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Associate Project Manager – Livelihoods Diversification

Closing: Jan 20, 2023

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Published: Jan 9, 2023 (22 days ago)

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Knowledge & Experience:

  • Degree in Agriculture, entomology, Agribusiness or other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years successful experience in a similar position implementing livelihoods related projects.
  • Working experience in hard-to-reach areas especially among pastoralist community.
  • Management and staff supervision experience.
  • Understanding of the Karamoja context, culture, and languages as 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.
  • Result oriented and possession of learning power.
  • Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth.
  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word.
  • Self-motivator, able to take initiatives with limited supervision.
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license is a MUST.

Attitude/behaviour:

  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines.
  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and innovative environment.
  • Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values


Responsibilities

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Degree in Agriculture, entomology, Agribusiness or other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years successful experience in a similar position implementing livelihoods related projects.
  • Working experience in hard-to-reach areas especially among pastoralist community.
  • Management and staff supervision experience.
  • Understanding of the Karamoja context, culture, and languages as 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.
  • Result oriented and possession of learning power.
  • Coaches, challenges and provides opportunities for growth.
  • Good computer skills: Ms Excel and Ms Word.
  • Self-motivator, able to take initiatives with limited supervision.
  • Ability to drive a motorcycle with valid driving/riding license is a MUST.

Attitude/behaviour:

  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Able to work under pressures and meet deadlines.
  • Able to work in a sometimes fluid and innovative environment.
  • Commitment to ZOA’s mission, vision and values


General

  • Implements project activities in relation to livelihood activities to achieve optimal project outputs and outcomes in line with ZOA/donor procedures and targets.
  • Build networks and linkage to enhance value chains in both horticulture and apiary sectors.
  • To scale up impact and sustainability of livelihood intervention improving existing livelihood practices and diversification into new areas of economic activity
  • Working with partners to create strategic partnerships to forge local solutions and systems to promote a more locally led and “self-sustaining” training and extension support system to ensure post-project services.
  • Supports project field team members in supporting farmers to form and strengthen groups.
  • Strengthens the culture of innovativeness among the field staff.

Project-specific activities

  • Specific apiary and horticulture sector activities are outlined in the project proposal, which the APM will oversee and ensure delivery of. Detailed planning is expected to take place, with the project team and participants, during the implementation of the project
  • The project is also flexible, to adapt activities depending on which other actors are active in the district during the project, the APM will coordinate and advise on any changes to ZOA activities

Sustainability/hand over

  • Ensures proper exit/handovers are done based on the LTWG guideline before the project end.

Reporting

  • Provide timely and accurate verbal and written reports to PGM and or ZOA Kampala when required
  • Identify, document lessons learned and best practices.
  • Prepare and submit well written success stories.
  • Contribute to annual reports and implementation plans.
  • In coordination with MEAL colleagues, organize efficient and effective monitoring and data recording systems of activities in the project.
  • Ensure data are collected in timely manners and entered into the data base for easy retrieval’.

Representation and coordination

  • Actively participate in the sector working groups.
  • Participate in district and sub-county livelihood coordination meetings.
  • Serve as livelihood focal point in the Karamoja programme.

Human Resource Management

  • Ensure the livelihood staff have weekly and monthly targets.
  • Conduct weekly or monthly meeting to achieve targets.
  • Conduct staff appraisal/evaluation as per ZOA’s policy.
  • Provide technical support through coaching and mentorship of staff for quality implementation of livelihood activities.

Procurement and finance

  • Initiate timely purchase requisition of project goods/services.
  • Ensure expenses are in line with approved budget.
  • Provide appropriate codes for expenses.


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