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District Coordinator

Published on 19.11.2020

Company

Website : https://www.uzimachicken.com/
Industries :
Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
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Uzima Chicken Uganda is a social enterprise focused on making smallholder farmers healthier and wealthier. Uzima Chicken distributes an improved... read more

Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : District Coordinator

We are recruiting District Coordinators.

Start Date : January 4, 2020

Report to : Area Sales Manager or Regional Sales Manager

Location : We are recruiting for the Eastern,Central and Western Region. FIeld placement is determined by business needs.

About the Company

Uzima Chicken Uganda is a social enterprise focused on making smallholder farmers healthier and wealthier . Uzima Chicken distributes an improved breed chicken that is 4x more productive than local breeds in terms of egg and meat production, while requiring the same level of management and care as the local chicken. Rearing a flock of 10 improved breed chickens can generate a 270,000 UGX net profit uplift for a smallholder family. With Uzima’s bird, rural households in Uganda can build income resilience, confidently pay for their children’s school fees, and introduce larger volumes of animal protein into their daily diets.
Uzima Chicken seeks to reach every rural household by 2025 and aims to be the leading smallholder-focused poultry enterprise in East Africa. In the past 2 years of operations, Uzima Chicken has attracted investments from the AgDevCo and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Job Summary

District Coordinators are field personnel responsible for launching Uzima operations in new districts. DCs are self driven, independent workers, and strong communicators who develop a network of Village Ambassadors to sensitize and support smallholder farmers. This role requires an entrepreneurial spirit, ability to manage and motivate people, and commitment to making smallholder farmers healthier and wealthier.

Duties & Responsibilities

Introduce Uzima and SASSO to key district stakeholders and generate awareness of Uzima’s SASSO within your territory

  • Managing the performance of the recruited team of sales representatives. The DC shall ensure that sales representative are executing their duties as per Uzima’s policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that sales representatives are following appropriate policies and procedures with regards to deposit /payment collection and documentation of smallholder farmer orders
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation of activities as agreed
  • Make regular travel in the district to meet and advise the team members
  • Recruit a team of sales representatives who will act as our brokers
  • Maintain and update master list of sales representatives in the district
  • Hold regular meetings with the recruited team of sales representatives
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports about the performance of sales representatives
  • Carry out any other duties that may be to assigned him/her by the immediate supervisor
Required profile for job ad : District Coordinator

Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Passionate about positively impacting smallholder farmers in rural areas
  • Diploma / degree in related field (e.g., Agribusiness, Agriculture, Animal Production) OR 2+ years of field experience in the poultry business or any related field activities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (local language; English)
  • Organized and able to keep clear / accurate sales records
  • Carries a positive, inspirational attitude while working under pressure
  • Demonstrates ability to lead, coach, and manage people
  • Ability to work independently with limited follow up; entrepreneurial
  • High level of integrity and accountability
  • Strong work ethic
  • High levels of flexibility and willing to relocate in case need arises.

Thank you for applying before the closing date 25th November 2020.

Job criteria for job ad : District Coordinator
Job category :
Sales
Industries :
Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Rest of Uganda
Experience level :
Less than 2 years
Educational level :
College
Number of Position(s) : 10

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