Social Entrepreneurial Specialist Job Placement – National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE)

Organization: National
Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE)
Duty Station: Namanve, Kiwanga, Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Membership
Sustainability Manager
         
About US:
National Union of Coffee
Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) is a private, not for Profit
organization registered under the laws of Uganda as a company limited by
guarantee. Currently NUCAFE is the hub of a membership of 178 associations and
cooperatives representing more than 150,000 coffee farming households. NUCAFE’s
Vision is that coffee farmers profitably own their coffee along the Value chain
for sustainable livelihoods consumer satisfaction and societal transformation.
Job Summary: The Social
Entrepreneurial Specialist will provide overall guidance, technical expertise
and capacity building on social entrepreneurship with keen focus on family
business management and succession planning development to provide social
protection or business security for youth, women and farmers in general. This
also involves aggressive support to strengthen family businesses within our
membership for coffee sustainability, developing and supporting all initiatives
that scale-up the social entrepreneurial participation of youth and women in
the coffee value chain. The expert will also lead the preparation of
environmental policies in line with NUCAFE’s coffee value chain greening
initiatives
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Mainstreaming of Social
entrepreneurship
  • Provide support in the development and
    mainstreaming of social entrepreneurship throughout NUCAFE departments and
    membership. This also involves developing of policies and eventually a
    curriculum and syllabus for social entrepreneurship development at the Center of Agribusiness and
    Farmer Entrepreneurship Excellence.
  • Undertake full leadership in the establishment
    and development of a training center for coffee careers and social
    entrepreneurial development
Gender Mainstreaming and
Advocacy
  • Monitor and analyze developments on gender
    equity and equality all through NUCAFE , right from the secretariat to the associations
  • Distil and document lessons, gender related
    queries from NUCAFE member farmers for policy dialogue, public advocacy
  • Manage gender specific programmes in accordance
    with agreed MoUs with key strategic partners. Using a Project Cycle
    Management approach; Monitor programme expenditure against agreed budget
    lines and timeframes and ensure the financial resources are effectively used.
  • Offer technical assistance to partners in
    assessing the strength of their approach to gender mainstreaming
  • Provide advice on appropriate gender sensitive
    indicators in the performance measurement framework and support colleagues in the monitoring and
    reporting of programme results/outputs and objectives against agreed
    indicators.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the
    gender action plan
  • Develop and maintain positive working relations
    with a wide network of
    partners, including Government, development partners etc.
Environmental Management
  • Periodically asses document and recommend the
    best environmental conservational practices at the CAFÉ.
  • Develop environmental guiding principles for
    NUCAFE
  • Take
    lead in developing and implementing all initiatives that are stirred
    towards conserving the at NUCAFE
  • Participate in developing and implementing a
    waste management plan in accordance to the environmental conservation
    principles
  • Updating and delivering employee training programs related
    to environmental management
  • Provide affordable alternative cook fuel
    options to coffee farmers in order to encourage agro forestry on coffee
    farms.
  • Support research for climate smart agricultural
    practices and technologies
  • Encourage the maintenance required buffer zones
    by planting native trees and grasses in order to prevent soil erosion, and
    protect waterways, plants and animals at the site
  • Coordination with regulatory agencies such as
    NEMA etc.
Family Business Management and
succession planning
  • Develop family business succession plans for
    nucafe member farmers at the association’s levels to encourage coffee
    business sustainability.
  • Work in liaison with other departments to
    empower programme clientele that includes but is not limited to Farm families, Farmer Associations,
    Schools and Universities to integrate coffee business management and
    family business management
  • Strategically take leadership in sourcing for
    partnerships with schools to engage students about the relevancies of
    picking up coffee farming as family business for better livelihoods.
  • Work closely with the line managers to train
    and integrate youth and
    women specific skill and knowledge requirements in coffee business
    management.
  • Take leadership in organizing and facilitating
    family business management and succession planning workshops and trainings
    across NUCAFE and its membership.
  • Aggressively source and participate in the development of projects that are
    oriented towards involving youth and women in the coffee value chain
Improved Leadership and governance
within NUCAFE member associations/ cooperatives or Hubs:
  • Periodically organize field visits to NUCAFE member associations,
    hubs or cooperatives in order to collect and report on the different
    governance issues
  • Take leadership in organizing business management
    workshops or trainings for hub managers, business managers and member
    farmers.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the
    Membership Sustainability Manager



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
    Agriculture, or Agribusiness management or development studies,
    environmental studies, Gender, Social development studies and /or any
    other related studies.
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, or Agribusiness
    management or development studies, environmental studies, Gender, Social
    development studies and /or any other related studies will be an added
    advantage.
  • Self motivated
  • Highly
    innovative
  • High degree of personal initiative
  • Highly flexible
  • Highly compassionate
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel for long distances
  • Ability to understand government environmental
    regulations
  • Proficient verbal and written communication
    skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Strong analytical skills (should pay strong attention to detail)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Core Values: Coffee
    Knowledge, Professionalism, Integrity, Compassion, Etiquette, Exceptional
    time management
How to Apply:  
All candidates who wish to join
the NUCAFE should send their updated CVs, cover letters, copies of the relevant
academic documents, capability statement and contacts of 2 professional
referees to the Human Resource Officer: human.resource@nucafe.org  or
send hardcopy applications to our Head Offices at Coffee House, 2nd
Floor Suite 2.7, Jinja Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 11th February 2018

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