Watershed Management Officers – 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
Districts.
ACF now seeks to hire two (2) highly competent, dynamic and experienced
Watershed Management Officers; one
will be based in Moroto and another one will be based in Kaabong.
The WSMO Plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion
control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use through interventions
such as food for work, and cash for work in Napak /Kaabong Districts of
Karamoja region, Northeast Uganda. He/ she assists the FSL Programme Manager in
the follow up of implementing, organizing training, and database of all components
of the programs and work with district Water and production officers. He/she
will assist in assuring objectives progressed and are achieved according to the
framework/proposals & protocols. Together with PM, He/she will participate
in collaboration meeting where partners including DPO/District water engineer,
etc are attending.
Responsibilities:
·        
Develop and implement soil and water management
techniques, such as erosion control, buffers, or filter strips, in accordance
with conservation plans.
·        
Advise land users, such as farmers or
pastoralists, on plans, problems, or alternative conservation solutions.
·        
Compute cost estimates of different conservation
practices, based on needs of land users, maintenance requirements, or life
expectancy of the scheme.
·        
Help the farmers to establish furrow irrigation.
·        
Evaluate or recommend geographic information
systems (GIS) applications to address issues such as surface water quality,
groundwater quality, ecological risk assessments, or environmental
contamination.
·        
Plan soil management or conservation practices,
such as crop rotation, reforestation, permanent vegetation, contour plowing, or
terracing, to maintain soil or conserve water.
·        
Review proposed wetland restoration assessments
or provide technical recommendations.
·        
Develop water conservation or harvest plans,
using weather information systems, irrigation information management systems,
or other sources of daily evapo-transpiration (ET) data
·        
Develop, conduct, or participate in surveys,
studies, or investigations of various land uses to inform corrective action
plans.
·        
Analyze results of investigations to determine
measures needed to maintain or restore proper soil management.
·        
Act as a link between ACF and programme
participants and the district line departments
·        
Work closely with district production officer
and the sub county community development officers
·        
Together with the PM, She/He is responsible for
internal and external reports like weekly (FSLSitrep), monthly, quarterly and
final reports with respect of the formats and deadlines with all indicators
·        
Together with the PM, ensure that reporting is
followed according to guidelines and formats
Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in
    Agriculture (soil science)/ natural resources management/environmental
    sciences.
Experience:
  • 2 years/ Solid
    previous experience in water shed management.
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:  hr.ug@acf-international.org 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.
OR
•    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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