Job Title: Program Management Specialist/Agribusiness
OPENING DATE: May 16, 2011
CLOSING DATE: May 27, 2011
WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week
POSITION GRADE FSN-10 (Ugshs.54,522,809 to 78,523,720 p.a. inclusive of allowances).
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified Ugandan to fill the position of Program Management Specialist/Agribusiness.
BASIC FUNCTION OF THE POSITION
To manage agribusiness development activities within the USAID Uganda Economic Growth portfolio.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education Required: A Bachelors degree in Agriculture and a Masters degree in Agricultural economics, Agribusiness Management or any other related field are required.
Work Experience: A minimum of five years experience in program management related to agriculture and/or rural development activities, with a focus on supporting farmers and/or firms to access agricultural inputs and outputs markets; access advisory and business development services; increase production and marketing efficiencies; and enhance product competitiveness. Prior work with donor-funded projects is of added advantage.
Language Requirement: Must be fluent in English language.
Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of program management issues, including design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Thorough knowledge of issues affecting the development of agricultural value chain segments such as production, post-harvest handling, processing, and marketing. Demonstrated knowledge of Uganda’s economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics, in particular as they relate to agriculture and economic growth. A good understanding of the special circumstances for women and youth in agriculture is of added advantage.
Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience and ability to work in teams, clear concise writing skills including logical analytical and clear presentation skills, and ability to meet tight deadlines. Proven ability to work collaboratively with a range of counterparts at all levels including those from government agencies, the private sector, NGOs, other donors, and other USAID Missions. Computer literacy in word processing using Microsoft, and spreadsheets is required. Must be self-directed with demonstrated ability to perform with minimal supervision.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should include the following documentation
A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
Copies of Academic Transcripts;
Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.
Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
1. By mail:
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
2. By Fax:
0414-341-863 - ATTENTION: HR
3. Or by e-mail:
CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: May 27, 2011