Eleanor Crook Foundation USA Project Coordinator- Agriculture NGO Careers – GDI-Uganda

Organisation: Global Support
Development Initiative Uganda (GDI-Uganda)
Funding Source: Eleanor
Crook Foundation USA
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator Nutrition
About US:
Global Support Development Initiative Uganda (GDI-Uganda) is a
re-branded indigenous Youth-led, Non-Profit, Non-Denominational,
Non-Governmental Organization formerly, Focus on Northern Uganda Development
Initiative (FONUDI-Uganda) established in 2003 and registered in 2013 after 21
years of civil unrest that perpetrated civilian populace in the region of
Northern Uganda.
About Project:
GDI-Uganda is working in Partnership with Eleanor Crook Foundation USA
in implementing a 3-year Inclusive and Sustainable Maternal and Child Nutrition
(ISuMaC) Project.
Key Duties and
  • Provide
    agricultural technical supervision and support to the project and manage
    the day-to-day implementation of agricultural project activities. Key
    aspects of this job shall involve coordinating assessment, designing
    weekly and monthly agricultural Project activities and execution of
    planned activities in line with GDI-Uganda’s strategy;
  • Actively contribute towards planning and execution of agricultural Project
    activities in order to provide clear indicators for monitoring and
    evaluation of the project;
  • Train
    Project Staff and partners in best-practice in Agricultural interventions.
  • Continuously
    monitor and supervise Agriculture activities and evaluate project progress
    through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative
  • Execute
    staff supervisory responsibilities to staff attached to his/her office.
  • Ensure
    that the Project take gender issues fully into account. This includes the
    introduction of mechanisms to enable both women and men participate
    in decision making around agriculture issues.
  • The
    jobholder will organize and facilitate Project workshops and trainings.
  • Represents
    GDI-Uganda in engagements with other NGOs, Agencies and Government
    authorities in sector.
  • Develop
    and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive
    communication structures with the assigned Agriculture Field officer and
    other Field staffs, GDI-Uganda Office, and other relevant stakeholders
    (beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials
    and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and
  • Ensure
    accurate and timely monitoring and reporting of agricultural activities
    according to GDI-Uganda, donor and other applicable timeframes and
  • Conduct
    lesson learnt forums and document best practices, lessons learnt and
    challenges during and at the end of Project life/ phase.
  • Ensure
    monthly agricultural financial projections are prepared and submitted for
    funding in a timely manner. Will be responsible for financial
    accountability of activity fund received.
  • Ensure
    that Project training materials guiding agricultural implementation are
    prepared in timely manner and accurately used. Training Materials must be
  • Keep
    and share information from NGO meetings, government correspondences
    and internal GDI-Uganda Lessons Learned.
  • The
    incumbent will ensure proper utilization and use of Monitoring and
    Evaluation Systems (MES) put in place.
  • Support
    Program Office in Proposal Development.
  • Must
    have deeper understanding and commitment to principles of child rights and
    child protection.
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be required from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Project Coordinator- Agriculture must
    hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture (Crop) or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience from
    a reputable organization with valid Riding Permit
  • Personal
    • Professionalism: Must
      demonstrate deeper knowledge and understanding of production of highly
      nutritious crops for improved household nutrition and possess
      understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Nutrition
      Sensitive and Nutrition Specific Interventions including agricultural and
      WASH backgrounds respectively.
    • Adaptation:
      • Work Environment:
        Ability to work in rural setting.
      • Travel:
        This Position will require significant amounts of time in the field (out
        of office) supporting Project team.
      • Ability to identify issues,
        analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
      • Ability to conduct data
        collection using various methods.
      • Conceptual analytical and
        evaluative skills to conduct independent M&E analysis.
      • Ability to apply judgment in
        the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting
      • Shows pride in work and in
        achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of
        subject matter;
      • Is conscientious and
        efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving
        results; – Identify critical issues that may hamper quality of project
        implementation and take the necessary actions or communicate with
        immediate supervisor as may deem necessary.
      • Is motivated by professional
        rather than personal concerns;
      • Shows persistence when faced
        with difficult problems or challenges;
      • Remains calm in stressful
      • Takes responsibility for
        incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation
        of women and men in all areas of work.
    • Communication:
      • Good command of Spoken and
        written English, fluency in Luo is an added advantage.
      • Excellent verbal and written
        communication skills
      • Demonstrates openness in
        sharing information and keeping people concerned informed.
      • Knowledgeable of MS Word,
        Excel, Power Point, Internet, etc.
      • Familiarity with grant
        management and procedures.
    • Teamwork:
      • Works collaboratively with
        colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
      • Solicits input by genuinely
        valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
      • Places team agenda before
        personal agenda.
      • Supports and acts in
        accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not
        entirely reflect own position.
      • Shares credit for team
        accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • Accountability:
      • Takes ownership of all
        responsibilities and honors commitments.
      • Delivers outputs for which
        one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality
      • Operates in compliance with
        organizational regulations, rules and policies.
      • Supports subordinates,
        provides oversight management and takes responsibility for delegated
      • Takes personal
        responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit,
        where applicable.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to hand
deliver their cover letters, detailed CVs including three (3) Professional
Referees and Copies of their Academic documents addressed to;
Human Resources Manager,
Global Support Development Initiative (GDI-Uganda),
Plot 15, Imat Apulli Road, Senior Quarters ‘A’, Lira Central Division,
Lira, Northern Region, P.O Box 967, Lira- Uganda
Office Direction: Off Aloi Road (Near Truth Fountain Church Main)
E-mail to:
info@gdiuganda.org (less than 2MB in size)
Deadline: 16th September, 2017
by 4:00pm
NOTE: Please count
yourself unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 20th September, 2017.
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