Project Manager, Development Initiative Jobs in Uganda

Project Manager, Development Initiative Jobs in Uganda

  • 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.


    • 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

    For more information and job application details, see; Project Manager, Development Initiative Jobs in Uganda

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