Dutch Embassy Project Careers – Regional Coordinator at International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Job Title:  Regional Coordinator
Organisation: International
Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Funding Source: Embassy
of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station:  Mbale,
Uganda
About IFDC:
The International Fertilizer
Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) governed
by an international board of directors with representation from developed and
developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining
food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the
development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient
technology and agribusiness expertise.
About CATALIST Project:
IFDC is recruiting staff for
the 4-year CATALIST-Uganda Project, funded by DGIS through the Embassy of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The project aims to enable over 110,000
Uganda smallholder farm families to produce and market potatoes, cassava, rice,
soybean and sunflower on a commercial scale.
Job Summary: The
Regional Coordinator will provide leadership and assist coordinate the
activities of both the agronomic and agribusiness elements of the project as
they work towards accomplishing the projects objectives. This will include
assisting in the synchronization of work plans and field activities, monitoring
of work plans for activity accomplishment and assisting in the monitoring of
partner contracted outputs
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assume
    a leading role in the coordination of activities between both the Agronomy
    and Agribusiness elements of the project and will be responsible for
    assuring achievements of work plan activities and outcomes.
  • Assume
    a leading role in the monitoring of implementation partner performance and
    coordination of activities to ensure that they are fully accomplishing
    their contracted targets / milestones.
  • Assume
    a coordination role in ensuring staff participate effectively in grant /
    grantee monitoring.
  • Assume
    a leading role in the coordination of administrative activities for the
    regional office.
  • Ensure
    smooth coordination with District Local Government.
  • Work
    with partners to assure a high level of farmer adoption of commercialized
    farming practices.
  • Work
    closely with partners and project staff to assure accurate data
    collection.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold an Honors degree in Crop Science/Agronomy/ Business
    and Administration.
  • At
    least seven years relevant experience with a recognized organization
    including extensive experience in management.
  • Ability
    to communicate effectively with colleagues and to build and maintain
    office cohesion
  • Ability
    to coordinate training programs, field days, and other events
  • Ability
    to work independently and to take initiative
  • Good
    communication and reporting skills in English
  • Computer
    skills: Microsoft Office, internet communications
  • Fluency
    in language(s) in region of operation
  • Demonstrated
    ability to work in a team; strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness
    to travel extensively in region of assignment.
How to Apply: 
 All candidates should endeavour to Apply
Online by clicking on the link below. Follow the instructions on how to create
resume and Apply
Deadline: 30th September, 2014

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