World Vision Careers – Community Development Assistant – Field Farmer School (FFS)

Organisation: World Vision Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
Project:                    Kaabong Livelihoods Enhancement Project – Phase 2
Duty Station:          Kaabong, Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 40 districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Community Development Assistant – Field Farmer School (FFS) will facilitate processes that will lead to increased food security among the agro-pastoralists communities in Kaabong district through the promotion of the FFS approach in farming methodologies within the project sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Formation and support to FFS/agricultural farmer groups focusing on improved modern farming practices.
·         Group trainings and leadership development among the FFS groups and agricultural farmers
·         Conduct regular field visit to sub-project sites to check implementation progress and conduct on-spot training
·         Promotion of kitchen gardening activities for women groups
·         Promotion of proper hygiene and nutrition practices in the target sub counties among the community in Kaabong district.
·         Offer lead in agronomy practices to maximize the utilization and productivity of available land.
·         Provide resource lead in sharing good practices and learning’s among the various FFS groups being supported by the project.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant should hold a diploma in relevant fields of Agribusiness, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Development Studies.
·         Excellent facilitation skills in Agronomic practices, PHH, etc.
·         Vast experience in the APFS/ FFS methodology
·         Three or more years work experience with an NGO in the application of the Methodologies.
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·         Good riding skills with valid riding permit
·         Ability and willingness to be administratively self supporting
·         Knowledge of the Karamoja peace and conflict settings and the community at large.
·         Mature Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with complete Curriculum Vitae, via email to wvujobs@wvi.org.  Please address the application to the People and Culture Specialist (Recruitment) and do indicate the post title in the email subject line.
NB: Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 30th August, 2013.  
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