Value Chain Project Manager Employment Opportunity – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Organisation: DanChurchAid
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Programmes (HoP)
About US:
DanChurchAid (DCA) is a
faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and
humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with
local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in
Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil
society development.
Job Summary: The Value
Chain Project Manager (PM) will be overseeing a new 5-year project implemented
together with Ugandan and Danish Companies, and funded by Danida Market
Development Partnerships.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction and daily task management of the Head of Programmes
(HoP), the Value Chain Project Manager will:
  • Ensure
    effective and participatory project management (planning, implementation,
    monitoring, evaluation, learning)
  • Ensure
    close coordination and communication with all project consortia members
  • Ensure
    timely reporting according to donor requirements
  • Ensure
    documentation and visibility of the project and its results
  • Network
    and ensure relationship building with external stakeholders
  • Undertake
    field visits for Field Visit and Field Report:
  • Be
    overall responsible for implementation approaches and quality of the
  • Ensure
    timely and efficient budget management, financial accounting and
  • Supervise
    staff directly employed by DCA on the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s degree in Agriculture,
    Business Development or related field.
  • Eight
    years of practical experience of managing value chain and agribusiness
  • Good
    track record in leading and coordinating international multi-stakeholder
  • Extensive
    experience and knowledge of value chain development for export, agro
    business, market facilitation, supporting systemic change
  • Experience
    on working with farmers to produce fruit in Uganda
  • Practical
    experience in working with small and medium sized companies and private sector
  • Knowledge
    of and application of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Experience
    of digital financial solutions and using mobile technology is an advantage
  • Previous
    experience working with Danish companies and managing Danida grants is an
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the Danish Church Aid (DCA) in the
aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 26th February 2018
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