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Project Manager – Agriculture US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:   Project Manager – Agriculture   

Organisation: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:  Yumbe, Uganda


About US:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-profit organization whose commitment is to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas set out by the Bishops of the United States. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.



Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in partnership with World Vision as lead partner and Care International in Uganda is implementing a five-year regreening (ANCP) project in Yumbe district and Bidibidi refugee settlement, funded by Australia Aid. The project aims to ‘’Improve food security, livelihoods and community resilience to climate-related shocks and stresses, especially for the most vulnerable refugee and host community households, through inclusive individual and collective action in Yumbe district’’.


Job Summary:  The Project Manager – Agriculture will be based in Yumbe and will be responsible for the technical leadership and day-to-day oversight in the design and successful quality implementation of the project’s climate smart agriculture activities in the project areas, with the objective to improve food security, livelihoods and community resilience to climate-related shocks and stresses, especially for the most vulnerable refugee and host community households, through inclusive individual and collective action. S/he will work be responsible for managing good relationships with Yumbe Regreening Consortium partners, OPM, UNHCR, and Yumbe local district government to ensure CRS’ agriculture programming aligns with and supports local district and refugee plans, national guidelines, and most importantly the specific needs of the targeted communities.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic technical management and oversight on agriculture activities throughout their design and implementation in line with CRS quality principles and standards and industry best practices. This includes supporting climate-smart agriculture implementation through a contextual analysis, analyzing the barriers for uptake of climate smart agricultural best practices and innovative practices, and formulating recommendations for smallholder farmers, partners and local governments.
  • Provide technical direction and capacity strengthening to the project participants and partners to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Keenly monitor and document progress of the agriculture activities through field visits, meetings with consultant, reviewing of consultant’s reports and provision of feedback.
  • Provide technical input into the development and implementation of the program agricultural MEAL framework and ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Lead the documentation and dissemination of learning on promising scalable climate smart agricultural practices and lessons learned to share with the Yumbe Regreening Consortium, as well as other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate agriculture-related expenditures in line with detailed implementation and procurement plans, allocated budgets, and efficient use and stewardship of project material resources.
  • Ensure effective partner management through periodic review of partners’ work plans and budget, follow-up, and timely submission of narrative and financial reports to facilitate proper tracking of resource use.
  • Initiate and strengthen strategic relationships with key stakeholders such as the Yumbe Regreening consortium partners, OPM, UNHCR, other NGO actors, district local government and refugee welfare committees.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the country program agricultural sector portfolio in line with agency, regional, and country program strategic priorities.
  • Steer the development and implementation of tailored climate-smart agriculture training and coaching programs for small holder farmers (including refugees and host communities), extension services providers (public, private, NGOs etc.), farmer cooperatives on climate-proofing agricultural production systems for selected crops.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in agriculture, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, food security or related field
  • At least five years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing partnerships with diverse stakeholders for a shared goal.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management in livelihoods and food security, economic empowerment and community development in rural/agro-pastoral contexts.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical reports.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) skills and experience in the field of agriculture.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented


Desirable attributes

  • A capacity and desire to pass on skills and information, a confident communicator and willing to work in a collaborative and respectful way with target communities.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of good practices in protection mainstreaming.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken by South Sudanese and host communities living in or near Bidibidi refugee settlement.


Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff)

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 30th April 2023


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