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Project Coordinator -Agribusiness Job at ZOA

ZOA Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
negotiable Expires in 4 weeks

JOB DETAIL

Position : Project Coordinator Agribusiness (Nationals only)
Duty station : West Nile
Reports to : Project Manager
About ZOA
ZOA, as an international NGO, supports people who have lost everything due to armed conflict or natural disaster. Together, we can come to their aid in emergencies and remain faithful to communities as they recover – providing new opportunities for them to help themselves again. The work of ZOA is coordinated from the Netherlands. We are active in multiple countries in Africa, South America, the Middle East Region, and Asia. We work with approximately 900 employees worldwide and with (local) partners.

We invite you to join our team of committed colleagues.
In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.
ZOA is looking for a:
Project Coordinator- Agribusiness ( 1 position ) for West Nile
Purpose of the position
The Project Coordinator, with support from the Project Manager, is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the activities of the specific ZOA project(s) assigned to him/her.

Project specific
The Agribusiness Coordinator will identify private sector actors that provide market opportunities for SDCs; develop and implement strategies for engagement with the private sector and build the capacity of the youth to establish effective partnerships or linkage with the private sector; in addition to coaching SDCs in setting up viable businesses.

Main activities
Tasks specific to this job
• Under the supervision of the PM and the livelihood advisor, conduct market scans, identify and map private sector actors (including requirements) that provide sustainable market for the enterprises selected, including for contract farming;
• Identify key entry points for engagement with the private sector;

• Facilitate connection with traders, off-takers and processors who can be linked to SDCs;
• Periodically identify SDCs that are ready for market and build the capacity to meet the requirements of the buyers, including quality specifications and collective marketing;
• Facilitate agreement (including forward and contract farming) between SDCs and buyers, including over seeing implementation;
• Continuously identify market opportunities for SDCs (not a one time work;

Leadership and management
• Implements project activities in relation to the project proposal to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets;
• Supports Project field team members and possible community volunteers in day to day implementation;
• Strengthens the culture of innovativeness among the field staff;
• Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor in line with the project.

Project coordination
• Provide inputs to implementation plans and activity/monthly reports;
• Identify, document lessons learned and best practices;
• Prepare and submit well written success stories;
• Contribute to any other project reports;
• Organize monitoring and data recording systems of activities in the project;
• Ensure timely data collection and entering in to the data base for easy retrieval.
• Actively participate in (technical) working groups and coordination meetings.

HR/Admin/Finance
• Ensure the staff under supervision have weekly and monthly targets;
• Conduct periodic meetings to achieve targets;
• Conduct staff appraisal/evaluation as per ZOA’s policy;
• Provide technical support and build capacity of staff for quality implementation of project activities;
• Support supervisor to timely purchase requisition of project goods/services.
• Contacts

External contacts:
• Local government actors and relevant district offices;
• (if applicable) Lead and co-implementing partners under the project(s);
• Key project specific sector actors.

Internal contacts:
• Members of the project team;
• Programme Manager;
• Other staff at field and country office
• Supervises
• (Senior) Project Officers and other staff as assigned.

Competencies
• Knowledge & Experience
• Degree in Agribusiness or other related relevant field;
• At least 5 years successful experience in a similar position implementing related projects;
• Previous experience working with private sector linkage with farmers for inputs/markets and or financial access is a requirement;
• Experience with managing projects funded by institutional donors is an added advantage;
• Experience and enough knowledge of big buyers of agricultural commodities in Uganda;
• Experience in designing and implementing agricultural marketing activities;
• Knowledge in value chain and supply and marketing analysis;
• Experience in group marketing;
• Having led a project in collaboration with a partner is an added advantage;
• Understanding of the local context, culture, and languages is an added value;
• Excellent spoken and written command of English.

Skills:
• Good communication, writing and facilitation skills;
• Innovative, creative and enthusiastic;
• Provides regular feedback, acknowledges success and the need for improvement with Supervisees;
• Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth;
• Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word;
• Self-motivator, able to work with limited supervision;
• Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license.

Attitude:
• Flexibility and adaptability;
• Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;
• Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines;
• Able to work in a sometimes fluid and insecure environment;
• Aims to integrate and reflect Christian values in relief and rehabilitation work.
Special requirements
Based in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement – Yoroo Base Camp

Job application procedure
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via the form below.
CV’s of no more than 2 pages in length and Cover Letter of 1 page are appreciated.
Applications should only include the following: cover letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or priest.
Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment.
Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly via the form below.

https://cvselection.net/Project-Coordinator-Agribusiness-ZOA-UGD
CV’s of no more than 2 pages in length and Cover Letter of 1 page are appreciated.

Applications should only include the following: cover letter and an updated CV (with three professional referees) of which two must be 2 professional references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer, and 1 character reference could be your pastor or priest.

Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the process of recruitment.
Qualified female candidates and or individuals with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Uganda, Kampala

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