2 Coffee District Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Organisation: Send a Cow
(SAC) UK
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
About US:
Send a Cow (SAC) was founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives,
by helping African families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their
produce and develop small businesses that last. They have provided livestock,
seeds, training and ongoing support, to help over a million lives and their
families that live in abject poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently
constitutes Country Programmes in seven African countries plus the UK and USA,
together with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.
Job Summary: The Coffee
District Coordinator will ensure successful delivery of the project, management
of coffee frontline team (Farmer Filed Facilitators plus ant other Lead
trainers); building relationships with SILC Farmer Groups, Project Partners and
District Authorities;,  and management of
information flow to enable management of budgets, plans, reports and donor
contracts
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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Ensure production of high quality coffee and
other produce by smallholder farmers
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Sensitization and mobilization of smallholder farmers
for the project
·        
Mapping of existing coffee farmers in the SILC
group
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Train and ensure that farmers are using improved
production and management practices, inputs and technologies
·        
Ensure that Farmer Groups are fully engaged in
the development of plans, monitoring and reporting.
·        
Review deport centres on marketing and coffee
bulking.
·        
Support farmers maximise farm productivity
across the whole spectrum of farming at household level using the Send a Cow
Farm Systems model.
·        
Establishment of Farmer Field Schools (FFS)
Training of FFSFs on FFS methodology and coffee agronomy
·        
Farmer training in good agricultural practices
(including climate smart agriculture / CSA practices),
·        
Training of Farmer Field School Facilitators
(FFSF) on FFS in climate smart practices
·        
Farmer training in good harvest/post-harvest
practices; strengthening of savings and internal lending communities (SILC)
groups
·        
Conducting field days within project areas
·        
Conduct TOT gender training sessions for FFSF
using GAL model, hygiene and sanitation 
and environmental conservation through energy saving stove construction
for 4 days
·        
Ensure that smallholder farmers are receiving
improved services from well-managed and transparent producer organizations
(POs)         
·        
Conduct review meeting at farmer level for POs
·        
Conduct meeting for selection of PO Lead farmers
and formation of functional committees with constitution and action plans
·        
Conduct review biannual meetings for deport
centers
·        
Conduct linkage meetings between Producer
Organisations and Depot Centers
·        
Direct and oversee the implementation of the
coffee project activities for the delegated area of operation.
·        
Coordinate all programme interventions and
monitor progress and impact in the project.
·        
Compile and submit project and programme
financial and narrative reports in a timely manner. 
·        
Ensure that all stakeholders meet and review
progress at regular intervals to ensure project and donor budgets, work-plans
and outcomes are on target
·        
Guide the planning and implementation of; marketing,
information gathering, preparation of group business & action plans and
establishment & strengthening of business linkages of the value chain
actors
·        
Administrative and financial management of
project resources for effective implementation of the project activities.
·        
Ensure good networking and collaboration
relationships with line government ministries and agencies, local governments
and other development partners in the project area.
·        
Participate in programme/project
evaluations/assessments.
·        
Timely update of shared databases.
·        
Oversight of trainings in accordance with
project plans (to FFSFs, Lead farmers, farmers etc).
·        
Contribute to the development of grant proposals
as required.
·        
Any other duties assigned by your supervisor.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Agricultural Sciences
·        
Masters level qualification in the relevant
field is desirable.
·        
At least three to five years’ experience in
field and community development
·        
Knowledge in extension services delivery and
coffee value chain in particular
·        
At least two years leading a team.
·        
Previous experience of preparing, monitoring and
managing budgets and work plans
·        
Knowledge in farmer Field School is a plus.          
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Strong networking skills.
·        
Ability to manage a team
·        
Ability to participate on a practical level with
government and other development partners
·        
Ability to identify funding opportunities
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their completed application forms, download here, with copies of your
academic documents to applications@sendacow.org indicating the job applied for
as the subject.
Deadline: 24th
November 2017 by 5:00 PM
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