2 Cluster Coordinator Career Jobs – Heifer International

Organization: Heifer
International
Project Name: The East
Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)
Duty Station: Wakiso and
Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: EAYIP Social
Capital and Cluster Manager
About Heifer:
Heifer International, an international not-for-profit organization
founded in 1944 in the United States of America, works with resource
constrained families in 125 countries worldwide to develop innovative solutions
to the underlying causes of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.
About EAYIP Program:
The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) is a five-year program
designed to motivate and engage more youth in the agricultural sector and
present them with a pathway to improve their livelihoods. The program is
implemented in various districts of Uganda and Tanzania.
Job Summary: The Cluster
Coordinators will provide leadership on hub business and will be responsible
for managing and providing technical guidance to the business operations of the
agricultural value chain enterprises in the Cluster for the EAYIP. The
incumbent will ensure increased production and productivity in the
agribusinesses which are the key outcome of the project. The jobholder will
also be leading and working through a team of Cluster personnel and other
consortium staff, he/she will provide technical guidance and support to
producer organization boards, staff and farmers on dairy production and
productivity issues.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Heifer
International Cluster Coordinator vacancy must hold a Master’s degree in
Agriculture, Animal Science or a related field
·        
A minimum five (5) years’ experience in crop and
or dairy production management with a background in dairy/crop enterprise
management.
·        
Significant experience in developing private
public partnerships especially at country level working in matrix reporting
environment.
·        
Prior experience and ability to inoculate dairy
as a financial viable business proposition at both the farm and producer
organization
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the dairy
value chain and Heifer’s Value based model.
·        
Demonstrated experience in setting robust and
sustainable extension systems for producer organizations. This requirement is
in line with the need to have built- in exit strategies within the project as a
measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project’s end.
·        
Broad knowledge and experience in facilitating
development of farm-level business plans and feasibility studies including the
computation of the associated key financial ratios and benchmarks.
·        
Previous exposure and experience in implementing
supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of dairy sub-sector and
other agricultural sub- sectors.
·        
Proficient in communicating in English and local
languages, oral and written.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send copies of
certificates, cover letters with updated C.Vs indicating two professional
referees to: The Country Director- Heifer International Uganda on P.O. Box
28491 Kampala either by hand delivery (9am-3pm) to Plot 6 Clement Hill Road,
Nakasero OR via Email to: heiferuganda@heifer.org.
Deadline: 26th
November, 2016

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