Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Hub Manager Jobs in Uganda

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Hub Manager Jobs in Uganda


Job purpose

  • The Hub Manager will be responsible for overseeing the successful planning and implementation of the NOPP activities in the Hub; including mobilization of smallholder oil palm farmers for oil palm development and other project interventions under component 2 (Livelihoods diversification and resilience) in Buvuma district.

    Key Responsibilities:

    The Hub Manager’s duties will include the following:

  • Lead all key processes of Hub Project planning, budgeting, management, Project implementation, monitoring, execution and reporting.

  • Liaise with the PMU in preparation of farmer mobilization guidelines and materials for consensual adoption.

  • Provide leadership in the identification and implementation of alternative livelihoods activities in the hub.

  • Coordinate the establishment of community-driven farmer mobilization and vetting teams in collaboration with PMU.

  • Monitor the key implementation processes in the hub to ensure achievement of Hub objectives.

  • Coordinate the development of database of eligible farmers participating in the smallholder scheme.

  • Lead the development of training programs for both the farmers and staff in production methods, technologies, soils conservation and proper land use.

  • Prepare and present timely work plans and budgets for approval by the Board and submission to PMU for integration into the PMU Budget.

  • Provide timely and accurate reporting of all activities in the approved Annual Work Plan & Budget, on Quarterly, Semi-Annual and Annual basis.

  • Set up SOP documents and policies to guide and govern work activities and the use of PMU resources together with the PMU Operations Manager

  • Coordinate and liaise with other key stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of oil palm establishment.

  • Act as the principal spokesperson for the Project; disseminate of its objectives, activities and achievements, and its roles relative to oil palm development in the hub, as authorized by the
    NOPP PMU.

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension or its equivalent from a recognised university/ Institution

  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, and Rural Development, Management or related field from a recognised University / Institution is a must.

  • Computer literacy – Microsoft word, Excel, power point and other computer
    applications

    Work Experience

    The candidate should;

  • Have five (05) years in a large and busy organisation involved in Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • Have a good understanding of the Oil Palm subsector and be able to lead the technical implementation of the oil palm value chain activities.

  • Have experience in working with farmer organisations, out grower schemes and running of agriculture enterprises as business entities.

  • Have strong leadership and organisational skills and team management capabilities.

  • Experience in Agricultural Extension and/or Credit/Rural financial services and working without growers’ schemes will be added advantage

    How to Apply

  • Written Applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand-delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe.

  • Closing date for submission: Monday 12th October, 2020 at 4.00pm

  • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


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