Country Manager Job in Kampala, Uganda – Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC)

Country Manager – Uganda

Location: Kampala

Work Type: Full Time

Background: Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is a member of Solidaridad Network of Organizations.

SECAEC aims at production and supply chain development approach for market transformation in agricultural commodities such as coffee, sugarcane, livestock, cotton, textiles, tea, fruits and vegetables and gold mining. 


The regional center’s support activities are spread over Eastern and Central Africa countries – Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. Solidaridad’s inclusive sector transformation strategy is based on lessons learnt and pegged on theory of change in four key result areas:-
  • Result 1: Good Practices; Producers implement good agricultural, mining and industrial practices that optimise their social, environmental and economic performance.
  • Result 2: Robust infrastructure; Producers have improved access to land and natural resources, labour, inputs capital, knowledge and markets.
  • Result 3: Enabling policy environment; Public and corporate policies that create incentives for sustainable investments are in place and enforced.
  • Result 4: Landscape management; Sustainable landscape management practices and mechanisms are in place and operational.
Job Description: Reporting to the Director (based in Nairobi), the Country Manager, Uganda is responsible for developing the Organization country programs and leading the implementation of current and future projects and developing and managing relationships with international and national actors in the agricultural sector. 
This position will also be responsible for managing and monitoring programme delivery against set objectives, budgeting, managing and monitoring programme expenditure, fundraising and reporting to donors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and translating country strategies in sustainable development,
  • Coordinating implementation of the strategic policies,
  • Lead  in developing and implementing the programme/s,
  • Build and maintain effective internal and external partnerships for the programme,
  • Ensure effective management of all the programme resources including human resource,
  • Lead in fundraising for current and new projects,
  • Development and Management of the country office leading to expansion and growth,
  • Relationship and knowledge management,
  • Monitoring and evaluation, and communication of results.
  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agriculture Economics or any other related area,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness or Agriculture Economics,
  • Post graduate training and proven experience in managing program/s is an added advantage.
  • A Minimum of 12 years in development work, with at least 8 years working in donor funded projects preferably in the area of agribusiness and economic development.
  • Experience in networking among, promoting and collaborating closely with the private sector, government and civil society actors.  
  • Solid experience in the agriculture sector or agricultural programs in Uganda and East Africa, 
  • Significant regional Program management experience, with the ability to lead diverse teams,
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation, including policy development,
  • Sound and practical knowledge in relevant fields in Uganda,
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Strong networking skills,
  • Proven ability in proposal writing and fundraising.
How to Apply
Your application must be forwarded to with the recruitment reference: Program Manager, Uganda clearly marked in the subject line of your application. 
The C.V. and application must not be more than 4 pages in length together with the covering letter and should be consolidated as one word document to be received by 16th July 2016. 

Your application should be written in English and must demonstrate that all of the essential qualifications are met.

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