National Coordinator Job Placement – Advocacy Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture (ACSA)

Job Title:      National
Coordinator
Organization: Advocacy
Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture (ACSA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Advocacy Coalition
for sustainable Agriculture (ACSA) is a national network of civil society
organizations providing sustainable agriculture, agricultural market
development, research and advocacy aiming at increasing farmer’s understanding
and policy issues affecting small holder farmers in Uganda. ACSA is seeking to
recruit a National Coordinator to support the fulfilment of her mandate, which
is [HE1]”Advocating for the agrarian policy environment for small holder
farmers in Uganda” among 29 CSOs.
Job Summary:  The National Coordinator will lead a project.
The ideal candidate should be at senior management level, and familiar with
managing networks both in public and private sectors with a passion to improve
the quality of life of smallholder farmers. The candidate will contribute to
the design of innovative and multi-sectoral interventions that lead to friendly
agrarian policies in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design and implement ongoing and new agrarian policy – focused
    projects in line with the ACSA strategic plan, i.e. participate in
    national / international strategic events; build and nurture relationships
    with potentials donors and partners.
  • Pro-actively mobilize resources to conduct research on agrarian
    policy related issues: contribute to high quality research and development
    proposals;
  • Plan and budget for ACSA activities / interventions
  • Guide Secretariat staff on planning and implementation of ACSA
    interventions
  • Write progressive reports and present them to the ACSA Board of
    Directors and shall be answerable to the Board at all times.
  • Be a secretary for the ACSA Board of Directors



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold an M.Sc. Agricultural / related
    discipline
  • Experience and Knowledge Policy and Advocacy
  • Knowledge in M & E systems for agriculture projects
  • Ability to Network and build Partnerships
  • Resource mobilization skills
  • Experience in Project management & handling donor funds
  • Basic Sustainable Agriculture Skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Report writing skills
  • Must have a Valid Driving permit
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively in the project areas
    and sometimes globally.
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English.
How to Apply:
Please submit a
letter of application with curriculum vitae, names and addresses (including
telephone/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability. You can send
your application addressed to: The ACSA Chairman Board of Directors, P. O. Box
21556, Kampala or by email, stating the job title in the subject line to acsa.ug@gmail.com
Or hand – deliver
your application to Caritas Kampala Offices at Nsambya, plot No. 1538/39 Old
Ggaba road between Monday and Friday during working hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
Deadline: 17th July 2019
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