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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sustainability Manager Job at Touton - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Sustainability Manager

Jobs at:
Touton

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 16th March 2018 by 5:00pm.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda




JOB DETAILS:
Touton - a leading global coffee merchant - is seeking an outstanding individual in Uganda to implement the company's coffee sustainability vision providing a meaningful future for coffee growing communities and direct benefit to biodiversity.
The successful candidate will have a background or experience in the areas of rural development in Coffee growing communities, resilience & income diversification, food security, sustainable coffee farming (good farming practices, service provision, business development services, certification, deforestation & intensification), women’s/children’s issues, health & nutrition and other social issues. Candidate must be able to work both independently and on a large global team, show demonstrated success in working with governments agencies and NGOs, project development and management as well as excellent verbal, presentation and writing skills.
Candidate shall be based at Touton factory in Kampala, serving as Touton Sustainability Manager, reporting to the Sustainability Director Coffee based in Geneva. Primary duties to include, but not limited to:
  • Drive objectives and metrics for key programs of Touton Sustainability Plan in Uganda
  • Develop and manage projects (e.g. impact assessments, budgets and reporting)
  • Collaborate with partners to ensure efficient implementation of joint sustainability programs
  • Touton, suppliers, Governmental offices (UCDA, Narcori, NFA, etc.), NGOs ( GCP, USAID, Solidaridad, aBi, GIZ etc.) Through field presence, increase Touton voice in coffee policy discussions and enhance origin government relations
  • Ensure the effective on-the-ground roll out and coordination of all initiatives, building local ownership by working closely with UCDA.
  • Work across stakeholders to build and deliver Touton Service delivery model in Uganda helping to establish local capabilities, liaise with relevant ministries to ensure partnership and project success, work with national and local governments on building an effective intervention strategy.
  • Regular travel within Uganda to work with partners and abroad
  • Support internal and external communications on Touton sustainability initiatives
Qualifications:
  • Academic qualification in Business Administration, Food Science, Nutrition, Public Health or related field preferred; Master’s level desirable
  • 5-8 years of relevant work experience
  • Availability to travel (in-country) 20
  • 30% of time
  • Ability to obtain travel visa if needed
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint skills
  • Proven communication skills in English and French is a plus
Job application procedure
Interested candidates should submit, in English, a cover letter with their motivation and a CV including references, to ug.merchant@touton.org
Deadline for applications is Friday, 16TH March 2018 by 5:00pm.