3 referees, two of whom should
have been direct supervisors to uganda@selfhelpafrica.net including your name
and the job being applied for in the Subject Line.
Deadline: 26th June 2017
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