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Thursday 19 December 2013

Quality Assurance Officers - Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job title: Quality Assurance Officers- 3 positions
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
 Location: Kampala
Job category: Quality Assurance/Safety
Min. years of experience: 2 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: December 31, 2013 - 5pm
Reporting To: COE Coordinator
Supervises: Laboratory Assistant
Job Purpose: Implement the COE quality assurance activities, and conduct research in order to build a culture of excellence along the coffee value chain.

Key Result Areas
• Carry out coffee quality research, analyse, interpret and disseminate results in accordance with established protocols and guidelines.
• Establish the coffee traceability system and create awareness of the concept along the value chain.
• Conduct coffee profiling and mapping, and link coffees to their origin.
• Carry out coffee evaluation along the value chain and recommend for the issuance of Q and R certificates.
• Identify high quality coffee lots and producers, and promote the speciality and fine coffees concept.
• Conduct trainings in coffee quality, and organise workshops for demonstration of best practices.
• Organise annual on-site events such as open cupping sessions, coffee contests and Taste of Harvest (TOH) contests.
• Conduct inspections of coffee activities at harvest and post-harvest level so as to ensure continuing compliance with coffee regulations.

Local Government Officer- One Acre Fund

Job title: Local Government Officer
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kamuli
Job category: NGO/Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Min. years of experience: 2 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: January 10, 2014 - 5pm

One Acre Fund (1AF) is an agricultural NGO in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. 1AF invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "market bundle" that includes training, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market access. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure more than 100% average gain in farm income per acre. We are growing quickly. In six years, we have grown to serve over 137,000 farm families with more than 1,600 full-time staff worldwide.

Job Description
Starting with the 2014 planting, One Acre Fund is undergoing a trial program in Uganda based in Kamuli. If successful, we expect that this trial will develop into a full country operation in subsequent years. We are seeking a local government officer to serve as: a point of contact for local Ministry of Agriculture, NAADS and other government officials; an administrator for quarterly reports to government; and a resource for managing risks and other issues involving government officials. S/he would begin engaging with local government through meetings and forums at the district level, and develop relationships that support the field activities of One Acre Fund. This role will report to the East Africa Policy Manager.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of local government structures, have an interest in agriculture, be prepared to travel regularly, and be an effective communicator. The role requires someone with IT skills and an undergraduate degree.

Programme Manager at World Vision in Uganda

Job title: Programme Manager
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
Location: Gulu
Job category: NGO/Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: December 27, 2013

Purpose of the position:
To provide leadership and management to Area Development Programmes (ADPs) and grant projects within designated district/s in the development of programme and project designs and plans, capacity building; and facilitate implementation of interventions in a manner that empower communities, children and local institutions.
Key Responsibilities
Leadership and supervision of teams and individual staff
Manage, supervise and build the capacity of programme staff (ADPs and grant projects) in quality programme development, management and implementation
Provide guidance to program staff in planning and monitoring detailed implementation plans and activities.
Provide leadership in setting and managing staffing targets and priorities.
Plan for and implement reflection and learning events.

AIM Project Manager - World Vision

Job title: AIM Project Manager
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
 Location: Kabale
Job category: NGO
Min. years of experience: 3 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: December 27, 2013 - 5pm
Application Deadline: 27th December 2013

Purpose of position:
The AIM project is a 5 year Maternal and New born Child Health (MNCH) project implemented in the districts of Kabale, Busiteema and Tororo. The Project Manager provides leadership in all aspects of strategic planning and follows through the implementation of agreed upon strategies.
Key responsibilities
Project management and coordination - Technically interpret the MNCH technical approaches and facilitate their integration in the HIV/AIDS and Nutrition programming in the project districts.
Project monitoring and evaluation - Build Coalition with other actors to support districts in implementation of MNCH strategies including the Malaria and Nutrition programming and ensure World Vision’s institutional learning and experiences in MNCH activities feed into AIM’s program development.
Performance management and supervision - Manage, supervise and build capacity of staff in project development, management and implementation

Field Partnerships Coordinator at World Vision Uganda

Job title: Field Partnerships Coordinator
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Gulu and Hoima
Job category: NGO/Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Min. years of experience: 3 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: December 27, 2013

Report to: Regional Operations Manager
Purpose of position: To provide strategic guidance on local level partner engagements focussing on civil society organisations, district and sub county local government and the private organisations. In addition, the position is required to provide high level guidance on aspects of partner capacity building.
Key Responsibilities
Provide technical backstopping and guidance to regional and field staff on several partnership issues including: organisational assessments, partners’ capacity building, sub granting, networking, partners’ capacity building, sub granting, networking, partner reflections and reviews and mapping of partners.
Mentor Regional staff with skills and knowledge to facilitate the growth and development of strong partnerships within the Region.
Follow up and report on compliance and effective utilisation of the tools, models, guidelines developed to facilitate effective relationship enhancement and management.
In consultation with the Staff Training and Development Coordinator, facilitate staff capacity enhancement to improve on the knowledge and skill levels of staff in initiating and managing partnerships.
Organize and facilitate forums to enhance the sharing and learning of best practices within World Vision Uganda (WVU) and amongst partners through forums like partner review meetings.
Develop monthly, quarterly and annual work plans, budgets and reports and share them with the Regional Operations Managers to reflect Area Development Programme priorities for review, agreement and approval.
Support the development of knowledge products for the strengthening of World Vision institutional memory as a basis for learning, documentation, monitoring and evaluation of promising practices, collaboration and partnering.