International NGO Careers – Agricultural Resilience and Advocacy Specialist at GOAL

Organisation: GOAL
Uganda
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods
Technical Advisor
About GOAL: 
GOAL Uganda country project
focuses on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors: Health (including WASH and
health accountability programming); and Livelihoods. GOAL Uganda mainstreams
HIV, gender, child protection and the environment/DRR across all programming.
GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct
implementation and partnerships with local civil society-organisations, private
sector partners and District Local Government to give effect to our mission.
Job Summary: The
Agricultural Resilience and Advocacy Specialist shall effectively steer GOAL Uganda’s
Resilience and Advocacy work under the livelihoods programme in Abim and Agago
districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Leadership
    and management of GOAL Uganda’s Resilience and Advocacy work in Northern
    Uganda.
  • In
    charge of the development of a comprehensive programme implementation plan
    based on the
  • livelihood
    strategy and current DRR action plans.
  • Management
    and oversight of projects and technical assistance assignments relating to
    Agricultural Resilience and Advocacy including:
  • Design
    a targeted strategy to influence Agricultural Resilience related policies
    and practices for communities, District Local Governments and influential
    development partners as identified in the subcounty DRR action plans.
  • Provide
    inputs and support to the development of agric. resilience related
    knowledge products, publications or advocacy/influencing materials.
  • Provide
    management, Quality Assurance for key outputs, ensuring efficiency,
    timeliness and achievement of short term results and longer term
    objectives.
  • Carry
    out stakeholder analysis of all key actors relevant to agr. resilience
    work in Northern Uganda/Karamoja region, and develop a targeted strategy
    for outreach/building relations with those stakeholders.
  • Influence
    policies and practices with local communities, DLGs, influential
    institutions and development partners.
  • Develop
    and disseminate policy influencing, advocacy and knowledge products.
  • Improve
    GOAL Uganda Knowledge Management relating to DRR and developing quality
    knowledge products relating to DRR/Agr. Resilience.
  • Document
    and disseminate case studies, best practices on agricultural resilience
    activities and lessons on advocacy work.
  • Assist
    the Livelihoods Project Managers in preparation of progress reports
    (quarterly, annual, final) and respond to the queries related to project
    particularly related agricultural resilience and advocacy activities.
  • The
    ARAS is expected to be the focal person for all coordination, partnership
    and related work under Agricultural Resilience and Advocacy.
  • Work
    closely with local government officials, local NGOs and civil society
    organizations, and other notables to ensure support for and acceptance of
    GOAL Uganda’s agricultural resilience and advocacy programs.
  • Maintain
    close working relationships with humanitarian and development
    organizations, and local partners, including representing GOAL Uganda at
    local coordination meetings as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    best candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or
    related discipline.
  • Five
    or more years’ experience on Agr Resilience/ Disaster Risk Reduction/
    Disaster Risk Management
  • Work
    experience with an international development field with teams in multiple
    locations.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills.
  • Excellent
    writing, research, analytical and synthesizing skills.
  • Excellent
    report writing skills preferable with some publications experience..
NB: GOAL is an
equal opportunity employer GOAL is committed to the safety and protection of
children in our care from intentional and unintentional harm. Candidates will
therefore be expected to comply with GOAL Uganda’s child protection policy.
How to Apply: 
All interested applicants who
meet the aforementioned job requirements should send  their applications
which must include at least four reference contacts (2 professional, 2
character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous
employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL
Uganda: AdminKampala@ug.goal.ie or P.O. Box 33140 Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please
Do Not Attach Certificates in the applications.
Deadline: Monday, 18th August 2014

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