Cluster Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – Heifer International

Job Title:    Cluster
Coordinator
Organization: Heifer
International
Project Name: The East
Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)
Duty Station: Wakiso, 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
Coordinator 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Effectiveness:
·        
Take lead of the Cluster team including
consortium staff to develop practical strategies to increase income production
and productivity within the respective cluster through use of relevant input on
poultry, horticulture, staple crops, animal health & husbandry,
feed/nutrition, water management system etc;
·        
Lead the development of a farm business model as
a profitable sustainable and growth proposition to small holder farmer, which
could be used to replicate and advise interested farmers particularly youth to
adopt dairy, poultry, horticulture, staple crops farming;
·        
Lead and support the Cluster team in designing a
system and implement plans to support Producer organizations to setup robust
business leadership extension systems and link producer organizations to input
and service providers;
·        
Provide support in the design and implementation
of appropriate curricula to help the cluster office plan and implement training
programs that related to the poultry, horticulture, staple crops farming and
dairy enterprise management;
·        
Lead the Cluster team in designing a program
that can select and support the development of model farms and put in place
strategies to upscale adoption of productivity enhancement technologies
Management and Compliance:
·        
Work closely with the Regional Monitoring,
Learning and Evaluation Manager and MLE Officer will create, execute and
monitor action plans to support office value chains namely poultry,
horticulture & livestock data bases at youth farmer business associations
with a view of the enterprises to use the data for improving management and
profitability of the enterprises;
·        
Ensure compliance with contractual obligations
and procedures of donor.
Partnership and Engagement:
·        
Coordinate cluster team and external
partnerships to bring best farm practice to the project;
·        
Provide leadership to the Cluster team in
strategy development and creative initiatives to nurture and build linkages
between producer organizations, local governments, private sector Business
Development Services (BDS) providers and other development players;
·        
Represent EAYIP in various local stakeholder
meetings, workshops, conferences and shared learning events;
·        
Perform any other job-related duties as assigned



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 1 Yusuf Lule Road,
Nakasero OR via Email to: heiferuganda@heifer.org.
Deadline: 12th
December 2017

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