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Uganda Program Design Associate Job Vacancy - One Acre Fund


Job Title:       Uganda Program Design Associate
Organization: One Acre Fund
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About us:
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The first half of your job is to ensure our farmers understand our wide set of products, and are changing their behaviours accordingly through highly impactful trainings. You work closely with:
·       Our M&E team to understand how we can maximize impact from existing products and behaviours and you update and innovate on our training content accordingly.
·       Our Product Innovations team to maximize impact from new products, services and practices
·       Our Field Operations team, who ultimately deliver all the content you are creating, to ensure strong understanding and buy in behind our products, services and impact strategy.
Success in your role is measured by our ability to optimize each season’s impact and thereby hit our impact targets.
The second half of your job is to help build our field-facing strategies, setting our Field Team up for success:
·       Work with Operations (Field Operations and Systems) to develop practical solutions to field challenges
·       Design and build the enrollment and repayment strategies for our field team and transform them into understandable training elements for our FIeld Leaders and Field Officers
·       As part of the Steering Committee for Uganda, help to build the long-term country programme direction and strategy
·       Undertake post-mortems at the end of each major programme phase and develop action-focused recommendations for future programme improvements
·       Manage the field team calendar and seasonal activities, support in price setting and product selection.
·       Sit on the impact working group
Success in these areas will be measured through Field Team performance, specifically repayment of our credit portfolio and hitting growth metrics such as overall farmer numbers.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Creating, monitoring, executing and adjusting (if needed) an Annual Impact Strategy:
·       You will work with the Impact Lead, and in close collaboration with PI, M&E, Field Ops and our Systems Teams to create/update and present an outstanding Impact Strategy every season.
·       In addition to help creating the annual Impact Strategy, you also own the creation of an execution plan to ensure that this strategy is effectively implemented. This includes coordination of key stakeholders who may be implementing certain aspects of the strategy.
·       Once launched, you are responsible for monitoring how this strategy plays out in field and if needed adjust and respond to challenges and opportunities as they unfold
Optimizing our Impact Training Portfolio/Farmer Training Uptake/Retention:
·       As we are growing our product portfolio and our program is becoming more complex and tackling a wider range of challenges such as income diversification, soil health, nutrition, etc. you will need to explore new and innovative ways of delivering training content and/or techniques for better knowledge retention
·       We expect you to frequently spend a lot of time in the field with our farmers and with the field team to understand what works and what does not so that you constantly re-iterate and improve our techniques for behaviour change.
·       Lastly, it’s critical that you operate through the formal processes set up by the Field Team to ensure the right content goes out at the right time - in each and every district
Protecting our Farmers from External Impact Threats:
·       To minimize the time spent on responding to unforeseen impact threats, you will:
·       Work with our global/in country team to prevent/prepare our farmers for the biggest impact threat.
·       Work across our Field and Systems team to ensure we have the systems/protocols build out to respond to risks with minimal disruptions
·       Keep a close eye on our Client Engagement database and foster ongoing dialogue with Field Leaders to pick up challenges as early as possible.
 In the event of unforeseen challenges, you will help:
·       Prioritize the response: Deprioritize and carefully weigh the cost of the response against the risk. You quickly and systematically quantify an impact risk and advise if/how we respond
·       Coordinate/optimize the response: Your leadership skills here could range from ‘only’ securing agronomic advice from experts and ensuring Field Ops update next week’s meeting agenda to rapidly aligning the organization behind a seed swap
·       Learning for the future: Ensure that lessons learned reach the team that can proactively prevent the risk in the future

Planning Field Activities
·       Building out detailed process and plans for each seasonal activity.
·       Monitoring and trading off activities for the field team where needed to prioritise tasks at the appropriate time.
·       Coordinating between different departments to feed into field based actions

Team Management
·       You manage the Programme Design team. You will be responsible for their professional development, performance, efficiency and team culture in accordance with One Acre Fund management principles and expectations.

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must have Strong educational background; degrees in Rural Development, Agronomy, or research in rural environments preferred.
·       At least  5 years of relevant work experience which includes qualitative and quantitative research on smallholder agriculture, with an emphasis on behavior change and adoption of improved technologies (products or practices), preferably including some work around agroforestry.
·       Experience of working in Extension Services, or implementing development programmes in rural locations preferred.
·       Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
·       Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
·       Language: English required. Luganda and/or Lusoga strongly desired.
·       Prior experience with research and extension project design and management, ideally including participatory methods, on-farm trials, surveys and focus groups
·       Strong interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate and coordinate work across multiple teams
·       Ability to easily explain complex technical concepts in plain language
·       Strong ability to stay organized to simultaneously manage the complexity of our products, regions, calendars, effectively prioritising to meet short- and long-term deadlines
·       Analytical ability to effectively identify and prioritize impact opportunities
·       Passion for collaborating with and training others, with strong experience in contributing to capacity building and professional development of colleagues and direct reports
·       Humility. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
·       We place a lot of value on the ability to proactively respond to open and frank feedback in order to grow as individuals and a team as well as constructively and respectfully give feedback

How to Apply:
All Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply on line at the link below
 Deadline:   10th January 2020 

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Senior Agronomist Job Vacancy - Export Trading Group (ETG)


Job Title:       Senior Agronomist
Organization: Export Trading Group (ETG)
Duty Station:  Kampala,Uganda

About US:
Founded in Kenya nearly 50 years ago, ETG has emerged as one of Africa's largest and most respected traders in agricultural products. ETG's supply chains extend across sub-Saharan Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asian countries. The Group's supply chain penetrates deep into remote agricultural regions where we procure commodities from smallholder farmers through our strategically located centers. The commodities are then accumulated at ETG warehouses and/or transported to processing facilities, prior to reaching our customers. ETG annually moves almost five million metric tons of agricultural commodities around the world and directly employs more than 7000 people globally. Our portfolio of over 25 different commodities includes: cashews, oilseeds, sugar, coffee, pulses, and wheat, fertilizer, rice, maize and sesame seeds. ETG'S end-to-end agriculture supply chain include:
·       Procurement
·       Warehousing
·       Transport to and from any destination globally
·       Agriculture processing
·       Consumer products
ETG's steady expansion into one of the world's most influential food commodity traders is based on our growing strengths:
·       Efficient two-directional supply chain management
·       Continuous investment in logistic and processing infrastructure Expert knowledge of market trends on all our traded commodities Continued skills development programs for our employees and ongoing recruitment of new talent Experienced and stable executive and senior management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or Bachelor of food science and technology Experience:
·       At least  ten (10) years' working experience
·       The successful candidate should have ability to develop better quality agricultural techniques, engage in promoting better farming practices or products, assist with the budgets, generate reports and findings, promote products and techniques through educational presentations, conduct field visits or engage in laboratory work.
·       Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments are an added advantage.

How to apply:
All Interested candidates should submit copies of their applications together with a curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, certificates, or professional qualifications, to Plot 26 & 27, Namanve Industrial Park, Namanve or email: bond.kampala@etgworld.com

Deadline: 22nd November 2019

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Sales Agronomist Job Placement - Export Trading Group (ETG)


Job Title:       Sales Agronomist
Organization: Export Trading Group (ETG)
Duty Station:  Kampala,Uganda

About US:
Founded in Kenya nearly 50 years ago, ETG has emerged as one of Africa's largest and most respected traders in agricultural products. ETG's supply chains extend across sub-Saharan Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asian countries. The Group's supply chain penetrates deep into remote agricultural regions where we procure commodities from smallholder farmers through our strategically located centers. The commodities are then accumulated at ETG warehouses and/or transported to processing facilities, prior to reaching our customers. ETG annually moves almost five million metric tons of agricultural commodities around the world and directly employs more than 7000 people globally. Our portfolio of over 25 different commodities includes: cashews, oilseeds, sugar, coffee, pulses, and wheat, fertilizer, rice, maize and sesame seeds. ETG'S end-to-end agriculture supply chain include:
·       Procurement
·       Warehousing
·       Transport to and from any destination globally
·       Agriculture processing
·       Consumer products

ETG's steady expansion into one of the world's most influential food commodity traders is based on our growing strengths:
·       Efficient two-directional supply chain management
·       Continuous investment in logistic and processing infrastructure Expert knowledge of market trends on all our traded commodities Continued skills development programs for our employees and ongoing recruitment of new talent Experienced and stable executive and senior management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Generating and increasing sales revenues identify and grow potential clients and achieve business targets.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of food science and technology or Bachelor of Science in Agronomy. Bachelor's degree in Business administration or any qualification in a sales, marketing or business related field will be an added advantage.
·        He/She should have good sales and presentation skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, integrity, ability to build and maintain strong relationships, customer focus and good planning and organizing skills.
·       At least One to two years' working experience in a sales environment.

How to apply:
All Interested candidates should submit copies of their applications together with a curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, certificates, or professional qualifications, to Plot 26 & 27, Namanve Industrial Park, Namanve or email: bond.kampala@etgworld.com
Deadline: 22nd November 2019

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Consultancy- Value Addition & Marketing Assessment of Goat Products Job Career - Farm Africa


Organisation:   Farm Africa
Duty Station:    No fixed duty station – data collection to take place in Karamoja
Reports To:        Programme Manager - Uganda

About Us

Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce.  We place a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources. Our programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests, livestock keepers to improve animal health and productivity, and forest coffee growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental sustainability.

Job Summary:

Farm Africa Uganda is seeking a consultant or consultancy firm to carry out a Value Addition & Marketing Assessment of Goat Products for our Livestock for Livelihoods programme in Karamoja.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
To investigate the small scale oriented markets (primarily around Karamoja), in order to identify which value added products (listed in the ToR) have the highest potential to contribute to increase in women income, and subsequently provide specific, relevant and reliable advice as to which kind of practical value addition activities and trainings, business development, market facilitation and equipment support is needed to jump-start these activities. L4L is implemented in the following four districts of Karamoja; Moroto, Kotido, Napak and Nakapirpirit.

Full details can be found in the Terms of Reference for the assignment.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The project is looking for a consultant, a firm or a team of consultants with experience in conducting market assessments of this nature. Applications from consultants/consultancy firms will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:

Essential
·         Extensive experience of market viability assessments and product value-addition interventions in livelihood projects, particularly in Uganda
·         Knowledge of market based approaches to livestock development such as value chain development, making markets work for the poor (M4P) etc 
·         Experience conducting similar studies in Uganda
·         Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture and Rural Development, Livestock, or other relevant field.
·         Experience conducting studies in pastoral regions such as Karamoja
·         Demonstrable experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
·         Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills
·         Excellent reporting and presentation skills

Desirable
·         Candidates with demonstrable practical experience in Agribusiness development and livestock product value addition will be preferred
·         Fluency in Karamojong
Where applicants fail to meet any of the above criteria, for example, fluency in Karamojong or experience in livestock, gender or nutrition, the proposal should state how they expect to overcome this e.g. additional team members, translation services etc.

How to Apply:
All applications must be made using the Technical & Financial Proposal templates contained in the Terms of Reference

All documents must be submitted by email to our ‘sealed’ email address tenders@farmafrica.org  by Sunday 17th November 2019 - 6.00pm EAT. The email subject line should clearly indicate ‘Market Assessment – Goat Products’.

Farm Africa has a zero tolerance policy to fraud, bribery and corruption. If you have any concerns with regards to the way in which this work is being awarded please contact:
Rachel Beckett – Country Director Uganda – 0775 192 359 – rachelb@farmafrica.org

Deadline: Sunday 17th November 2019 – 6.00pm EAT

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Project Officer – Livelihoods NGO Jobs - World Vision International


Organisation: World Vision International
Reports to:  Project 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 Officer – Livelihoods will be responsible for project implementation of field livelihood activities, mainly focusing upon farmer group capacity development in settlement. S/He will build the capacity of the farmer groups through trainings and field follow up. S/He will work closely with OPM and other actors in actively addressing farmer skills development, production, processing and marketing issues. The Project Officer - Livelihoods also works closely with leadership structures of both refugees and host communities (Sub County Agricultural Officers, Community Development Officers, LC, RWC, religious and traditional leaders) in regard to livelihoods. The Project Officer under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer, will ensure that activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported according to agreed project plans in line with the donor and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies. Will be directly involved in the implementation of project activities will be based in Adjumani and Moyo. Each will supervise Community Field Assistants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Implementation and sustainability
        Promote use of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.
        Work with refugee and host community to select and train Community Field Assistant (CFA)
        Participatory selection of beneficiaries, prioritization of cash for work activities, life skills awareness raising, and capacity building of the groups.
        Technical capacity building of CFAs to train groups on PAED, agronomy, nutrition, natural resource management and business skills through mentoring and coaching.
        Take lead in the selection of vulnerable households from settlement and host community to benefit from the project.
        Organize trainings with farmer groups on-farm and off-farm production and marketing of selected enterprises
        Ensures field monitoring and reporting of activities to the Senior Project Officer.
        Report on the project progress on monthly basis
        Any other role assigned by the line manager
Community engagement and advocacy
        Develop farmer's capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer's
        Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
        Coordinate partners in implementation of agreed action plans.
        Ensure integration of project with other ongoing Resilience and Livelihood activities including that of World Vision and governments.
Stakeholders Engagement, Networking and Collaboration
        Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
        Engagement with key stakeholders for influence, learning and resource development
        Actively represent WVU in field level inter-agency fora.
        Engage and build relationships with key partners and government counterparts.
        Work with Senior Project Officer to identify partners who will support implementation of the project within the Area Program.
        Collaborate and guide field level advocacy campaigns for PSN and youths, as appropriate.
        Network & collaborate with District Local Government, OPM, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders in the Program Area.
Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management
        Writes and submits comprehensive monthly progress reports, specific activity reports, and any other reports when necessary to his/her supervisor in a timely manner.
        Monthly and quarterly reporting, including realization of activities; (Providing input) narrative project reporting;
        Annual review of progress towards project objectives;
        Take lead in field documentation and sharing of best practices to promote learning.
        Organize quarterly review meetings for communities at project sites to reflect on project approaches, tools, impact of interventions, best practices, exit and sustainability strategies as well as create spaces and opportunities for action-learning
Child Protection and Wellbeing
        Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
        Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses
        Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
        The applicant for the World Vision Project Officer – Livelihoods job placement should preferably hold a Diploma in Agriculture or Agribusiness or Forestry or Development Studies or any other relevant discipline. Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage
        Climate Smart Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills
        At least three years’ experience working with vulnerable communities and familiarity with humanitarian programming and implementation
        At least three years of professional work experience in project management, Livelihoods and microfinance enterprise development
        Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
        Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
        Strong leadership, organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure
        Excellent verbal and written skills in English
        Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheet.
        Track record demonstrating high integrity, innovativeness, creativity, reliability and dependable
        Proactive personality, self-driven and strongly motivated.
        Spiritual maturity, interfaith knowledge and a biblical worldview Ability to articulate and model our Christian identity and mission in an inclusive way.
        Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
        Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work and passion for children.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 10th November 2019

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