Conservation International USA Project Jobs – Country Director at Africa Innovations Institute (AfrII)

Organisation: Africa
Innovations Institute (AfrII)
Project Name: Vital
Signs Project
Funding Source:
Conservation International USA
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About AfrII:
Africa Innovations Institute
(AfrII) has received funding from the Conservation International USA for the
implementation of the Vital Signs Project in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for the direct supervision and management of in-country Vital Signs team
    and providing technical oversight on all Vital Signs field activities,
    including coordination and ensuring quality control of Vital Signs protocol
    implementation, and ensuring timely uploading of high quality data from
    the field team to Vital Signs information systems;
  • Communicating
    any logistical and methodological challenges encountered during
    implementation to the Afrll chairman, the African Field Director (AFD) and
    sometimes to the Technical Council;
  • Provide
    weekly plan, weekly performance and quarterly report to CEO-Afrll and
    reports to AFD;
  • Regularly
    conduct data checking and quality control for completeness and accuracy
    before transmitting them to the Vital Signs server using tablets;
  • Actively
    coordinate and manage the accounting, reporting and general financial
    administration to meet the requirements of Afrll, Conservation
    International and donor;
  • Responsible
    for coordination of trainings and capacity buildings for in-country team
    in coordination with AFD and Vital Signs technical councils and in
    partnership with relevant internal and external partners;
  • Ensure
    the project equipment inventory is updated every quarter and the status of
    the equipment should be reported to the AFD;
  • Work
    closely with the relevant partner institutions in Uganda to facilitate
    progress with Vital Signs Uganda country data collections and general
    awareness raising.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold an MSc in Agriculture, Natural Resources
    Management, Environmental /Ecological Sciences, Economics, Social-
    economics or Development Studies. Possession of a PhD in the above fields
    will be of great advantage.
  • At
    least five years of experience in data collection and managing field
  • Significant
    experience with working and coordinating field based teams in rural areas
    and extended periods of work based at field sites are essential.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills, communicator, flexible person, quick to learn new
    skills and tools related to socio-economic, biophysical and environmental
    data collection.
  • Capable
    of spending at least 30% of the time in the field especially in remote
    areas where data will be collected.
  • Ability
    to establish and maintain inter-personal relationships, develop
    constructive and co-operative working relationships with others and be
    able to motivate the team to deliver highest standard data sets.
  • Prior
    experience in managing and coordinating implementation of complex field
    projects will be an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly
encouraged to send their applications which must be accompanied with the most
recent CV including three referees with their current addresses and contact
details. Please note carefully: Both electronic and hard copy of the
applications with all supporting documents should be submitted to: The
Chairman, Africa Innovations Institute, Plot 78, Bukoto Old Kira Road P.O Box
34981, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: The Chairman, Africa
Innovations Institute; e-mail:,
please copy
Deadline: 5th November, 2014

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