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Project Manager - OFSP UK NGO Jobs - Farm Africa

Job Title:           Project Manager - OFSP
Organization: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda

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 Project Nature & Job Summary:
During this 18-month fixed-term contract, the post-holder will be responsible for managing and delivering the second (and final) stage of a three year project to improve livelihoods and incomes of 1,000 farmers in Teso sub-region through developing the production and marketing of orange-flesh sweet potatoes (OFSP).  The main objectives of this project are:
  • To increase the quantity and regularity of quality OFSP available for sale through improved planting, harvesting and post-harvest management practices
  • To develop and strengthen OFSP processing and marketing channels for farmers in Serere district and across Teso sub-region. The post-holder will be based in Farm Africa’s Soroti office and will receive functional support from the Project Accountant & Administrator.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project management and reporting including:
  • Planning and ensuring the timely implementation of deliverables at project level, making sure that targeted results as defined in project plans are achieved in accordance with Farm Africa procedures and processes
  • Carrying out quarterly reviews with the Country Director, Uganda (CD) highlighting progress of activities, expenditure and results against plans and forecasts
  • Ensuring that project plans and budgets are revised and updated in line with the annual planning process, as well as in response to any changes in implementation or delivery timelines
  • Ensuring timely delivery of high-quality quarterly and annual progress reports in line with Farm Africa and donor requirements
  • With support from the Project Accountant & Administrator based in Soroti office, monitor expenditure rates in line with the project budget and sure timely submission of accurate and financial reports that are compliant with accounting procedures and processes
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, developing and implementing a project monitoring and evaluation process, capturing project outcomes/impact and lessons learned
  • Collecting, documenting and sharing project success stories, case studies, best practice and lessons learned in line with the requirements of Farm Africa’s communication’s team
Partner management including:
  • Managing the relationship with project partner Soroti Sweet Potato Producers & Processors Association (SOSPPA), as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and project documents – ensuring compliance with fund disbursement and reporting requirements
  • Ensuring that partner performance conforms to clearly defined expectations laid out in the MoU between Farm Africa and SOSPPA
  • Conducting regular planning and review meetings with SOSPPA
Providing technical leadership and playing a hands-on role in delivering project activities including:
  • Providing technical leadership and ensuring technical excellence in the delivery of project activities
  • Overseeing delivery of extension services by the SOSPPA PCM, ensuring excellence in delivery standards in line with Farm Africa Approaches.
  • Working with the PCM and SOSPPA team to ensure the that OFSP processing centre already constructed as part of the programme is well run and maintained, and appropriate business records kept and shared with the Farm Africa team for reporting purposes.
  • Ensuring that the project is delivered (including partner activities) in line with donor guidelines and Farm Africa policies and procedures.
Supporting SOSPPA to develop a profitable OFSP processing and marketing enterprise by:
  • Working from the initial Organisational Capacity Assessment of SOSPPA, highlight areas of weakness and work with SOSPPA leadership team to overcome them – with a particular focus on governance, and financial processes and systems.
  • Working with the leadership team at SOSPPA to develop and implement a business plan
  • Providing business development support and mentoring to the SOSPPA team.
  • Working with Farm Africa’s Technical Manager for Markets & Value Chains to build the capacity of the SOSPPA team to build market linkages and manage contracted buyers.
  • Working with the SOSPPA team to identify and implement a financial mechanism to incentivise/facilitate bulking of produce for onward sale
Networking and liaison with relevant Government agencies including:
  • Ensuring that conditions necessary for the legal implementation of the project are met
  • Maintaining a close working relationship with all relevant government partners both within and outside the project areas of operation.
  • Ensuring that project implementation is informed by, and in keeping with, the local and national policy environment
  • Managing and nurturing mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders, including service providers, local NGO’s and private sector companies
  • In consultation with the CD, acting as an ambassador for Farm Africa; promoting the project and our broader programme of work, hosting visitors, speaking at workshops and conferences and meeting donors and other officials when required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Project Manager – OFSP job placement must hold a Degree in Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural economics, Agribusiness, Cooperatives or related field
  • At least three years’ experience of implementing agricultural marketing projects for individuals or groups
  • Experience of engaging and mobilising rural communities in development programmes
  • Experience of playing a hands-on role in supporting the growth of small agribusinesses or associations
  • Good understanding of how small scale producers can be linked to the private sector or markets for their produce
  • Experience of leading and inspiring others
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of producing content for donor reports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Able to work under own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Working for an INGO
  • Fluency in Ateso
  • Field experience in OFSP production and the OFSP value chain
  • Experience of using gender disaggregated approaches for farmer outreach
  • Experience of evidencing success for impact assessment and communications purposes
  • Experience of managing monitoring and evaluation activities and fieldwork
  • Experience of working in a remote setting
  • Holder of a valid motorcycle permit (or willing to obtain one ahead of joining)

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 ‘Project Manager - OFSP’ 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 11th June2018 at Farm Africa's country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 6th June 2018 by 5.00pm EAT

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Fresher Livelihoods Assistant Non-profit Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:     Livelihoods Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods Team Leader

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary: The Livelihoods Assistant will be providing support to the implementation of DRC Program. The job is field based with frequent movement within the project Area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination / Representation
  • Build relationships with a range of stakeholders in Local Governments, Private Sector and CSOs in order to facilitate the development of economic opportunities and increased incomes for the targeted beneficiaries.
Project implementation and reporting
  • Actively contribute in the development of Project Plans/Budgets and Livelihood funding proposals.
  • Promote Environment and Gender-Sensitive Livelihoods programming.
  • Ensure efficient and Effective program implementation.
  • Assist in meetings and trainings with stake holders and target groups within the settlement.
  • Regular data collection and monitoring and evaluation of program activities as directed by the Livelihood Officer.
  • Implementation of livelihood activities for PSN’s and other needs identification exercise and follow up.
  • Contribute to the central objective of Achieving the key Project Objective of enhancing Self Reliance.
  • Participate in the Program operational and long term planning.
  • Participate in Farmers capacity building trainings.
  • Mobilization of Farmer groups,
  • Link farmers with potential market opportunities.
  • Organizing farmers’ field days/exchange visits.
  • Setting technical demonstration plots (TDS) for farmers.
  • Manages the day-to-day livelihood activities, including activity finances while bearing in mind DRC’s/Donor financial regulations.
  • With support from his/her Supervisor, draw work plans/Budgets.
  • Monitor and document DRC’s livelihood activities.
Staff development and management
  • Manage field based staff, volunteers, and community participants.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Assistant job placement must have two years of experience working with community development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Proven experience in cash based programming
  • Ability to speak local languages
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with the following documents to the E-mail address below;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

E-mail your cover letter, updated CV and academic credentials to: administrator@drcuganda.org

Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00 PM

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Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanism (CARM) Officer US NGO Jobs - Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: MEL Specialist

About US:
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.

About ECHO Project:
With funding from European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Department for International Development (DFID), NetHope, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID/OFDA); Mercy Corps is using a blended approach recognizing the importance of engaging both refugees and host communities and building upon existing structures in the West Nile region to address the poorly operating market systems. This includes a specific focus on access to technology, agricultural value chains, support of social enterprises and increasing access to financial services.

Job Summary: The Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanism (CARM) Officer will work on establishing/maintaining and continuously strengthening the community accountability system of the Mercy Corps West Nile team. S/he will be managing the day-to-day accountability processes of the organization, including handling of program participant and stakeholder complaints and feedback. The CARM Officer will lead in the design, improvement and implementation of CARMs. S/he will be responsible for internal and/or external referrals, compilation of reports on feedback and regular provision of recommendations to the programs for improving the response with evidence based learning.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and implement CARM system and tools
  • Develop/maintain community accountability reporting mechanisms and follow up system.
  • Lead data entry and management of the CARM database.
  • Communicate and disseminate feedback/complaints handling procedures, policies and tools as appropriate to program participants/clients, program staff and other stakeholders.
  • Manage handling of a centralized telephone complaints line and internet feedback mechanism (On rotation basis with the MEL team)
  • Maintenance of an effective record and filing system for all complaints solved and pending issues, including correspondence and other related documents for quick and easy reference.
  • Ensure that all feedback is kept confidential and access to that information is in line with Mercy Corps guidelines and SOPs, including appropriate referrals to Senior Leadership Team for allegations involving staff misconduct.
  • Support MEL and Program teams on program participants’/clients accountability and learning systems.
  • Follow-up with relevant stakeholders on agreed upon system corrections, adjustments to guidelines and SOPs and actions, informing and strategizing with the MEL Specialist & West Nile Team Leader.
  • Provide timely feedback to MEL Specialist and program teams on feedback and concerns raised by communities, partners, & stakeholders on project activities, and elevate significant complaints involving staff misconduct to Senior Leadership Team.
  • Prepare monthly reports on feedback and complaints, provide recommendations and share them interactively with program teams to ensure uptake and implementation.
  • In coordination with the Program teams, track all the actions taken in response to feedback and complaints and include them as appropriate in the CARM monthly report, and program donor reports.
  • Provide feedback to the program participants/clients, and stakeholders accordingly, whenever required.
Staff training and capacity building: Train staff on CARM/Feedback SOPs, compliance and accountability tools, and other processes as required.
Internal and External Coordination: Maintain regular coordination/management and working relationships with CARM counterparts in other relevant National/International NGOs, UNHCR/OPM, Private Sector Actors, and Associations in West Nile region whenever necessary.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Community Accountability and Reporting Mechanism (CARM) Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in community psychology, social sciences, economics, statistics, demography, and/or relevant field in art and humanities.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience and technical skills of managing a remote data collection and data management, principles of data protection, experience in quantitative and quantitative data analysis preferably with an international or national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
  • Keen interest and commitment to humanitarian and development principles, codes of conduct (including on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) and a demonstrable understanding of conflict contexts and remote work.
  • Demonstrated integrity and discretion in handling of sensitive information, and familiarity with referrals procedures
  • Demonstrated ability in report writing.
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English.
  • Excellent computer skills: proficiency in MS Office package, and at least basic knowledge of database management

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their online applications to the Senior HR and Legal Manager by clicking the link below. Please clearly state your salary requirements on the cover letter, attach your CV (with 3 referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates.

Deadline:  8th June 2018

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Livelihoods Advisor US Non-profit Jobs - Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:               Livelihoods Advisor
Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programs Coordinator

About US:
Lutheran World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum, Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.

Job Summary: The Livelihoods Advisor will provide strategic vision, leadership and technical assistance in improving the overall performance of all livelihood activities in Lutheran World Federation Uganda Program. The incumbent will be responsible for increasing quantity, quality, and competiveness of the income generating activities (IGAs), both off-farm and on-farm, supporting the development of an appropriate Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood intervention strategy in all LWF Program that includes early recovery, disaster risk reduction and community development. The incumbent will support rural businesses and SMEs to improve their products/services, improve their processes, add value, and enter new market channels.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Under the guidance of the Programs Coordinator, provide leadership, supervision, and oversight of all livelihoods activities in LWF Uganda Program.
  • Lead a team of livelihood technical staff to ensure efficient and effective project implementation, timely completion of high-quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables are achieved.
  • Work with the Programs Coordinator and M&E team in preparing project work-plans with clear objectives and achievable benchmarks, reflecting long-term & short-term priorities.
  • Conduct continuous market intelligence and assessments to inform programming including identification of sectors and value chains that have high potential to benefit programme participants.
  • Conduct regular SWOT analysis of LWF performance in implementing livelihoods programmes which positively affect target beneficiaries;
  • Assist LWF Uganda to develop good quality project concept notes, and proposals, to donors as required;
  • Work with other programme advisors, the LWF mainstreaming focal persons, Private Sector Partners and District Local Government to ensure that all livelihoods projects contribute to integrated programmes
  • Keep up to date with developments in the livelihoods sector, liaise with the Global Livelihoods and Markets Advisors and ensure that learning is incorporated into programming and shared with other staff;
  • Conduct regular field visits to review and report on progress of Livelihoods interventions;
  • Ensure that activities have a strong private sector orientation so that all livelihood interventions/activities are aligned towards becoming market-oriented and financially sustainable;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Livelihoods Advisor career opportunity should hold a University degree in Agriculture, Agri-Business or Development Economics. Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • At least ten years of actual project management experience.
  • Background in business or market/economic development, with a minimum of 5 years' practical experience in the private sector, market development and/or related industry.
  • Previous experience on market systems development!M4P/market facilitation is REQUIRED.
  • Strong background in agricultural production, market assessments, rural market linkages, and capacity building in value chains
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector
  • Proven ability to write good project concepts, donor proposals and high quality reports

How to Apply:
Applications (motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally, should be sent via Email to: recruitment@lwf.or.ug. Please do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied for on the top of the parcel addressed to:

The Human Resource Manager
Lutheran World Federation
Plot 1401, Ggaba, Road after the American Embassy
P.O. Box 5827, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 28th May 2018

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Fresher Trade Assistant Job Opportunities - Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Job Title:       Trade Assistant
Organisation: Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd is a leading coffee procurement, processing and marketing company in Uganda. In 2009, the company exported over 510,000 bags of coffee, each weighing 60 kg. This represented approximately 16% of all the country’s coffee export that year, totaling 3.2 million bags. The coffee was sold primarily the European Union, Japan, Australia and South Sudan. The company also markets directly to the major international coffee roasting companies. Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. is part of the Volcafe group and is one of the leading exporters in Uganda. Volcafe, is one of the world’s largest traders of arabica and robusta coffees and provides beans for 50 billion cups of coffee each year.

Job Summary: The Trade Assistant will work alongside experienced managers and traders, and is an excellent opportunity to develop essential business skills and knowledge and establish strong relationships with existing customers and industry contacts. Your commercial experience will be developed by supporting projects and commercial strategies that will teach you how to grow the business and increase our customer base. You will be given the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of areas within Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd, helping to build your understanding of the global supply chain.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • With support from the commercial team, manage the sales process for coffee entering or leaving the Ugandan market.
  • Keenly monitor and circulate daily Physical & Futures Position reports and/or other trading reports as required by the business, answering all associated queries. This includes :-
  • Daily reporting of clearing position
  • Daily reporting of Pricing to come
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with clients whilst seeking out new business opportunities coffee industry and internal production processes from field to cup.
  • Liaise closely with the quality department taking part in daily cupping sessions as well as interacting regularly with the logistics and exports team on the management of client samples.
  • Communicate marketing and pricing related data to Management to maximise revenue.
  • Closely monitor documentary collections and co-ordinate and monitor the day to day input of all relevant information into the central trading system.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a 2:1 degree in Agronomy, Mathematics, Economics, Business Management, or Finance preferred but not essential.
  • One year of work experience in a commercial, logistics, trading commodities or financial services organization
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Confident and articulate, able to communicate ideas clearly to a diverse audience (written & verbal)
  • Commercially minded and able to identify business improvements/opportunities
  • Career focused and committed
  • Clear thinker and an effective planner who can organise themselves and others
  • Strong performance bias; sets high personal standards, goal orientated, ambitious and able to maintain performance under pressure
  • Collaborative & inclusive style, actively engages stakeholders, colleagues and peers
  • Determined and resilient

How to Apply:
All prospective employees should send their applications via email to kcl-hr@kyagalanyi.com with a covering letter and an updated CV.

Deadline: 25th May 2018

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