Hub Manager Job Placement – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

 

Job Title:        Hub Manager

Organization:
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Project Name:
National Oil Palm Project (NOPP)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:
Operations Manager

 

About US:

The Government of
Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Palm Project
(NOPP). The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal
Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with
other agencies, private sector and farmer Organisations.

 

Job Summary:
The Hub Manager will be responsible for overseeing the successful planning and
implementation of the NOPP activities in the Hub; including mobilization of
smallholder oil palm farmers for oil palm development and other project
interventions under component 2 (Livelihoods diversification and resilience) in
Buvuma district. .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead all key processes of Hub Project planning, budgeting,
    management, Project implementation, monitoring, execution and reporting.
  • Liaise with the PMU in preparation of farmer mobilization guidelines
    and materials for consensual adoption.
  • Provide leadership in the identification and implementation of
    alternative livelihoods activities in the hub.
  • Coordinate the establishment of community-driven farmer mobilization
    and vetting teams in collaboration with PMU.
  • Monitor the key implementation processes in the hub to ensure
    achievement of Hub objectives.
  • Coordinate the development of database of eligible farmers
    participating in the smallholder scheme.
  • Lead the development of training programs for both the farmers and staff
    in production methods, technologies, soils conservation and proper land
    use.
  • Prepare and present timely work plans and budgets for approval by
    the Board and submission to PMU for integration into the PMU Budget.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting of all activities in the
    approved Annual Work Plan & Budget, on Quarterly, Semi-Annual and
    Annual basis.
  • Set up SOP documents and policies to guide and govern work
    activities and the use of PMU resources together with the PMU Operations
    Manager
  • Coordinate and liaise with other key stakeholders to ensure smooth
    implementation of oil palm establishment.
  • Act as the principal spokesperson for the Project; disseminate of
    its objectives, activities and achievements, and its roles relative to oil
    palm development in the hub, as authorized by the NOPP PMU.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture,
    Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension or its
    equivalent from a recognised university/ Institution
  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics,
    Agribusiness, and Rural Development, Management or related field from a
    recognised University / Institution is a must.
  • Computer literacy – Microsoft word, Excel, power point and other
    computer applications
  • At least five years of experience in a large and busy organisation
    involved in Agriculture and Rural Development.
  • Have a good understanding of the Oil Palm subsector and be able to
    lead the technical implementation of the oil palm value chain activities.
  • Have experience in working with farmer organisations, out grower
    schemes and running of agriculture enterprises as business entities.
  • Have strong leadership and organisational skills and team management
    capabilities.
  • Experience in Agricultural Extension and/or Credit/Rural financial
    services and working without growers’ schemes will be added advantage
  • Be a Ugandan citizen with a National Identification card
  • Have general knowledge of project and business management with
    emphasis on work planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Be computer literate and well versed in the use of word, excel and
    internet;
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to take initiative and work
    with minimal supervision to meet deadlines;
  • Be fluent in English – written and oral and demonstrate excellent
    report writing skills;
  • Possess advanced advocacy, communication and negotiation skills and
    ability to work as a team member;
  • Be conversant with rural development strategies and gender equity;
  • Have a working knowledge of GOU policies, operations and reforms;

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their written applications with copies of academic credentials,
testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of
three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to the Ministry
Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe. Uganda

 

NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Deadline: Monday 12th October, 2020 by 4.00pm

 

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