About Self Help Africa:
Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. We have 50 years of experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer associations, cooperatives and agribusinesses across Africa to help farmers grow and sell more food, improve diets, diversify incomes and make their livelihoods more sustainable and resilient to external shocks. SHA also builds awareness of issues affecting smallholders and represents their interests at policy and institutional levels. SHA is currently implementing a portfolio of 41 projects in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Burkina Faso, DRC, Malawi and Zambia, funded by a variety of institutional and private donors including USAID, the European Commission, Irish Aid and World Food Programme.
SHA is a core member of The Gorta Group, alongside three social enterprise subsidiaries – TruTrade, which supports market access for small-holder farmers in the agricultural value-chain; and Partner Africa, an ethical auditing and consultancy firm that operates across more than 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
The MDM will ensure development of sustainable and profitable honey agri-enterprises (honey aggregation hubs, cooperatives among others) that will improve the competitiveness of bee keepers to respond to new and expanding market opportunities. S/he will be responsible for proper budget monitoring and management, fundraising, reporting, project officers’ supervision, networking and collaboration with key stakeholders in all the districts.
R1: Technical oversight.
- Provide overall leadership in applying a honey value chain and market system development approaches and documentation of learning in different components of the project.
- Oversee the development, improvement and upscaling of inclusive model with private sector actors together with the partners.
- Facilitate access to input and output markets for bee keepers.
- Oversee the assessing, formation, training and coaching of honey cooperatives to implement honey collection marketing in the honey hubs.
- Oversee identification and establishment of nucleus farms on apiary management for learning best practices sites and adoption of best practices.
- Oversees the establishment and developing of off-farm businesses that support the honey value chain e.g. inputs, agents etc.
- Conduct continuous market intelligence and assessments to inform programming including identification of sectors and value chains actors that have high potential to benefit the smallholder farmers
- Facilitate sustainable access to financial services and products for bee keepers and integration of Savings and Loan Association in all the bee keepers groups as part of financial resource mobilization for investment.
- Conduct refresher and specialized trainings as needed by staff and partners and design necessary didactic materials (manuals etc)
- Ensure training, businesses mentorship and technical assistance are provided by Agribusiness Development Officers (BDOs)
- Coordinate with other project officers to support bee keepers and bee keepers organizations to evaluate market requirements and develop production plans responsive to market demands.
- Promoting and ensuring adherence to Responsible Business Conduct (RBC)
R2: Project Leadership and Management
- Prepare and oversee project implementation plans and ensure effective project management
- Supervise project staff and provide technical assistance to staff in value chain development, cooperative model and market systems
- Plan and assign deliverables and activities to all relevant stakeholders, review their progress and address deviations in terms of timelines and quality, based on agreed outputs and budgets
- Oversee budget management (budgeting, cash forecast, financial accountability, review etc) and interface with finance, logistical and procurement departments.
- Submit high quality donor and internal reports.
R3: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
- With support from M&E Coordinator, formulate and implement the M&E plan (including external and internal reviews and evaluations) and (donor) including participation in surveys and analysis.
- Ensure timely delivery of programme activities including monitoring against log frames, performance management work plans
- Documentation and dissemination of scalable best practice derived from private sector experiences and approaches to meeting SDGs
- Ensure full synthesis, analysis and documentation and sharing of project insights, processes and outcomes within SHA Uganda and other SHA COs and key stakeholders.
- Responsible Business Conduct action plan (RBC), addressing all negative impacts identified and communicate with stakeholders.
- Explore opportunities for positioning, innovation, upscaling and potential follow up projects
R4: Network and Relationship building
- Initiate and manage cooperative and productive linkages with external partners and the donor(s) by ensuring a high level of SHA visibility and branding according to donor guidelines
- Support SHA partners to understand and practice ethical codes of conduct, that are in line with SHA’s own core values
- Initiate and oversee strategies for engagement of civil society in policy formulation at local, regional and national levels, and support the implementation of agreed policy engagement initiatives
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree preferable) in Agriculture, Business Administration, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics or related field,
- At least 3-5 years of working experience in a managerial position in NGO sector or private sector actors
- Strong technical background on development programming focusing on enterprise development, value chain development, market system and other related fields.
- Experience and knowledge in the design and implementation of apiculture on-farm and off-farm enterprise development projects for smallholder farmers
- Skills in training/facilitation of development processes including communities mobilisation, enterprise development and networking with stakeholder including donors.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation including excellent analytical/problem-solving .
- High level skills and experience in planning, budgeting and writing management and financial reports to donors,
- Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices,
- Strong skills in speaking and writing English with solid computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, power point and email.
- Experience working in project geographical region and knowledge of local languages in the target districts
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work as part of team across different cultures.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and take initiative
- Ability to solve problems and take corrective action.
How to apply
For more information, including the Job description and application instructions, please visit our website: https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/category/careers-uganda/
Closing date is Saturday 5th June 2021 at 5pm
Please note that Self Help Africa Uganda advocates for equal opportunity and does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process . Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Self Help Africa is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, transparency, and accountability in all its affairs and is completely against fraud, bribery, and corruption. All employees are bound by code of conduct, child protection and conflict of interest policies.
Any candidate offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
Police vetting is required
Women applicants are highly encouraged; Self Help Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer