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SNV recruits 01 TIDE Project Manager/Sector Leader Agriculture

SNV recruits 01 TIDE Project Manager/Sector Leader Agriculture

SNV

Mbarara, Uganda

TIDE Project Manager/Sector Leader Agriculture
Mbarara, UgandaFull-timeContract type: International employment contract
Company DescriptionSNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that applies practical knowledge to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy and WASH to local contexts. SNV has over 1250 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.
In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for structural change and scale in its programmes, as well as bringing knowledge and initiatives from different programmes together at country level to contribute to systems’ change. We will continue to position ourselves as a learning organisation striving for excellence and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline. For more information on SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org
SNV seeks a talented, entrepreneurial, results-oriented and proven professional who will work with the country team in Uganda to manage The Inclusive Dairy Enterprise (TIDE) Project, delivering on its goal of improving dairy farm incomes, household nutrition and employment opportunities for 20,000 farmers in South Western Uganda. The TIDE project in its second phase, focuses on market development through supporting sustainable intensification of dairy production systems, milk systems and effective infrastructure for input supply and service provision. The TIDE Project Manager is also expected to contribute to strengthening SNV’s position in Uganda to support the development of high-quality Agriculture programmes in the country and region.
Job DescriptionThe TIDE Project Manager is responsible for the overall management of the programme, coordination with project implementing partners and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required. S/he will ensure full compliance with the donor contract and regulations and will oversee the programme reporting process to the donor.  As appropriate the Project Manager may become involved in resource mobilisation of SNV Agriculture programmes in Uganda.
 Duties and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will have following key responsibilities:·        Strategic Leadership and Management -Lead, manage and motivate the project  team, partners and relevant stakeholders.

·        Project Quality Assurance-Take responsibility for the (technical) content of aproject, ensure quality of the deliverables and ensure sufficient technical input to meet the quality standards.
·        Contract Management & Project Accounting -Manage and account for fullcompliance of administrative, finance and HR components of the project. Ensure security and (financial risk) mitigation (incl. due diligence).
·        Human Resources Management & Team Leadership -Guide, develop, coach and motivate team members.
·        Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting – ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of agriculture projects in  line with SNV’s internal frameworks and donor guidelines; Account and report to SNV and the donor on project performance;
·        Knowledge, documentation and communication -Contributes to internal and external knowledge development, by full documentation and sharing of project insights and results.
·        Network and Relationship building -Build and maintain effective relationships, with team, external partners and the donor(s) by ensuring a high level of SNV visibility and branding according to donor guidelines. Position SNV within the sector           at the country level.
·        Business Development: Positioning, develop proposals and secure funding for  agriculture programmes.
·        Sector Operations and implementation- Steer, monitor sector operations.
·        Advisory services and Portfolio Management -Lead complex assignments, set  benchmarks for results, and monitor quality of advisory services.
·        Contribute to SNV Uganda-As a member of the Country Management Team.
Qualifications
Education·       Relevant advanced academic qualification in Agriculture (Agriculture, Ag.                            Economics) or related field. A post graduate qualification in project management is added advantage.

Relevant Experience 10+ years of relevant and progressive experience in agriculture service delivery including at least 7 years in a management role, preferably in East Africa; 
Proven abilities in managing large scale and complex development projects in Agriculture;        .  Solid sector background and proven track record in the dairy sector
       .     Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation aspects of a project;
International work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors and project managers in a multi-cultural setting; ·       Has managerial experience of not less than 10 years with professional teams, integrating and steering different processes at national sector level.
·       Solid experience in project management and managing multiple donor funded projects.
Visionary and able to strategically inspire and energise project teams operating in different parts of the country;Knowledge and understanding of the international development context and trends of agriculture sector;Proven ability to mobilise financial resources from the public and private sector; familiarity with key financiers and actors in the agriculture sector;Excellent social and networking skill as well as interpersonal and influencing skills to engage with governments, donors, the private sector and civil society;Proficiency in both written and spoken English;Willingness to travel to all project locations in the country to oversee and monitor project works and sites;The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.
Additional Information
Qualifications & Requirements
 Education·       Relevant advanced academic qualification in Agriculture (Agriculture, Ag. Economics) or related field. A post graduate qualification in project management is added advantage.
Relevant Experience 10+ years of relevant and progressive experience in agriculture service delivery including at least 7 years in a management role, preferably in East Africa; 
Proven abilities in managing large scale and complex development projects in Agriculture;·       Solid sector background and proven track record in the dairy sector
·       Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation aspects of a project;
International work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors and project managers in a multi-cultural setting; ·       Has managerial experience of not less than 10 years with professional teams, integrating and steering different processes at national sector level.
·       Solid experience in project management and managing multiple donor funded projects.
Visionary and able to strategically inspire and energise project teams operating in different parts of the country;Knowledge and understanding of the international development context and trends of agriculture sector;Proven ability to mobilise financial resources from the public and private sector; familiarity with key financiers and actors in the agriculture sector;Excellent social and networking skill as well as interpersonal and influencing skills to engage with governments, donors, the private sector and civil society;Proficiency in both written and spoken English;Willingness to travel to all project locations in the country to oversee and monitor project works and sites;The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.
Additional Information
Terms of Appointment:This is a full-time position with the successful candidate contracted on an initial 2 year contract with the possibility to extend for another one year, conditioned on performance and funding.

How to Apply:If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and motivation letter in English before 30 December 2020.  

Please note that applications will only be considered when a motivation letter is attached stating your motivation for applying and explaining the relevance of your experience and skills meeting the requirements.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, two interviews with the Selection Committee will take place. 
Working at SNV:We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org

SNV is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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