Programme Officer — Value Chain and Livelihoods Job Placements – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:   Programme Officer — Value Chain and
Livelihoods

Organization:DanChurchAid (DCA)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

DanChurchAid is a
faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark, and founded in 1922. Our key competencies are food
security and food crisis response, humanitarian cash transfer programming,
civil society development and humanitarian mine action. DCA is a member of the
ACT Alliance, which is a faith-based, non-missionary humanitarian alliance, and
one of the five largest NGO Alliances in the world with a combined turnover of
over 1.5 billion USD annually.

 

Job Summary:  The Programme Officer (P0) has overall
responsibility to grow and manage the Building Resilience Programme Portfolio,
develop and coordinate relevant partnerships, promote private sector engagement
and strengthen the capacity of Build Resilience partners to empower farmers to
organise and to produce for the market.

The PO is
responsible for the overall design, implementation. and finalization of projects
under the Build Resilience programme and to ensure that the programme
contributes to DOA Uganda Country Programme Objectives. He/she will, in
addition proactively support resource mobilisation efforts for the Build
Resilience programme in liaison with the partner organisations, the DCA
Resource Mobilisation and Grants Advisor, the Digital and Innovation
Coordinator and DCA’s self-implementing colleagues. .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       In close collaboration with the HoP, prepare
the Build Resilience Programme for review, evaluation/learnings and approval.

·       Coordinate efforts to build social, economic,
and environmental resilience in the Build Resilience Programme

·       Provide strategic guidance on inclusive
business strategies, pro poor market development approaches and decent job
creation for especially youth and women.

·        Support partners in facilitating formation and
strengthening of farmers‘ producer and marketing groups, and foster linkages
between producers, processors, traders, financial institutions, policy-makers
and other relevant actors in the value chain. Identity potential private sector
actors to participate in various subsectors of the agricultural value chains.

·       In close collaboration with the HoP assist
partners in developing proposals for approval and funding.

·       Provide direct capacity building support of
partners (during monitoring visits, written feedback, interaction with
partners, etc.) and organize formal training sessions, including thematic
training.

·       Ensure that all partners submit timely and
quality narrative and financial reports, including annual audit reports.

·       Collaborate with self-implementing colleagues
to secure flow of learnings and innovation between DCAS partners and the DCA
stall, that are implementing livelihood activities.

·       Identify other relevant activities which DCA
Uganda alone or together with partners can implement to strengthen the programme
i.e. exposure visits, external trainings, reviews etc. In this, special focus
should be on linkages and potential synergies with DCA self- implementing
activities.

·       In cooperation with the HoP, Global Funding
Adviser and the Digital and Innovation Coordinator, the P0 contributes actively
to

·        Identifying funding sources for the Build
Resilience programme and if possible, DCAs Build Resilience work within DCA’s
self-implementation work {i.e Nexus Projects)..

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Agriculture, Business Development or related field.

·       At least eight  years of practical experience of managing
value chain and livelihoods projects

·       Good track record in leading and coordinating
multi-stakeholder teams

·       Extensive experience and knowledge of value
chain development for agro business, market facilitation, supporting systemic
change

·       Experience on working with Local Partner
Organizations under cooperation and partnership agreements

·       Practical experience in working with private
sector

·       Knowledge of and application of UN Guiding
Principles on Business and Human Rights

·       Experience of digital financial solutions and
using mobile technology is an advantage

 

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below

 

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Deadline: 15th August
2020

 

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