Agronomists – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Action Against Hunger (ACF)
is an international humanitarian NGO. For over thirty years it has been
implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene programs in Lira, Apac, Oyam, Otuke, Gulu, Kaabong, Napak and Moroto
ACF now seeks to hire 2 (two) highly competent, dynamic and experienced
Agronomists; one will be based in Moroto and another one will be based
in Kaabong. The Agronomist is under the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL)
department. The Agronomist applies the knowledge to strengthen the crop
production strategies through improved agronomic practices and reviewing and
recommend the appropriate productive assets for agro-pastoral community in
Karamoja, He/she assists the FSL Programme Manager in the follow up of
implementation, organizing training for staff and beneficiaries. He/she will
further spearhead in the designing the House hold income support programme and
PWP sub projects. He/she will assist in assuring objectives are achieved
according to the framework/proposals & protocols. Together with the PM,
He/she will participate in collaboration meeting where all stakeholders,
including DPO/District water engineer are attending
  • Train ACF and
    community members on best agronomic practices (row planting, spacing and
    irrigation techniques and post harvest handling)
  • Perform regular field
    checks and identify problems and come up with a possible solutions
  • Together with the FSL
    team, Develop community training guide; conduct training for programme
  • Monitor programme
    implementation and individual household and community project progress;
  • Support the PM in
    identifying suitable staples and vegetables for Karamoja region;
  • Conduct germination
    test for the various crop and vegetable seeds;
  • Monitoring of field
    activities to verify if the skills and knowledge gained are applied on the
  • Provide information or
    recommendations to farmers or other land owners regarding ways in which
    they can best use land, promote plant growth, or avoid or correct problems
    such as erosion;
  • Develop methods of
    conserving or managing soil that can be applied by farmers;
  • Conduct research to
    determine best methods of planting, spraying, cultivating, harvesting,
    storing, processing, transporting horticultural products and value
  • Conduct regular
    programme monitoring field activities and review against target.
  • Participate in new
    programme development.
  • Act as a link between
    ACF and programme participants.
  • Work closely with
    district production officer and the sub county community development
    officers and development agents.
  • Explain programme
    objectives and activities to stakeholders and participants
  • Together with the PM,
    is responsible for internal and external reports like weekly (FSL Sitrep),
    monthly, quarterly and final reports with respect of the formats and
    deadlines with all indicators.
  • Contribute to the
    monthly and quarterly donor report and strips.
  • With PM, ensure that
    reporting is followed according to guidelines and formats.
Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Agriculture (Soil Science)/ Natural Resources Management/Environmental
  • 2 years/ Solid
    previous food security/development studies experience
Specific Skills:
  • Good written and spoken
    English. Knowledge of Ngakarimojong an asset.
  • Excellent computer
    skills (MS- office and spread sheets, Analytical software are assets,)
  • Good management,
    communication, team spirit, community participation and capacity building
    (training), report and proposal writing
How to apply:
Please address your
email application (Cover Letter, CV, and supporting documents) to: mentioning
Agronomist –
(Name of location) in the subject line. Attached documents
should not be larger than 3 MB. Any larger email will not be considered.
•    Address your hard copy application to the Base
Administrator, ACF Moroto Office or to Base Administrators in ACF bases in
Uganda – Kampala, Gulu, Lira and Kaabong or Kampala
  • Please include
    telephone contact details;
  • Please note that only
    shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please indicate which
    location you are applying for
Deadline: Wednesday 28th
 March 2012 at 5:00pm
Action Again Hunger is an Equal
Opportunity Employer

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