2 Entry Level Field Officer: Agribusiness Job Opportunities – Uganda Cooperative Alliance Ltd (UCA)

Organisation: Uganda
Cooperative Alliance Ltd
Duty Station: Masaka
City and Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator.
About US:
Uganda Cooperative
Alliance Limited (UCA) is the Apex Body for all Cooperatives in Uganda formed
in 1961 to be the mouthpiece for the Cooperators.
About PREFCA Project:
Uganda Cooperative
Alliance ltd in partnership with Vi Agro forestry is implementing a 5 year
project (2018-2022) known as Project for Empowering Farmers through Cooperative
Agribusinesses (PREFCA)” which supports strengthening of three unions and
five area Cooperative Enterprises located in 8 Districts, Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Field Officer: Agribusiness will be tasked
with building the Capacities of Cooperatives’ elected leaders and Management to
enable them deliver services to members.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Guide
Cooperatives to streamline their governance for effective delivery of services
to members.
·       
Support
Cooperatives to establish and use a sound management information system.
·       
Guide
Cooperatives to establish their periodical organisational and operating
performance indicators and targets and guide them to ensure that these are
achieved.
·       
Support
Cooperatives to develop business linkages with other Cooperatives, produce
buyers, input, machinery and equipment suppliers as well as financial
institutions including SACCOs in order to improve their businesses as well as
service delivery to their members.
·       
Support
Cooperatives to develop/ update and effectively use governance tools and
instruments like the board manual, HR manual, marketing manual, financial manual,
procurement/bulking manual, etc. in their day to day operations,
·       
Prepare
up to date and timely periodic plans and reports



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business management, Agriculture, Agricultural
Economics, Agribusiness Management or other relevant field.
·       
At least
two years of working experience in Cooperatives or Cooperative Development work
or active Farmer Groups.
·       
Experience
in community development work including extension and participatory approaches  Knows key concepts in self-help member based
organizations.
·       
Planning,
budgeting and report writing skills.
·       
Ability
to work independently with minimum supervision.
·       
Reliable
accurate and respects deadlines.
·       
Good
Communicator and active listener
·       
Good
knowledge of computer applications including Ms Word, Excel, power point and
internet usage.
·       
Fluency
in Luganda for Masaka and Luganda or Lugwere or Lugisu for Mbale is a must
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated CVs in a single PDF file with a cover letter. Email
it to ucainfocen@uca.co.ug  /
inajjuma@gmail.com  with the Job title
for which you are applying.
Deadline: 17th July 2020 by 5:00pm
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