Cooperative Development Coordinator – Africa Development Promise – Ndazzabazzade

Job Summary:
Description of scope of work for the Cooperative Development Coordinator
Working under the direction of the Country Director, the Cooperative Development Coordinator (CDC), will be responsible for building the capacity of ADP supported agricultural cooperatives to increase productivity, minimize losses, identify markets, and grow their enterprise. The CDC will also support cooperatives to mobilize, organize, and recruit women or Self-Help Groups (SHGs) interested in participating in economic undertakings carried out by the ADP-supported Cooperatives.
ADP is looking for a highly motivated, self-starter who is passionate about our mission and sees themselves as an agent of change and not simply as a service provider/implementor or representative of nongovernmental organization.
Essential Character Traits: Good leadership style, excellent facilitation and training abilities, planning and execution skills, good decision making, team player and non-judgmental attitude.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for successful project implementation to ensure results are consistent with the annual work plan and within budget
Identify cooperatives challenges and opportunities and recommend strategies for improvement
Facilitate or deliver a needs-based training program on agribusiness management, and value chain development for cooperatives
Monitor cooperative progress through regular site visits
Support cooperatives in mobilizing, and organizing prospective members, Self-Help Groups (SHGs), or Associations to ultimately join the cooperative and purchase shares
Provide close assistance to SHGs to establish proper record keeping
Train members on Participatory Self Review and Planning (PSRP) exercises
Collect and report monthly data (i.e., number of members, groups formed, composition of members, crops grown, sales, etc.)
Support cooperatives in forming saving groups/associations
Establish market linkage with public and private sectors
Scope and identify new cooperatives to add to ADP’s pipeline
Share ADP’s values with group members while respecting local customs, norms, and values
Carry out other activities as assigned by the supervisor
Country Program Strategic Planning
Contribute to ADP Uganda’s agriculture program development strategy
Contribute to the development of the annual operating plan
Build relationships with local sector players such as the district local government, private sector, associations, NGOs, and other cooperatives to raise awareness of ADP’s work; keep abreast of local initiatives; avoid duplication efforts and identify opportunities for collaboration
Monitoring and Evaluation
Work with the Country Director to develop consistent timelines for monitoring projects
Conduct baseline survey and track delivery against cooperatives goals and objectives and measure performance and progress against baseline
Analyze collected data and use analysis to make informed decisions for refinement of projects
Input all collected data into ADP’s cloud-based monitoring platform and / or other monitoring platform
Update and maintain the program reporting calendar
Prepare the monthly agriculture program plan
Prepare a monthly progress report that documents activities, achievements, best practices, and challenges. The report should include pictures, videos, and human-interest stories that can be repurposed for marketing material.
Document best practices, case studies, and lessons learned

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development and/or Cooperative Management.
Knowledge of Business Administration, Entrepreneurships, and Project Management
Experience in Farmer-to-Farmer technique or similar techniques
Hands-on experience as a trainer, preferred
Strong problem-solving skills
Good planning and report writing skills
Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required with ability to speak the local language (Luganda)
Excellent interpersonal communications and organizational skills
Ability to drive with a valid driving permit is required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)
Ugandan Citizen
Employment conditions
This is a one-year contractual position where continuation and renewal depend on performance and continuation of funding
This position is a five-days’ work week of forty hours (40) hours
ADP’s office and training facility is based in Kiwale Village, in Gayaza Parish, Nangabo Subcounty of Wakiso District. The employee is responsible for transportation to and from work

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and detailed resume outlining your skills, qualifications, and relevant experience that makes you an ideal fit for the position. In addition, provide salary requirements and name and contact information of three (3) professional references.
All applications must be sent via email to: with the position title in the subject line.
Deadline: 11th May 2022 by 5:00 pm EAT