3 USAID Project Agriculture Team Leader Employment Opportunities – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Karamoja,
Kigezi and Acholi, Uganda
Reports to: ERD Manager
About Us:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods
are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of
their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been
working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones
where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million
displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and
looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children
from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
About USAID Project:
International Rescue Committee is planning to implement a forthcoming
five-year $22-24 million USAID Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition
(ICAN) project aiming to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable
households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households, improving
nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthening community and
local governance.
Job Summary:  The Agriculture Team Leader will ensure
quality and scalability of the agriculture component of the ICAN project. The
position is the focal point for the design and regular review of agriculture
strategies and modules. The Agriculture Team Leader should ensure that the
implementation strategies and approaches used are appropriate and
cost-efficient in increasing farm production and productivity. The Agriculture
Team Leader will be responsible for supporting Agriculture Officers towards
program deliverables including activities such as value chain assessments,
module design for farmer’s field schools with demonstration plots, organizing
and mobilizing of farmer’s collectives, and supporting collective marketing
efforts. The Agriculture Team leader will also be responsible for establishing
relationships with public and private sector actors to ensure smooth,
coordinated implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
With her/his team develop and submit monthly
work plans to Livelihoods Manager for review every 5th day of the month
Ensure that the monthly work plans are cognizant
of the project work plan, indicator tracking sheet and spending plan
Submit monthly progress reports against work
plan to the ERD Manager every 5th day of the month
Conduct monthly project review and planning
meetings with Agriculture Officers; during the meeting, resolve observed
obstacles, develop wok plan & cash need for subsequent month, and compile
progress report for the month under review.
Conduct weekly meetings with each Agriculture
Officer to review progress against set targets, provide performance feedback
and provide technical guidance on how the staff can overcome the obstacles
observed in current week
Carry out probation and annual performance
evaluations of field officers within five days of due date
Resolve disciplinary issues that arise with ERD
staff and inform ERD Manager same day of incident
Ensure advance leave scheduling for staff and
inform ERD Manager ahead of time
Ensure that all the Agriculture Officers
complete and submit their timesheets by the 5th day of the subsequent month
Foster the spirit of cohesion, teamwork,
professionalism and mutual respect within the Agriculture team
Ensure coordination with local stakeholders in
both private and public sector as well as with other organizations.
Collaborate effectively with other livelihoods
staff and project staff

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a University degree in
agriculture; specialized training in value chain development, farming as a
business and collective marketing is an added advantage.
At least two to three years of experience in
implementing livelihoods and agriculture projects with a good aptitude of logical
framework approach;
Previous experience with rural growth strategies
including, value chain development, local economic development, market-driven
agricultural and private sector development initiatives.
Strong computer skills and analytical report
Security awareness
Attention to details.
Ability to plan ahead and yet accommodate
unexpected tasks.
Excellent networking and liaison skills.
Flexible and able to adapt to the logistics
Fluency in English Language, both written and,
spoken is required
Working Environment: One Agriculture Team Leader
will be based on a field office in Acholi, Kigezi or Karamoja sub-region with
frequent travel to project sites within target districts in the sub-region.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CVs and cover letters clearly indicating the position applied for as the
subject to: UA-IRCJobs@Rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration
department, International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 8th December
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