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Friday, December 1, 2017

Cluster Coordinator-East Africa Youth Inclusion Project Job at Heifer International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Cluster Coordinator-East Africa Youth Inclusion Project

Jobs at:
Heifer International

Deadline of this Job:
December 12th 2017 4PM

Duty Station:
Wakiso, Uganda

Job details:
Heifer International is currently seeking for a Cluster Coordinator for an exciting East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (EAYIP). This is a five (5) year project that focuses on increasing incomes through enterprise development and youth employment in the Eastern and Central regions of Uganda.
Post: Cluster Coordinator-East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (Uganda)
Reports to: Social Capital & Cluster manager
Location: Wakiso
Job Summary: The East Africa Youth Inclusion Project (EAYIP) Cluster Coordinator, under the guidance of the EAYIP Social Capital and Cluster Manager, will provide leadership on hub business and will be responsible for managing and providing technical guidance to the business operations of the agricultural value chain enterprises in the Cluster for the EAYIP. S/he will ensure increased production and productivity in the agribusinesses which are the key outcome of the" project. Leading and working through a team of Cluster personnel and other consortium staff, he/she will provide technical guidance and support to producer organization boards, staff and farmers on dairy production and productivity issues.
Key roles:
  • Project Effectiveness: Lead the Cluster team including consortium staff to develop practical strategies to increase income production and productivity within the respective cluster through use of relevant input on poultry, horticulture, staple crops, animal health & husbandry, feed/nutrition, water management system etc; Lead the development of a farm business model as a profitable sustainable and growth proposition to small holder farmer, which could be used to replicate and advise interested farmers particularly youth to adopt dairy, poultry, horticulture, staple crops farming; Lead and support the Cluster team in designing a system and implement plans to support Producer organizations to setup robust business leadership extension systems and link producer organizations to input and service providers; Support the design and implementation of appropriate curricula to help the cluster office plan and implement training programs that relate to the poultry, horticulture, staple crops farming and dairy enterprise management; Lead the Cluster team in designing a program that can select and support the development of model farms and put in place strategic to upscale adoption of productivity enhancement technologies.
  • Management and Compliance: Working with the regional monitoring, evaluation & learning manager: MLE Officer creates execute and monitor action plans to support cluster office value chains namely poultry, horticulture & livestock data bases at youth farmer business associations with a view of the enterprises to use the data for improving management and profitability of the enterprises Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and procedures of Donor
  •  Partnership and Engagement: Coordinate cluster team and external partnerships to bring best farm practice to the project; Provide leadership to the Cluster team in strategy development and creative initiatives to nurture and build linkages between producer organizations, local governments, private sector Business Development Services ( BDS) providers and other development players; Represent EAYIP in various local stakeholder meetings, workshops, conferences and shared learning events; May Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Essential job Skills: Clear understanding of the dairy and other commodity value chains including the Heifer's Value based model. Demonstrated experience in setting robust and sustainable extension systems for producer organizations.
This requirement is in line with the need to have built-in exit strategies within the project as a measure of ensuring that there are self-sustaining businesses by project's end. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitating development oi farm-level business plans and feasibility studies including the computation of the associated key iinancial ratios and benchmarks. Experience in implementing supply promotion/stimulation strategies in the context of dairy and other agricultural sub- sectors. Ability to ride a motorcycle.
Job application procedure
Persons who meet the specific job requirements for the position above should send copies of certificates, cover letter with a C.V indicating two professional referees to: The Country Director
Heifer international Uganda on P.0. Box 26491 Kampala, hand delivered daily (9am-3pm) application to Plot 1 Yusuf Lule Road, Nakasero DR by Email:  not later than application Deadline of: December 12th 2017 4PM on the above Address. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Canvassing is completely prohibited and automatically leads to disqualification.