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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

April 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and water to local contexts. SNV has over 1,600 staff in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2022-2030), SNV will aim to deepen partnerships with financial institutions, governments, and private sector to expand our impact driven finance portfolio. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy and water systems which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

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Job Title

School Milk Program Advisor job at SNV

Job Description

The School Milk Program (SMP) Advisor will be leading the implementation of the school milk program within a large team of subject matter experts and local service partners all located in the four project areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical advice and hands-on support by training, development of manuals and demo

  • The SMP advisor will be leading the implementation of SMP activities working directly with Government, Academia and private sector actors involved in policy guidance, community mobilization and awareness, milk production, processing and marketing, and action research for program quality implementation. The advisor should also understand that the school milk program is implemented with various stakeholders from national, district and community level, therefore should be able to manage these partnerships and manage stakeholder expectations by communicating the project approach to all stakeholders.


Facilitate annual and Q work Plans.

  • Facilitate implementation of National school milk task force, district school milk task force and local service partners workplans regarding community mobilization and outreach, joint support supervision and monitoring visits, verification of results surveys, annual national events and overall school feeding policy discussions at National level.


Establish supporting school feeding structures.

  • Establish and functional district school milk task forces in all districts where the program is implemented, school food committees as per the Ministry of education and sports national school feeding and nutrition policy guidelines of 2013, village milk marketing groups and ensuring that school feeding is part of the monitoring key indicators for the district education school inspection team.


Collect data for studies.

  • Collect data for baseline study, annual results verification exercise and support study design and data collection for action research.


Study market spaces

  • Prioritize identification of general market access bottlenecks and opportunities in for school milk and matching grants for participating schools (water purifiers and energy saving cooking technologies) especially through the milk that is promoted through milk processors, dairy farmer cooperatives and village milk marketing groups including facilitating signing of negotiated trade agreements between schools and milk suppliers and suppliers of project grants for schools.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • A bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics or Food science and Technology.

  • A minimum of 4-5 years’ experience in development work and project implementation or technical field

  • Experience in working with community nutrition approaches, marketing social marketing and behaviour change communication in related projects/programs.

  • Demonstration of well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to work effectively with multiple partners including (local leaders, government parish, sub-county, village officials), other NGOs, value chain actors in the communities.


Key Competencies

  • Focus on quality: Setting high quality standards and striving for continuous improvement and quality assurance.

  • Controlling progress: The ability to control the progress of employees’ processes, tasks, activities and of one’s own work and responsibilities.

  • Problem analysis: The ability to detect problems, recognise important information and link various data to trace potential causes and look for relevant details.

  • Integrity: Adherence to the standards, values and rules of conduct associated with one’s position and the culture in which one operates. Being incorruptible.

  • Result orientation: The ability to take direct action to attain or exceed objectives.

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How to Apply

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