USAID PIN Project Jobs – Technical Manager – Livelihoods/Agriculture at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About URC:
University
Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality
of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a
non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects
in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID PIN Project:
RECO Industries
is implementing the USAID funded Production for Improved Nutrition (PIN)
project that seeks to reduce the burden of under nutrition in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Technical
Manager – Livelihoods/Agriculture will take the lead in implementing
livelihoods and agricultural components of the project. The Livelihoods/Agriculture
component (Intermediate Result 3) is designed to strengthen the livelihoods of
small scale farmers through improved agricultural production (sub IR3.1) and
increased market access (sub IR3.2). The IR3 Technical Manager (TM) will report
to the Chief of Party and will be the principal technical person for activities
and interventions related to addressing increasing agricultural production of
nutrient dense food crops and household incomes of local farmers. The Technical
Manager will directly supervise the Regional Agricultural Field Officers
(RAFOs) and the Agricultural Specialist (AS). 
As the principal technical advisor for these interventions, the
Livelihoods/Agriculture TM will facilitate the achievement of the anticipated
program results. He or she will coordinate the analysis of needs at the
community level, assess resources available for addressing the needs of local
farmers of vulnerable households, and suggest approaches for filling gaps in
programming. The TM will consider innovative approaches, as appropriate, and
recommend how they may be implemented and their impact addressed. Where
feasible, this individual will promote integration of program components, as
designated by USAID, and reinforce them through relevant approaches. The TM
will also facilitate on-going oversight and monitoring of implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
The incumbent will support the development of the
project annual work plan by developing interventions and activities relating to
increased food production and household incomes;
·        
Strengthen and create farmers’ producer
organizations (POs), Rural Producer Organizations (RPOs) and Area Cooperative
Enterprises (ACEs);
·        
Make recommendations and consider innovative
approaches, as appropriate, and determine how they may be implemented and their
impact assessed in line with the project results framework (RF);
·        
Identify capacity needs for RAFO’s, Agricultural
Specialist, AFOs, PO, and ACEs and develop appropriate training programs, job
aides, and other program resources as appropriate;
·        
Coordinate training of farmers groups and regular
support supervision visits;
·        
Facilitate on-going tracking of indicators reported
under Intermediate Result (IR) 3;
·        
Actively monitor activity implementation and provide
written and verbal reports on progress as required;
·        
Actively contribute to development, collection and
use of public relations materials including notes from the field, photos, and
other information as needed
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicant should hold a Master’s degree or
equivalent in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
·        
Five (5) years of significant professional
experience in implementing and managing agriculture and livelihood programs in
Uganda as well as development activities at the community and household levels
·        
Technical expertise pertinent to agriculture and
livelihood development programs
·        
Previous experience in capacity building and
transfer of skills is also essential
·        
Familiarity with and commitment to addressing gender
equality in agriculture is required
·        
Excellent administrative and organizational
management skills
·        
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written
communication skills in English
·        
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision
making capabilities
·        
Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced
environment
·        
Ability to work with all levels of national and
international staff, as well as clients
·        
Computer literacy i.e. Advanced proficiency in Word,
Excel and PowerPoint 
How to Apply:
If you suit the
above job profile and desire to join University Research Co LLC  in the aforementioned capacity  should apply online at the web link below.
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