Jobs at MAAIF Islamic Development Bank

Job Title: Project Coordinator

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries received funding from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to implement the Jeddah Declaration initiative (2008) through Enhancing National Food Security through Increased Rice Production (ENRP) project.

The project is to provide short term assistance to the Government of Uganda to withstand global food market and climate shocks as well as medium to long term support to build and strengthen the institutional and technical capacities, for sustained agricultural growth that contributes to poverty alleviation and food security.

Job Summary:
 The Project Coordinator will be charged with ensuring that the operational, monitoring, reporting, financial management, procurement and outreach and communications requirements of the Project are implemented in accordance with the project implementation manual and the Loan agreement.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
  • Establishing, coordinating and maintaining the overall operational structure for project implementation
  • Ensuring effective coordination with Agencies / Institutions responsible for the implementation of project components as well as coordinate communication with the Islamic Development Bank.
  • Seeking input from the executing agencies and project steering committee on (i) the annual work program and budget;
  • The design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation studies, and (iii) on technical issues
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that all payments for the project are made and arising in its oversight of implementation of project j components and subcomponents.
  • Preparing annual and quarterly work programs, budgets, procurement plan and cash flow projections and coordinate all project activities.
  • Ensuring linkages and networks with relevant organizations for effective project implementation
  • Acting as the Secretary to the Project Steering Committee
  • Identifying and guide implementation of training programmes for PMU staff, including technical and management aspects; and equipment/technology packages;
  • Coordinating and facilitate networking and liaison with other stakeholders that provide complimentary and synergy to the Project activities, aims and objectives and promote the dissemination of accurate information regarding the project’s activities.
  • Offering technical input to strategic documents, analytical work, initiatives geared to improve the business environment and increase enterprise growth in close collaboration with the implementing agencies.
  • Ensuring Project implementation and maintenance of an adequate control environment to manage the fiduciary risks of the project in compliance with the project operational and financial management manual.
  • Performing any other official duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidates should be Ugandan citizens holding honors bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Agriculture, Economics, Management, Finance or related disciplines with relevant master degree.
  • At least five years’ post graduate experience in similar projects.
  • Tailor made courses in irrigation/agronomy/project management will be an added advantage. He/she should also have good understanding of Government of Uganda and IDB processes and procedures;
  • Excellent project management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, develop work plans and manage budgets and project expenditures.
  • Prior experience with the private sector environment and understanding of Public sector issues and well developed leadership, inter-personal, communication and negotiating skills, as well as ability to work effectively in teams and groups.
Age: 35 – 45 years
How to apply for the job:
Please send your applications with a detailed CV indicating contact addresses and details of three references should be submitted during official working hours to: The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, P.O. Box 2, Entebbe, Uganda. Please obtain forms from the Public Service Commission or Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters and government ministries and departments. Download it here.

Deadline: 30th March 2014

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