Program Team Leader

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Job Title : Program Team Leader 
Job Grade KT3
Reports To Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports None
Employment Category 3 years – renewable

Duty Station Dar-es- Salaam – Tanzania

Purpose of the Job
 Provide Transactional Leadership focused at driving efficient and effective delivery of projects results and outcomes

Specific Responsibilities
a) Manage existing Project(s) and support Kilimo Trust in mobilizing resources for funded Projects(s) and new complementary projects.

b) Build the necessary and sufficient single solid team for the project(s) under your leadership; by ensuring the recruitment of highly skilled experts.

c) Provide strong transactional leadership to: a) the core project team(s), b) sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors, and c) the private sector value chain operators involved in the targeted business linkages – with specific focus on:.
i) Ensuring effective use and coordination of all resources provided for each project and the compliance of the financial systems and controls of the relevant funders.
ii) Lead in the annual planning and reporting of technical and financial results/performance of the project.
iii) Provide effective guidance and support to technical members of the management teams and staff assigned to the project.
iv) Ensure sound financial management of project funds including budgeting, spending projections and monitoring of payments.
v) Ensure high-quality technical and financial reporting in line with requirements of Kilimo Trust and the funding partners.
vi) Provide expertise and technical inputs in his/her area of professional qualification.

d) Manage, monitor and evaluate for results to ensure that outcomes and impact targets are delivered efficiently beyond expectation of clients.

e) Ensure implementation of a robust strategy for knowledge management, communication and sharing, to:
i) Fully contribute materials for the Income Generating Training under Kilimo Biashara Institute of East Africa.
ii) Position the project(s) and thus Kilimo Trust at the core of agricultural development and trade-based food and nutrition security in the national and EAC Region.

f) Ensure value for money in expenses incurred in line with budget and/or requirements of funders – to:
i) Deliver recognition of Kilimo Trust as one of leading regional organizations in Delivering Value for Money Results and Solutions.
ii) Generate targeted revenue and adequately contribute to ensuring that Kilimo Trust is a Financially Viable and Sustainable Organization.
g) Build strong synergies between the Project(s) he/she leads, and the other projects of the Trust so as to fully contribute to the delivery of the Mission of the Trust.

Technical Competence Requirements
a) Ability to provide strong and visionary leadership to the project teams.
b) Good understanding of Tanzania with ability to establish partnership with the private and public stakeholders in the agricultural sector.
c) Ability to build business linkages that enable smallholder farmers to access and utilize inputs, finances, knowledge and technologies to improve production and post-harvest handling in response to market requirements.
d) Impeccable communication skills in writing and presentation.
e) Experience and track record in Senior level management of agricultural development initiatives and programs funded by development partners, with a good part of that experience gained in Tanzania.
f) Experience and track record in managing matching grants OR sub-grants.

Educational Qualifications and Experience Required
a) A Masters Qualification in Agricultural Fields with specialization in either agri-business, agri-extension; agro-processing or agri-economics,
b) A minimum of Seven years of progressive Project Development and Implementation and two years of which should be at senior Management Level,
c) A presence, strong personality, proven team working skills and a results-orientated hands-on approach to work.

How to Apply
If you are the right candidate, please send your application letter plus the following:
 An up-to-date CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience (presented in relation to each of the Responsibilities and each of the experience areas listed above);
 Copies of evaluation report of at least two of main project tasks you have managed; and
 The names and contacts of three referees, and a daytime contact telephone number of each of them;
 Copies of Academic Certificate and Transcripts for O’ level, A’ level – where applicable , Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate qualifications
 The names and contacts of your immediate supervisor(s) in the current job and two of your immediate previous jobs;
 Your daytime contact telephone number; and
 A statement and proof of current remuneration package

Please submit your application electronically to:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager
Kilimo Trust
Plot No. 42, Princess Anne Drive
Bugolobi P.O. Box 71782,
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 392 264 980/1, 0200 926 498

Email: recruitment@kilimotrust.org 

Closing Date: 16th January 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



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