Jobs at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda- Regional Coordinator

Job Title: Regional hub coordinator

 Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Uganda

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) is implementing the Vegetable Oil Development Project – Phase Two (V0DP2) funded by the Government of Uganda (GOU) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, the executing Agency of V0DP2 wishes to recruit a qualified agriculturist for the position of Hub Coordinator, Lira Hub.

Objectives of the Assignment:

To strengthen the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the Vegetable Oil Development Project by hiring the services of a full time hub coordinator who will be based in Lira, and will be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating strategies for planning and implementation of the Oil Seed Development component in Lira hub in line with the project guidelines.

Terms of Reference and Scope of Services:

The scope of services for the hub coordinator shall include the following; The hub coordinator will be in charge of the day to day running and management of project activities in the Lira hub. He/She will backstop and advise all partners on their roles on the project in the Lira Hub. In general, the officer should;

    be a Ugandan Citizen holding a Bachelor’s degree from recognized Universities in relevant fields;
    have general knowledge of project and business management with emphasis on work planning, budgeting and reporting;
    be computer literate and well versed in the use of Word, Excel and internet;
    be self-motivated and have the ability to take initiatives and work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines;
    be fluent in English – written and oral and demonstrate excellent report writing skills;
    posses advanced advocacy, communication and negotiation skills and ability to work as a team member;
    be conversant with rural poverty reduction strategies and gender equity;
    have a working knowledge of GOU policies, operations and reforms;
    posses and demonstrate knowledge and experience working with the private sector;
    have excellent skills in working with groups to build consensus and resolving conflict;
    have excellent organizational skills with the ability for multi-tasking; and
    Posses excellent presentation skills; oral and written with attention to detail.

The Project Hub Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities will include the following;

    Working on putting in place operational partnerships with private sector operators for the provision of oilseeds extension services, and assisting in the preparation of appropriate procurement specifications for the private sector to bid on these contracts;
    participate in Oil Seed Stakeholders Sub-sector Platform (OSSUP) regional activities to coordinate the oilseeds sub-sector and national meetings as warranted;
    guide the day-to-day oilseed component activity planning, budgeting, management, implementation and reporting in the Hub and to’ensure that project activities are gender balanced and focus on poverty alleviation;
    identify suitable implementing partners and assist the Project Manager and Oil Seeds Coordinator in establishing partnerships;
    monitor and Supervise activities of the implementing partners in the hub;
    provide technical guidance and backstopping on oilseed crop management and development;
    provide support to the M&E Officer in the development and management of a database on Oilseed Development Component;
    in collaboration with Communications Officer; support the training programme at Hub level, including planning, budgeting, implementation, production and dissemination of leaflets, guidelines and other training materials;
    Carry out other duties (related to the project’s activities) as may be assigned by the Project Management.

Specifically, the Hub Coordinator- Lira will be:    

    Reporting to the Oil Seeds Coordinator and will be responsible for management and oversight of the implementation of the Oil Seed Component in the Lira Hub.

In addition, to the general qualifications detailed above, the following specific qualifications are required.

    A Bachelor's degree in agriculture, agricultural sciences, or other relevant field, and a Masters degree in a relevant field;
    Technical competencies in oil seed sector in production, processing and marketing;
    Experience of at least 5 years, of which 2 relate to working with private sector;
    Working experience including in project planning, implementation and management, monitoring and administration within bilateral or multilateral or international NGOs.

Experience: 5

How to apply:
Applications accompanied by a detailed CV indicating contact addresses and contacts details of three referees should be submitted during official working hours to; The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Attn: Principle Personnel Officer, Floor 3, Personnel Office Plot 5 Kyadondo Road Nakasero Legacy Towers, P. O. Box 34518 Kampala

Applications to reach not later than Thursday, 28th February 2013.


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