- Company: Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI)
- Location: Central Region, Uganda
- State: UG
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Social Sciences
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) is the interdisciplinary and internationally focused unit of Wageningen University & Research Centre. CDI works on processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering knowledge and supporting capacity development.
Wageningen UR Uganda (WUU) is implementing a 4-year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality assurance and availability of foundation seed. ISSD Plus Project is implemented in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) for public varieties and food crops and private sector for vegetable seed.
Wageningen UR Uganda is anticipating funding for a 2-year Nutrition and Income Generation (NIGI) project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The NIGI project aims to contribute to healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods of refugees and host communities West Nile Region of Uganda. NIGI project will do this by improving access to, and consumption of, nutritious crops and improving income for refugees and hosts in refugee settlement areas in West Nile Region. Wageningen UR Uganda is searching for vibrant experienced suitable persons to fill the following positions for the two projects (ISSD Plus and NIGI projects) as below: For detailed job descriptions please visit our website at www.issduganda.org – All positions will start as soon as possible.
1) Project Manager – NIGI Project
Duty station: Arua, West Nile.
Reports to: Director WUU
The project manager will provide overall guidance and leadership to the NIGI project. The project manager will set-up and supervise an office of four staff; 2 project officers (one with nutrition and vegetable production technical expertise and another with expertise in seed sector development), a finance & administrative assistant and a diver. The project manager will receive technical assistance from, and report to Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI). She/he will also be expected to support the collaboration of the partners involved in the project and ensure alignment between partner activities.
Knowledge, experience and Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Nutrition, Agricultural economics/extension, or related field; 10 years of proven knowledge and experience on agricultural/nu- nutritional development programmes; 5 years experience in independently manage projects, Experience in strategic planning and ability to develop linkages with a wide variety of actors; a strong network of agriculture and nutrition contacts in Uganda; Proven experience in setting up and running an office with minimal supervision and support.
Interested candidates can send their cover letters and resumes (max.4 pages) with three referees that can testify on the candidates’ competences and skills to handle the tasks. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not attach Certificates or academic credentials.
Deadline for application is 23rd of December 2018.