|Date Posted||November 21, 2023|
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Heifer International is a global development organization on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. We work with farmers and their communities to identify and invest in business opportunities that deliver living incomes. Since launching in 1944, Heifer International has assisted more than 40 million families to build sustainable food and farming businesses that strengthen rural economies and put people on a pathway to Sustainable Living Income. We work with local farmers, and food producers because we believe ending poverty begins with agriculture.
Heifer International started work in Uganda in 1982 and has since reached and helped over 5 million families across the country. Heifer has worked in 52 districts of Uganda and currently, we are present in 15 districts of Central, Eastern and Northern Uganda. In the last 12 years, Heifer Uganda has reached over one million families through agriculture and environmentally sound economic development programs.
Reporting to the Country Director, the Project Director Stimulating Agribusiness for Youth Employment-SAYE will provide leadership in the development and implementation of a holistic, impact-driven strategy and plan that will facilitate the empowerment of 250,000 young people between the ages of 16-35 in Busoga sub-region to secure decent and dignified employment through agribusiness enterprise development by the end of 2029. The project will focus on four intervention areas; skills development, equitable access to markets, innovative and inclusive finance and creating an enabling environment to realize the desired outcomes. The Project Director will be a member of the senior management team for Heifer Uganda country program.
The Project Director will provide overall, leadership, management, and general technical direction of the entire project, ensuring an integrated vision among different components and actors. The Project Director will provide strategic vision and technical leadership, supervise team members, and implementing partners to ensure proper planning, implementation, reporting, financial management, and compliance. S/he will act as the key liaison between Mastercard Foundation and all other counterparts, implementing partners including districts and line ministry officials involved with the project, and will ensure the project is planned and executed with quality, accountability, and measurable impact. S/he will coordinate and lead partners, supervise members of the project team, monitor, analyze and address relevant policies and regulatory environment affecting the success of the project.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES
A. Effective project management (50%)
Provide overall leadership and management of the project including, technical, administrative, operational, and logistical direction.
Coordinate the overall operational modalities for the project, including interactions and relationships with HPI’s regional office and headquarters.