Job Title: Government Relations Specialist. (One Acre Fund Jobs)
Location: Jinja HQ.
Employer: One Acre Fund
One Acre Fund Jobs: The role of the Uganda GR Specialist will focus on establishing a strong presence of OAF at the district and local levels. The holder of this role will also ensure the program’s regulatory compliance and keep the leadership informed of legal and policy developments at the local level that have implications for the program. Thirdly, the project specialist will build and supervise the development of a competent and efficient Local Government Relations team.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
One Acre Fund provides loans to smallholder farmers so they can increase their harvests and thus increase their incomes. One Acre Fund offers high-quality inputs such as seed and fertilizer on credit, as well as training on modern farming techniques.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Initiate and manage strategic relationships at the district level: RDCs, the District Councils, the District Production Committees and regulators
Manage and supervise the work of the Local Government relations team
Draft OAF quarterly and annual reports, letters and concept notes
Create and execute district and local government penetration plans for new areas during expansion.
Support the program leadership to deal with issues and emergencies arising at the local level
Organize and coordinate OAF field events attended by high level leaders – local and foreign MPs,
Ministers, development partners, etc.
Identify and propose new policy opportunities for the program at the local level
Provide policy research support, in the form of briefs, as requested by the manager or program
Bring to the attention of the department and leadership any changes in local policies or regulations
that affect OAF’s operations
Represent OAF in district level meetings on government programs, and those organized by partners
Support departments to acquire and renew the necessary licenses and permits such as for seed and
fertilizer dealerships, OAF warehouses, import, etc.
CORE REQUIREMENTS & COMPETENCIES:
University degree in Law, Agriculture, Business Administration, Social Science or related fields.
At least 3 years working experience – program based work preferable
Communication skills: strong and confident, able to communicate both clearly and diplomatically, is pro-active in solving problems.
Demonstrated computer skills in email, Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint)
Language: good, persuasive communication in English: written and spoken
Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
E-mail your CV and Cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Government Relations Specialist” in the subject line.
Deadline: August 25, 2017
One Acre Fund adheres to the Employment Act of Uganda 2006 and will not employ persons under the legal age of 18.
One Acre Fund has a Zero Tolerance for harassment, if you have any queries or comments about the recruitment process please contact the HR hotline 0772-299429 or 0705-600454