Food & Market Strengthening Manager, WFP-GFA, Kyaka II Refugee Settlement

Job Summary: Responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting on all nutrition-sensitive activities under the GFA Project; and to ensure that the objectives of the GFA project and ADRA are achieved through adherence to project documents, ADRA’s policies, mission and operating principles.

Duties and Responsibilities: Planning, coordination and spearheading Market development, innovations and organization of various players with the aim of enabling access to quality food in the settlement. Manage food distribution and all nutrition-sensitive activities targeting both refugees and host communities in Rwamwanja.

  • Provide skills on backyard gardening, drip irrigation, value chain management of the targeted crops
  • Conduct market research to guide the farmers and value chain participants
  • Link farmers to market opportunities and to access information on food markets and value addition technologies
  • Provide supervision to volunteers engaged in backyard gardening and value chain development activities
  • Guide ADRA on technologies to improve refugee-host community farming models that use small plots of land yet ensuring food security for participants
  • Coordinate, implement, monitor and report on all GFA food assistance and nutrition-sensitive programming activities in consultation with the Field Coordinator
  • Maintain the security and safety of project associated assets and equipment in the execution of the project activities
  • With guidance and support from the project’s M&E Officer and Field Coordinator, develop and maintain a system for reporting regularly on activities, outputs, outcomes and impact of the project including success stories
  • Build the capacity of volunteers and other staff in backyard gardening, value chain management and marketing of farm produce for better realization of the set objectives
  • Suggest strategies to ADRA Uganda for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks and or risks and developing plans to minimize, mitigate or eliminate them
  • Develop/participate in developing project proposals and Concept Notes aimed at improving or expanding the operation
  • Perform any other duties that are assigned or are incidental to his job

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/Nutrition from a well-recognized University or any related course
  • Five years of experience in a similar role
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people from different educational, linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Must be fluent in English and any of the local languages spoken in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement and host communities

DEADLINE for Application is Tuesday 10 December.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. Please DO NOT call or email inquiring about the status of your application.

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