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UK Aid Project Jobs - Chief of Party for Livestock for Livelihoods Project - Farm Africa


Organisation: Farm Africa
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Kampala or Nairobi, with quarterly visits to project locations (South Omo, Ethiopia; Karamoja, Uganda)
DURATION & HOURS: Fixed term - until May 2022; full-time

About US:
Farm Africa is mid-way through delivering our £5m Livestock for Livelihoods (L4L) project in Uganda's Karamoja sub-region and Ethiopia's South Omo zone funded by the UK government (UK Aid). Under this programme Farm Africa is working with local civil society, SMEs, cooperatives and farmer organisations to develop market systems that support livestock services and enterprises for 21,000 women, contributing to women's economic empowerment, reduced poverty and improved nutrition of women and children. The project is addressing market failures in animal health and breeding services to improve livestock productivity, building capacity and assets of herders, establishing trade and enterprise opportunities and improving household nutrition practices through behavioural change. It will also demonstrate how nutrition interventions can build on women's economic empowerment to contribute to both increased income and improved household nutrition. The project is split in three independently managed component: the Ethiopia-project, the Uganda-project, and the overall knowledge and programme support component.

Job Summary:  The Chief of Party - Livestock for Livelihoods (CoP-L4L) will be responsible for the overall sound management of the project, including maintaining excellent donor relationship and steering the knowledge management component. Whilst responsibility for country-specific project implementation lies at country-level in the two sites, the CoP-L4L will be responsible for providing coordination and technical leadership to the country teams and will ensure that all cross-country delivery commitments are met, including synthesising and delivery of donor narrative and financial reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensure cohesive delivery of the L4L project by all partners and the Farm Africa teams in accordance with contractual obligations and requirements
·        Maintain oversight of delivery and spend progress across all implementing teams and partners - identifying gaps and delays and supporting teams to address them including: • Supporting with the annual planning and budgeting process (Farm Africa and partners), ensuring the logical sequencing of the delivery of activities across the different delivery teams and alignment with donor approved budgets and plans
·        Working closely with the Project Coordinators (PCs) and Programme Managers (PMs) in each country to ensure that activities are delivered by Farm Africa and partner teams on time, within agreed budgets and in accordance with donor guidelines
·        Conducting quarterly planning and review meetings with country teams
·        Providing technical support to delivery teams to ensure that activities are delivered in accordance with Farm Africa's technical approaches and the overall project design; and in particular, developing additional, or revising existing, technical intervention approaches, methodologies and guidelines to be used by the country project teams
·        Supporting country teams to identify, contract and manage external consultants delivering specific technical activities on our behalf
·        Supporting country teams to ensure that activity plans and associated project milestones are commensurate with the donor contract prerequisites and obligations
·        Coordinating input and support from Farm Africa's Programme Quality Team - ensuring that budgeted time is used to achieve excellence in delivery
·        Ensuring that learnings from household surveys, community feedback and other monitoring activities are used to guide and improve delivery
·        Carrying out quarterly monitoring and support visits to South Omo (Ethiopia) and Karamoja (Uganda)
·        Proactively identifying and monitoring project risks and, where required, supporting the country teams to develop and implement mitigation plans.
·        Coordinate, and oversee the delivery of the MEL plan for the project including:
·        Coordinating support from Farm Africa's MEL Team
·        Ensuring that country teams are delivering against their approved Monitoring & Learning Plan (MLP), and that high-quality beneficiary feedback, data, case studies and photos are being collected in a timely manner
·        Coordinating and overseeing the delivery of the annual household surveys, end of project evaluation, and leading the development of consolidated programme survey findings reports
·        Supporting country teams to prepare for the annual Project Performance Review (PPR) workshop, and attending the workshop in each country
Expenditure management and budget monitoring including:
·        Maintaining oversight of overall expenditure - ensuring that collective expenditure across the entire project is in line with contractual agreements
·        Supporting country teams with preparation and revision of annual budgets, in particular ensuring that the overall project budget is aligned with the donor approved budget
·        Coordinating the input and support of the relevant finance staff (country and head office) to ensure consolidation, review and sign-off of all budget related documents and reports
·        Reviewing monthly Budget Monitoring Reports (BMRs) for all components of the project, identifying significant variances, and ensuring mitigating actions are taken by the teams
·        Proactively identifying potential risks related to the overall programme spend and financial management, as well as needs for reforecast (internal) and budget revision negotiations with the fund manager
·        Acting as budget holder for the UK05 component of the budget (including costs of support staff, travels, knowledge management, and communications): coordinating support and cost recovery, verifying and approving all expenses, and ensuring compliance with Farm Africa and donor requirements
Manage the programme knowledge development and dissemination
Nutrition Knowledge Committee
·        Management of the nutrition knowledge committee, including: coordinating the finalisation of the learning agenda and workplan; overseeing the delivery of the workplan and development of learning documents; ensuring quarterly committee calls take place
·        Coordinating the contact between implementing partners on nutrition, ensuring that approaches and modes of intervention are standardised
·        Manage the delivery of specific research assignments including: developing the ToR, identifying and contracting a supplier, coordinating committee members reviews, and inclusion of findings into wider programme learning
Overall programme learning agenda
·        Developing and delivering the learning plan for the project, and ensuring alignment with donor requirements and guidance
·        Ensuring that learning is fed back to delivery teams to increase efficiency and impact
·        Sharing learnings from the project with external stakeholders, and contributing to sector-wide ‘conversations' where relevant; and working closely with the Communications Team to manage the wider dissemination of programme learning
·        Participating in relevant forums
Manage donor reporting and maintain an excellent donor relationship including:
·        Coordinating the quarterly and annual reporting process for the entire project including:
·        Coordinating timely submission of narrative inputs and data from country teams
·        Consolidating country level inputs in to a high-quality, cohesive and comprehensive report for the project, and submitting to the fund manager on time
·        Coordinating timely production of accurate financial reporting information from Uganda, Ethiopia and UK finance teams
·        Consolidating financial reporting inputs from the different teams in to the donor template, and timely submission to the fund manager
·        Proactively identifying any required changes to donor-agreed workplans, objectives and/or budgets and leading contract revisions or renegotiation with the fund manager
·        Managing Farm Africa's access to and use of the SMILE online reporting platform
·        Acting as the focal contact point with the fund manager, directly responding or coordinating responses to queries, keeping them informed of key development/changes as required
·        Identifying any potential reputational or compliance risks, and immediately raising with Farm Africa's senior management
Build and maintain partnerships and external relations including:
·        Supporting the country teams to maintain good working relationship with the partners and consultants supporting the project implementation
·        Conducting joint progress review sessions with country project teams and partners
·        Acting as an ambassador, promoting the project, including hosting visitors, speaking at workshops and conferences, and meeting donors and other officials when required
·        Identifying and developing opportunities for partnerships with local/ national input providers, agri-businesses and other relevant PS actors in the livestock value chain
·        Coordinating with Farm Africa's Communications Team
Play an active role as a member of the Farm Africa Programme Delivery Team
·        Supporting Fundraising and Business Development Teams in preparation of funding proposals where requested, especially for programme required match funding, and ensuring that any lessons learned during implementation are documented and built into current and future project designs
·        Participating in country-level or organisation-wide Farm Africa programme meetings, as requested by the country management teams and the Director of Operations and Delivery.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa job must hold an MSc degree in a relevant field
·        A minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in relevant sectors, including at least two of the following areas: livestock, livelihoods, nutrition and private-sector services development, demonstrating knowledge of how actions and interventions can be integrated across these sectors, and experience of generating knowledge from interventions in these sectors
·        A solid understanding of the role of community-based approaches in livelihoods and nutrition interventions
·        A solid understanding of gender-dynamics, preferably in pastoralists communities in East Africa, and a demonstrated interest in the inclusion of gender-balanced approaches in all development interventions
·        A solid understanding of market systems, including market-based mechanisms for risk management, and incentives driving private sector decisions
·        High level of analytical and conceptual thinking, and ability to quickly grasp new or unfamiliar technical considerations and integrate them into project learning and implementation approach.
·        Programme and stakeholders management
·        Extensive experience and demonstrated successes in managing and implementing integrated and complex projects that involve multi-sector, diverse groups of stakeholders
·        Demonstrated leadership experience, team work, and excellent networking skills, with proven track record of working across different departments in problem solving to address complex issues
·        Proven track record of grant management, including understanding, interpreting and delivering against contract requirements, and overseeing their adherence by teams
·        Experience synthetizing project activities, outcomes and learning into compelling reports
·        Experience developing, reading and managing budgets; including a solid track record of analysing budget variances and rapidly spotting potential issues and solutions
·        Experience overseeing effective monitoring and evaluation frameworks, with a strong understanding of linear logframe and how to deliver and monitor results against those
·        Experience leading on large monitoring and evaluation exercises (e.g. household surveys, endline evaluations), including the management of external consultants
·        Excellent record of writing including briefs and project report compilation
·        Excellent coordination and prioritisation skills
·        Excellent command of basic computer software routinely used for project management (especially Excel) and ability to adapt to new simple software and collaboration platforms
·        Ability to build open and collaborative team environment, and strong communication skills and understanding of how to navigate upwards and side-ways relationships towards achieving the programme's and organisation's goals
·        Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of external stakeholders

How to Apply:
Those who meet the above requirements should submit their short CV (maximum of 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing recruitment@farmafrica.org with the subject ‘Chief of Party - Livestock for Livelihoods'. Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Due to a large number of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

First round interviews are expected to take place w/c 22nd June 2020, and the second round w/c 29th June 2020. All interviews are likely to be conducted via Skype.

Deadline: 14th June 2020 by 5:00pm EAT

NB: Only candidates with the right to live and work in the chosen/relevant location will be considered for this position. Farm Africa will not sponsor relocation or work permit application.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. We also do not charge a fee at any stage of our recruitment process.

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Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist Non-profit Careers - World Vision International


Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Ever greening initiative Team Leader
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist will oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor (GIZ) Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated districts in Northern Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Support Programme Development and Implementation
·        Provide expertise related to the scaling-up of FMNR activities across Evergreening Landscapes and partner organizations. It will include, as appropriate, advice and training related to the adaptation and grassroots extension of best practices on evergreen agriculture/FMNR, guidance on the tailoring of relevant knowledge for programme partners including NGOs, CBOs, national and private extension services and in making relevant expertise available to local scaling-up efforts.
·        Provide regular updates and reports to the PMU, WVU and the relevant organizations regarding stakeholder engagements, opportunities and challenges, implementation of FMNR progress, and performance against estimates and targets.
·        Providing technical backstopping on program implementation and document lessons learned.
·        Developing FMNR Technical model Users' guides/ manuals, with standards and Quality assurance frameworks and sharing with all partner field level staff
Support Fundraising and Networking
·        Contribute to development of evergreen agriculture/FMNR/ Resilience and Livelihood proposals
·        Build and strengthen effective relations and partnerships between WVU and actors on FMNR/evergreen agriculture for networking and cross learning to enrich WV livelihoods programs/ interventions
Representation
·        Member/Represent WVU at National Programme Management Unit
·        Represent WVU in Evergreen/NRM/FMNR forums- meetings, workshops, conferences and contribute to technical interactions and discussions on the same.
·        Organizing learning events with external stakeholders on FMNR technical models and contribution to child wellbeing outcome objectives and strategy goals
·        Initiating, Building and nurturing strong coalitions and partnerships on Evergreen Agriculture/FMNR and Child Well-being related issues
Capacity building of staff and partners
·        Identifying the needs and organize meetings/trainings to develop the capacity of WVU staff and partners to increase their competence in evergreen agriculture /FMNR approaches
·        Participate in the recruitment, selection and induction of Evergreening Landscape Coordinators and Project Officers.
·        Assist in developing terms of reference as well as provide technical supervision to consultants for WVU for evergreen agriculture/FMNR studies/ evaluations
·        Convening FMNR reflection and lesson learning meetings with field technical and partner teams
·        Organizing and facilitating FMNR reflection dialogues on best practices with key strategic partners
·        Quality FMNR monthly and annual technical reports in place and used for internal engagement


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The ideal applicant for the World Vision Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Specialist job must hold a Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related discipline from reputable university.
·        Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies and related fields
·        Five or more years of post-graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs
·        Must have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon markets;
·        Business background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains
·        Ability to work and communicate in cross-cultural environment;
·        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business community and government officials;
·        Experience in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.
·        Experience in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.
·        Experience in networking and strategic relationships management.
·        Good research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.
·        Self-motivated and ability to make decisions;
·        Has an in depth knowledge in the functioning of evergreen agriculture/natural resource development programmes/projects
·        Practical skills in facilitating communities' understanding and application of evergreen agriculture/FMNR approaches in agricultural production and marketing
·        Particular skills in facilitating farmer collective actions for sustainable agricultural production and marketing
·        Has skills and experience in facilitating development of sustainable market linkages with chain actors
·        Knowledge and Skills in gender analysis and participatory methodologies
·        Has good networking and communication skills
·        Has a good understanding of district, national and eastern African regional and global natural resource management and market dynamics
·        Is creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments
·        Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and business negotiation skills.
·        A working knowledge of strategic Learning through Evaluation Accountability and Planning is an asset

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae by applying online through the World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Deadline: 31st May 2020

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Project Coordinator NGO Jobs - World Vision International



Job Title:    Project Coordinator
Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Grants Manager
Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”

Job Summary: The Project Coordinator will oversee and ensure that all activities related to project are implemented in a timely and efficient manner according to the agreed World Vision Uganda, and Donor Guidelines, and provide leadership and coordination for all aspects related to project activities in the designated 10 districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Management and development
·        Provide overall leadership, management and guidance to the implementation of the project
·        Guide and provide technical support to project staff.
·        Manage and coordinate project activity implementation.
·        Strengthen capacity of implementing partners when and where necessary as per project design
·        Review project documents
Project Monitoring and Evaluation, documentation and reporting
·        Facilitate effective monitoring, documentation and reporting in compliance with agreed standards
·        In liaison with the Evidence and learning specialists, ensure a functional project M&E system
·        Timely submission of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
·        Effectively document all information related to project success, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through appropriate mechanisms
Performance management and supervision
·        Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff to implement, monitor and report on the project activities as required including ensuring that work within the team is planned and organized to meet the projects needs in the most cost effective manner
·        Conduct quarterly and annual staff performance appraisals
·        Monitor and document performance of partners
·        Ensure staff are fully engaged and actively contributing to various initiatives
·        Establish a staff partnership mechanism aligning performance to WVI global strategy and ensure that all staff are aware of and comply with WVU policies and procedures
Finance/budget and asset management
·        Manage project finances and assets in line with WV and donor policies
·        Budget management and control- project budget expenditure is within the planned time frame and approved budgets.
·        Financial management – work with the project accountant(s) to ensure timely financial reporting and accountability in line with donor policy guidelines.
·        Provide required support during project audit
·        Risk management – Monitor and address or report any risks to management.
·        Asset management - manage assets for the project in line with assets and other policy and set guidelines.
Local level Networking and collaboration
·        Build and maintain effective strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other LOCAL stakeholders for effective implementation of the project.
·        Engage and work closely with district and national level networks/institutions/organizations relevant to promoting and increasing adoption of quality declared seeds through local seed business model
·        Collaborate with different research institutions to enhance timely access to quality basic/ foundation and breeder seeds for QDS production.
·        Ensure project advocacy initiatives are implemented in line with WVUs Advocacy agenda
·        Strengthen the Northern Uganda Local Seed Business Association(NULSBA) through organizing multi-stakeholders meetings
·        Organize and hold regular reflection and/or learning meetings with project stakeholders as planned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        The ideal applicant for the World Vision Project Coordinator job must hold a Masters’ degree in: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Management, Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable Energy or related discipline from reputable university.
·        Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Development Studies and related courses
·        At least 7 years project management and managing dispersed teams will be important in an international NGO
·        At least 5 years’ post graduate experience preferably with an International NGO in facilitating evergreen agriculture/FMNR Development programs will be added advantage
·        Must have a passion for Agro-forestry, sustainable land management, natural resource management, rural energy, eco-agriculture and related activities. Willing to learn more on issues related to agro forestry, sustainable land management, eco-agriculture, natural resource management, rural energy, climate change and carbon markets;
·        Business background in cooperatives, organization development and agro value chains
·        Ability to work and communicate in cross-cultural environment;
·        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, rural energy and environmental organizations, business community and government officials;
·        Experience in developing natural resource program strategies, approaches and models.
·        Experience in program design, proposal writing, and resource mobilization.
·        Experience in networking and strategic relationships management.
·        Good research, evidence-generation, policy debate and advocacy skills.
·        Self-motivated and ability to make decisions;
·        Has an in depth knowledge in the functioning of evergreen agriculture/natural resource development programmes/projects
·        Practical skills in facilitating communities' understanding and application of evergreen agriculture/FMNR approaches in agricultural production and marketing
·        Particular skills in facilitating farmer collective actions for sustainable agricultural production and marketing
·        Has skills and experience in facilitating development of sustainable market linkages with chain actors
·        Knowledge and Skills in gender analysis and participatory methodologies
·        Broad knowledge and understanding of district, national and eastern African regional and global natural resource management and market dynamics
·        Is creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments
·        Has excellent interpersonal, facilitation and business negotiation skills.
·        A working knowledge of strategic Learning through Evaluation Accountability and Planning is an asset

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae. Apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Deadline: 31st May 2020

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline




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