Africa 2000 Network Project Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

Africa 2000 Network Project Coordinator - Jobs in Uganda

Job Title :
  • Project Coordinator (Full time)
    Location :
  • Bududa, supporting project activities in the entire Manafwa River Watershed
    Duration :
  • 4 years. subject to successfully meeting 6 months' probation period


    About Us

    Africa 2000 Network Uganda (A2N Uganda) is a local non-governmental organization with mandate to promote sustainable agriculture among small and medium farmers in Uganda.

    A2N Uganda working in a consortium with Wageningen University (Netherlands), Kyambogo University, Makerere University and Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU).

    A2N Uganda is starting a four-year project called Restoring Resilience & Stimulating Stewardship of the Manafwa Watershed - Uganda.

    Within this new project we are looking for a Project Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Position Purpose

    The Project Coordinator is a position within A2N Uganda and the incumbent will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the project, coordinate the implementation of activities, and report on results.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    The project Coordinator shall

  • Provide strategic guidance to the project staff according to the designed and agreed strategy
  • Prepare work plans in order to guarantee and coordinate the smooth implementation of the project
  • Compile project technical and financial reports on a regular basis as may be required
  • Mobilize and sensitize farming communities and other stakeholders about the project goals and strategies
  • Design, organize and facilitate training courses to address identified training needs of farmer groups
  • Build strategic partnerships with other organizations and institutions within the project area
  • Represent the project in seminars and meetings and prepare presentations and briefs/notes
  • Supervise project staff and appraise their performance in line with A2N-Uganda HR Policy
  • Ensure proper use of project funds and other assets in line with the
    A2N Uganda's project guidelines

    Qualifications and experience
  • A Master's degree related to either Agriculture or Environmental science/management
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in project management (human and financial)
  • At least 6 years working experience with farmer communities and natural resource management
  • Excellent skills for networking and collaboration at local and international levels
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills in English
  • Demonstrable skills and competences of working with diverse multidisciplinary teams

    Other desirable skills & qualities
  • High integrity. honesty and intrinsic motivation for sustainable rural development in Uganda
  • Possession of a PhD in a relevant field or demonstrable research affinity
  • Ability to provide extension services to both male and female farmers
  • Experience in interdisciplinary development projects, preferably also with international staff
  • Experience in organizing stakeholders' meetings and workshops at district and watershed levels
  • Able to speak Lugisu

    How to apply
  • Please submit your application comprising of a letter explaining your motivation in applying for this job (max 2 pages), your CV (max 4 pages) and copies of academic papers and testimonials to: a2n@a2n.org.ug or deliver hard copies addressed to: The Executive Director of Africa 2000 Network Uganda (Plot 70 Bukoto Street, Kamwokya. Lower Kololo: PO Box 21990. Kampala).
  • Closing date for applications is 12th April 2019 at 5 pm local time.

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