Knowledge Transfer Manager Career Opportunity – EastWest International

Job Title:         Knowledge
Transfer Manager
Organization: EastWest
International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: EWS-KT Director
About US:
East-West Seed Knowledge
Transfer works aiming at transferring knowledge to make vegetable production
more profitable for farmers by equipping them with the tools they need to
succeed: better knowledge and better agro-inputs. This can drive farmers’
demand for higher quality agro inputs and create new markets for input
suppliers. It has actively formed a base across the world including: Cambodia,
India, Indonesia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand, Tanzania and Uganda and
expanding to Nigeria and Bangladesh where the company seeks to grow new
markets.
Job Summary: The Knowledge
Transfer Manager will provide strategic direction and support all
pre-commercial project activities under the direction of EWS Knowledge Transfer
and in close cooperation with project partners. She/he will ensure that all KT
activities align to group objectives; to increase the profitability and
sustainability of vegetable production with smallholder farmers in areas where
the company has long-term ambition to grow new (or strengthen undeveloped)
markets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work
    closely with Knowledge Transfer Support (KTS) to identify project
    opportunities
  • Support
    with the development of concept notes and project proposals; liaising with
    partners and cooperating closely with KTS in the design and scope of
    activities
  • Ensure
    development of projects is aligned towards KT objectives (1) to increase
    the profitability and sustainability of vegetable production with
    smallholder farmers (2) in areas where the company has long-term ambition
    to grow new (or strengthen undeveloped) markets.
  • Update
    and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Provide
    leadership and strategic direction to a team of Technical Field Officers
  • Provide
    coaching and guidance to team to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Enable
    delivery of appropriate technical solutions Warmers (methodology and
    content) through identifying needs of team
  • Support
    team of Technical Field Officers to make and implement effective activity
    plans
  • Regular
    visit to project areas to maintain an overview of all project activities
  • Build
    constructive working relationship and closely coordinate activities with
    NGO partner
  • Steer
    KT activities according to project agreements to ensure agreed targets and
    objectives are met
  • Work
    in close cooperation with KTS, develop and oversee use of budget/s
  • Ensure
    finance department has information and documents in timely manner in order
    for them to make financial reports to partners and KTS
  • Support
    team to effectively use KT monitoring tools to provide accurate and up to
    date information on progress and impact of project activities
  • Make
    regular use of data to analyse progress and steer projects accordingly
  • Monitor
    and track project progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Participate
    and network in workshops, meetings and trainings which help increase
    impact and outreach of knowledge transfer activities
  • Act
    as main point of contact for any matters related to pre-commercial
    knowledge transfer
  • Pro-actively
    promote the impact of EWS-KT with relevant stakeholders in government,
    NGOs and private sector and advocate vegetable production as income
    opportunity



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold an MSc in agriculture or a relevant field
  • Proven
    experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position 5 years
  • Thorough
    understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Good
    track record in training trainers and farmers
  • International
    work experience an advantage
  • Solid
    leadership and organizational skills including attention to detail and
    multitasking
  • Independent
    thinking, practically oriented
  • Analytical
    mind with problem-solving skills
  • Good
    facilitation, communication and people skills
  • Good
    understanding of vegetable production and markets in the Uganda
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent
    knowledge of MS Office and Google.
  • Proven
    experiences working with NGOs, donors and government
NB: Qualified
women are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their application letters and updated CVs (max. 3 pages)
to ews-international.recruitment@eastwestseed.com.
Please DO NOT attach
certificates or academic qualification.
Deadline: 18th February 2018
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