Cooperative Technical Advisor (CTA) US Non-profit Careers – Africa Development Promise (ADP)

 

Job Title:    Cooperative Technical
Advisor (CTA)

Organisation: Africa
Development Promise (ADP)

Duty Station: Gayaza,
Wakiso District, Uganda

Reports to:
Executive Director

 

About US:

Africa Development
Promise (ADP) is a US based international non-profit organization whose mission
is to improve the lives and livelihoods of rural women in East Africa through
training and resources that support their collective efforts to operate
competitively in the marketplace. With offices in Rwanda and Uganda, ADP works
with rural women who rely on subsistence farming for food security and
employment. ADP’s primary goal is to move them from growing food for
subsistence to food for business using the cooperative model of enterprise. Our
secondary goal is to support women diversify income generating efforts. As a
result, ADP has launched a vocation program that offers computer literacy,
sewing workshops, and business training to cooperative and community members.

 

Job Summary:   Working
under the direction of the Executive Director, the CTA, will be responsible for
providing leadership, project delivery, and guidance to ADP supported
cooperatives to strengthen our agricultural and solar projects. The CTA must
keep abreast of policy changes and other factors that impact project
implementation. Through capacity building the CTA will work with cooperative
members to increase productivity, minimize losses, identify markets, and grow
their enterprise. ADP is looking for a highly motivated, self-starter who is
passionate about our mission and sees themselves as an agent of change and not
simply as a service provider/implementor or representative of nongovernmental
organization.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Program Management                                          

·       
Responsible
for successful project implementation to ensure results are consistent with the
annual work plan and within budget

·       
Lead,
manage and coordinate day-to-day planning, implementation, and management of
ADP’s solar and agriculture program activities

·       
Conduct
comprehensive assessment of existing cooperatives to assess the readiness to
help them get to the next level

·       
Design
and deliver a needs-based training program on agribusiness management, and
value chain development for cooperatives

·       
Design
and implement a training program to strengthen the operational and managerial
skills of the agricultural cooperatives’ members

·       
Establish
market linkage with public and private sectors

·       
Support
cooperatives in forming saving groups/associations

·       
Organize
sessions on knowledge management and sharing of experiences

·       
Conduct
regular cooperative site visits to ensure that activities are progressing as
planned

·       
Coordinate
field arrangements and organize cooperatives for planned donor/volunteer visits

·       
Conduct
other duties as assigned

Country Program
Strategic Planning

·       
Contribute
to ADP’s evolving solar and agriculture cooperative strategy in response to the
ground realities

·       
Contribute
to the annual operating plan development

Partnerships

·       
Build
relationships with local sector players such as the District, private sector,
associations, educational institutions, NGOs, and other cooperatives to raise
awareness of ADP’s work and keep abreast of local initiatives; and identify
opportunities for cooperative development and collaboration

Monitoring and
Evaluation

·       
Work
with the Executive Director to develop consistent timelines for monitoring
implementation of projects, Input – Output – Outcome

·       
Analyze
collected data and use analysis to make informed decisions for refinement of
program

·       
Conduct
baseline survey and track delivery against cooperatives goals and objectives
and measure performance and progress against baseline

·       
Input
all collected data into ADP’s cloud-based monitoring platform and / or other
monitoring platform

Reporting

·       
Update
and maintain the program reporting calendar

·       
Prepare
the monthly progress report and the next month’s planned activities and submit
to the Executive Director for review and submission.

·       
Document
all cooperative project activities, achievements, best practices, and
challenges in a monthly report. This should include pictures, videos, and most
significant change stories that can be used as marketing material

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in international
development or a technical area related to agriculture, entrepreneurship, and
livelihoods improvement

·       
At least
five years of professional experience preferred, with a minimum of one year in
a similar role at similar organization level.

·       
Self-starter
with a passion to drive results, with ownership, accountability, and a spirit
to succeed.

·       
Strong
team player, able to work independently, quick learner, resourceful, results
oriented, and able to build consensus, detail oriented and excellent follow
through.

·       
Knowledge
of financial management and internal controls in a development environment

·       
Excellent
written and verbal English communication skills, presentation, report writing
and interpersonal skills

·       
Strong
organization and prioritization skills, superb time management and attention to
detail

·       
Demonstrated
ability to work independently and in a team

·       
Proficiency
in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)

 

Employment conditions

·       
This is
a one-year contractual position where continuation and renewal depend on
performance and continuation of funding

·       
This
position is a four-day workweek of thirty-two (32) hours

·       
ADP’s
office and training facility is based in Kiwale Village, in Gayaza Parish,
Nangabo Subcounty of Wakiso District

·       
The
employee is responsible for transportation to and from work

 

How to Apply:

Please submit a
cover letter and CV outlining your skills, qualifications, and relevant
experience that makes you an ideal fit for the position. In addition, provide
salary requirements and name and contact information of three (3) professional
references. Expected start date is January 11, 2021. All applications must be
sent via email to: info@africadevelopmentpromise.org with the position title in
the subject line.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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