CUG002-Agribusiness Coordinator (CARE Uganda)

Company Vision

We seek a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

Company Mission

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice.

Job Description


The Agribusiness Coordinator will specifically lead implementing partners in planning and direct implementation of key project activities and ensure deliverables are achieved as per project documents. The coordinator is also responsible for the day today engagement of partner staff, the grants team, district level authorities and locally based district partners and INGOs to ensure specific focus to the project core areas of implementation. The coordinator will also provide guidance and oversight to implementing partners and ensure compliance specific donor rules and regulations, management of assets assigned to the initiatives, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. This position will report to the project manager. The coordinator will also keep in contact and coordinate with key strategic partners and as well ensure information sharing and collaboration with the partners. S/he will engage targeted communities in more sustainable ways of farming as a business, Market access through collective marketing, promote investment into women small-scale producers and give them access to the resources, support, information, and confidence they need to invest in their farms, businesses, families, and communities.


 Responsibility 1: Technical implementation of the project (50% of time)

1.1.   Ensure development of detailed annual and quarterly implementation plans and related budgets while ensuring synergies among the project team members.

1.2.   Ensure timely implementation of planned activities and within available resources and immediately report any problems or deviations from plans.

1.3.   Responsible for technical implementation of the core areas of the project i.e. Farmer Field Business school FFBS model, agricultural production, market access/business management, Multistakeholder platforms, private sector, nutrition; gender equality.

1.4.   Responsible for development of a capacity strengthening plan to adopt gender transformative programmatic approach that emphasizes gender equity and diversity.

1.5.   Ensure implementation of collective marketing and market access for the targeted communities, linking up with private sector.

1.6.   Responsible to monitor overall project implementation and propose adaptations in a timely manner.

1.7.    Ensure logistics for all training, capacity building, research and other events have been

prepared and organized in line with CARE’s & donors’ internal procedures.

1.8.   Responsible for preparation of procurement plans for all goods and services related to the project, according to approved budgets and activity plans and in line with both CARE and the donors’ procurement rules and policies.

1.9.   Proactive management of partner staff performance through day-to-day guidance and coaching.

 Job Responsibility 2: Lead field-based Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability of the project (20%)

2.1   Ensure the project achieves results based on availability of an effective monitoring and evaluation system.

2.2   Responsible for guiding partners on key project indicator monthly data collection as required and ensure the data addresses, sex and age disaggregation as well as gender transformation of the core project deliverables.

2.3   Ensure the project has a database to allow keeping track of project participants in each component, without double counting across components.

2.4   Ensure participation in CARE and partner staff training and development monitoring and evaluation systems.

2.5   Ensure active participation in regular project reviews with key partners and ensure these reviews inform project implementation and are used to improve project quality.

2.6   Responsible for participating in write up of project progress reports documenting project outputs and impact results as well as project briefs, human interest stories and papers that can be used for advocacy or information purposes.

Responsibility 3: Management & capacity building of implementing partners (10%) Key Tasks:

 3.1   Oversee partners’ capacity development plans and ensure on-going capacity building at institutional, organizational, and technical level, including attention to Gender Equity and Diversity: ensure scope of work, work-plans and budgets are reviewed and revised from time to time to address any emerging issues.

3.2   Ensure partner deliverables are met timely and with the required quality; In cases where partners also work with CARE’s long term development program team, this may involve coordinating with colleagues in other parts of CARE Uganda.

3.3   Responsible for ongoing review and assessment of partners’ performance and provision of support as needed through development, implementation and monitoring of partners’ capacity development plans and close tracking of progress against scopes of work, work plans and budgets.

3.4   Ensure partners’ reports both financial and narrative, are generated and submitted timely and analyzed and that feedback is shared.

3.5   Ensure all partners’ agreements and general operations are in line with CARE’s sub agreement policy.

3.6   Ensure partners have in-depth knowledge of the projects’ objectives and strategies and all key CARE policies including the anti-fraud and PSEA policy.

3.7   Ensure that partners are involved in all critical moments and events of the projects and that all key information is shared with them in a transparent manner and in real time.

 Responsibility 4: Quality assurance and development of gender, youth, and conflict sensitive interventions (10%)

4.1   Responsible from time to time, contribute when required to the Livelihood resource mobilization (through proposal writing).

4.2   Ensure the day-to-day implementation of the project addresses the following;

4.2.1         Reduce the risk exploitation and abuse, including of GBV by offering dignified livelihood enhancing opportunities to vulnerable groups, with a focus on women and girls.

4.2.2        Are at least environmentally friendly and if possible, even have a positive impact on the environment.

4.2.3        Do not exacerbate the risk of conflict between groups or and between refugees and hosting communities.

4.2.4        Focus on youth and take the specific needs and potential of women, girls, men and boys into account.

4.2.5        Lead to Women and Girls Economic Empowerment and resilience.

4.2.6        Promote innovations including use of cash, use of ICT and mobile technology, pilot new ideas.

4.2.7        Build on CARE Uganda’s strengths in the financial inclusion sector, in Women’s Economic Empowerment and on relationships with existing partners (banks, private sector, e.t.c).

4.2.8        Ensure coordination with other key stakeholders that are focused on the core thematic aspects of the project i.e. FFBs, market access, value chain, agricultural. Production, gender equity.


Responsibility #5: Promote Gender Equity and Diversity and Safeguarding Practices (5%)

Practice a behavior consistent with CARE’s core values, and promotion of gender equity and diversity goals.

5.1.    Plays a leadership role in identifying and implementing initiatives that enhance CARE’s

commitment to gender and diversity.

5.2.  Ensure that CARE Safeguarding policies and procedures are adhered to by all and the staff that s/he supervisors both directly or indirectly.

5.3.  Ensure that staff and related personnel under your jurisdiction are familiar with the following organizational policies and procedures and can identify when needed how these may have been breached, The CI Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse and Child Abuse, The anti-discrimination and harassment policy, The code of conduct and the organizations Values.


Responsibility #6 any other duties (5%) Relationships and Collaboration:

Upon delegation, the Agribusiness Coordinator will represent CARE in internal and external collaborative meetings within Livelihoods WENG, Humanitarian Response and implementing partners. In addition, collaboration will be required with governmental (OPM, Local district governments) and non-governmental counterparts (other INGOs) and Private Sector stakeholders.


Work conditions:

The position is based in Fort Portal City. A significant amount of time is expected to be spent in the field operational areas of Kyegegwa and Kyenjojo districts, liaising -->