Project Officer (Fisheries & Aquaculture) Job Careers – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Organization: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal
Industry and Fisheries
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: National Project Coordinator
Salary: Attractive
About US:
The Government of Uganda under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal
Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) is implementing the third phase of the China
Uganda South to South Cooperation Project (SSCP3); with support from the
People’s Republic of China (PRC). Through technology, skills and knowledge
Transfer from China to Uganda, the overall goal of the project is to upscale
and commercialize specific value chains for increased exports.
Job Summary:  The Project
Officer (Fisheries & Aquaculture) (PO-F&A) will be  Overseeing the successful planning and
implementation of the Fisheries & Aquaculture related component activities
under the project.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the implementation of all fisheries
    & aquaculture related activities under the project
  • Ensure implementation, management and
    timely production of the fisheries & aquaculture related component
    reports in compliance with the project documents and standard procedures
  • Liaise closely with the other project
    components to ensure implementation of the annual work-plans and budgets
  • Initiate, promote and broker linkages
    between the key actors in the project target value chains, such as
    processors and traders, input suppliers and other producer organizations
    and services such as research, extension and quality control services
  • Oversee the performance of relevant
    service providers for extension, research, value chain development, and
    others
  • Provide technical guidance and
    backstopping on the identified project value chain development activities
  • Participate in collection, analysis,
    storage and dissemination of targeted value chain data, as foreseen in the
    results framework such as for input supply, production, processing,
    trading, and as well as services
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation
    of the project
  • Assess training needs for project
    beneficiaries in all areas of targeted fisheries & aquaculture value
    chain development such as agribusiness development and quality management
    through regular consultations with other professionals, relevant
    institutions and stakeholders
  • Liaise with policy makers in MAAIF and
    other relevant ministries on lessons learnt from project execution
  • In close collaboration with all project
    implementing entities, compile project progress reports, work plans and budgets
  • Perform any other relevant duties as may
    be instructed by the Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant must hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture, or Zoology or Aquatic
    Science/Biology, Food Science and Technology or related field from a
    recognized university
  • A post-graduate qualification in
    Fisheries and Aquaculture, or Zoology or Aquatic Science/Biology, Food
    Science and Technology, Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness or any
    other related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in working
    with government or private sector in agriculture development projects
  • Good knowledge of participatory
    approaches for multi-stake holder and community-based activity planning,
    budgeting and accountability
  • Good understanding of fisheries and
    aquaculture techniques, processing and general value chain development
  • Knowledge of commercial strategies for
    agricultural commodities would be an advantage
  • A professional of high standing with
    strong leadership and communication, facilitation and team building skills
  • Good knowledge of computer applications
    particularly MS Excel, Word, Access and Power point
  • Excellent report writing skills
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should address their applications to the Permanent
Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P. O. Box
102, Entebbe. Applicants should also attach their curriculum vitae, academic
certificates, appointment letters as evidence of working experience where
applicable and two referees, one of whom must be a current or previous
employer.
Deadline: 25th October 2019.
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