About this Job 

Q-Sourcing Limited trading as Q-Sourcing Servtec is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan.

On behalf of our client, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), we are looking for a competent, skilled, and experienced Project Assistant to work in Uganda.

About The Project;

The European Union (EU) in close cooperation with the Government of Uganda, identified the opportunity of the development of the coffee and cocoa value chains within its 2019 Annual Action Plan for Uganda. The EU agreed to fund a 5-year project, implemented by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), to support the development of commercial coffee and cocoa value chains such that they could realize their full potential.  The project is called “Support to the Coffee and Cocoa Value Chains Development (CoCoDev) Project in Uganda” and is financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), Inclusive Green Economy Uptake Programme (GreenUp). The general objective of CoCoDev is to contribute to the Ugandan transition towards an inclusive, green, and competitive low-carbon economy with the creation of decent green jobs in a number of key sectors laid down in the Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy.

Purpose of the Position

The Project Assistant will support the Coffee and Cocoa project officers under the Matching Grant Component of the project in the execution of annual work plans and Quarterly work plans as necessary

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Organize field coordination meetings (prepare minutes) and other occasional
  • meetings with the community and Partners as required by Coffee and Cocoa project officers;
  • Work with project officers and stakeholders to develop Cocoa and Coffee training modules where necessary and utilize materials.
  • Assist the Coffee and Cocoa Project officers to Compile monthly reports on cocoa and Coffee activities in different regions
  • Assist the Coffee and Cocoa Project Officers in the execution of fieldwork plans
  • Ensure key issues and lessons learned are documented and shared between partners;
  • Ensure that Reports are written and submitted in line with donor EU and UCDA requirements.
  • Participate in the development of work plans.
  • Prepare and submit timely accountability for field activities
  • Perform any other duties as required and directed by the Coffee and Cocoa Project Officers.

Educational Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the following fields, Arts in Economics, Development Studies, Tourism, Social Sciences or related courses
  • Must have at least 2 years of working experience in a reputable dynamic private or public organization.
  • Must have relevant working experience with donor-funded projects.

Competencies:

  • Demonstrate experience in either community development and research in this area or a related field.
  • Ability to work with and coordinate the activities of a range of public and private agencies, at community, sub-county and district levels
  • Have the ability to coordinate at multi-sectoral level, district, and community level
  • Ability to competently operate various computer-based word-processing software, spreadsheets, and internet
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to work independently, and produce accurate work in a timely manner
  • Keen and attention to detail

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications, accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names, and addresses of three reputable referees, and contact details (e-mail, telephone) under the job vacancy “QSSU-UCDA-PA-Project Assistant”.

Note:

The deadline for applications is not later than 05:00 pm, 20th December 2022

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Q-SOURCING SERVTEC IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ANY SOLICITATION WILL LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION

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