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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Principal-NFLC Job at Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries - Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Jobs at:
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 5pm of 1st March, 2019 

Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 256

Date Posted: 11th February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush

The Mission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is to "Transform Subsistence Farming to Commercial Agriculture". Under the Ministry, National Farmers" Leadership Centre was established in 2011 under a Grant from the Republic of Korea through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to help in the Transformation agenda using the Saemaul Undong Model which concentrates on Mindset Change. The Ministry now invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandans for the Position of Principal of the National Farmers‘ Leadership Centre (NFLC).
Job Title: Principal-NFLC
Salary Scale: Attractive
Reports to: Commissioner, Human Resource Management
Number of vacancies: One (01)
Directly Supervises: Deputy Principal
Job Purpose:
To provide leadership, direction and co-ordination of the NFLC including strategic planning. Control and Direction of activities of the NFLC
• Responsible for the overall organisation management and supervision of the NFLC;
• Conduct consultations with stakeholders regarding the formulation and implementation of NFLC strategy and medium—term plans;
• Formulate annual work plans for the NFLC to be implemented within the framework of the MTEF and annual budget cycle;
• Coordinate the development of the NFLC, training and instructional programs;
• Update NFLC with current practices and techniques relating to agricultural and rural development programs, teaching and administration;
• Provide technical guidance in the formulation and review of Policies and ensure adherence to approved policies, practices and procedures relating to the operationalization of the NFLC;
• Responsible for the administration of the NFLC assets and equipment;
• Establish procedures for the purpose and receipt of materials and supplies necessary to support the training programs at the NFLC;
• Account for funds from budget allocations, farming activities, tuition fees, gifts or otherfunds belonging to the NFLC;
• Prepare and submit periodic reports on management and operations of NFLC;
• Represent, lobby and advocate for the NFLC at the local, national and international forums;
• Provide technical support on establishment of Model farms / Gardens across the country;
• Perform any other duties that will be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications:
Academic qualifications

• The applicant should be a Ugandan with a Bachelor's Degree in any of the following fields: Agriculture Sciences, Veterinary, Fisheries; Animal Husbandry, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Vocational Education/Studies or Natural sciences from a recognized university or institution; plus, a Master's Degree in Management, Business Administration-Management Option, Development Studies from a recognized University or Institution.
• A Post Graduate Qualification in Change Management or such related field or a Certificate in the South Korean Saemaul Undong Model will be an added advantage.
Knowledge, Skills and Competences:
• Analytical Thinking
• Reading and Comprehension
• Public Speaking and Presentation
• Research
• Demonstrate practical knowledge and skills in Agriculture;
• Demonstrate knowledge of operations of semi-autonomous public organizations;
• Strong knowledge of Uganda's agricultural and rural development policies;
• Should be a team player capable of working with a multi
• disciplinary senior management team;
• Excellent personal integrity and ethics, loyalty and commitment to community welfare;
• Strong decision-making skills;
• Well-developed interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
• Ability to effectively lead, motivate and coach subordinates;
• Ability to effectively prepare and deliver oral and written reports, as well as speeches; and
• Should possess verifiable computer skills in relevant packages including Ms Excel, Word, Access and Power point.
Work Experience:
At least ten (10) years working experience, in any of the following, Agriculture Sciences, Veterinary, Fisheries; Animal Husbandry or Agriculture Training; five 105) of which should be at Senior Managerial level in Government or equivalent level of experience from a reputable organisation.

Job application procedure
The applicants should fill Public Service Form 3 to be submitted to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.0. Box 102, Entebbe, not later than 5pm of 1st March, 2019. Candidates who responded to the earlier advertisement should not apply.
This position is on a two year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and needs of the Employer.