15 District Coordinator Job Vacancies – Uzima Chicken

Job Title:     District Coordinator (15 Job
Vacancies)

Organization: Uzima
Chicken

Duty Station:
We are recruiting for the Eastern, Central and Western Region. Field placement
is determined by business needs. Uganda

Reports to: Area
Sales Manager or Regional Sales Manager

Start Date:
November 2020

About US:

Uzima Chicken Uganda
is a social enterprise focused on making smallholder farmers healthier and
wealthier. Uzima Chicken distributes an improved breed chicken that is 4x more
productive than local breeds in terms of egg and meat production, while
requiring the same level of management and care as the local chicken. Rearing a
flock of 10 improved breed chickens can generate a 270,000 UGX net profit
uplift for a smallholder family. With Uzima’s bird, rural households in Uganda
can build income resilience, confidently pay for their children’s school fees,
and introduce larger volumes of animal protein into their daily diets.

Uzima Chicken seeks
to reach every rural household by 2025 and aims to be the leading
smallholder-focused poultry enterprise in East Africa. In the past 2 years of
operations, Uzima Chicken has attracted investments from the AgDevCo and the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Job Summary:  District Coordinators are field personnel
responsible for launching Uzima operations in new districts. DCs are self
driven, independent workers, and strong communicators who develop a network of
Village Ambassadors to sensitize and support smallholder farmers. This role
requires an entrepreneurial spirit, ability to manage and motivate people, and
commitment to making smallholder farmers healthier and wealthier.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Introduce
Uzima and SASSO to key district stakeholders and generate awareness of Uzima’s
SASSO within your territory

·        
Recruit
and manage a team of Village Ambassadors in every parish who sensitizes
smallholder farmers about Uzima. This includes:

·        
Building
relationships with local stakeholders to identify Village Ambassador candidates

·        
Interview
Village Ambassador candidates and appoint strongest candidates

·        
Manage
the performance of the Village Ambassadors.

·        
Ensure
that Village Ambassadors are executing their duties as per Uzima’s policies and
procedures

·        
Maintain
and update master list of Village Ambassadors in the district

·        
Support
Village Ambassadors with technical and marketing training

·        
Provide
weekly and monthly reports about the performance of Village Ambassadors

·        
Carry
out monitoring and evaluation of activities

·        
Provide
technical support to smallholder farmers

·        
Reside
within placement district and make regular travel throughout rural areas in
district to meet and advise smallholders and village ambassadors

·        
Carry
out any other duties that may be to assigned him/her by the immediate
supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
Passionate
about positively impacting smallholder farmers in rural areas

·        
Diploma
/ degree in related field (e.g., Agribusiness, Agriculture, Animal Production)
OR 2+ years of field experience in the poultry business or any related field
activities

·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills (local language; English)

·        
Organized
and able to keep clear / accurate sales records

·        
Carries
a positive, inspirational attitude while working under pressure

·        
Demonstrates
ability to lead, coach, and manage people

·        
Ability
to work independently with limited follow up; entrepreneurial

·        
High
level of integrity and accountability

·        
Strong
work ethic

·        
High
levels of flexibility and willing to relocate in case need arises.

How to Apply:

All candidates who
meet the above criteria should send in their applications though the link below
to fill in their responses to our form (The first page is for biodata
information & second page is for our short Questionnaire) and upload their
Cover letter, CV and Academic transcripts/Testimonials and finally click on
submit to send in their application.

Note: When
you open the application form, do not change anything (don’t switch to another
account). Just scroll downwards to access the questions and fill in your
responses.

Click Here

Deadline: 25th September 2020

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