Representative of Vredeseilanden in Uganda

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Vredeseilanden (VECO) is a Belgian NGO with a mission to increase the food security of rural populations in 12 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia by focusing on rural economic processes in the field of sustainable agriculture.

VECO contributes to the realization of the farmers' initiatives through its focus on the organizational support and institutional development of local farmers organizations, in combination with advocacy strategies aimed at enhancing the inclusion of gender and interculturality in all operational activities

These activities include technical, managerial and organisational development support for:

  • farmer based research and agricultural extension work,
  • post harvest storage and processing
  • production and labeling of specific quality agricultural produce (fair trade, organic,)
  • setting up of marketing channels and local food networks.

    Profile:

  • Have a pertinent experience (minimum five years) in the area of development cooperation and agriculture, preferably in Uganda
  • Have several years of management experience in a broad sense (finances, personnel, programmes, networking,…)
  • Ability to coach and motivate a team of around ten experienced and qualified staff members
  • Holder of a university degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of participative methodologies
  • Willing to travel extensively within the country and the region
  • An emphatic personality, able to inspire trust, open and charismatic
  • Creative, innovative and strategic thinker
  • Feeling for interculturality and diversity management
  • Affinity with the NGO sector is essential
  • Fluency in English is required and good knowledge of Dutch and French is an advantage
  • Identify with VECO's mission and vision
  • Quickly available

    We offer:

  • A senior level position in a Belgian NGO, known for its innovative projects
  • A job characterized by a variety of continuous challenges
  • Induction programme at the Head Office in Leuven
  • Advantages linked to the status of NGO-cooperant as defined by the Belgian government: allocation for schooling, housing, yearly trip home, medical and other insurances,…
  • Basis in Kampala, Uganda with frequent visits to the project area.

    Vredeseilanden is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    Send your application with CV and motivation letter to Vredeseilanden, Blijde Inkomststraat 50 te 3000 Leuven, or mail it to els.haesendonckx [at] vredeseilanden.be

    Tel. ++32/16/31.65.80 - Fax. ++32/16/31.65.81

    Please mention the recruitment channel as a reference in your application letter.

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