30 Client Service Officer Job Opportunities - SolarNow

Job Title:         Client Service Officer (30 Job Opportunities) Organization:  SolarNow Duty Station:  Bukwo and Ishaka, Uganda Rep...

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Showing posts with label Agriculture Jobs in Uganda. Show all posts

20 Fresher Agricultural Extension Officer Job Vacancies - Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI)

Organisation: Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Agricultural Extension Supervisor

About US:
Northern Uganda Resilience Imitative (NURI) is a DANIDA-funded programme, is to be implemented in the districts of Moyo and Adjumani in the West Nile sub-region from 2019 to 2022. Activities on Climate Smart Agriculture (GSA) will be implemented by Resilience Agricultural Units (RAUs). The main activity under the intervention is to build resilience in communities in the face of a changing climate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct selection of the farmer groups as per NURI guidelines.
  • Guide farmer groups in enterprise selection and preparation of production and marketing plans.
  • Identify training needs and conduct training of farmer groups
  • Establish demonstrations for hands-on learning
  • Carry out individual farmer visits to provide tailored advisory service. to each group.
  • Conduct periodic assessments of progress of farmers and training needs.
  • Guide farmer groups on marketing activities.
  • Collect production and marketing data
  • Distribute inputs to farmers in accordance with established guidelines
  • Organise and participate in farmer open days
  • Prepare monthly activity plans and Progress reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a diploma in Agriculture or Crop Production.
  • At least two years of work experience in agricultural extension.
  • Technical skills in program planning and implementation.
  • Fluency in English and a relevant local language. (Specifically Madi)
  • Basic computer skill i.e. MS Office.
  • Hold a valid motorcycle riding permit is a must.

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send your cover letter and updated CV with 3 work related referees as one PDF document to the email or address below for hand deliveries:
Email: recruitment@nuri.ag 


Hand deliver at Address:
NURI Coordination Function Office- Arua
C/o Danish Refugee Office (DRC) -Arua
To the Attention: Regional Coordinator Moyo and Adjumani

Kind note:
Specify your preferred choice of duty station (i.e. Moyo or Adjumani but not both in the subject area of your email)
Do not attach copies of academic documents. Emails that exceed 2MB will not be considered.
No applicant is allowed to apply for more than two positions.

Deadline: 6th June 2019 by 5:00pm

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Fresher Livelihoods Assistant - Cash Programme NGO Jobs - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader - Livelihoods

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary:  The Livelihoods Assistant - Cash Programme will support the Livelihoods Coordinator and Livelihoods Officer in the implementation of cash based intervention in Kyaka II refugee settlement. He/she will be responsible for project management, monitoring and reporting on cash based intervention in accordance with DRC programme guidelines and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Sensitize the community about cash-based interventions
  • Conduct assessment of needs and capacities of community for cash based interventions
  • Follow procedures and guidelines in implementation of cash-based interventions, and support in developing learning for improved cash strategies
  • Assess potential risks to recipients for cash based interventions and work with protection and other colleagues to ensure risk mitigation is integrated into programming
  • Identify skills and knowledge gaps related to community based interventions among Livelihoods Field extension workers and address them through training and capacity building
  • Ensure that cash based intervention are implemented in accordance with project design and within the approved budgets, and in accordance with DRC policies and strategies including adherence to the recommended standards and commitments to accountability and quality.
  • Write timely quality; weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports
  • Contribute to the formulation of project proposals on cash based intervention
  • Develop key relationships with other cash actors to develop joint learning.
Staff development and management
  • Manage field based staff, volunteers, and community participants.
  • Uphold DRC’s international code of conduct.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, market and business related course.
  • Two years of experience working with community development and livelihoods, preferably in a refugee setting
  • Proven experience in cash based programming
  • Proven experience managing community dialogues and working directly with beneficiaries
  • Competence using information technology including experience with word-processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  • High integrity and willingness to conduct her/himself transparently and open to scrutiny.
  • Strong empathy skills and genuine care and respect for needs of others especially female refugees and people with special needs.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, sound judgment, planning and team building and facilitating skills. Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
  • Willingness and capacity to work in the field and travel frequently to project sites when needed.

  • Experience of working with UN or Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Experience in training and capacity-building of staff.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Knowledge of refugee crisis.
  • Languages: Fluency in English and local language a plus (especially Kiswahili)

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their online applications at the link below.

Deadline: 1st June 2019

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Agricultural Technical Officer Jobs - SolarNow

Job Title:        Agricultural Technical Officer
Organization: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Agricultural Sales Manager and Agri Marketing Manager
 Suggested start date: May,2019

About SolarNow:
To tackle this, SolarNow sells quality solar products and suitable appliances ranging from small household systems capable of powering a lights, radio, phone, TV and/or fridge to much larger systems suitable for offices, schools and machinery. Increasingly SolarNow is also catering to the needs of off-grid farmers by providing irrigation solutions and other agricultural appliances. SolarNow provides credit and service that allows customers to spread payments over 24 months and receive service for 5 years. The company has over 1,000 employees and a network of 50 branches in Uganda and 15 branches in Western Kenya. There are concrete plans to expand within and beyond these territories.

Job Summary:   The Agricultural Technical Officer (Agri-TO) will support SolarNow’s solar irrigation equipment under their agricultural product range, among which water pumps and drip irrigation kits. In 2019 this product range will further be developed by including additional agricultural products that contribute to a more productive and sustainable farming sector in Uganda. The agricultural Technical Officer will be responsible for agri-product installations and quality control.

About Candidate:
You are someone who cares deeply about improving livelihoods in Africa, but you bring more than passion to the role: you have the grit and resilience to make change happen. You are excited about understanding this nascent industry, the SolarNow products, its unique value proposition and the difference they make. You have a successful track record in business to business sales, bringing products to rural off-grid market and are a dynamic problem-solver who has strong empathy and passion for rural off-grid households and the people you work with, and you have strong affinity with improving the agricultural sector. You are the person who represents the client in the organisation but are at the same time the number one advocate of the product and value proposition. You are curious and do not fear to challenge the status quo, but are sensitive in how to communicate this. You build strong and effective bridges within the organisation to achieve real results. You are not afraid to fail and see it as an opportunity to learn!

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure revenue growth through ever increasing client satisfaction by:
                     Install irrigation systems and other agricultural equipment, specifically drip irrigation kits
                     Provide technical guidance to sales staff and branch technical officers,
                     Give technical advice and demonstrations to interested clients,
                     Responsible for installation and maintenance demonstration sites,
                     Ensure quality assurance of our clients’ systems
                     Responsible for service and maintenance of drip irrigation kits and related irrigation equipment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
                     The ideal candidate for the Solarnow Agricultural Technical Officer job placement must hold an Advanced Certificate/ Diploma and/or Degree in agricultural mechanization, engineering, or related field.
                     Three years of work experience in installation of drip irrigation products and/or other agricultural equipment.
                     A passion for agriculture and proven experience working with farmers.
                     An eye for detail, proven technical skills
                     Willingness to travel and to be in the field 80% of your time.
                     High level of responsibility
                     Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team;
                     Competence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Compensation and benefits:
Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail to recruitmentug@solarnow.eu with their updated CVs (no other documents). Please use the following subject: Application for Agricultural Technical Officer – “Your Name”.

NB: SolarNow will review applications based on a first come first serve basis and might close the vacancy ahead of schedule should a suitable candidate haven been found.

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Deputy Director /Technical (NUYDC) Employment Opportunity - Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organization: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Duty Station:  Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Director, NUYDC
Reference Number: NU/002/2019

About US:
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is the Leader of Government Business in Parliament and responsible for the coordination and implementation of Government Policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures effective and efficient implementation of all training programmes delivered by the Centre and network of training providers.
  • Ensures the integrity of internal and external examinations.
  • Oversees the development of training curricula.
  • Manages processes and procedures of admissions.
  • Ensures quality of training programmes delivered by training partners.
  • Manages and supervises all Heads of technical department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, B.A. Industrial Art & Design, BSc. Agriculture, Social Science, Development Studies or any other field related to Management Science from a recognized University / Institution.
  • Must have a Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public/Administration & Management, Project Planning & Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or a related field from a recognised University/Institution.
  • Either a Certificate or Diploma in Technical Teacher Education (CTTE/DTTE) or Certificate in Vocational Training Instruction (CVTI).
  • A Technical qualification/training of trainers or training of instructors for Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 (five) years of experience in technical and vocational training, at least 3 (three) of which should have been gained at the level of programme development and management. 
  • Knowledge and practice of modularised training based on standards and a qualification framework for assessment.
  • Private and public sector experience in skills development.
  • Developing an employment oriented curriculum.
  • Familiarity with the relevant research in skills development.
  • Familiarity with the Northern Conflict and its educational and social impact on the youth of Northern Uganda.
  • Knowledge in procurement, including familiarity with the provisions of the PPDA.
  • Knowledge in accountability for use of resources, including familiarity with financial management procedures of the Government of Uganda.
  • Age: 35 years and above

How to Apply:
Applications are invited from qualified Ugandan Nationals to fill the under listed vacant positions available at Arua Refugee Desk, Adjumani Refugee Desk, Hoima Refugee Desk, Mbarara Refugee Desk and Kampala Refugees Department Head Office. Handwritten application letters be addressed to the Permanent Secretary Office of the Prime Minister, P.O. Box 341, Kampala. Uganda

All application letters should include personal contact addresses e.g. phone contacts, e-mail addresses, and a recent passport photograph of the applicant and indicate three referees. The applicant should be a person of high moral character and integrity, willing to work in remote rural settlements.

All applicants must quote the Reference Number of the post advertised (Check top of the advert), indicate the reference number on the top left hand side corner of the application letter's envelop, seal it and submit their application letters to the Human Resource Office, Open Registry 3rd Floor, Office of the Prime Minister.

Deadline: 31st May 2019 by 5:00pm

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Program Officer US Non-profit Jobs - Mercy Corps

Job Title:          Program Officer
Organization: Mercy Corps
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager

About US:
Mercy Corps is an International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other private donations.

Job Summary:  The Program officer will be responsible for the implementation of the BRIDGE project activities in Bidibidi settlement and reports to the project manager. The PD is responsible of the management of market system development; from identification of opportunities, development of concept notes, development of SOW, working together with partners (sub award management) and monitoring of activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Planning, developing and implementing activities
  • Introduce program to relevant stakeholders including local business owners, local representatives and community members.
  • In coordination with program team and partners, plan, implement and monitor market development activities according to work plan
  • Mobilize targeted beneficiaries to fully participate in the program.
  • Work together with private sector partner, agents and agro dealers to set up a market network
  • Participate in assessments in the target geographic areas to assess current situation, economic opportunities and resources, needs and potential programs as well as challenges.
  • Work closely with sub award partners to coordinate all activities that are organized at the Innovation Centers.
  • Make almost daily field visits to settlements to ensure good implementation of MSD activities as well as partners' activities.
Collaboration/Networking with partners
  • Establish and maintain good coordination and working relationships with sub-county leaders, representing Mercy Corps and soliciting participation in activities where appropriate and as directed.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as local government, NGOs and local authorities, as appropriate and advised by the line manager.
  • Work closely with sub award partners at the innovation centers, share and request for relevant project information
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps Uganda and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission
Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Work closely with M&E to capture data for measuring output and impact of the program; and to ensure accurate and timely flow of information from the field.
  • Prepare and submit timely weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports and work plans that will be indicative of program progress during implementation. Respond to queries if and when necessary.
  • Maintain proper filing system of all activities
Accountability to Beneficiaries: BRIDGE team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to direct program participants, engaging them as equal partners in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our field activities.
Ethics and integrity: All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Program Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, development, economic development, business management or a closely related field
  • Three years of experience designing, implementing and managing similar initiatives (private sector partnership, economic strengthening, market systems development).
  • Experience in market system development is a must.
  • Experience in working in refugee settlements is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are required.
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong/productive relations with implementing and strategic partners is required.
  • Strong leadership and proven team building experience is a must. Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members. Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications. Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups.
  • Knowledge of monitor and evaluation and know how to use it during the project

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV (with three professional referees), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org

Deadline: 3rd June 2019

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