Programme Officer Agribusiness EDF DINU Grant Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office
of the Prime Minister (OPM) 
Project Name: Development
Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
Funding Source: European
Development Fund (EDF)
Duty Station: Gulu,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
About US:
The Government of Uganda has
received a grant from the 11th European Development Funds towards the
Development Initiative of Northern Uganda (DINU). The Programme is intended to
eradicate poverty and under-nutrition and strengthen the foundations for
sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in the sub-regions of
Acholi, Lango, Teso, West Nile and Karamoja, and as such promote sustainable
and inclusive socio-economic development. It will provide support in the three
focal sectors identified in the National Indicative Programme (Food Security
and Agriculture; Transport Infrastructure and Good Governance).
Job Summary: The Programme
Officer Agribusiness (Agriculture & Enterprise Development) will provide
strategic direction and systematic planning, supervision, monitoring and
reporting on all agriculture and agribusiness related interventions under DINU.
He/she will work under the direct supervision of the DINU Regional Coordinator
and receives technical support and backstopping from the Technical Advisor of
the DINU Technical Assistance Team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop
    in close consultation with the Regional Coordinator, the Technical
    Advisor, and the district local governments, an overall intervention
    strategy for coordination, monitoring and support of public/ private
    agriculture and agribusiness components of DINU in line with the Financing
    Agreement;
  • Identify
    in close collaboration with District Local Governments and implementing
    partners and private sector individuals and organizations suitable
    agricultural and agribusiness interventions based on existing policies,
    district development plans and best practices, and ensure their timely and
    quality execution;
  • Undertake
    regular visits to the districts and communities to support the
    implementation of activities under DINU to ensure adherence to
    implementation guidelines, targets, time schedules and sector standards
    and norms;
  • Assist
    the Regional Coordinator in preparing and supervising of public and
    private agriculture and agri-business-oriented tenders and calls for
    proposals and subsequent (grant) contracts;
  • Assist
    the Regional Coordinator in monitoring and reporting of programme outputs
    and results in line with the DINU’s monitoring tools and guidelines;
  • Build
    capacity of District Local Governments and implementing partners to engage
    with
  • private
    sector activities and to technically execute, monitor and report on
    (grant) contracts;
  • Represent
    as assigned by the Regional Coordinator DINU in meetings with regional and
    district authorities, implementing partners and other programmes in the
    region;
  • Assist
    the Regional Coordinator in preparing annual and quarterly work plans,
    budgets and reports for DINU;
  • Contribute
    to program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic reporting;
  • Provide
    coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and
    launch of the call for proposals relating to agri business and their
    implementation/operational guidance at the district and community levels;
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator.



 Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Postgraduate degree in Agricultural Economics,
    Agribusiness or a related field;
  • Honours
    Bachelors’ degree in Rural Development, Agriculture, Economics or a
    related field;
  • Qualifications/training
    and proven experience in project planning, monitoring and reporting;
  • A
    minimum of five (5) years, of relevant professional experience in the
    agricultural sector, at community level with farmer groups and
    organizations in a wide range of institutional environments;
  • A
    minimum of three years in a senior position in community livelihoods
    improvement projects/programmes;
  • Experience
    in VSLA methodology;
  • Experience
    with agricultural financing, value chain development and public/private
    sector partnerships will be a significant advantage;
  • Experience
    with donor funded programmes and EDF procedures will be an added
    advantage.
  • A
    self-motivated, results-oriented person with impeccable integrity, and the
    ability to work under minimal supervision, with a high sense of duty and
    during long and irregular hours;
  • Excellent
    analytical, participatory and communication skills, both orally and in
    writing;
  • Excellent
    inter-personal and team-building skills;
  • Fully
    computer literate;
  • Willingness
    to travel widely within the project area;
  • Knowledge
    of the local language(s) will be an added advantage.
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom
MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily
unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail),
photocopy of the National ID should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
New Government Block,
Plot 9-11 Apollo Kaggwa Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda
NB: The application
forms should be delivered at the Human Resource Office 3rd Floor, Office of the
Prime Minister
Deadline: Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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