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Monday, February 12, 2018

Value Chain Project Manager Job at DanchurchAid ( DCA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Value Chain Project Manager

Jobs at:
DanchurchAid ( DCA )

Deadline of this Job:
26th February 2018

Duty Station:

Job details:
Post: Value Chain Project Manager: Kampala with travels mainly within Uganda (30-50%)
DCA is looking for a suitable professional to fill the position of value Chain Project Manager.
The Value Chain Project Manager (PM) will be overseeing a new 5 year project implemented together with Ugandan and Danish Companies, and funded by Danida Market Development Partnerships.
The project has two objectives: 1) to improve livelihoods through decent employment for refugees and host communities, especially women and unemployed youth, creating jobs in the fresh fruit value chain; and 2) to boost local market development through efficient and responsible supply chains for organically certified fresh fruits to ready to—sell export markets, including in Denmark, through a sustainable out-grower model.
DCA's Uganda Programme:

DanChurchAid (DCA) is an international NGO and has supported development and humanitarian programmes in Uganda for almost 40 years. DCA works in partnership with local partners as well as undertakes direct implementation. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key thematic areas and competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil society development. A gender inclusive rights-based approach is mainstreamed throughout all DCA projects as well as within the organization. For further information on DCA, please visit:
Main tasks and responsibilities of the Value Chain Project Manager will be:
Under the direction and daily task management of the Head of Programmes (HoP) the Value Chain Project Manager will:
  • Ensure effective and participatory project management (planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation. learning)
  • Ensure close coordination and communication with all project consortia members
  •  Ensure timely reporting according to donor requirements
  •  Ensure documentation and visibility of the project and its results
  •  Network and ensure relationship building with external stakeholders
  • Undertake field visits for Field Visit and Field Report:
  • Be overall responsible for implementation approaches and quality of the project
  •  Ensure timely and efficient budget management, financial accounting and accountability
we are looking for the following qualifications:
  • Master in Agriculture, Business Development or related held.
  • 8 years of Pf8CTlC8| experience of managing value chain and agribusiness projects
  • Good track record in leading and coordinating international multi-stakeholder teams
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of value chain development for export, agro business, market facilitation, supporting systemic change
  • Experience on working with farmers to produce fruit in Uganda
  • Practical experience in working with small and medium sized companies and private sector
  •  Knowledge of and application of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  •  Experience of digital financial solutions and using mobile technology is an advantage
  • Experience working with Danish companies and managing Danida grants is an Advantage
    Additional information
    Duration of the position: The position is a 5-year contract. Terms and conditions are according to the Staff Manual for DCA Great Lakes Regional Office.
Job application procedure
Interested candidates should address their applications to the Country Director, DanChurchAid
DCA offers a salary package (salary, insurance, and pension) in accordance to experience and DCA Uganda HR Manual. Deadline for submitting the updated Cv and motivation letter is 26th February 2018. Applications to be submitted to:
DCA is an equal opportunity employer and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.