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Programme Officer Agribusiness

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The Programme Officer Agribusiness (Agriculture & Enterprise Development) will provide strategic direction and systematic planning, supervision, monitoring and reporting on all agriculture and agribusiness related interventions under DINU. He/she will work under the direct supervision of the DINU Regional Coordinator and receives technical support and backstopping from the Technical Advisor of the DINU Technical Assistance Team.

Application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current employer or previous employer for those temporarily unemployed plus a passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e-mail), photocopy of the National ID should be addressed


Responsibilities

  1. Develop in close consultation with the Regional Coordinator, the Technical Advisor, and the district local governments, an overall intervention strategy for coordination, monitoring and support of public/ private agriculture and agribusiness components of DINU in line with the Financing Agreement;
  2. Identify in close collaboration with District Local Governments and implementing partners and private sector individuals and organizations suitable agricultural and agribusiness interventions based on existing policies, district development plans and best practices, and ensure their timely and quality execution;
  3. Undertake regular visits to the districts and communities to support the implementation of activities under DINU to ensure adherence to implementation guidelines, targets, time schedules and sector standards and norms;
  4. Assist the Regional Coordinator in preparing and supervising of public and private agriculture and agri-business-oriented tenders and calls for proposals and subsequent (grant) contracts;
  5. Assist the Regional Coordinator in monitoring and reporting of programme outputs and results in line with the DINU’s monitoring tools and guidelines;
  6. Build capacity of District Local Governments and implementing partners to engage with private sector activities and to technically execute, monitor and report on (grant) contracts;
  7. Represent - as assigned by the Regional Coordinator - DINU in meetings with regional and district authorities, implementing partners and other programmes in the region;
  8. Assist the Regional Coordinator in preparing annual and quarterly work plans, budgets and reports for DINU;
  9. Contribute to program monitoring, evaluating, and periodic reporting;
  10. Provide coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and launch of the call for proposals relating to agri business and their implementation/operational guidance at the district and community levels;
  11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinator.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Strategizing; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Project preparation and planning; Agriculture and natural resources; Programme management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Office of the Prime Minister- Uganda

GovernmentalCompany size: 500-1000 people

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