Secretary Manager Employment Vacancy – Teso Tropical Fruit Cooperative Union (TEFCU)

Job Title:   Secretary Manager
Organisation: Teso Tropical
Fruit Cooperative Union (TEFCU)
Reports to:  Board, AGM and Development Partners
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
About US:
Teso Tropical
Fruit Cooperative Union is umbrella organization for fruit farmers in Teso sub
region. In partnership with We Effect, TEFCU aims at strengthening primary
cooperatives in each subcounty and building the capacity of its members on
Cooperative Principles and Operations. The Union carries the mandate to promote
quality and quantity fruit production, value addition and marketing. The Union
covers eight districts in Teso region to include, Katakwi, Amuria, Bukedea,
Kumi, Ngora, Serere, Kaberamaido and Soroti. The vision statement for the
union; “To be a recognized source of a high quality farm fresh fruits product
in East Africa.” The Mission Statement; “To promote sustainable production and
marketing of a high quality fruits in viable quantity to our customers for
improved livelihood of the fruit farmers and the entire community in Teso Sub
Region.”
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
In charge of planning, implementing, monitoring and
evaluating TEFCU activities in line with strategic and business plan, Government
and partners policies.
·        
Account for all the financial, material and human
resources in line with TEFCU bye-law and policies.
·        
Ensuring appropriate expertise and skills set for
executing the business process including staff performance appraisal to ensure
that TEFCU delivers social impact within the communities of operations.
·        
Responsible for overseeing the operation and
providing strategic leadership and direction to TEFCU.
·        
Ensuring successful introduction of services, create
profitable business, strengthen partnership with relevant stakeholders
including private sector for a achievement of TEFCU objectives.
·        
Ensuring that management systems and business
process are in place to ensure timely, regular, accurate, efficient and
effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of business and financial
progress of TEFCU operation.
·        
The incumbent will be in charge of the development
of strong revenue base consisting of existing and planned products and
services.
·        
Source for financial resources to implement TEFCU
strategic and business plans.
·        
Enhance team work among TEFCU staff and development
partners.
·        
Preserve and defend TEFCU cultural values and image.
·        
Take part in the formulation and review of TEFCU’s
strategic plan, policies and guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree
in Social Work, Social Administration, Development studies, related social
sciences or law.
·        
Possession of a Master’s degree in a related field
will be an added advantage.
·        
Prior experience in dealing with government
agencies, private sector companies, donors at senior management level
·        
High level financial and business management skills
for effective business monitoring and reporting and active commitment to
promoting gender equality and the interest of marginalized people in all
aspects of the union’s work
·        
Prudent management and good judgment skills
·        
Excellent analytical skills, ability to practically
steer for timely delivery of results, ability to support high team performance
and experience in leading and motivating staff including geographically remote
teams
·        
Ability to decide and initiate action, adhere to
principles, values and to cope up pressures and setbacks.
·        
Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking.
·        
Excellent written and verbal skills to motivate
influence and negotiate.
·        
Working knowledge in cooperatives is mandatory.
·        
Age: Between 30 to
44 years.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to;
The Board Chairperson,
Teso Tropical
Fruit Cooperative Union Ltd
P.O. Box 20, Soroti
Plot 18 Ochuloi
Road
Next to Former
Electoral
Commission Office
Deadline: 14th September
2015

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