Project Officer (Livestock) (PO-L) Job Careers – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Job Title:            Project
Officer (Livestock) (PO-L)
Organisation:
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: Overseeing the
successful planning and implementation of the Livestock related component
activities under the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Lead the
implementation of all livestock related activities under the project
·        
 Ensure implementation, management and timely
production of the livestock related component reports in compliance with the
project documents and standard procedures
·        
Liaise
closely with the other project components to ensure coordinated 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 farmer
organizations 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 exports
·        
Participate
in monitoring and evaluation of the project
·        
Assess
training needs for project beneficiaries in all areas of targeted livestock
value chains development such as agribusiness development, animal husbandry,
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 assigned by the Supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a  Bachelor’s
Degree in Agriculture (Animal Science, Animal Production, Pasture Agronomy
Options), Veterinary Medicine,
·        
Bachelor’s
in Animal Production Technology and Management (BAPTM) or related field from a
recognized university
·        
A
post-graduate qualification in Animal Sciences, 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 field animal husbandry techniques, postharvest, 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:
All 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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