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Office of the Prime Minister Jobs and Vacancies, Uganda

Job Title: Programme Officer -Agriculture and Enterprise Development
AGE: 30 Years and above
Duty Station: Gulu
REPORTS TO: Programme Coordinator, ALREP

JOB PURPOSE
The Programme Officer (Agriculture and Enterprise Development) will provide strategic direction and systematic planning, supervision, monitoring and reporting on ail agriculture and agri-business related interventions under ALREP.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING EXPERIENCE:
• A Ugandan national with a Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Rural Development or a related field;
• A Masters degree in Agribusiness or related field;
• Qualifications/training in project planning, monitoring and reporting;
• A minimum of 6 years relevant professional experience in the agricultural sector at community level with farmer groups and organizations in a wide range of institutional environments;
• At least 3 years in a senior position in community livelihoods improvement projects/programmes;
• Experience in labour intensive interventions and Farmer Field School methodologies;
• Experience in project planning and monitoring;
• Experience with agricultural financing, value chain analysis and development, and public/private sector partnerships will be a of added advantage;
• Experience with donor funded programmes and EOF procedures will be an added advantage.

COMPETENCES
• Analytical, participatory and communication skills;
• Inter-personal and team-building skills; Computer skills in MS Word and Excel;
• Willingness to travel widely within the project area;
• Knowledge of the local language(s) will be an added
DUTIES
• Develop an overall intervention strategy for agriculture and agribusiness components of ALREP in line with the Financing Agreement;
• Identify suitable agricultural and agribusiness interventions based an existing policies, district development plans and best practices, and ensure their timely and quality execution;
• Undertake regular visits to the Districts and communities to support the implementation of activities under ALREP to ensure adherence to implementation guidelines, targets, time schedules and sector standards and norms;
• Assist the Programme Coordinator ALREP in preparing and supervising of agriculture and agri¬business oriented tenders and calls for proposals and subsequent (grant) contracts;
• Assist the Programme Coordinator ALREP in monitoring and reporting of programme outputs and results in line with the NULEP's monitoring tools and guidelines;
• Build capacity of District Local Governments and implementing partners to technically execute, monitor
• Assist the Programme Coordinator ALREP in preparing annual and quarterly work plans, budgets, and reports for ALREP;
• Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator ALREP.

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SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
Application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed.

To: The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
Postel Building, 6th Floor Yusuf Lule Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala

To reach him not later than Friday, 24th December 2010 at 5:00 pm

Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.

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