International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) PROFIRA Project Jobs – Community Based Financial Services Manager

Organisation: Ministry
of Finance, Planning & Economic Development
Project Name: Project
for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas-PROFIRA
Funding Source: International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
About IFAD PROFIRA Project:
Government of Uganda (GOU),
represented by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
(MoFPED), with the support of International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD) have jointly designed the Project for Financial Inclusion in Rural Areas
– PROFIRA. This is a seven years project funded through a loan extended to
Government by IFAD. The overall goal of PROFIRA is to contribute to Governments
effort to increase incomes, improve food security and reduce vulnerability in rural
areas. The development objective is to substantially increase access to, and
usage of financial services by the rural poor population. PROFIRA aims to
achieve its goal and objective through the implementation of three components:
(a) SACCO Strengthening and Sustainability (b) Community Based Financial
Services CSCGs and (c) Support toward the establishment of Policy and
Institutional Support.
Job Summary: The Community
Based Financial Services Manager has the overall responsibility for achieving
the project objectives, outcomes and targets under the Community Based
Financial Services Component, and will report to the Project Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    job holder will prepare the Annual Work Plans and Budget for the component
    and ensure that all activities are properly planned, and are Implemented
    and monitored according to specified deadlines and within the allocated
    budgets.
  • Responsible
    for the development of project management guidelines, procedures and
    operating practices for project execution, proactively manage changes in
    the project scope, identify potential constraints and devise contingency
    measures to address them.
  • Prepare
    bidding documents and contracts to be entered into with the service
    providers in accordance with IFAD guidelines, and Government procurement
    requirements, through competitive bidding.
  • Expeditiously
    follow-up the Bidding process and subsequently the contract management to
    ensure that the contract obligations are adhered to.
  • Ensure
    gender mainstreaming in the project based on the Gender Action Plan, and
    conduct gender audits and track targets for inclusion of women on on-going
    basis under this component.
  • Work
    closely with the M&E Officer design a system of monitoring and data
    management for the CSCG Component.
  • Identify
    any technical Assistant support that may be needed under this component,
    and develop the TOR, and appropriate time schedules for use of this
    assistance.
  • Offer
    technical support to supervision and implementation Support Missions and
    participate in the Medium Term Reviews of the program.
  • Carry
    out any other tasks as will be assigned under the program.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should hold an honors’ degree in Business Management, Social Sciences
    or other related field. Possession of a Master’s degree in Business
    Management, Social Sciences or related field is an added advantage
  • At
    least six (6) years of work experience in microfinance at senior level
    management positions while working with Community Based Financial Services.
  • Strong
    oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated
    capacity to take on a leadership role with good analytical abilities and
    capacity to manage people and interact with local communities, private
    sector partners, public sector representatives and more significantly
    smallholder farmers in rural communities.
  • Sensitivity
    to gender issues and previous experience of working with women’s projects
    and understanding of youth issues will be of added advantage.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to send or to submit their applications addressed to The Permanent Secretary/
Secretary to the Treasury Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic
Development at the address below.
Ministry of Finance, Planning
and Economic Development, Room No G 23, Plot 2-12 Apollo Kaggwa Road, P.O Box
8147, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 0414-707000
Email to:
finance@finance.go.ug
Deadline:  25th November,
2014.

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