IITA Project Manager - Development Initiative Jobs in Uganda

IITA Project Manager - Development Initiative Jobs in Uganda

  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation.

  • Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource

  • IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

  • Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda programme

  • supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime Minister, International

  • Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received a grant to implement an action, building resilience to enhance food and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda.

  • The three-year grant action will be implemented by a consortium of partners in seven districts of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango sub-region, and Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso sub-region.

  • IITA Uganda is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacant position of Project Manager for the IITA-led DINU Project.

  • The position will report to the Country Representative of IITA in Uganda.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Provide overall leadership and coordination of project team to ensure that project targets are achieved within the set timelines and corresponding budgets.

    • Develop elaborate work plans for all actions and activities of the project.

    • Coordinate planning, implementation, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of the project.

    • Create efficient mechanisms for synergies and extensive sharing of knowledge between the three result areas.

    • Prepare the periodic financial and technical reports which include - quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.

    • Liaising with similar DINU and other projects in Lango and Teso to ensure synergies and cohesion.

    • Establish and strengthen productive partnerships with public (district) and private sector partners to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing.

    • Organize coordination-planning and review meetings with the project implementing partners.

    • Work closely
    with the MEL officer to develop a performance management plan for the projects and monitor the implementation processes to track milestones.

    • Contribute to publication of action research results and success stories.

    • Perform any other activities as may be assigned by supervisor.

    Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should at least have a Master’s degree in biological or social sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university with experience in agricultural technology transfer and management of partnerships.

    Core Competencies

    • Experience of at least 5 years as a project manager of large-scale agricultural development projects, in East Africa and Uganda in particular.

    • Having experience and good understanding of production, markets, nutritional development
    challenges and opportunities in northern Uganda.

    • Demonstrated ability to integrate gender and youth issues into development projects for achieving gender- equitable project outcomes and impacts.

    • Proven experience working with climate smart agriculture concepts with farmers, local and national governments.

    • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

    • Demonstrated communication, networking, computer, and organizational skills and ability to prepare high quality reports.

    • Proven experience in engaging with public and private sector stakeholders.

    • Demonstrated ability in stakeholder and partner engagement and policy dialogue with emphasis on district engagement.

    • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and team building skills.

    • Excellent writing skills.

    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively within and outside northern and eastern Uganda.

    How to Apply

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