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Project Manager – Securing Land for Sustainable Agribusiness Project NGO Jobs - ZOA


Organization: ZOA
Duty station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager

About ZOA:
ZOA is an international NGO that is inspired by Christian identity and biblical message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its headquarters in the Netherlands.
ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on three continents.  At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.

In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.

Job Summary: The Project Manager will be based in Nwoya Field Office responsible for the implementation of ZOA projects in line with the full project proposal, both financial and programmatic.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Leadership and management:
·         Oversees the activities that are to be conducted by the co-implementing partner and makes efforts to ensure accountability.
·         Contributes to programme and knowledge development specifically related to land rights and agri-business.
Project management:
·         Plans, organizes and manages the implementation of activities as described in the project proposal in line with ZOA’s strategy, its country annual plan and programme plan.
·         Develop and implement procurement and M&E plans
·         Provides technical support and ensures effective support to implementation of the project engaging with the PGA department;
·         Reports on the project progress through a Project Implementation Plan (PIP) on a monthly basis; and writes donor reports in line with contractual obligations.
·         Manage project budget and ensure expenses are incurred in line with approved budget.
·         Contributes to ZOA’s quarterly Country Annual Plan (CAP).
·         In conjunction with the Programme Manager, acts as final responsible for the proper training and guidance of farmers benefitted through the project;
·         Participate in and sometimes lead development of land security and agri-business project proposals.
·         Organizes meetings with relevant land and agriculture stakeholders in liaison with project staff to build and maintain relations.
HR/admin/finance:
·         Budget owner of project:
·         Approval of expenditures and related cost allocations, on the basis of approved project and programme  organization budgets;
·         Contribute to the recruitment of well-qualified project staff if and when necessary reviewing the job descriptions, participating in job interviews;
·         Ensures that project staff are conversant with their job description, ZOA’s internal regulations, standards, policies and donor regulations and get acquainted with their colleagues in the land security project team;
·         Supervises and carries out periodical evaluation of the performance of the staff assigned to this project against established performance objectives in a timely manner. Generally, ensures adherence to ZOA’s PME system
·         Ensures capacity building on key project concepts and approaches with support from PGA department and/or other ZOA staff.
·         Recommends strategic training opportunities for project staff.
·         Serves as key field team focal point when further guidance is needed;
·         Ensures effective leave management within the project team, in liaison with the field administrator.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the ZOA Uganda job placement must hold a Degree in Law, Social Studies, Land Management, Agriculture or other relevant field.
·         Five years of successful project cycle management skills and experience in a similar position implementing land tenure projects ideally involving customary land tenure systems, land use (ideally agri-business related), gender and community-based land dispute resolutions.
·         Sound understanding of customary land tenure in Acholi an added advantage.
·         Climate Smart Agriculture experience is an added advantage.
·         Competence in agro-business plan development and cost-benefit analysis is an added advantage.
·         Excellent spoken and written command of English and Luo.
·         Good communication, writing and facilitation skills.
·         Innovative, creative and enthusiastic.
·         Participative leadership.
·         Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement.
·         Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth.
·         Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision.
·         Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word.
·         Ability to work in an innovative environment where plans are developed fast and being open for change.
·         Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license
·         Flexibility and adaptability.
·         Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity. 
·         Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines.
·         Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in rehabilitation work.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification, experience, knowledge, skills, attributes and abilities should send their applications including a cover letter, updated CV (with three professional referees) of which one could be your pastor or priest addressed to ZOA Uganda to hr@zoa.ug.

NB: Please do not submit Testimonials/certificates to your email application. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 14th May, 2018

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