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Agribusiness Coordinator Non-profit Jobs - CARE International

Job Title:             Agribusiness Coordinator
Organization: CARE International
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

Job Summary:   The Agribusiness Coordinator will be a dynamic team player with strong technical skills in Climate SMART agriculture, the gender intersection with agriculture, food insecurity and land ownership and farmer field business schools. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the strategic development, and mainstreaming of gender & SRHR in the agricultural component of the WAY program. This entails conducting gender analysis of the farmer groups and village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) in the eight districts of West Nile and Northern Uganda namely; Moyo, Adjumani, Arua, Agago, Amuru, Aleptong, Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo. He/She will be familiar with the development and humanitarian nexus and a passion for economic empowerment of women, promoting gender equality and diversity, engaging men and boys and curbing gender based violence. He/she will have strong mobilisation, networking and relationship building skills and familiar with working in various partnership frameworks at local Government and National levels. The Agri business coordinator will provide technical oversight in all capacity development interventions, needs assessment, mentorship and support supervision of the farmer groups. The position is based in Gulu. The Key Responsibilities for the position is to lead the design and roll out of the engendering of the agricultural elements of the WAY program, first and foremost. Provide advisory support and guidance to the initiative manager and the rest of the team. Roll out the Gender-Sensitive Livelihood Security approach, gender integration in farmer empowerment processes, build capacities of farmer groups gender justice and equality. He/She will also ensure periodic project reviews, documentation, and timely reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical support to IPOs (50 % of time): Assess, facilitate and strengthen the Capacity of partner organizations of NURI.
  • Lead the gender analysis and SRH assessment of all the NURI Farmer groups, VSLA, District Agricultural extension personnel and partners.
  • Develop capacity strengthening plans to adopt gender transformative programmatic approach that emphasizes gender equity and diversity.
  • Conduct an extensive mapping of health care facilities and volunteers who need training in Gender equity and diversity and SRHR
  • Train identified NURI groups and partners in Gender mainstreaming and SRHR.
  • Develop quarterly and annual implementation plans for the agricultural component of this program.
  • Produce qualitative and quantitative monthly, quarterly and annual reports for this component which are evidence based.
  • Provide tools, formats, manuals and guides to NURI partners to improve project quality e.g. story telling guides, project review guides, GBV toolkit, Gender self-assessment tools.
  • Conduct TOTs in GED methodology, SRH, RMM among others
  • Mentor, coach and monitor the progress of the NURI partners and groups
  • Support partners to achieve timely project targets and outputs.
  • Ensure that partners submit timely and quality reports
  • Share monitoring progress reports on a regular basis.
Partnerships (25%): Ensure a high level of coordination and nurtured relationships with partners and between partners to exploit learning, sharing and dissemination opportunities
  • Develop and support an excellent and transparent working relationship between CARE & NURI implementing partners based on effective and timely communication
  • Foster linkages and networking between CARE, health facility workers and other SRH partners in the private and public sector.
  • Effectively represent the programme at relevant fora
Monitoring and Evaluation (20 % of time): Work with the program staff, IPOs and the M&E unit/ to design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Participate in the development and continuous review of the overall project M&E systems
  • Train partners on the operationalisation of the global MIS among the IPOs
  • Contribute to the designing of monitoring and evaluation tools to collect relevant program information
  • Participate in the preparation of annual implementation plans and project implementation reports
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting by partners.
  • Provide Technical support to CARE Uganda projects involved in the NURI program.
  • Participate in the preparation and documentation of lessons learnt and organize sharing of the documented lessons
Technical Support to WENG/WCC and Other CO programs: (5% of time): Work with WENG team to ensure technical implementation of gender mainstreaming interventions:
  • Carry out capacity assessment studies intended to establish capacities needs of program components
  • Develop capacity building strategies.
  • Conduct TOTs in gender integration methodology, SRH for farmer groups among others
  • Mentor, coach and monitor the progress of the staff

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the CARE International Agribusiness Coordinator job placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in agro-economics, gender studies, adult education, climate change and climate SMART agriculture or relevant Post graduate qualification.
  • Advanced knowledge and at least five years of prove practical experience technically supporting gender transformative approaches.
  • Experience and skills in effectively supervising technical specialists and managing performance for success in technical support teams with a focus on gender transformative approaches.
  • Five years of hands on professional experience in community development work (including working with institutions, understanding their culture, breaking taboos in conversations, ability to discuss sensitive topics such as masculinity and sexuality in a sensitive but direct way) with experience implementing gender transformative programs a must.
  • Experience working with large, cross cultural teams with multiple deliverables is desirable.
  • Strong inter-personal communication and facilitation skills; sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and international networks.
  • Ability to link with community activists and social movements
  • Knowledge and strong skills in M&E, report writing and documentation.
  • Unshakable commitment to gender equality.
  • Extensive knowledge of languages used in the participating districts are considered an added value

How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their application letters clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to ugarecruitment@care.org

Deadline: 22nd June 2018

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