Fresher DANIDA Program Jobs – VSLA Officer – NURI

Job Title:      VSLA Officer
Organization: Northern
Uganda Resilience Initiative Programme (NURI)
Funding Source: DANIDA
Duty Station:
Reports to: VSLA Supervisor
About US:
Danida is funding
NURI (Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative) programme, which will be
implemented from 2019 to 2022. In Arua district, the intervention for Climate
Smart Agriculture (CSA) will be implemented by Arua District Farmers’
Association (ARUDIFA). The main target for the strategic agricultural
intervention is to make farming communities more resilient to climate change
and to increase the average value of agricultural production for participating
farmers. NURI in Arua district will support 890 farmer groups or app. 26,700
farmers inclusive of the refugees. NURI will build on the experiences from DAR
but with a stronger focus on climate smart agriculture and support to refugee
cause. NURI will be implemented in close cooperation with the District Local
Government as well as UNHCR and OPM where refugees apply.
Job Summary:  The VSLA Officer is responsible for supervising
VSLA training to NURI farmer groups
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for implementation of VSLA training to farmer groups
  • Sensitize agricultural extension staff about VSLA
  • Select farmer groups for VSLA training with support of the agricultural
    extension staff
  • Recruit community based VSLA trainers, (CBTs)
  • Organize and facilitate training of the CBTs on VSLA guidelines and
  • In consultation with VSLA Supervisor, plan with CBTs the training of
    farmer groups
  • Ensure that VSLA kits are distributed
  • Supervise the training done by the CBTs and approve their reports
  • Hold quarterly review meetings with CBTs
  • Prepare monthly progress reports on VSLA trainings and progress in
    savings and loans
  • Collect VSLA data for monitoring purpose
  • Carry out data entry into MIS – SAVIX
  • Participate in radio talk shows
  • Establish linkages to financial institutions where relevant
  • Any other duty assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a relevant diploma or degree in Microfinance,
    Business Administration, Development studies from a reputable institution.
  • At least two years of experience in VSLA training preferably in NGO
  • Experience in supervising community trainers considered an advantage
  • Skills in program planning and reporting
  • Fluency in English and the local language are a must
  • Computer skills i.e. MS Office
  • A valid motorcycle riding permit
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter (1 page),
CV (max 4 pages) clearly indicating work experience and 3 work related referees
and photocopies of relevant academic documents / employment letters to the
Coordinator Arua District Farmers’ Association PLOT 15 OKUTI LANE, ARUA
MUNICIPALITY or you can send by email to The application should be stapled as single
unit and applicant must register at the reception desk when submitting hard
Deadline: Monday 29th October 2018 at 5.00 pm
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