52 O’ Level Jobs – Volunteer Field Agents DINU – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

 

Job Title:    Volunteer Field Agent DINU (52
No Experience Paid Job Opportunities)

Organization:  Catholic Relief Services

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:    Field Assistants

 

About US:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at
the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and
as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values
and our commitment to serving those in need.

 

About DINU Project:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is part of the Consortium led by CARE
Denmark including, Gulu Agricultural Development Company (GADC), Dynamic
Agro-Pastoral Development Organisation (DADO) and SORUDA which was awarded to
implement a three-year Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)
program. The DINU, a Government of Uganda Program with support from European
Union is designed to increase food security, improve maternal and child
nutrition and enhance household income in the Karamoja Sub-region, and Katakwi
District. It will be executed in ten (11) districts of Abim, Kotido, Karenga,
Kaabong, Moroto, Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk, Napak, Kitgum and Katakwi.
CRS will specifically implement in the five (5) South Karamoja districts of
Moroto, Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Napak.

 

Job Summary:  CRS
DINU Program seeks to recruit and train 52 volunteer field agents from within
the communities of Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk, Amudat, Moroto and Napak to
support in the implementation of DINU program field/community level activities
by working directly with the Field Assistant, local community structures and
community members in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve
the poor and vulnerable.. The volunteers will work with farmer households to
address gender barriers to women’s equitable access to and control over
household financial resources using CARE’s “Household Dialogues for Financial
Empowerment of Women” methodology. Through a series of dialogues facilitated by
the volunteers, household members will learn to analyse and challenge gender
roles and power dynamics – leading to a change in how household financial
resources and productive assets are used. The volunteers will be trained and
supported with training materials and guidelines tailored to meet the capacity
gaps of the beneficiaries.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
The
volunteers will support the DINU Program in community mobilization for the
project interventions.

·       
Ensure
the formation, training and performance of Y/VSLAs.

·       
Will
support in the mobilization and monitoring of farmer groups, Community Animal
Health workers, VHT members, MCGs, Lead Mothers, and facilitate establishment
of VSLA groups.

·       
Conduct
support supervision and coaching on management and savings and credit
transaction handling.

·       
Assess
and support in identification of VSLA groups ready for linkages with banks for
credit and other agro-processors, input and produce buyers.

·       
Promote
gender mainstreaming within the farmer groups.

·       
Provide
feedback from our project community structures in relation to the Project
interventions.

·       
Compile
data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute
to the preparation of reports.

·       
Coordinate
communication and facilitate information sharing among the beneficiaries at the
community level to assist in strengthening the community interest,

·       
Support
in translation, in case of trainings at the field level, that may be conducted
by CRS or district technical staff that are not knowledgeable in the local
language.

·       
Implementation
period, location and numbers per district.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a certificate in the field of Agriculture livelihoods or
Nutrition or a Uganda Certificate of Education with experience in implementing
livelihoods.

·       
One to
two years of work experience in community-based development work, ideally in
the field of Agriculture, Village Savings and loaning associations for an NGO
or CBO.

·       
Ability
to communicate to communities and local leaders.

·       
Experience
in writing basic reports.

·       
Strong
written and verbal communication/written skills in English

·       
Strong
written and spoken communication skills in Pokot or Nga karimojong are a MUST

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff and volunteers): These are rooted in the mission, values, and
guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff and volunteers to fulfill his
or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

·       
Integrity

·       
Continuous
Improvement & Innovation

·       
Builds
Relationships

·       
Develops
Talent

·       
Strategic
Mindset

·       
Accountability
& Stewardship

·       
Partnerships

·       
Accountability

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to
ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to
rejection of your application, in the subject

line of the email, copy and paste – VOLUNTEERFIELDAGENTS. All
applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and
not read.

 

NB: Only selected candidates will be notified

 

Deadline: 19th
October 2020

 

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