UWESO NGO Careers – Farm Extension Officer

Organisation: UWESO
Duty Station: Wakiso, Uganda
Reports to:
Administrator MCV
About UWESO:
UWESO received a grant from the Government of Belgium
under its Belgium Survival Fund wamounting to US$ 1.45 Million, this fund was
administered through IFAD to implement the UWESO Development Project for
orphans and their families in the UWESO Core Districts of Mbarara, Masaka, Lira
Kumi and Soroti.  This project offered primary school scholarships and
vocational training for orphans and also supported income-generating activities
for orphan families and community volunteers who take care of orphans.
Job Summary: The Farm Extension Officer will support MCV make better decisions to
increase agricultural production

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Support in the Development and Preparation of
currently unused land for farming purposes
Manage the growing, harvesting and storage of food production
·        
Together with other farm employees carry out
practical activities e.g. feeding livestock and poultry, spraying fields,
spraying the animals and birds
·        
Initiate the need for the supplies for the farm
such as animal drugs, fertilizers, seeds
·        
Assist in the treatment of animal and crop
diseases.
·        
Ensure economic use of farm land
·        
Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm
buildings, machinery and equipment
·        
Maintaining and monitoring the quality of produce,
both livestock and crop
·        
Understanding the implication of weather and making
contingency plans for both the animals and crops.
·        
Keeping farm records up to date-including animal health,
yields, sales, incomes and expenditure

Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
At least a Diploma in Agriculture.
At least two years relevant experience in the same position
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Good MS office skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·        
Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of
others
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with certified copies of academic
transcripts, detailed CVs with salary history, contact addresses of 3 work
related referees to the Human Resource Officer, Uganda Women’s Effort to Save
Orphans, Plot 2 Tagore Crescent, Kamokya, P.O. Box 8419, Kampala, Uganda or
email to jobs@uweso.org
(All email applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size –
5MB)
Deadline: Friday 10th October
2014.

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