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.

    Project(s) Specific

  • 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.

    Major Responsibilities

    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.

    Project Coordination

  • 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

  • ugandavacancies@zoa.ngo.

  • 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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