Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda - Feed The Future Coordinator

Job Title: Feed The Future Coordinator (FtFC) – (3 positions)

Feed the Future is the United States Government's global hunger and food security initiative. It supports country-driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and forge long-term solutions to chronic food insecurity and under-nutrition. These three food security positions are based in Kampala, Mbarara and Gulu as noted below.
Purpose of Position. These positions are aimed at providing technical leadership and expertise to Peace Corps’ Feed the Future Interagency Partnership.
Key Responsibilities:
• Work within Peace Corps’  FtF team to define and implement Peace Corps’ feed the future and food  security activities in assigned region.
• Coordinate with USAID/Uganda, regarding the post’s food security activities.
• Compile program reports for PC/Uganda, USAID/Uganda and PC/HQ to demonstrate the use and impact of PC/Uganda’s contributions to Feed the Future.
• Develop over 40 Volunteer work sites with partners throughout Uganda.
• Provide technical resource information and technical training and coaching to Volunteers and their counterparts, utilizing, where effective,  the Volunteer Agriculture Think Tank.
• Assist Volunteers in monitoring their work and reporting outcomes.
• Co-develop, manage and engage a Project Advisory Committee to contribute to program effectiveness..
Qualifications and Experience:
• Education: Master in Business, Agro-business, Marketing, Agriculture or related field or appropriate education and professional experience mix.
• Experience: 5 years required, 10 years is desirable, in the field of marketing and agribusiness, finance and business, agro business development.
• Peace Corps Uganda is looking for a dynamic and experience professional in agriculture/business field to fill the Feed the Future Coordinator positions. The applicants should have the passion and creative drive to join this project technically supporting over 40 Volunteers in Uganda to promote better harvest handling techniques and field-to-market solutions, to enable Ugandan farmers and farming associations to develop strong business skills and access to financial markets.
• Looking for skills in networking, negotiation, partnership development, and the ability of strategic thinking that can support, guide and nurture Volunteers’ and host organizations towards shared goals. Ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and willingness to live in the area of work (Kampala, Gulu, Mbarara) and travel extensively.

All submissions should be electronic.
Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest and resume and names and contact information for three references to Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email: “Feed The Future Coordinator”– and specify the preferred location: “Kampala”, or “Mbarara” or “Gulu.”  Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.  You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified and invited for an interview. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1).

Deadline: 21/08/2013


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