Project Officer Livelihoods & Environment Job Opportunity at Action Africa Help International- Uganda

Reports to: Area Manager
Liaises with: Other Project Officers, Programme Administration and Procurement Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and IPs/other agencies in the area
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: To increase the area of land and wetlands under protection and conservation in the settlement area in line with AAH set guidelines.

Duties & Responsibilities
·         Design, implement and monitor environmental friendly agricultural interventions
·         Develop partnership programs with the community with a focus on improved environmental management, innovation and sustainability.
·         Contribute to the management of biodiversity and ecosystem services through an ecosystem approach
·         Participate in proposal writing through provision of technical documents and studies related to sustainable crop production, intensification and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity.
·         Contribute to the provision of technical advice and preparation of technical documentation related to agriculture and environment at local and National levels
·         Develop and implement a strategy to increase land under agricultural coverage through legislative and other means.
·         Research and understand national policy approaches and best practice on environment and Agricultural issues.
·         Carry out environmental monitoring and conduct   analysis and interpretation of results, preparation of reports and maintenance of records.
·         Liaise with appropriate officers in the government agencies, local authorities, and other implementing partners in respect of environment issues
·         Researching potential funding sources to support environment and Agriculture interventions and support in the preparation of proposals.
·         Develop and maintain appropriate relationships with all parties working on Agriculture and Environment interventions.
·         Identify and liaise with a range of local and national stakeholders to secure community partners to support initiatives that increase crop production
·         Monitor and evaluate the project activities to ascertain quality and impact
·         Prepare and submit periodic reports to the Area Manager for collation and submission as a single programme report

Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or a related qualification from a recognized institution.
·         A certificate in project planning and management, and/or Monitoring and Evaluation
·         At least 3 years’ experience in similar or higher position of which at least 2 in the field in an NGO setting.

Skills and Competencies
·         Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
·         A good command of both written and spoken English
·         Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
·         Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
·         Excellent Management skills
·         Able to capacity build and develop others
·         Ability to mobilize different audiences and communities
·         Ability to coach, mentor and develop others
·         Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Promotes, practices, and helps others value and respect diversity of gender, culture, opinions, values, perspectives, ideas, skills, expertise, knowledge, and experiences.
·         Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances;
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).
How to apply:
Please check the company website:
www.actionafricahelp.org/opportunities/jobs for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) recruitug@actionafricahelp.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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