African Development Bank CAIIP Programme Officer (Community Development) Jobs – Ministry of Local Government

Organization: Ministry of
Local Government
Project Name: Community
Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CAIIP)
Funding Source: African
Development Bank (ADB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme Facilitator
About Us:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received Loans from the
African Development Bank (ADB) International Fund for Agricultural Development
(IFAD), Arab Bank for Economic Development of Africa (BADEA), Islamic
Development Bank (IDB) to finance the Community Agricultural Infrastructure
Improvement Programme (CAIIP) whose principal development goal is to contribute
to poverty reduction and economic growth initiatives in Uganda through enhanced
commercialization of agriculture. The specific objectives of the Project are to
enhance farmer’s access to markets, attract competitive prices and increased incomes
through improvements in rural infrastructures and their management by well
mobilized communities.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Ensuring theft District/Urban Council
    project facilitation teams’ capacity is built to facilitate communities to
    participate in the planning, implementation and management of all CAIIP
    sponsored infrastructures investments.
  • Providing guidance and staff training to
    Districts, Urban and Sub-county staff in the areas of social mobilization
    and social development that are relevant to the programmes.
  • Working closely with the Agro-Industry
    Specialist, to strengthen capacity of the Community Development Officers,
    Commercial Officers and Environmental Officers to ensure sustainable
    management of the Agro-processing facilities and markets constructed and
    installed under programmes.
  • Preparing reference materials for training
    of the community based Project Management Committees such as the
    Infrastructure Management Committees, Market Vendors Associations, and
    Agro-processing Management Committees including other stakeholders
    involved in implementation of programme activities at District, Urban
    Council, Sub-county and community level.
  • Ensuring that the District/Urban Council
    level project facilitation teams are well orientated on the project
    selection and prioritization criteria and on guidelines for formation of
    Infrastructure Management Committees.
  • Offering technical guidance to Urban
    Councils in the implementation of activities under Market management and
    trade enhancement component under the Markets Agricultural Trade
    Improvement Programme (MATIP).
  • Ensuring that cross cutting issues of HIV,
    Gender, environment and good governance are integrated into project
    design, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support Urban Councils to register market
    vendors targeted for MATIP in order to have clear and accurate records of
    the beneficiary vendors to guide relocation of vendors to pave way for
    construction, allocation new facilities to vendors upon completion of the
    markets and to plan for future development programmes.
  • Assisting Urban Councils to form and
    strengthen Market Vendors Associations to fully participate in the
    implementation and sustainability of MATIP
  • Ensuring that different stakeholders
    including target communities are well sensitized about MATIP by guiding
    Urban Councils to implement the advocacy and awareness raising activities
    as stipulated in the Communication strategy.
  • Carrying out any other duties and
    assignments as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary/Ministry of
    Local Government or National Programme Facilitator.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates should be Ugandans
    who hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Social Work
    and Social Administration or Development Studies plus a minimum of a
    Masters degree in Social Sciences or Social Work and Social Administration
    or Development Studies or Social Protection Financing or Monitoring and
    Evaluation from a recognised University/Institution.
  • At least five years of related experience
    in community development/mobilisation or monitoring and evaluation;
  • Capacity to organize and run training
    sessions; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills, strong negotiation skills and ability to cultivate team spirit,
  • High degree of honesty and integrity with
    no criminal record, result oriented and proactive.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken
    English.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications (handwritten) accompanied
by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at
least three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or
previous employer should be addressed:
To:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Workers’ House 2nd Floor,
P.O. Box 7037, Kampala, Uganda.
Note: Only short listed
applicants will be contacted. Any Form of canvassing shall automatically lead
to disqualification of a candidate
Deadline:  9th May, 2017
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