ZOA Project Coordinator – Agribusiness,pending Funding Jobs in Uganda
ZOA Project Coordinator – Agribusiness,pending Funding Jobs in Uganda ZOA is an international NGO that inspired by Christian identity and biblical message of reconciliation and restoration of a broken world with its headquarters in the Netherlands.
ZOA operate in fifteen countries on and on three continents.
At ZOA we provide relief to people affected by conflict or natural disasters, contribute to a new perspective of hope in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust.
Together with the affected communities we work on the recovery of their livelihoods.
In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat).
ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.
About the Position
The Project Coordinator, with support from the Project Manager, is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the activities of the specific ZOA project(s) assigned to him/her.
The Agribusiness Coordinator will take lead in identifying, coordinating and supporting linkages between Savings and Development Clusters (SDCs) and the market; in addition to coaching SDCs in setting up viable businesses.
Tasks, Responsibilities, Results
Leadership and Management
Implements project activities in relation to the project proposal to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;
Supports Project field team members and possible community volunteers in day to day implementation;
Strengthens the culture of innovativeness among the field staff;
Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.
Provide inputs to implementation plans and activity/monthly reports;
Identify, document lessons learned and best practices;
Prepare and submit well written success stories;
Contribute to any other project reports;
Organize monitoring and data recording systems of activities in the project;
Ensure timely data collection and entering in to the data base for easy retrieval.
Actively participate in (technical) working groups and coordination meetings.
Ensure the staff under supervision have weekly and monthly targets;
Conduct periodic meetings to achieve targets;
Conduct staff appraisal/evaluation as per ZOA’s policy;
Provide technical support and build capacity of staff for quality implementation of project activities;
Support supervisor to timely purchase requisition of project goods/services.
Knowledge & Experience
Degree or Diploma in Agribusiness or other related relevant field;
At least 3 years successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;
Experience with managing projects funded by institutional donors is an added advantage;
Having led a project in collaboration with a partner is an added advantage;
Understanding of the local context, culture, and languages is an added value;
Excellent spoken and written command of English.
Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;
Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement with Supervisees;
Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth;
Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license.
Flexibility and adaptability;
Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;
Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment;
Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and rehabilitation work.
How to Apply
All suitably qualified and interested candidates with the required qualification, experience, knowledge, skills, and attitude should send their applications to
Applications should only include the following: cover letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or priest.
Deadline: 17th January, 2020. Indicate only “Application Project Coordinator - Agribusiness” on the subject line.
Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
Note Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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