Heifer International Project Manager – Learn 4Agri Agribusiness Jobs in Uganda

Heifer International Project Manager – Learn 4Agri Agribusiness Jobs in Uganda

  • Learn4agribusiness is a three-year initiative that will focus on setting up agribusiness hubs to create employment opportunities for youths.

  • The project will focus on combining Edukans’ expertise in market-oriented skills education methods with Heifer’s experience in Values-Based Holistic Community-based Development in agricultural production systems and inclusive markets.

  • With this approach, we will directly enable 3,200 youth in Dokolo district, Northern Uganda to make a decent and sustainable living in agricultural value chains.


  • The Learn4AgriBusiness Project Manager, under the guidance of the Senior Programs Manager, will provide overall leadership to staff and other L4AB partners in the implementation of all components of L4AB in Uganda.

  • S/he will provide leadership in the transformation and empowerment of youth in the market system through employment and/or value chain activities.

  • This will include overseeing all project activities; producing related reports on project progress; supervising and appraising the performance of L4AB country office staff; monitoring project budgets, administrative, logistics, and material resources and coordinating L4AB learning events to ensure timely project implementation and delivery of outcomes.

  • S/he will also be responsible for preparing and maintaining long-range annual plans and budgets, as well as developing the appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure that all outcomes are achieved.

    Essential Character Traits

  • Energetic, Positive, Collaborative, Values-Oriented, Enthusiastic

    Responsibilities & Deliverables

  • Program Effectiveness (50%)

  • Management and Compliance (30%)

  • Partnership and Engagement (20%)

  • May perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus seven (7) years of relevant experience in development work in Uganda.

    Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or a related field.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

  • Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.

  • Knowledge of youth workforce development issues especially in rural communities of the East Africa region.

  • Good understanding of market systems and M4P approach.

  • Good understanding of gender dynamics in development, particularly among young people.

  • Good understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector.

  • Strong leadership,
    teamwork, mentoring and coaching skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Heifer’s HQ, donors, partners, and local governments.

  • Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Uganda is a plus).

  • Exceptional writing skills.

  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the project area and where need is other parts of the world to benchmark.

  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and the Internet.

    Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.

  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.

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

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally as required.

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

  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.

  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Project Manager – Learn 4Agri Agribusiness Jobs in Uganda

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