Heifer International Cluster Coordinator - East Africa Youth Inclusion Program Jobs in Uganda

Heifer International Cluster Coordinator - East Africa Youth Inclusion Program Jobs in Uganda


Function

  • The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Cluster Coordinator, under the guidance of the EAYIP Social Capital and Cluster Manager, will provide leadership on hub business and technical guidance to the business operations of the agricultural value chain enterprises in the Cluster for the EAYIP.

  • S/he will ensure increased production and productivity in the agribusinesses which are the key outcome of the project.

  • Leading and working through a team of Cluster personnel and other consortium staff.

  • S/he will provide technical guidance and support to producer organization boards, staff and farmers on Agricultural enterprise production and productivity issues.

    Essential Character Traits

  • Energetic, positive, collaborative.

    Responsibilities & Deliverables

  • Program Effectiveness (50%)

  • Management and Compliance (30%)

  • Partnership and Engagement (15%)

  • May perform other job-related duties as assigned. (5%)

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or other related fields, with five (5) years’ managerial experience in Agricultural production, Agricultural value chain management, agriculture development with at least three (3) years’ experience of how cooperatives work.

    Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or a related field, plus at least five (5) years’ experience in crop and/or Livestock production management with a background in Agricultural enterprise management.

  • Experience in developing private-public partnerships especially at the country level working in a matrix reporting environment.

  • Possess the experience and ability to articulate Agriculture as a financially viable business proposition at both the farm and producer organization

    Most Critical Proficiencies

  • A clear understanding of the Agricultural value chain and Heifer’s Value-based model.

  • Proven team leadership, project management, motivational and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in Agricultural value chain development that reaches youth, and underprivileged.

  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the production dairy value chain (e.g. the concept of business development services provision).

  • Demonstrated experience in setting robust and sustainable extension systems for producer organizations. This requirement is in line with the need to have built-in exit strategies within the project
    as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project’s end.

  • Having a business approach to dairy farmer with a passion for farmer development and being completely farmer centric.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitating development of farm-level business plans and feasibility studies including the computation of the associated key financial ratios and benchmarks.

  • Experience in implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of dairy sub-sector and other agricultural sub- sectors.

  • Computer literacy, including facility with Word, Excel, and other relevant Microsoft Office Suite applications, as well as any other databases.

  • Proficient in communicating in English and local languages, oral and written.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.

  • Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.

  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations particularly women and children.

  • Excellent oral and written reporting skills with the ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.

  • Working in a multi-cultural setting and commitment to promoting teamwork, gender equality, and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues.

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to work under pressure in response to changing needs and ability to work well in a team.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, occasionally on short notice.

  • Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and in sometimes difficult circumstances.

  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Cluster Coordinator - East Africa Youth Inclusion Program Jobs in Uganda


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