World Vision Jobs – Agriculture Officer

Job
Title:          Agriculture
Officer
Organisation: World Vision Uganda
Project:             Second Northern
Uganda Social Action Fund Project (NUSAF2)
Reports to:                   Project Coordinator
Duty Station:          Kotido,
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 Agriculture Officer will provide
technical support to field staff implementing NUSAF 2 projects in Abim and
Kotido District in the areas of Agricultural Production and Sustainable
Environmental Management. Work closely with the District Production and
Environmental offices to ensure that projects designed by WV have been and are
technically feasible for implementation including ensuring that the right types
of inputs that are suitable for Karamoja region have been procured and
delivered on timely manner.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance
    during the process of project selection and drafting of project design
    documents and budgets.
  • Ensure all agricultural production and sustainable environmental
    projects are feasible i.e. are technically sound, have right number of
    participants and inputs.
  • Work closely with FAO, district production and forestry
    departments to ensure appropriate seeds, cuttings and seedlings are
    procured and delivered to projects sites on timely manner.
  • Conduct training of staff on sustainable agriculture and environmental
    management practices in liaison with district production, forestry and
    environment departments.
  • In liaison with the field teams and district technical staff,
    develop work norms and standards for implementation of all agricultural
    production and environmental management projects.
  • Conduct regular field visit to sub-project sites to check
    implementation progress and conduct on-spot training of PTLs, CMs, PMCs
    and project participants.
  • In liaison with the Field Teams prepare monthly and quarterly progress
    reports which reflect activities accomplished in the agricultural
    production and environmental management areas.
  • Represent WV team in district food security and livelihood
    meetings and forums in Kotido and Abim Districts. 
 Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor degree
    in Agriculture or related
  • Three or more years experience of relief
    and development work.
  • Experience of assessment, planning and
    implementation of agricultural development programmes.
  • Relevant teamwork experience and good
    interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to work sensitively with people from a
    variety of social back­ground.
  • Self motivated with excellent time
    management skills.
  • 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: 1st
November, 2013.  

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