Programs Officer Job Careers – International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA)

Organization: International
Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Executive Director
About US:
The International
Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Uganda Chapter is part of a global network of
self-organized, self-governing women aimed at advocating for the reduction of
barriers for women in coffee producing countries by providing access to
resources while creating a forum through which women connect with others
throughout the coffee value chain. IWCA Uganda Chapter started in 2010, with
the goal developing a strong and visible network of women in the coffee
industry who can share their experiences, resources and contacts with others
throughout IWCA chapters in producing and consuming countries.
Job Summary:  The Programs Officer will implement IWCA
Uganda Chapter’s program implementation and evaluation aimed at increasing
market access and linkages by women in the coffee value chain, and enhancing
their socio-economic empowerment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning and
Resource mobilisation
  • Prepare annual and monthly program plans as per laid down procedure
    and guidelines.
  • Map donor interests and identify areas within the IWCA Uganda
    Chapter Strategic Plan that can be funded.
  • Develop concept papers and proposals for attracting funding to the
Increasing Market
Access and Linkages
  • Profile, document and popularize IWCA members’ coffee Brands
  • Create information packs about Members’ coffee brands
  • Plan and prepare coffee events such as exhibitions and conferences
    for showcasing Members’ coffee brands.
Capacity Building
  • Identify Members’ capacity needs in the various activities of the
    coffee value chain, and
  • Participate in development of relevant training materials.
  • Plan and organise capacity building programs for enhancing Members’
    market access and linkages, and advocacy skills.
  • Participate in development of programs for strengthening Member’s
    capacity in business management and development.
Mobilisation, Partnerships & Networking
  • Mobilise various coffee value chain players to be members of IWCA
    Uganda Chapter.
  • Profile and register Members to IWCA Uganda Chapter, and maintain a
    Members’ database.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with IWCA Uganda Chapter’s
  • Support the Board and Management in identification of potential
    partners that IWCA Uganda Chapter can work with.
  • Network with other IWCA Chapters and similar organisations.
Lobbying and
  • Assist in Research on existing policies to identify advocacy issues.
  • Provide assistance in the development of a functional advocacy plan.
  • Participate in the development of customized coffee IEC materials,
    and lobbying and advocacy programs.
dissemination and Reporting
  • Prepare monthly, and annual reports, newsletters, and information
    packs as may be required by various stakeholders.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises of the Chapter’s
    programs, and prepare relevant reports.
  • Ensure the record keeping of all essential communication and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in: Gender Studies;
    Social Work and Social Administration; or Arts / Social Sciences; or
    Project Planning and Management; or Public Administration; or
    International Development; or Business Administration; or Development
    Studies; or Rural Development; or relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of three (3) years practical experience in program
    planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Self-driven and ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated accountability and integrity.
  • Good mobilisation and communication skills.
  • A good team player
  • Ability to work with communities.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications with cover
letters and updated CVs with at least three (3) suitable referees with their
telephone contacts, by email only to;  Please indicate the role you are applying for
in the subject line of your email.
Deadline: 26th March 2019.
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