Agri Business Coordinator UNFPA WAY Project Jobs – CARE International

Agri Business Coordinator UNFPA WAY Project Jobs – CARE International

Job Title:             Agri Business Coordinator

Organization: CARE International

Project Name: UNFPA Women and Youth empowerment program (WAY)

Duty Station:  Uganda

About Us:

CARE International is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

About UNFPA Project:

CARE International is implementing the Women and Youth empowerment program (WAY) in partnership with UNFPA.

Job Summary:  The Agri Business Coordinator will be a dynamic team player with strong technical skills in Climate SMART agriculture, market infrastructure and access, supply side and demand side constraints subsistence farmers face, the gender intersection with agriculture, food insecurity and land ownership and farmer field business schools. He/She will be responsible for leading the strategic development, and mainstreaming of gender in the agricultural component of the WAY program. This entails conducting gender analysis of the farmer groups and village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) in the eight districts of West Nile and Northern Uganda namely; Moyo, Adjumani, Arua, Agago, Amuru, Aleptong, Pader, Kitgum and Lamwo. He/She will be familiar with the development and humanitarian nexus and a passion for economic empowerment of women, promoting gender equality and diversity, engaging men and boys and curbing gender based violence. He/she will have strong mobilisation, networking and relationship building skills and familiar with working in various partnership frameworks at local Government and National levels. The Agri business coordinator will provide technical oversight in all capacity development interventions, needs assessment, mentorship and support supervision of the farmer groups. The position is based in Arua or Gulu. The Key Responsibilities for the position is to lead the design and roll out of the engendering of the agricultural elements of the WAY program, first and foremost. Provide advisory support and guidance to the initiative manager and the rest of the team. Roll out the Gender-Sensitive Livelihood Security approach, gender integration in farmer empowerment processes, build capacities of farmer groups gender justice and equality. He/She will also ensure periodic project reviews, documentation, and timely reporting.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the CARE International Agri Business Coordinator job placement should preferably hold a Master’s degree in agro economics, gender studies, adult education, climate change and climate SMART agriculture or relevant Post graduate qualification.
  • Advanced knowledge and at least five years of prove practical experience technically supporting gender transformative approaches.
  • Previous experience and skills in effectively supervising technical specialists and managing performance for success in technical support teams with a focus on gender transformative approaches.
  • Five years of hands on professional experience in community development work (including working with institutions, understanding their culture, breaking taboos in conversations, ability to discuss sensitive topics such as masculinity and sexuality in a sensitive but direct way) with experience implementing gender transformative programs a must.
  • Broad knowledge and strong skills in M&E, report writing and documentation.

How to Apply:

All applicants are encouraged to send their application letters clearly articulating alignment with the above profile and an updated detailed (CV) giving day time telephone contacts and names and addresses of 3 (three) work related referees to

Deadline: 13th March 2018

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