Programme Manager CRAFT – SNV Netherlands Development Organization  

Organization:  SNV
Netherlands Development Organization

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture,
Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene‘ Founded in the Netherlands in
1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in
Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international
advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and
organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase
their incomes and gain access to basic services — empowering them to break the
cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

The Climate
Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow Programme (CRAFT) is a 5-year, € 39 million
project being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda over the period 2018 –
2023. The overall project goal is to contribute to increased availability of
accessible and climate resilient food for the growing population in the three
countries. This will be realized through the implementation of three strategic
objectives, namely: i) Increase income for smallholder farmers and SMEs; ii)
Increase business performance for agribusiness SMEs and cooperatives due to
climate related investments; and iii) Improve the enabling environment
favourable for large scale roll out of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
practices. This will be achieved through: i) Increased adoption of climate
smart practices and technologies among smallholder farmers, SMEs and
Cooperatives; ii) Increased investments and business growth in climate smart
value chains; and Increased involvement of women and youth agribusiness
development; and iii) Increased collaboration and exchange among public-private
actors on large scale roll out of CSA. The programme is implemented by a
consortium consisting of SNV (program lead), Wageningen University &
Research (WUR), the CGIAR research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and
Food Security (CCAFS), Agriterra and Rabobank, and is financed by the Dutch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS).

Job Summary: The
Programme Manager has responsibility for overall management of the upcoming
programme which includes: efficient management of financial resources; review
and approval of project plans, budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision
of field operations & implementation; supervision of procurement;
supervision of monitoring and evaluation; 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. S/he will oversee performance management of all SNV project staff
working exclusively in his/her project for the 3 countries. The position is
based either in Nairobi, Kampala or Dar es Salaam.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute
    overall programme management;
  • Guide
    the programme set-up, including developing work plans, budgets and competence
    table with financial responsibilities and mandates;
  • Lead and
    steer the programme implementation team in the 3 countries;
  • Build,
    strengthen and manage partnerships with governments, key partners, institutions
    and stakeholders;
  • Manage
    sub-contractors and coordinate project consortium partners;
  • Manage
    donor relation and reporting to the donor;
  • Overall
    management of all human, physical resources related to the project;
  • Ensure
    proper control and management of financial resources of the project, including
    the matching grant facility;
  • Monitor
    performance of the project management team to ensure all milestones set in the
    work plan are met, develop mitigation plans to reduce risks and take corrective
    actions to remedy any deviation from the work plans;
  • Account
    and report to SNV and the donor on project performance;
  • Guide
    knowledge development, documentation and communication and branding in close
    collaboration with the donor;
  • Present
    results and represent the programme in relevant national, regional and
    international fora.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a relevant advanced academic qualification;
  • Minimum
    of ten years of progressively responsible work experience in managing and
    implementing multi-faceted, multi-country donor-funded development projects;
  • Solid
    experience in project management, especially of Netherlands Government funded
  • Able to
    strategically lead, inspire and energise project teams;
  • Preferable
    background in/understanding of agribusiness, value chain development and
    climate change;
  • Experience
    in Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Demonstrated
    experience in managing various project partners;
  • Excellent
    social and networking skills, ability to engage with the private sector, civil
    society and governments;
  • Highly-motivated
    self-starter with strong organizational skills who takes individual
    accountability seriously;
  • Strong
    strategic decision-making and excellent communication skills (written and oral)
    including reporting and presentation skills;
  • Fluency
    in both written and spoken English;
  • Willingness
    to travel to all project locations.

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by following
the procedure;

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