Assistant Sustainability Manager Employment Opportunity – Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Assistant
Sustainability Manager

Organisation: Kyagalanyi
Coffee Ltd

Duty Station: Namanve, Uganda

Reports to: Regional
Sustainability Manager

About US:

Established in 1783,
ED&F Man is an employee-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 7,000
people in 60 countries and annual revenue in excess of $10bn. We trade sugar,
coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses. We help our counterparts
manage price risk through hedging and provide access to commodity and capital
markets through our brokerage business. ED&F Man’s coffee business,
Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta coffees
and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year. Kyagalanyi Coffee
Ltd is part of the Volcafe group and one of the leading exporters in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Assistant Sustainability Manager will work
in close collaboration with the Regional Sustainability Manager and will be
responsible for a number of certified value chains and special projects. It
will be the responsibility of this role to design and implement specific growth
strategies for set value and supply chains including high profile projects.
This will involve driving the strategic direction for the field teams including
setting and monitoring field team goals, efficiencies and targets and ensuring
certification standards are met and maintained. This post holder will also be
responsible for managing and allocating costs for critical funding projects. In
an operating environment that aims to make a difference in the livelihoods of
thousands of households, this role will also be responsible for creating and
delivering innovative and robust projects, partnering with various
organisations, from initial concept through to project sign off and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • Exhibit a passion for sustainable coffee production practices
  • At least five to ten years of work experience at a senior level in a
    certified / sustainable value chain in East Africa, with min. 5 years of
    management experience.
  • Proven experience in fund acquisition and project management
    delivery in a similar capacity and involving sizeable and high profile
  • Strong experience in creating, managing and implementing financial
    budgets including being accountable for spend and delivery.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Skills including Word, Excel and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including
    presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Experience that balances both practical field work and office work.
  • The ability to work independently, have a critical and analytical
    mind and results driven
  • Experience with access to finance and (digital) M&E systems is
    an advantage.

How to Apply:

All prospective
employees should send their applications via email to with
a covering letter and an updated CV.

Deadline: 1st August 2019

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