Program Manager WFP Program Jobs – Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)

Job
Title:        
 Program
Manager
Organization: Kabarole
Research and Resource Centre (KRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Head
of Farmers Enterprise Development Unit
About US:
Kabarole Research
and Resource Centre (KRC) is a well-established NGO operating in the Rwenzori
Region3 of Western Uganda. It was founded in 1996 with a research mission and a
long-term commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and
its solutions. KRC with support from WFP has since 2016 been working with
refugees and host communities in Rwamwanja, Kamwenge District and Kyangwali,
Hoima District of Western Uganda to implement the Agriculture Market Support
(AMS) program with an aim of strengthening capacities of the smallholder
farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial production.This
program achieved great milestone in terms of post harvest handling and access
to microfinace.
About WFP Program:
It’s from this
background that KRC is now planning together with WFP to implement a 3 years
AMS program in Kyaka II and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements in Kyegegwa and
Kamwange District respectively. The programme aims at 1) strengthening
capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence
agriculture into commercial production 2) increasing farmers access to
Government programmes 3) Strengthening farmers institutions in marketing and
finance access and 4) Building partnerships with Local Governments, private
sector and international agencies to improve service delivery.
Job Summary:  The Program Manager will manage all AMS
project activities i.e. activities related to production, post-harvest
handling, value addition and marketing, access to finance, climate change
adaptation for small holder farmers in cassava, maize, beans, banana and Coffee
value chains in Hoima and Rwenzori region and as agreed with the senior
management team and in accordance with approved proposal, budget and timelines
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Development of monthly, quarterly and annual program plans and
    budgets
  • Support staff in the development of work plans and performance
    targets
  • Organize regular one-to-one performance sessions with program staff
    to review progress and resolve any concerns or issues
  • Produce Activity, weekly, monthly, quarterly and donor reports
  • Conduct monitoring and support supervision to program staff and ensure
    effective implementation of program activities
  • Mentoring and coaching staff in value chain development approach and
    ensure promotion of gender in maize, coffee and banana value chains
  • Ensure full application of participatory methodologies in facilitation
    of community trainings and workshops
  • Identify training needs and opportunities for program staff to
    ensure that they have adequate resources to complete program objectives,
    and to enable learning and growth
  • Support the program officers to establish a system to monitor and
    evaluate program activities and impact on an on-going basis.
  • Act as the main liaison with relevant district government officials,
    institutions, agriculture and environment stakeholders and community
    members relevant to the programs activities
  • Support the development of partnerships with district, regional and
    national and international NGOs, CBOS and other stakeholders involved in
    the area of agriculture, agricultural finance, climate change and
    agricultural information access
  • Perform any other roles as may be assigned by the immediate
    supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Agro-ecology, Agribusiness or any other related field. Post graduate degree in
    project management is an added advantage.
  • Three years of progressive experience at management level
  • At least more than 3 years managing agricultural projects/ programs
    with focusing on enhancing production & productivity, post-harvest
    handling, Value addition, market access, agricultural finance access for
    improved household food security and incomes preferably with NGOS.
  • Previous experience in managing teams and facilitating planning and
    program development processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in
    writing
  • Ability to speak in either of the following local languages like
    Runyakole /Rukiga, Kinyabwisha and Kiswahili will be an added advantage
  • Ability to use MS word, Excel, Power point
  • Ability to generate plans and write reports
  • Ability to use participatory tools
  • Ability to use different approaches for research, monitoring and
    evaluation
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and
    work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote locations.
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information/concepts
How to Apply:
Application should
be sent to the Human Resource Manager, Kabarole Research & Resource
Center, plot 28,
Mugurusi Road, P.O Box 782, Fort-Portal and should include the following
Documentation:
  • A complete and signed application letter
  • A curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Copies of academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers and addresses of three (3) professional
    references.
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