Learn4AgriBusiness Project Manager US Non-profit Careers – Heifer International

Organization: Heifer
International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Programs Manager
About US:
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 Learn4AgriBusiness:
Learn4agribusiness
is a three years initiative which will focus on setting up agribusiness hubs to
create employment opportunities for youths. The project will focus on combining
Edukans’ expertise in market-oriented skills education methods with Heifer’s
experience in Values Based Holistic Community-based Development in agricultural
production systems and inclusive markets. With this approach, we will directly
enable 3,200 youth in Dokolo district, Northern Uganda to make a decent and
sustainable living in agricultural value chains.
Job Summary: The
Learn4AgriBusiness Project Manager will provide overall leadership to staff and
other L4AB partners in the implementation of all components of L4AB in Uganda.
S/he will provide leadership in the transformation and empowerment of youth in
the market system through employment and/or value chain activities. This will
include overseeing all project activities; producing related reports on project
progress; supervising and appraising the performance of L4AB country office
staff; monitoring project budgets, administrative, logistics and material
resources and coordinating L4AB learning events to ensure timely project
implementation and delivery of outcomes. S/he will also be responsible for
preparing and maintaining long-range annual plans and budgets, as well as
developing the appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure that
all outcomes are achieved.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Program
Effectiveness (50%)
·        
Accountable
for planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating the project within the
country in an effective, efficient and timely manner.
·        
Implement
an exit strategy that will provide sustainability of the impact created through
L4AB.
·        
Ensure
that social capital and values-based holistic community development (VBHCD) are
mainstreamed in the project at all levels.
Management and
Compliance (30%)
·        
Accountable
for ensuring that the project’s administrative, human resource and finance
functions are timely, efficient and in compliance with Heifer’s global, area
and country-level policies and procedures within the framework of local law.
·        
Inspire,
mentor and manage staff to achieve project goals.
Partnership and
Engagement (20%)
·        
Accountable
for networking and representing L4AB with the host country government, national
and regional research organizations, private sector and international
organizations.
·        
Represent
L4AB in various stakeholder meetings, workshops, conferences and shared
learning events.
·        
Monitor
the work of Heifer’s local partners and ensure that they are compliant with the
activities agreed upon in the teaming agreements.
Key Result Areas: 
·        
Prepare
annual operational plan and budget in collaboration with the project team.
·        
In
partnership with implementing partner organizations, design a monitoring and
evaluation framework and ensure that key indicators are monitored.
·        
Organize
annual stakeholder workshops and conferences to share experiences and lessons
learned.
·        
Coordinate
and take lead in implementation of youth-focused training programs aimed at
improving social, life and vocational skills in the identified value chains.
·        
Oversee
the progress of all project objectives within the country and provide direction
and guidance to ensure that planned targets are achieved.
·        
Ensure
that project staff work closely with other Heifer projects and L4AB regional
office teams to ensure that contracts, other legal documents and financial
statements are processed appropriately.
·        
Submit
timely reports to country program offices as needed.
·        
Carry
out annual staff appraisals for staff under his/her supervision.
·        
Ensure
that periodic project reviews are conducted, with learning documented and
shared.
·        
Supervise
expenditure control within the budgets.
·        
Ensure
compliance with contractual obligations and procedures of donors.
·        
Ensure
proper maintenance and use of project assets.
·        
Develop
and implement plans for multi-stakeholder’s engagement and learning.
·        
Work
with local governments to identify and address social and economic barriers to
increasing youth participation, especially young women, in the agricultural
sector.
·        
Develop
relationships with financial institutions and the private sector to facilitate
access to finance and market linkages.
·        
Produce
various technical reports in collaboration with implementing partners for
sharing with stakeholders in the country.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the Heifer International Project Manager job placement must hold
a Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of
Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or a related
field is desired 
·        
Seven
years of relevant experience in development work in Uganda.
·        
Knowledge
of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
·        
Knowledge
of youth workforce development issues especially in rural communities of the
East Africa region.
·        
Good
understanding of market systems and M4P approach.
·        
Good
understanding of gender dynamics in development, particularly among young
people.
·        
Good
understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector.
·        
Strong
leadership, teamwork, mentoring and coaching skills.
·        
Ability
to communicate effectively with Heifer’s HQ, donors, partners and local
governments.
·        
Fluency
in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Uganda is a plus).
·        
Exceptional
writing skills.
·        
Willingness
and ability to travel extensively within the project area and where need be
other parts of the world to benchmark.
·        
Proficient
knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail
(Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
·        
Ability
to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with
superior attention to detail.
·        
Demonstrated
creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to
incorporate innovative solutions.
·        
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively,
tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
·        
Willingness
and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use
participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
·        
Proven
team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work
cooperatively with a diverse staff.
·        
Willingness
and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally as required.
·        
Constant
face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the
general public.
·        
May
require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended
periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road
and/or in remote conditions.
·        
Working
with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
·        
Ability
to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting
sometimes inflexible deadlines.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 25th May 2018
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