Grants Officer Job Opportunities – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Job Title:  ACDP Grants Officer
Organization:  Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and
Fisheries
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to:          Grants Manager
About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda through the
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) applied for
financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Agricultural Cluster
Development Project (ACDP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for the
Recruitment of additional staff for the Agriculture Cluster Development Project
(ACDP).
About The Project:
The Government of Uganda has received a credit from the
International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Agriculture
Cluster Development Project (ACDP). The project is designed to: (a) raise both
productivity and overall production of maize, beans, cassava, rice and coffee
in 12 selected high potential agricultural areas in Uganda termed “clusters;”
and (b) improve the effectiveness of the marketing chains for these
commodities.
Job Summary:   The
objective of this assignment is to support the project in guiding timely
implementation of grants activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Develop a grants manual to guide the management
and implementation of the matching grants to farmer organizations
·      
Develop and setting up a system and
institutional framework for the management of the matching grants.
·      
Conduct sensitization sessions on Matching Grant
and guide on various aspects of training/capacity building
·      
Undertake supervision, monitoring and evaluation
of matching grants scheme by FOs and the implementing teams
·      
Implement approaches and strategies that enable
women’s and youth’s participation in activities, developed under this TA
·      
Train district local governments in various
areas and capacities (as per curriculum) to enhance FOs effective participation
in matching grants activities.
·      
Be the first line of contact for equipping
potential and actual grantees on all matters concerning Matching Grants eligibility
criteria and operational procedures among others
·      
Review proposals submitted by FOs and ensure
that all are well documented and filed, including preparation of all necessary
documentation to enable submission to the MAAIF Project technical team;
·      
In close collaboration with the component
Manager, prepare quarterly progress reports on the financial and physical
implemented
·      
Perform other relevant duties as required by the
Grants Manager



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant should have a Masters’ Degree
in business administration, Agricultural economics, Entrepreneurship, Project
planning and management, finance, economics or related fields
·      
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business
administration, Economics, Agricultural economics,
·      
At least 3 years’ experience in grants design
and administration, management and oversight
·      
Previous experience working as a Grants officer
or in similar capacity
·      
Possess the ability to work in a fast-paced
environment and deliver results on tight deadlines.
·      
Demonstrated leadership, integrity, versatility
and clean record.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
The short listing shall be conducted in accordance with the
World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of providers (under IBRD
Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowers (Jan 2011)
Consultants Guidelines.
Sealed Expression of Interest (application letters, curriculum
vitae and copies of the academic documents) should be submitted to the address
below .Please indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.
Address: The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries
Procurement and Disposal Unit Office,
Plot 16-18, Lugard Avenue,
P.O. Box 102, Entebbe – UGANDA.
Email address: ps@agriculture.go.ug 
Deadline: 10th
March 2020
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