Coordinator DANIDA Project Jobs – RALNUC Agricultural Unit

Job
Title:           
  Coordinator
for RALNUC Agricultural Unit
Organisation: Restoration
of Agricultural Livelihoods in Northern Uganda (RALNUC)
Funding Source: Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to:
Senior Advisor for Coordination Function DAR/RALNUC
About US:
DANIDA is funding
the RALNUC programme, which is implemented in three districts in Acholi
Sub-region from 2015 to 2018. In Kitgum and Lamwo districts the intervention
for Agricultural Production and Marketing, APM, is implemented by RALNUC
Agricultural Unit (RAU). The main target is to increase the value of the
agricultural crop production for the participating small scale farmers with 25%
over a three year period. RALNUC works with 690 farmer groups or app. 20,000
farmers in the two districts.
From 2019 RALNUC
will be replaced by the Northern Uganda Resilience initiative, NURI, which will
also be implemented in Kitgum and Lamwo districts by RAU. NURI will build on
the experiences from RALNUC but also include new activities and approaches.
Among the new initiatives is a stronger focus on climate man agriculture and
inclusion of Palabek Ogili Refugee Settlement in the programme
Job Summary:  The Coordinator will be tasked with managing
RAU and implementing the agricultural activities of RALNUC and NURI in Kitgum
and Lamwo Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare annual work plans and budgets.
    Ensure that the activities are implemented in accordance with work plans
    and the given implementation guidelines. 
  • Regularly carry out field monitoring of
    activities and give feedback to the staff. 
  • Prepare quarterly and annual progress
    reports as well as monthly highlights.
  • Request tor and account tor funds and
    ensure that funds are used in accordance with the financial guidelines.
  • Enforce guidelines on proper use of
    programme assets and facilities.
  • Recruitment of staff. 
  • Supervise and manage staff and carry out
    annual appraisal of staff.
  • Train, coach and mentor staff.
  • Work closely with the RALNUG Regional
    Coordinator who is based in Kitgum.
  • Liaise closely with Kitgum and Lamwo
    DLGs about issues relating to agricultural training, marketing, animal
    traction and VSLA.
  • Liaise with 0PM and UNHCR about issues
    relating to implementation in refugee settlements.
  • Perform other duties as may be necessary
    e.g. participate in radio programs and attend coordination meetings


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a bachelor’s
    degree in Agricultural Sciences or similar from a recognized
    university. 
  • Four years’ experience in agricultural
    development works, with two years of experience in management positions
  • Post graduate diploma in project
    planning and management will be an added advantage
  • Good mobilization, organizational, team
    building and communication skills
  • Knowledge about financial management and
    procurement
  • Good report writing skills
  • Fluency in English and the local
    language in Acholi Sub-region.
  • Computer skill i.e. MS Office
    applications
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply by sending updated CVs and
cover letters with three professional referees to the address or e-mail below.
All applications should be marked: “Coordinator for RALNUC Agricultural
Unit”. E-mails that exceed 2MB will not be considered. Address to:
People Performance
Group
Plot B Kitante Close
P.O. Box 12405
Kampala. Uganda
Email to:
application@ppg.co.ug
Deadline: Friday 29th June 2018 by 5pm
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