District Technical Support Officer US NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger

Organization: Action Against Hunger
Duty Station: Uganda
Starting Gross Salary:
UGX 1,785,000 /=
About US:
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization
that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save
the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water,
food, training, and health care. We enable entire communities to be free from
hunger. With more than 6,500 staff in over 45 countries, our programs reached
14.9 million people in 2015.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Develop collaborative framework for joint value
chain development with project partners including Multi-stakeholder processes
management.
·       
Support the District technical team to ensure
active participation in the formation and support of farmers’ and farmer groups
in group management, financial literacy, basic market skills, value chain
innovation and agro-ecology, through farmer-to-farmer learning and among
Agricultural value chain actors for bulk agricultural production and marketing.
·       
In partnership with district production
department, facilitate access to agro inputs by smallholder farmers and
identify the inputs necessary to implement the program, with the support of the
Field Supervisors and district agricultural extension staff.
·       
Provide high quality advice, support and
assistance to the District Production Officer on key value chain actors,
management, agro dealers, and extension staff to inform strategy and planning.
·       
Form robust strategic alliances and develop
effective working arrangements between Action Against Hunger and The District
Production Office, other partners and value chain actors in the related crop
sectors.
·       
Organize training of the district staff team on
value chain approach and linkages between nutrition and community approaches to
combating hunger.
·       
Support the District in activity planning to
ensure participation of the District staff to the key activities of the
project.
·       
Effectively document all information related to
project activities and successes and share with the District.
·       
Provide to the district reports, and
communication material to ease District communication on the project activities
and findings.
·       
Document and compile relevant information and
contribute to the elaboration of the reports on project activities including
Monthly & Quarterly donor reports, Action Against Hunger internal reports
(Project Activity Reports (APRs), SITREP) and activity reports (meetings, and
any other activity) and share with the District Production Office.
·       
Provide to the District relevant information to
feed the District information system on food security and livelihood. 
Gender Equality Commitments
·       
Foster an environment that supports values of
women and men, and equal access to information.
·       
Provide a work environment where women and men
must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
·       
Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children
(boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion,
race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
·       
Value and respect all cultures.
Fiscal Responsibility
·       
Work closely with the program Manager in
updating the project BFU in relation to the activity implementation plan on
regular basis, ensuring that relevant documentation on value chain activities
is filed and archived.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree
(honors) in Agribusiness Management/Agricultural Economics/Commerce/Business
Administration/ Micro finance management from a recognized university or any
other relevant field.  Masters desirable.
·       
You have Knowledge and practical experience in
value chain development/ public private partnerships.
·       
Previous work experience with farmer
organizations will be an added advantage.
·       
You have previous work experience in
agribusiness development or agribusiness marketing.
·       
You exhibit experience in smallholder farmer
agribusiness capacity development.
·       
You have excellent knowledge of the agribusiness
sector in Uganda.
·       
You’re are able to building of organizations and
individuals.
·       
You’re familiar with participatory training
methodologies with a network of private sector contacts.
·       
Previous work with a busy multi-sectoral setting/programming
in a refugee setting is an asset.
·       
Strong communication skills (written and oral)
in English.
·       
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make
decisions independently.
·       
Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with
stressful situations.
·       
Excellent reporting skills with good oral and
written communication skills.
·       
Knowledge of the local language is an added
advantage  and culturally sensitive.
·       
Fluency in written and spoken English.
How to Apply:
All candidates should fill the application form online at
the link below.
Deadline: 12th
December 2019
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