NADIFA NGO Jobs – Watershed Management Officer

Nakasongola District Farmers Association (NADIFA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Nakasongola District Farmers
Association (NADIFA) is a member Organization, which is a company limited by
guarantee and was established on 16/4/1998.NADIFA is now 16 years old working
with farming communities. It is also a member organization of Uganda National
Farmers Federation (UNFFE).
Job Summary: The
Watershed Management Officer will offer technical leadership, guidance and
supervision in participatory planning, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation of the watershed management project
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Train/
    build the capacity of target communities and stakeholders to plan,
    implement and monitor watershed management interventions.
  • Actively
    facilitate the formation of watershed management association
  • Conduct
    assessment of selected watersheds in collaboration with relevant resource
    persons as appropriate
  • Actively
    facilitate the development of a community-based watershed management plan
    with the participation of various local stakeholders concerned.
  • Facilitate/manage
    the process for implementation of watershed management plans by the target
    community and other concerned stakeholders
  • Facilitate
    the development of an M&E system for the community-based watershed
    management, including proper record keeping
  • Offer
    regular advice and mentoring support to communities on the appropriate
    watershed management technologies and practices
  • Compile
    and prepare periodic reports and documentation on the progress of the
    watershed management interventions based on project terms of reference
  • Work
    closely with the District Local Government Technical Officers and regular
    update them on the planning and implementation process for the watershed
  • Actively
    facilitate and lead the public consultation and stakeholder meetings
  • Coordinate,
    manage, monitor and ensure the quality and timeliness in execution
  • Establish
    and maintain effective links with all key stakeholders
  • Perform
    any other related duties as required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a University degree in agricultural/civil/water
    resources engineering or natural resources management
  • A
    minimum of two years’ experience in project management and coordination
    position , on watershed management, natural resources management, or food
    security and sustainable development
  • Good
    working knowledge on watershed management, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity
    conservation, socio economic aspects, poverty, natural resource management
    and sustainable development.
  • Experience
    working in a rural environment, demonstrated capacity to support, advise
    and guide institutional building network processes with Governments &
    relevant partners.
  • Strong
    managerial/leadership skills, interpersonal skill, commitment to team work
    and working across disciplines and stakeholders
  • Excellent
    communication, writing and presentation skills in English
  • Highly
    computer literate and experience in Microsoft excel and power point.
  • Ability
    to manage and prioritize tasks.
  • Keen
    attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess
    the ability to work under minimum supervision, must command a high level
    of respect and tact when dealing with stake holders.
  • Must
    have ability to meet deadlines, travel, knowledge about farming in
    community and fluent in the local language.
  • Innovative
    and creativity, if possible with NGO background is required and is an
    added advantage.
  • Fluency
    in Luganda or Runyakitara local language.
How to Apply: 
All qualified applicants should
send their handwritten applications, detailed CVs and copies of their academic
certificates to: District Coordinator , Nakasongola Town Council Block 115,
Plot 83, Sasira Road C/O P.O Box 1 Nakasongola District, Uganda
Deadline:  19th November, 2014
by 5:00pm.

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