Coordinator Smallholder Dairy Development

  • SNV
  • Fort Portal, Uganda
  • 06/12/2021
Full time


Job Description

SNV is seeking to recruit the services of a talented coordinator  for its new Smallholder dairy development program. The activities include.

  • Leading the TIDE Smallholder Dairy Development program as Advisor and team leader engaged in the implementation of the Smallholder Component in establishing and operationalising the smallholder activities, including the four outcomes on production, milk quality, value chain and human nutrition.
  • Closely coordinate the smallholder activities in collaboration with the team members based in Fort Portal and the other TIDE staff based in Mbarara.
  • Responsible for supporting the implementation, control, follow up and monitoring of the FFS approach within the Smallholder Component, including organizing the Training of Trainers, Training of Facilitators, FFS exchange and exposure visits, together with the team in Fort Portal.
  •  Responsible for the strategic planning and expansion of the Smallholder Component to additional districts in the region.
  • Act as a technical expert for the Project Manager and the rest of the TIDE team by contributing to the strategic direction of the project activities that relate to the development of smallholder farming and Farmer Field Schools.
  • Be responsible for regular reporting of the Smallholder Component, including financial reports.
  • Acts as technical expert for the Project Managers and aims to create an enabling environment (by sharing knowledge, understanding stakeholders and environment) for the implementation of a project, for the project to meet its objectives. Ensures, monitors progress, and reviews quality of own expertise and ensures client support and satisfaction during projects.
  • Contributes to internal and external knowledge development, ensures lessons learned are shared and applied in daily practice and may be appointed as (national) focal point of an expertise network. Initiates/ coordinates the review process and evaluation of advisory services to collect lessons learned, proposes corrective measures and ensures identification of follow up assignments. Participates in knowledge development/expertise groups and in internal and external networks.
  • Identifies and proposes technical process improvements to the project team. Acts on improvement areas within the local internal organisation and processes and gives feedback. Ensures lessons learned are applied in daily practice.
  • Steers (functionally) colleagues and coaches associated partners/ external stakeholders on quality within the context of assignments. Acts as a technical expert in the content area, applies process improvements in projects and coaches’ colleagues and associated partners both professionally as operationally on quality of context within projects.


Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in agricultural production, preferably with specialisations in rural development, dairy or training & extension.
  • Eight (8) years plus of experience in the relevant field of agricultural smallholder development, extension & training.
  • Five (5) years of proven experience in the Farmer Field School approach, preferably with livestock FFS and experience in the organisation and facilitation of FFS training.
  • Familiar and committed to farmer-led development approaches, including group-based participatory extension approaches like FFS.
  • Experience with knowledge transfer (farmer extension, training, ToTs), ability to develop training materials and set-up training of farmer and training of trainers’ courses.
  •  Experience in managing partner relations with NGOs, government departments, research and knowledge institutes, and private sector market actors.
  •  Ability / experience in guiding and coaching a team with the knowledge, skills, and product development.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Good computer and software applications skills.
  • Work experience in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  • Highly motivated to maintain regular dialogue with SNV’s partner organizations.
  • Skills in teamwork, facilitation, and training. Knowledge of NGO operations.
  • Experience with the dairy sector, knowledge of Western Uganda and human nutrition are all strong additional advantages.
  • Sensitive and committed to gender equity and diversity.

Additional Information

Application Deadline: by 17th December 2021.

Contract Duration : 2 years

Contract Type: Local (open to Ugandan nationals only)

Duty Stations: Fortportal

Desired Start Date: Jan  2022

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.