Hub Community Development and Liaison Officer Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

 

Job Title:        Hub Community Development
and Liaison Officer

Organization:
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Project Name:
National Oil Palm Project (NOPP)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:
Hub Manager

 

About US:

The Government of
Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Palm Project
(NOPP). The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal
Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with
other agencies, private sector and farmer Organisations.

 

Job Summary:
The Hub Community Development Officer will be responsible for mobilization,
identification, sensitization and registration of potential farmers to
participate in the Project for both oil palm development and alternative
livelihoods activities, following developed criteria. .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Act as a link between community and farmer organisations to ensure
    inclusiveness of the interventions.
  • Conduct awareness and sensitization campaigns to popularize the
    project in Buvuma.
  • Identification, vetting and registration of eligible farmers to
    participate in the scheme.
  • Participate in the selection of oil palm and non-oil palm growers to
    benefit from alternative economic opportunities and social inclusion
    related interventions.
  • Be the focal person for mainstreaming cross cutting issues like
    HIV/AIDS, and youth, nutrition and environment in the project activities
    in the hub
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social
    Administration, Social Sciences, Social Development, Development Studies,
    or any related field from a recognised University.
  • Post Graduate qualification in the above field or relevant field
  • Computer literate in at least two MS Office packages.
  • At least 5 years in rural community mobilization.
  • Willingness to work beyond office hours
  • Fluency in English and in local languages spoken with in project
    area
  • Willing and able to ride a motor cycle
  • Should have a pro-active approach to work with the ability to take
    field level decisions
  • Be a Ugandan citizen with a National Identification card
  • Have general knowledge of project and business management with
    emphasis on work planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Be computer literate and well versed in the use of word, excel and
    internet;
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to take initiative and work
    with minimal supervision to meet deadlines;
  • Be fluent in English – written and oral and demonstrate excellent
    report writing skills;
  • Possess advanced advocacy, communication and negotiation skills and
    ability to work as a team member;
  • Be conversant with rural development strategies and gender equity;
  • Have a working knowledge of GOU policies, operations and reforms;

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their written applications with copies of academic credentials,
testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of
three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to the Ministry
Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe. Uganda

 

NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Deadline: Monday 12th October, 2020 by 4.00pm

 

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