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Business Development Officer – Coffee & CSOs EU Project Jobs - Farm Africa


Organization: Farm Africa
Funding Source: European Union (EU)
Duty Station: Kanungu, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively. Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement.

About EU Project:
Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture,
Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement. It has recently been awarded a grant by the European Union for a €615,000, three-year project supporting young coffee farmers in Western Uganda’s Kanungu district.  The project focuses on building the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to create employment and self-employment opportunities within the coffee value chain for 4,800 young women and men Kanungu district. A broad range of CSOs will be engaged in the project ranging from coffee growers cooperatives to national stakeholder platforms representing both young farmers and coffee farmers.

Key project activities will include capacity building of four Coffee Grower Cooperatives (CGC) - in particular growing their membership of young women and men, delivering extension services using smartphones and promoting sustainable production methodologies to their members. At the same time the project will support the establishment of washing and processing facilities as well as specialist trainings to enable CGCs and their members to increase the quality and quantity of coffee produced, and ultimately enter export and premium markets.

Job Summary:  The Business Development Officer – Coffee & CSOs is responsible for building the business and commercial capacity of coffee growers’ cooperatives, input SMEs, and coffee farmers’ groups. The BDO will also be responsible for capacity building and mentoring of the wider field team on market-based approaches to development and business development, as well as ensuring best practices in these areas are integrated into all field activities. In addition, the BDO will contribute to Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) activities, particularly with regards to developing and disseminating record keeping tools for the different stakeholders engaged in business-focused activities. The post-holder will be based in Farm Africa’s Kanungu office, and will be reporting in to the Project Coordinator – Coffee & CSOs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Delivery of markets and business-focused activities in line with the Coffee and CSOs project implementation plan:
  • Ensure that business development-related project activities are implemented and outputs achieved as planned and within the agreed budget including:
  • Assess and analyse existing businesses (SMEs) supporting the sustainable coffee production and provide business training – supporting them to build their customer base including access finance to grow their businesses
  • Support district committees and associations in growing their member base, improving their governance and developing income generating activities to enable them to cover regular operational costs
  • Participate in the assessments of the cooperatives organizational capacities
  • Provide business development and access to finance training and continuous support to the cooperatives using FA standard packages
  • Provide mentoring and ad hoc support to the extension workers of the cooperatives on business development and access to finance
  • Ensure that Farm Africa Approaches to business development, access to finance and trade facilitation are used to guide high-quality delivery
  • Ensure that business development and markets focused activities are aligned with, and mutually supportive of other interventions in the same areas
  • Work with the Project Coordinator (PC) and the Project Accountant and Administrator (PA&A) to ensure all activities are planned and conducted according to the organization and the donor financial and procurement requirements and procedures.
  • Work with TWIN (implementing partner) to ensure collaboration between delivery of all business development activities, market linkages and supporting cooperatives and farmers to achieve market requirements, including certification standards
Support project management and coordination
  • Support the PC & PA&A with activity planning and budgeting as requested
  • Keep abreast of business development activities being implemented by other partners operating in a similar intervention area and sharing this information with the PC and wider team as appropriate
  • Proactively identify and monitor any risks to non-delivery and, where required, develop and implement action plans to address issues identified
  • Support the PC to identify and analyze the causes of spend variances to the budget and make recommendations on actions to be taken as required
Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Contribute to internal and external reporting, with a particular focus on collecting and collating information from the supported Coffee Growers’ Cooperatives and SMEs in line with set targets or standards
  • Regularly report on implementation learnings, and make recommendations on areas for improvement or changes in delivery strategy to the PC
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Plan (MLP) – and in particular support with developing data collection tools that will gather relevant business data from the cooperatives, SMEs and farmers’ groups engaged in the project
  • Contribute to quarterly internal progress reviews and annual project performance reviews and workshops
  • Collect information for stories, case studies and lessons learnt on market linkages and business development
Play a key role in delivering the wider objectives of both the Coffee and CSOs project, and Farm Africa’s work in Uganda.
  • Participate in project team meetings as requested by the Project Coordinator.
  • Support the wider project delivery team to integrate market approaches within work plans and stakeholder engagements
  • Work in close collaboration with TWIN in ensuring that knowledge, learnings and tools are shared
  • Maintain regular and effective communications with the wider project team, Uganda Country Office and implementing partners
  • In consultation with the PC, act as an ambassador, promoting the project and the work of Farm Africa, including hosting visitors, speaking at workshops, conferences and meeting donors and other officials as and when required
  • Contribute to the development of relevant Farm Africa policies and strategies


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Business Development Officer – Coffee & CSOs job placement must hold a Degree or equivalent in in a relevant field, such as agricultural economics, rural development, business or economics
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of market-based approaches to development and particularly approaches which encourage greater participation of women and youth
  • At least two years’ experience working for an INGO or agri-business
  • Experience of supporting the growth of businesses within the agriculture sectors
  • Experience of capacity building CSOs, cooperatives and/or small or micro enterprises
  • Experience of planning and delivering project activities and reporting on their impact
  • Experience of designing or delivering interventions that specifically encourage or maximise the participation of youth
  • Experience of supporting producer organisations to formalise the operations and access finance
  • Experience of supporting smallholder farmers to enter formal markets
  • Desirable
  • Experience conducting organisational capacity assessments
  • Experience of working in coffee value chain
  • Experience of conducting market assessments
  • Experience in designing and conducting business development trainings for micro-enterprises or SMEs
  • Experience of developing record keeping tools for micro/small enterprises
  • Experience of delivering activities focusing on the economic empowerment of rural women
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and communities based on trust and collaboration
  • Ability to communicate and share knowledge with a broad range of stakeholders with differing backgrounds and abilities.
  • Problem identification, analysis and solving of complex issues
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability and willingness to travel widely and frequently both within and outside Kanungu district
  • Confident user of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to ride a motorcycle in the field, with a valid riding permit (Class A)
  • Fluency in Runyankore / Rukiga

Desirable
  • Further relevant academic qualification in the area of agricultural economics, rural development, business or economics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the coffee value chain in Uganda
  • Working knowledge of sustainable consumption & production (SCP) principles
  • Multi stakeholder facilitation skills
  • Ability to influence others in order to drive change

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV, salary history, and a two-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org including “Business Development Officer C&C” in the subject line.

NB: Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Shortlisted candidates ONLY will be required to provide these documents during the interview process.  Interviews are expected to take place w/c 23rd July 2018 at Farm Africa's country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 11th July 2018 by 5.00pm EAT

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Manager Quality Assurance Job Placement - Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda


Job Title:      Manager Quality Assurance
Organization: Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
 
About US:
The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda is mandated to regulate, supervise, monitor and control the business of Insurance in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Manager Quality Assurance will provide high level, professional, business and administrative management support to the CEO, and the senior management team. The individual will be responsible for coordinating day-to-day projects and liaising with other Departments throughout the organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of plans and projects highlighting the progress, delays, risks, and opportunities.
  • Work closely with the senior management team members and other stakeholders both internal and external and support the CEO to ensure tasks are completed as scheduled in departmental work plans.
  • Collect and analyse the performance reports from the Directorates and prepare summarized reports required by the CEO and the Board.
  • Coordinate development of strategic plans and annual plans and budget and periodic review of the progress of implementation.
  • Monitor and advise CEO on the progress of the implementation of the Authority’s strategic plan and annual plans.
  • Carry out research, prepare, review speeches and presentations of the CEO and ensure that they conform to the required standards.
  • Coordinate submission of reports required by the line ministry and key external stakeholders.
  • Prepare, plan and give accountability for the CEO’s office budget and resources.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda Manager Quality Assurance job placement must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree in Economic Policy and Planning or any other relevant field
  • Professional qualification in ICSA is a MUST Experience
  • Seven years of working knowledge of Insurance is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications together with copies of detailed up-to-date CVs and at least three referees to:

Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim,
Lubega Chief Executive Officer,
Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda,
Plot 5 Kyadondo Road, Legacy Towers,
Block B, 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 22855, Kampala

Email to: ira@ira.go.ug

Deadline: 16th July 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Research Officer Job Opportunities - Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda


Job Title:      Research Officer
Organization: Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Planning & Research Officer
 
About US:
The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda is mandated to regulate, supervise, monitor and control the business of Insurance in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Research Officer will conduct extensive research on initiatives and issues relevant to the organization, compile and analyse data.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct research and surveys on insurance industry performance and trends.
  • Implement monitoring systems for tracking fundamental economic, financial and developments in the insurance industry.
  • Collect, verify, analyse and interpret data/information on insurance business and the industry as a whole.
  • Take stock of new developments, benchmark good practices and make them available to the supervisors.
  • Prepare periodical and annual reports as may be required from time to time.
  • Make proposals aimed at promoting market development.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda Research Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Economics, and any other related field
  • Three years of practical research experience in a reputable organisation.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications together with copies of detailed up-to-date CVs and at least three referees to:

Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim,
Lubega Chief Executive Officer,
Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda,
Plot 5 Kyadondo Road, Legacy Towers,
Block B, 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 22855, Kampala
ira@ira.go.ug

Email to: ira@ira.go.ug

Deadline: 16th July 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Data Preparedness Delegate Non-profit Jobs - Netherlands Red Cross


Job Title:      Data Preparedness Delegate
Organization: Netherlands Red Cross
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
 
About US:
The Netherlands Red Cross helps to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands we do this with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and financial aid. Together we act before, during and after natural and man-made disasters to meet the needs and to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

About Project: Innovative Approaches to Response Preparedness (IARP):
Worldwide, extreme events aggravated by climate change lead to an increase in disasters and suffering. The impact of these events could be reduced and sometimes avoided if plans and funding were in place to take well-targeted, cost-efficient and early action based on climate and weather forecasts. The programme therefore builds capacity in Forecast-based Financing (FbF), supported by Data Preparedness and Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) in early action, through systems development, piloting and iteration. The programme builds on the capacities of Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), Kenyan Red Cross Society (KRCS), and Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in the three innovative approaches to provide early action that reduces risks of people at risk of a forecasted disaster, in particular the most vulnerable, including refugees. The three National Societies will implement the programme together with the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC, lead) in partnership with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (Climate Centre), 510 Data Initiative (510), the International Center for Humanitarian Affairs (ICHA), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and British Red Cross (BRC), and in close collaboration with various stakeholders.

Job Summary:  The Data Preparedness Delegate will support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to establish a data team, by understanding the operating model of the NLRC based 510 team, and to copy the best practices and systems into the URCS data team. This includes support on Strategy, Business model, Finance, HR, Marketing and Communication. This is a training and capacity building component of the position. Additionally, the data preparedness delegate will actively support the implementation of the IARP project activities within the first year, working together closely with the URCS data team lead. The data preparedness delegate identifies which of the project activities can be performed by the data team in URCS, and which need specific expertise or capacity of 510. This position serves as the interface between both data teams, and ensures that project activities are delivered with high quality and within the project planning.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Capacity Building
·         Assess existing data and IT capacities within the NS and map these against a blueprint of the 510 data team
·         Co-develop a strategy for how to set up the data team within the NS and identify priorities
·         Support with growing the team, by linking to universities (Makerere) and by attracting volunteers
·         Support with setting up tools and systems that allow the data team to collaborate digitally
·         Co-organize with the data team a data literacy training of Uganda Red Cross leadership
·         Review the data responsibility policy with the data team, and set up the basic processes to protect data


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold a University degree in preferably science, technology, engineering or mathematics (e.g. computer science, econometrics, artificial intelligence, (applied) mathematics, (applied) physics, astronomy, technology management, geo-information sciences)
·         One to two years of demonstrable experience in project management in emergency or development programming
·         Experience in working in projects and with partners at a distance
·         Experience in the humanitarian work of Red Cross National Societies and the internal processes relevant for the region
·         Track record showing the capacity to use data to improve processes, operations and decision-making.
·         Living in - or willing to move to - the Uganda
·         Has considerable experience with working in a data team
·         Demonstrable interest in humanitarian aid
·         Experience in bridging the gap between end users in an organization and a team of technical experts from different disciplines
·         Strong interpersonal and advising skills, amongst which a clear talent for influencing and guiding of colleagues and others directly
·         Experience with providing trainings to users ranging from operations to management
·         Excellent command of English language (written and verbally)
·         Previous experience in an international development or humanitarian setting, especially with disaster risk management is desired
·         Experience in working within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is of added value
·         In depth experience in any of the following subject matters: data analysis, data visualization, machine learning, data literacy, GIS, or programming

Competencies
·         Self confidence
·         Strong listening and feedback skills
·         Being able to communicate clearly and concisely (written and verbally)
·         Result (and quality) oriented
·         Capable to work independently and to set clear goals and priorities
·         Being trustworthy

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated resumes in English and letters of motivation with reference to Sophia van Maanen at the link below.


Deadline: 29th June 2018

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Planning Officer Job Opportunities - Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda


Job Title:      Planning Officer
Organization: Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Planning & Research Officer
 
About US:
The Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda is mandated to regulate, supervise, monitor and control the business of Insurance in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Planning Officer will support the implementation of approved industry plans, policies, procedures and technical backstopping.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in the preparation of planning documents.
  • Keenly monitor the implementation of the approved plans and overall market development plan.
  • Provide quarterly status reports on the implementation of planned activities.
  • Actively participate in resource mobilization drives of the Authority.
  • Support the day to day operations of Market Research & Development.
  • Work closely with the statistician to put in place an up-to-date database to guide planning.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda Planning Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Economics, and any other related field.
  • Three years of working experience in a reputable organization.
  • Knowledge of practical planning operations is a must.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications together with copies of detailed up-to-date CVs and at least three referees to:

Alhaj Kaddunabbi Ibrahim,
Lubega Chief Executive Officer,
Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda,
Plot 5 Kyadondo Road, Legacy Towers,
Block B, 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 22855, Kampala
ira@ira.go.ug

Email to: ira@ira.go.ug

Deadline: 16th July 2018

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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