District NAADS Coordinator – NAADS

NAADS is a Government
of Uganda programme under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and
Fisheries with new approaches for the delivery of extension services. This
programme is intended to give farmers particularly the poor, access to
agricultural advice they need from the Private Service providers. The programme
is designed in accordance with the overall Government policies of
decentralization, liberalisation, privatisation and empowerment of farmers in
decision-making.
In accordance with
the decentralization policy, participating districts are implementing the NAADS
programme through existing local government structures. In addition to line
administrative and technical staff responsible for its implementation in the
district, the Government of Uganda is providing funds for the recruitment of
District NAADS Coordinators. The districts of Bududa, Buliisa and
Kyankwanzi wish to recruit suitable candidate to the position of District
NAADS Coordinator
.
Job Title: District NAADS Coordinator.
Remuneration: Attractive and Competitive
Terms of employment: Three-year contract, renewable.
Duties and
responsibilities of District NAADS Coordinator:
The District NAADS
coordinator working under the District Production Coordinator (DPC) will be
responsible for and will undertake the following activities and functions:
  • Consolidate the Sub-County annual
    work plans and coordinate development of annual District NAADS plans and
    activities. The Coordinator has to ensure timely presentation of
    consolidated work plans, budgets, reports and accounts developed from
    individual service contracts and sub-projects.
  • Working with the District Planning
    Office, ensure incorporation of the NAADS work plan and budget estimate
    into the overall District work plan.
  • Develop quantitative and
    qualitative indicators from the immediate objectives and outputs of the
    District NAADS activities.
  • Working with Subject matter
    specialists (SMS) ensure application of standards and criteria for
    selection of service providers and procurement of goods.
  • In collaboration with the District
    Contracts Committee, arrange for technical assistance to Sub-Counties and
    Farmer Fora for the tendering process and review of all procurements for
    the District NAADS Programme.
  • Receive and review all reports
    including monitoring and evaluation studies of NAADS at District and
    Sub-County levels.
  • Facilitate District NAADS meetings
    and act as Secretary to the District Farmer Forum.
  • Coordinate with the District
    Finance Officer on financial management matters.
  • Working under the CAO, supervise
    NAADS expenditures; ensure accountability and that value for money is
    delivered.
  • Supervise NAADS implementation in
    the District.
  • Any other duties assigned to him
    by the Chief Administrative Officer.
Qualifications:
  • A degree in Natural sciences,
    Economics, Agri-Business, Development Studies or related disciplines from
    the time of the advertisement.
  • At least five years experience in
    Agricultural Extension or Rural
  • Development and working with
    farmers after attainment of the degree.
  • Innovativeness and adaptability to
    novel approaches to agricultural service delivery.
  • A good understanding of principles
    and practice of community based rural development and participatory
    methods and approaches.
  • A strong knowledge of rural
    development dimensions including rural poverty and gender concerns.
  • Demonstrated, administrative and
    management skills including an understanding of the decentralization
    policy and operations.
  • Computer literacy in standard
    Computer Packages (Word processing and Spread Sheet Packages
  • A postgraduate qualification in
    any of the following areas; Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and
    Agricultural Marketing and thorough knowledge of the working area will be
    an added advantage.
How
to apply:
Hand written
applications, with detailed Curriculum Vitae with proof of previous employment
where applicable, two passport size photographs, names and addresses of three
referees, applicants daytime telephone contact and photocopies of all certified
academic testimonials should be submitted to and received by Friday,
9/3/2012
. Applications should be submitted to and received by
Secretary District Service Commission(s) of Bududa, Buliisa and Kyankwanzi
respectively.
Please note; Applications for this position, should be
accompanied with duly filled PSC Form-Ill to be collected from Public Service
Commission or respective District Service Commissions

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