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Market Engagement Manager (Commercialising Chilli Production) UK NGO Jobs - Farm Africa


Organization: Farm Africa
Funding Source: aBi Trust
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator – CCP

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 aBi Trust Project:
aBi Trust recently awarded Farm Africa and the North East Chilli Producers Association (NECPA) funding for a three-year project focused on creating a more competitive and profitable chilli value chain within Lira, northern Uganda to capitalise on growing international demand for varieties of Ugandan African Birds Eye (ABE) dried chillies. The project will strengthen the technical capacity of NECPA and their extension team to support market- orientated chilli production across their entire area of operation. Key project activities will include; delivering an enhanced extension package to 3,000 (120 groups of 25) chilli farmers in Aromo, Barr and Amach sub-counties; reforming input supply within Aromo, Barr and Amach sub-counties to ensure there is an adequate flow of high-quality inputs to service growing demand from farmers; supporting NECPA to obtain the proper certification and licencing required in order to begin accessing and selling their farmers’ chillies directly into high-value export markets. At the same time, the project will promote greater inclusivity within the value chain, encouraging female and youth led production by educating on gender mainstreaming and creating new enterprise opportunities.

Job Summary:  The Market Engagement Manager (MEM) will play a key role in Commercialising Chilli Production (CCP) team, and will be critical to the success of the project. The MEM will be responsible for providing technical assistance to our implementing partner, NECPA, and supporting them to organise 3,000 farmers to meet the demands of the export market for ABE chillies. In addition, the MEM will support NECPA to achieve the necessary certifications to enter premium organic and export markets. The MEM will work with stakeholders in the wider ABE chilli value chain to ensure the availability of affordable, high-quality inputs for ABE chilli farmers in Lira district. The role is based in Farm Africa’s Lira office, and reports to the Project Coordinator. They MEM will also receive technical support from Farm Africa’s Technical Manager for Markets & Value Chains, based in London.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
To provide ongoing technical assistance (TA) and guidance to NECPA including:
·         Supporting NECPA to formalise & strengthen their extension services and better orientated them to market demands. In particular:
·         With support from Farm Africa’s Technical Manager for Markets & Value Chains (TMM&V), carry out market and demand mapping for ABE chillies.
·         Development of an extension service strategy and plan.
·         Strengthening NECPA’s training on market-orientated planning and production for producer groups by:
·         Supporting NECPA to develop annual and long-term production plans, and break them down into individual farmer group targets
·         Working with the NECPA team to develop group level production planning tools M Supporting NECPA and their extension team to disseminate production planning tools and engage their member farmers in market-orientated production.
·         Providing the NECPA team with practical support and guidance with registering as an export company
·         Working with the NECPA team to support NECPA and their member to farmers gain the certifications required for premium markets M Supporting the NECPA to grow their existing seed selection and multiplication activities in line with market demand, and in particular:
o   To develop a demand forecasting model for key seed varieties
o   To develop a seed production plan and strategy
o   To carry out a formal review and assessment of the existing NECPA seed distribution model, and identify new agribusinesses to stock optimal seed varieties
o   For sale to farmers outside of the NECPA network
·         Working with the NECPA team to ensure that young people engaged in producing inputs such as drying racks and organic pesticides and fertilisers are benefitting from the local growing demand for their products
To play a key role in activity planning and sequencing of activities to ensure maximum impact as well as compliance with donor deadlines, which will include:
·         Working in close consultation with the PC to prepare weekly and monthly detailed activity plans to guide project implementation by both FA & NECPA.
·         Ensuring colleagues and partner staff are clear on project plans and required resources during planning
·         Providing technical advice to the PC and NECPA management team, to assist them with the development of weekly, monthly and annual implementation plans and budgets
·         Working closely with the NECPA team to ensure that delivery progress is in line with plans, highlighting areas of concern in a timely manner and proactively addressing them in good time.
To deliver project activities to a high standard, and in line with Farm Africa and donor guidelines and requirements by:
·         Ensuring the methodologies for each activity are clearly understood by the Farm Africa and NECPA project teams and delivered according to Farm Africa Approaches.
·         Ensuring that project activities are implemented and outputs achieved as planned and within budget and timelines that have been contractually agreed with the donor
·         Ensuring that accurate and detailed records are kept of activities delivered by both Farm Africa and NECPA teams and extension staff, and logged using GPS devices as stipulated by the donor
·         Participating in quarterly programme progress review sessions as requested
·         Proactively identify and monitor any risks to non-delivery and, where required, developing and implementing action plans to address issues identified;
·         Providing high-quality inputs for internal and external reports to show delivery progress in assigned areas
To deliver assigned activities in accordance with financial guidelines and within available budgets by:
·         Closely monitoring expenditure on all relevant activity lines, ensuring that availability of funds is confirmed and approved before delivery of an activity begins
·         Supporting the Project Accountant & Administrator (PA&A) and PC with budgeting and reforecasting budgets as required
·         Ensuring that all expenditure incurred is in compliance with and exceeds the basic standards contained in the Farm Africa finance procedures manual and is in line with the requirements outlined in the aBi Financial Management Guidelines
·         Reviewing budget monitoring reports, and provide timely explanations and corrective actions for any significant variances relating to the market engagement components of the project
·         Ensuring that procurement of goods and services is carried out in line with Farm Africa procedures and also follows the terms and conditions stipulated in the donor’s Financial Management Guidelines
To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s outputs, outcomes and impact:
·         As requested and required, ensure that KPI data is accurately gathered on a monthly basis using correct tools approved by aBi.
·         Ensure that any activities delivered by the Farm Africa and NECPA teams are logged using GPS devices provided by the donor, and in line with the donor requirements
To establish and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships and working relationships with stakeholders, including:
·         Establishing and maintaining and excellent working relationship with the NECPA management team based on mutual respect and joint goals.
·         Establishing and maintaining an excellent working relationship with the NECPA extension team
·         Identifying key stakeholders across the chilli value chain and proactively building relationships with them, in particular agro-input dealers in Lira district and others directly engaged in the project
·         Identifying potential markets and buyers and brokering relationships between them and NECPA
·         Working closely with the NECPA team to support them with building relationships with financial service suppliers, participating in workshops and conferences, and meeting donors and other officials when required
To play an active role as a member of the both the wider project and country teams
·         Working in a cohesive way with the wider CCP team to ensure that project objectives and outcomes are delivered
·         As requested, providing technical input to support with developing new projects or securing additional funding for work in the chilli value chain
·         Ensuring that any lessons learned during implementation are documented and built into future project design, and shared with other Farm Africa project teams
·         These essential functions are not to be interpreted as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required. All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Market Engagement Manager (Commercialising Chilli Production) job must hold Degree or equivalent in in a relevant field, such as agricultural economics, rural development, business or economics
·         Demonstrable understanding of private sector agriculture value chains and rural development in Uganda
·         Excellent understanding of market-based approaches to development and particularly approaches which encourage greater participation of women and youth
·         Experience
·         At least three years’ experience of working with a commercial organisation or INGO working with smallholder farmers
·         Direct experience of formalising smallholder supply chains, or supporting agribusinesses to do the same
·         Experience of supporting private sector organisations to identify and enter new markets
·         Experience of designing production planning tools for smallholder farmers, and overseeing their deployment in the field.
·         Experience of carrying out market analysis and demand planning
·         Experience of supporting SMEs to develop business plans and access finance, or directly doing so in a commercial company
·         Experience of using a range of tools to monitor delivery of activities and project outcomes and impact

Desirable
·         Further relevant academic qualification in the area of agricultural economics, rural development, business or economics
·         Experience of working in Lango sub-region and northern Uganda
·         Knowledge and understanding of the chilli value chain in Uganda and key dynamics and stakeholders within it
·         Experience of working on aBi-funded projects
·         Experience of working within the chilli (ideally) or other horticultural value chains
·         Experience of supporting Ugandan businesses to enter the international export market, and gain the necessary licences
·         Experience of providing hands-on business development support to small and/or micro enterprises


Skills & abilities
·         Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to work with both Government, CSOs and Private Sector stakeholders.
·         Ability to broker relationships between different stakeholders in the value chain
·         Excellent training/facilitation skills and experience
·         Fluent written and spoken English
·         Adept in Microsoft Windows including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
·         Excellent network and excellent relationship with government partners
·         Ability and willingness to travel both regionally and nationally
·         Good knowledge of Windows including Outlook, Excel, and Power Point

Desirable
·         Negotiating & managing partner relationships
·         Experience in leading teams in problem solving
·         Fluency in Langi/Luo

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated CVs, salary histories and a two-page supporting statement demonstrating how your skills and experience meet the requirements outlined in the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org

Deadline: Friday 1st February 2019 – 5.00pm EAT

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 11th February 2019 at Farm Africa's country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Credit Risk Specialist – Assessment & Validation Job Careers - DFCU Bank


Organization: DFCU Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Credit Risk Management

About US:
DFCU Bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.

Job Summary:  The Credit Risk Specialist – Assessment & Validation will drive the standardization and operationalization of the bank’s model risk governance framework through validation of model and model-based decisions/ guidelines, enhance the accuracy of credit analytics & predictive models to mitigate losses arising out of errors and minimize shocks arising from changes in the macro-economic environment and sector trends on the bank’s performance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Be responsible for the collation, analysis (including trend analysis) and publication of the Key Credit Risk Performance Indicators.
  • Design relevant risk reporting tools & templates and prepare timely, comprehensive and reliable credit risk reports.
  • Proactive assessment of Industry/ Sector risks and performance to guide prioritization of business efforts.
  • Conduct Macro economic analysis and forecasting and advise the bank on possible impact to performance.
  • Participate in conducting of periodic Credit stress tests and scenario analysis, assessing the impact on the Bank’s credit portfolio and make appropriate recommendations to senior management for action.
  • Assess the quality of the overall loan portfolio through trends and other analytical risk indicators, to improve credit collections and recoveries.
  • Benchmarking quantitative and qualitative risk appetite and tolerances, as well as limit structures, relative to sound industry standards and regulatory expectations, while considering the bank’s business strategies.
  • Analyze performance qualitatively and/or quantitatively, detecting emerging risks and/or deviations, and recommend actions to mitigate losses and improve performance and profitability.
  • Perform regular portfolio surveillance including earnings review and credit market spreads.
  • Review the Bank’s credit analytics to enhance its accuracy and support in the review, understanding and management of model risk to mitigate losses arising from errors.
  • Assessment of model development and model review activities within various risk management domains.
  • Operationalization of the model risk governance framework covering both model development and model validation by engaging all stakeholders to establish solid model risk management.
  • Validation of assumptions, formulae and methodologies in the guidelines and processes for developing models and provision of recommendations in the regular improvement of the models (upgrade towards predictive models) to avoid and mitigate losses to the Bank; Including but not limited to rating parameters (EL, PDs, LGDs, EAD etc.), pricing and capital allocation models, RAROC framework, Credit Var estimation and regulatory Capital estimation (Standardized approach and Internal Rating Based approach).
  • Validation (for improvement) of the statistics used in portfolio analytics such as credit limit setting, loss forecasting, allowance for portfolio losses, loan stress testing, capital allocation etc.
  • Validation of model governance policies, standards, processes and procedures.
  • Validation of compliance with regulatory and statutory model requirements.
  • Advise Senior management on model risk management following independent model validation activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DFCU Bank Credit Risk Specialist – Assessment & Validation job placement must hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics, statistics or quantitative economics.
  • CFA qualification will be an added advantage
  • Four years of working experience in a financial institution
  • Knowledge of data analysis and validation tools
  • Knowledge of data modelling, data cleansing, and data enrichment techniques
  • In possession of formal research training
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Statistical modelling, interpretation and translation
  • Risk management (Credit and Market Risk) and commercial grounding
  • Capacity to develop and document procedures and workflows
  • Knowledge on macro-economic and sector performance tools
  • Ability to carry out data quality control, validation and linkage
  • An understanding of data protection issues
  • An awareness and knowledge of industry-specific databases and data sets
  • Experience of statistical methodologies and data analysis techniques
  • Ability to produce clear graphical representations and data visualizations
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate well and be highly organized
  • Ability to translate analytics and provide insight and analysis through clear visual, written and verbal communication.
  • Highly curious and inquisitive

How to Apply:
All candidates who so wish to join the banking sector in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates (University Transcript, O & A level) to: Vacanciesbank@dfcugroup.com

Deadline: 22nd January 2019

NB: dfcu Bank does not solicit/accept payment in cash/kind from prospective candidates in exchange for shortlisting or job placement. Any candidate who engages in this kind of transaction is aiding and abetting fraud and will be automatically disqualified.

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Fresher UN Social Policy Officer Jobs - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)


Job Title:        Social Policy Officer
Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade: NOA

About US:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

Job Summary:  The Social Policy Officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance in all stages of social policy programming and related advocacy from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of concrete and sustainable results. This includes programmes aimed at improving (a) public policies to reduce child poverty; (b) social protection coverage and impact on children; (c)  the transparency, adequacy, equity and efficiency of child-focused public investments and financial management; and (d) child rights governance, decentralization and accountability measures to increase public participation and the  quality, equity and coverage of social services. This encompasses both direct programme work with government and civil society partners as well as linkages and support to teams working on education, health, child protection, water and sanitation, and HIV.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Improving data on child poverty & vulnerability for increased use for policy and programme action
  • Strengthening social protection coverage and impact for children
  • Improving use of public financial resources for children
  • Strengthening capacity of local governments to plan, budget, consult on and monitor child-focused social services.
  • Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for child rights governance
  • UNICEF Programme Management


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Social Policy Officer job opportunity should hold a university degree in one of the following field: Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, or another relevant technical field
  • A minimum of one year of relevant professional experience is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as a strong asset.
  • Background and/or familiarity with emergency is considered as a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies: Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Learning & Researching, Planning & Organizing

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.


Deadline: 8th February 2019

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Risk Manager Employment Opportunity - Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)


Job Title:     Risk Manager
Organization: Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

About US:
The Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013 and incorporated under the Company’s Act 2012. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda. The overall function of UNOC is; “To handle the State’s Commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry.”

Job Summary:  The Risk Manager will provide support to management in the development of comprehensive policies and procedures for risk management and to provide continual risk assessment, implement risk management strategies and processes to protect shareholder value.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the Board Audit and Risk committee in ensuring the identification and prioritization of risks and reporting on the same.
  • Develop and implement the overall Enterprise Risk Management Framework for the Company.
  • Develop a risk management system and train departmental risk champions on implementation.
  • Conduct or oversee the conduct of regular risk assessments and preparation of all documentation related to risk assessment, and reviews of standard operating procedures ensuring that recommended improvements are fully implemented.
  • Responsible for the setting up company risks register and its maintenance.
  • Continuously improve the risk management policy, strategy and supporting framework.
  • Facilitate the process of setting the company's risk appetite.
  • Monitor implementation of action plans to ensure risk mitigation efforts are proceeding as required.
  • Identify training needs for risk management and oversee development of enterprise risk competence and awareness across the company;
  • Evaluate the adequacy of the company's internal control framework in addressing risks and accomplishing the company's goals and objectives
  • Guiding integration of enterprise risk management with other organizational planning and management activities.
  • Monitor and report on compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Proactively identify emerging risks and report to relevant stakeholders
  • Any other duty assigned by Management


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) Risk Manager job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics or related fields
  • Full Professional Membership (ACCA, CPA, CMA, CIA)
  • MBA or a relevant Master's Degree will be an added advantage
  • Certification in risk management
  • At least seven years of working experience in a busy organisation of which 3 must be at a Senior Level
  • Good knowledge of Oil & Gas Operations.
  • Exceptional strong analytical skills, having the ability to analyze, refine, summarize, and clearly present data and information.
  • High degree of professionalism and maintenance of confidentiality
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a completed and signed applications form, download here, together with certified copies of academic certificates addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE to the address below. The applications should be delivered through registered mail and courier will also be received. Applications must include a cover letter, application form and supporting documents.

Address to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Uganda National Oil Company Ltd,
Plot 15, Yusuf Lule Road,
P.O. Box 36316, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 1st February 2019 by 5:00pm

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