Field Officer (Several Forester Entry Level Job Opportunities) – ACTED

Organization: ACTED
(Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development)
Duty Station: Kyegegwa,
Reports to: Programme
About US:
ACTED (Agency for
Technical Cooperation and Development) is a non-governmental organization
created in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a
strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to
non-discrimination and transparency principles. ACTED’s vocation is to support
vulnerable populations worldwide and to accompany them in the construction of a
better future. The programmes implemented by ACTED in Africa, Asia, Middle East
and Latin America/Caribbean, aim at addressing the needs of the populations
affected by wars, natural catastrophes and/or economic and social crisis. ACTED
has been present in Uganda since 2007, and currently implements its
interventions in Karamoja, West Nile, South West and Northern Uganda
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Activity planning:
  • Draft and coordinate weekly and monthly work plans and share with
    the field coordinator according to weekly/monthly objectives
  • Maintain relevant files of all activity plans, beneficiary lists,
    and other records
  • Coordinate with group leaders in all activity planning processes and
    ensure maximum participation
  • Consult and coordinate with staffs of other development projects to
    ensure efficiency in resource use and strong synergy in planning and
    implementation for maximum impact
  • Carryout mobilization, sensitization, identification and
    registration of group project beneficiaries
  • Identify, train and support community based facilitators, from
    within the beneficiary community
  • Carry out profiling of all the beneficiary groups and group members
    selected to benefit under the programme
  • Organize and conduct all planned trainings in a professional and
    quality manner
  • Support the tree nursery group executive committees in areas of
    business development, coordination, lobbying and advocacy,
  • Mentor community based facilitators and model beneficiaries in areas
    of leadership, management, good agricultural practices.
  • Carry out needs assessments and communicate any development needs to
    the senior officer while copying the project officer.
  • Support the beneficiaries to fully participate in the cash for work
  • Ensure cash transfers are made in a compliant manner, including
    following up with all beneficiaries, liaising with project manager and
    supporting all methods used to mitigate fraud
  • Compile and submit quality daily, weekly and monthly reports in a
    timely manner.
  • Provide briefs of all external engagements including meetings and
    other functions
  • Document best practices, success stories and share with the line
  • Ensure quality photographic documentation is included in all reports
    (including upload of a minimum of 10 pictures per week onto project
    whatsapp group)
Networking with
relevant stakeholders:
  • Attend all relevant stakeholder meetings especially at the
    sub-county and district levels including coordination meetings, budget
    conferences, etc
  • Coordinate with all other livelihoods working groups/ partners in
    your area of work to eliminate duplication of activities
  • Incorporate documented innovations into the implementation so as to
    improve programme quality and strategy
  • Be effective partnership manager with field level stakeholders
Asset management:
  • Ensure all assets entrusted under your custody are safe and secure
  • Update logistics officer and the senior field officer/project
    officer on state of the motorcycles in use on regular basis
  • Ensure accurate filling and timely sub-mission of log books to
  • Ensure data in the laptops are regularly backed up for safety

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the ACTED Field Officer job must hold a forestry
    based academic qualification (diploma or bachelors)
  • Demonstrated Knowledge in nursery bed and tree planting activity
    management will be a strong advantage
  • Two years of experience with NGO in similar field
  • Languages fluency in English, Kiswahili and local language
  • Local recruits from Kyegegwa district will be prioritized for this
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are invited to send their applications
accompanied by detailed CV and daytime telephone numbers of three professional
referees to  The subject line should read Field
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 6th February 2019 by 5.00pm.
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