Agribusiness Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – CARE International

Organization: CARE
Duty Station: 
About US:
CARE International
is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE
worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting
development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million
people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a
sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women
and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights,
particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and
girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights,
including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values
of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.
Job Summary:   The
Agribusiness Coordinator will be a dynamic team player with strong technical
skills in Climate SMART agriculture, the gender intersection with agriculture,
food insecurity and land ownership and farmer field business schools. The
incumbent will be responsible for leading the strategic development, and
mainstreaming of gender & SRHR in the agricultural component of the WAY
program. This entails conducting gender analysis of the farmer groups and
village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) in the eight districts of West
Nile and Northern Uganda namely; Moyo, Adjumani, Arua, Agago, Amuru, Aleptong,
Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo. He/She will be familiar with the development and
humanitarian nexus and a passion for economic empowerment of women, promoting
gender equality and diversity, engaging men and boys and curbing gender based
violence. He/she will have strong mobilisation, networking and relationship
building skills and familiar with working in various partnership frameworks at
local Government and National levels. The Agri business coordinator will
provide technical oversight in all capacity development interventions, needs
assessment, mentorship and support supervision of the farmer groups. The
position is based in Gulu. The Key Responsibilities for the position is to lead
the design and roll out of the engendering of the agricultural elements of the
WAY program, first and foremost. Provide advisory support and guidance to the
initiative manager and the rest of the team. Roll out the Gender-Sensitive
Livelihood Security approach, gender integration in farmer empowerment
processes, build capacities of farmer groups gender justice and equality.
He/She will also ensure periodic project reviews, documentation, and timely
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical support
to IPOs (50 % of time):
facilitate and strengthen the Capacity of partner organizations of NURI.
  • Lead the gender analysis and SRH
    assessment of all the NURI Farmer groups, VSLA, District Agricultural
    extension personnel and partners.
  • Develop capacity strengthening plans to
    adopt gender transformative programmatic approach that emphasizes gender
    equity and diversity.
  • Conduct an extensive mapping of health
    care facilities and volunteers who need training in Gender equity and
    diversity and SRHR
  • Train identified NURI groups and
    partners in Gender mainstreaming and SRHR.
  • Develop quarterly and annual
    implementation plans for the agricultural component of this program.
  • Produce qualitative and quantitative
    monthly, quarterly and annual reports for this component which are
    evidence based.
  • Provide tools, formats, manuals and
    guides to NURI partners to improve project quality e.g. story telling
    guides, project review guides, GBV toolkit, Gender self-assessment tools.
  • Conduct TOTs in GED methodology, SRH,
    RMM among others
  • Mentor, coach and monitor the progress
    of the NURI partners and groups
  • Support partners to achieve timely
    project targets and outputs.
  • Ensure that partners submit timely and
    quality reports
  • Share monitoring progress reports on a
    regular basis.
Partnerships (25%):
Ensure a high level of
coordination and nurtured relationships with partners and between partners to
exploit learning, sharing and dissemination opportunities
  • Develop and support an excellent and
    transparent working relationship between CARE & NURI implementing
    partners based on effective and timely communication
  • Foster linkages and networking between
    CARE, health facility workers and other SRH partners in the private and
    public sector.
  • Effectively represent the programme at
    relevant fora
Monitoring and
Evaluation (20 % of time):
with the program staff, IPOs and the M&E unit/ to design and implement
monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Participate in the development and
    continuous review of the overall project M&E systems
  • Train partners on the operationalisation
    of the global MIS among the IPOs
  • Contribute to the designing of monitoring
    and evaluation tools to collect relevant program information
  • Participate in the preparation of annual
    implementation plans and project implementation reports
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting by
  • Provide Technical support to CARE Uganda
    projects involved in the NURI program.
  • Participate in the preparation and
    documentation of lessons learnt and organize sharing of the documented
Technical Support
to WENG/WCC and Other CO programs: (5% of time):
Work with WENG team to ensure technical implementation of gender
mainstreaming interventions:
  • Carry out capacity assessment studies
    intended to establish capacities needs of program components
  • Develop capacity building strategies.
  • Conduct TOTs in gender integration
    methodology, SRH for farmer groups among others
  • Mentor, coach and monitor the progress
    of the staff

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the CARE
    International Agribusiness Coordinator job placement should
    preferably hold a Master’s degree in agro-economics, gender studies, adult
    education, climate change and climate SMART agriculture or relevant Post
    graduate qualification.
  • Advanced knowledge and at least five
    years of prove practical experience technically supporting gender
    transformative approaches.
  • Experience and skills in effectively
    supervising technical specialists and managing performance for success in
    technical support teams with a focus on gender transformative approaches.
  • Five years of hands on professional
    experience in community development work (including working with
    institutions, understanding their culture, breaking taboos in
    conversations, ability to discuss sensitive topics such as masculinity and
    sexuality in a sensitive but direct way) with experience implementing
    gender transformative programs a must.
  • Experience working with large, cross
    cultural teams with multiple deliverables is desirable.
  • Strong inter-personal communication and
    facilitation skills; sound judgment and decision making skills.
  • Ability to network, build relationships
    and establish collaboration with different partners, agencies local and
    international networks.
  • Ability to link with community activists
    and social movements
  • Knowledge and strong skills in M&E,
    report writing and documentation.
  • Unshakable commitment to gender equality.
  • Extensive knowledge of languages used in
    the participating districts are considered an added value
How to Apply:
All applicants are
encouraged to send their application letters clearly articulating alignment
with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone
contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to
Deadline: 22nd June 2018
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