Solidaridad Programme Officer – Great Lakes Jobs in Uganda

Solidaridad Programme Officer – Great Lakes Jobs in Uganda


Closing date: 28 Feb 2019

Solidaridad

Solidaridad is a global civil society organization (CSO) that provides market driven solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains.

We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.

Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all stakeholders.

Title: Programme Officer - Great Lakes

Duration: 2 years contract (extension based on performance)

Reporting line: Country Projects Representative and Regional Climate Innovations

Specialist.

Location: Kampala - Uganda with frequent country travel

Position Overview

Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa (ECA) is seeking to fill the position of Programme Officer for our Great Lakes Project, tenable in Uganda. The officer will work with high-end stakeholders, while facilitating implementation of interventions at the community level.

The Great Lakes Programme Officer shall be charged with the responsibility of developing of a nexus between conservation and production, hence the requirement to work very closely with stakeholders in the conservation, natural resources management, and agricultural supply chain sector.

The Officer shall be expected to have a full range understanding of the necessary investments by farming communities that do not hamper conservation efforts.

Linkages with private sector actors will be key in attracting investors into the supply chain. Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa offers an opportunity to work with an innovative and dedicated network of professionals across the Region.

Roles and Responsibilities

A. Project Implementation

  • Carry out basic research and documentation in collaboration with other actors (including baseline, scoping, and impact studies);

  • Develop capacities of farmer trainers / facilitators in supporting communities to establish supply chains that target to conserve the natural resources while providing a livelihood to farmers;

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of pilots that will entail training of communities on good practices for selected supply chains;

  • Provide technical support to conservation committees and facilitate their linkage with other networks and resource institutions;

  • Carry out basic research and documentation in collaboration with other actors (includes baselines, scoping studies and other impact studies);

  • Develop capacities of farmer trainers/facilitators in supporting communities to establish supply chains that target to conserve the natural resources while providing a livelihood to farmers;

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of pilots that will entail training of communities on good practices for selected supply chains;

  • Provide technical support to conservation committees and facilitate their linkage with other networks and resource institutions;

  • Main Liaison between community, local authorities and national level stakeholders
    in terms of resource management and issues related issues for policy advocacy and development;

  • Work with the project advisory teams and private sector to develop key business cases that aim at increasing performance of key supply chains;

  • Promote mechanisms that allow target communities to have a strong voice in dealing with actions aimed at increasing productivity while protecting/conserving the existing natural resources;

  • Build community and stakeholder capacities on relevant laws; sub-decrees, biodiversity and environmental principles around the highly conservation areas;

  • Represent Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa at National level and at field level by regularly joining key events such as community meetings, consultations, and workshops;

  • Conduct capacity assessment for key stakeholders and develop the necessary stakeholder networks required for implementation of the project;

  • Support all aspects of project implementation as stated in the proposal document.

    B. Planning and Reporting

  • Develop project-based work plans and ensure implementation of agreed on actions;

  • Progressively monitor and evaluate project activities through a regular communication and interaction with project’s target beneficiaries and partners, including local authorities;

  • Contribute to the Great lakes project learning though evaluating and documenting the project;

  • Prepare relevant periodic project reports, plans and budgets in a timely manner;

  • Undertake other appropriate tasks as assigned by the Supervisor.

    Desirable skills

  • Knowledge and experience of the role of civil society in promoting environmental conservation;

  • Experience from working with social protection and humanitarian assistance programmes;

  • Experience of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues, particularly gender, governance, environment and/or Social Protection;

  • Case Study preparation and Private Sector engagement;

  • Knowledge in Tea, horticulture or aquaculture supply chains;

  • Knowledge in climate change and natural resources management aspects;

  • Ability to interact with both high-level stakeholders and community institutions;

  • Good report writing and communication skills, and ability to work with minimal supervision.

    Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources and related areas of study;

  • At least three years of experience in agricultural value chain development (Added advantage);

  • Excellent strategic thinker and problem solver who aligns strategies and decisions with programmatic and organizational goals;

  • Exemplary interpersonal skills with a strong client orientation, good listener with a demonstrated ability to forge effective, collaborative relationships and respond to changing situations with flexibility;

  • Possess sound judgment, flexibility, and a high degree of personal accountability including setting high standards of excellence and accuracy;

  • Expertise with survey and research design protocols.

  • Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Canvassing Will Lead to Automatic Disqualification

    How to Apply:
    Interested?

    Send a one-page cover letter (including salary expectations and availability) and CV to: recruitment.secaec@solidaridadnetwork.org Kindly state “Application: Programme Officer – Great Lakes” as the subject.

    Deadline for submission: 28th February, 2019

    Solidaridad Programme Officer – Great Lakes Jobs in Uganda

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