Fresher Agricultural Extension Worker – KILP Non-profit Career Jobs – Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Organisation: Send
a Cow (SAC) UK
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
About US:
Send a Cow (SAC) was
founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives, by helping African families
and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small
businesses that last. They have provided livestock, seeds, training and ongoing
support, to help over a million lives and their families that live in abject
poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven
African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is
based in the UK.
Job Summary:  The Agricultural Extension Worker- KILP will
be responsible for spearheading the use of and capacity building of the
beneficiaries in sustainable organic agricultural practices and natural
resource management, and establish and maintain relationships with Farmer
Groups, liaise with Project Partners and District Authorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Formulate detailed work plans to implement activities which address
    identified Sustainable agriculture development needs of project
    participants, families and communities.
  • Coordinate and Participate in implementing training and retraining
    plans for staff/partners and to the selected farmer groups or associations
  • Ensure farmers are followed up regularly, and refresher programmes
    and continuous learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture take
    place during the project as required.
  • Advise on any emerging development needs with particular attention
    to community and household natural resource and production management
  • Reporting on follow up, trainings, support provided to groups,
    monitoring and evaluation activities, farm productivity, sustainable
    organic agriculture.
  • Documentation of success stories and case studies
  • Coordinate Peer Farmer Development individually and as a Group.
  • Participate in streamlining gender equity in groups and individual
  • Train families in good farm management practices.
  • Collecting data for continuous updates of SACU Program data bases
    including web based systems.
  • Contribute to grant proposals as required, including taking part in
    community assessments
  • Ensure good networking and collaboration relationships with
    government and other development partners in the project area

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Send a Cow UK Agricultural Extension Worker-
    KILP job should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or any
    related field OR a Diploma in Agriculture or any related field with
  • Field development experience involving application of sustainable
    agriculture methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience in extension services delivery including
    use of participatory tools and approaches
  • Experience of monitoring and managing budgets and work plans
  • Knowledge of environmental good practice           
  • Experience in NGO work.
  • Community development experience
  • Experience in research and development
  • Ability to encourage and enable the rural poor, working within their
  • Ability to deliver training programmes using participatory methods
  • Numerate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Basic Excel and Database skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good networking skills.
  • Able to work well with government and other development partners
  • Riding skills with a valid riding permit
  • Good computer skills.
  • Knowledge of the language of the community      
  • Ability to build high quality group dynamics
  • Ability to manage conflict and deal positively with setbacks
Personal Qualities:
  • Have empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian foundation and core values
  • An initiator and self-driven
  • A good eye for detail
  • A team player. Flexible.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality     
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their completed
application forms, download here,
with copies of your academic documents to indicating
the job applied for as the subject.
Deadline: 22nd March 2019 by 5:00 PM
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