ZOA Fresher Vacancies – Project Officer Agriculture/Crop Husbandry

Organisation: ZOA
Reports to:  Manager Reconstruction
Duty Station: Uganda
About ZOA:
ZOA is a Dutch based
international organization which connects her Christian identity with practical
acting through the core values. These are faithfulness, human dignity,
stewardship and justice. ZOA’s mission is to assist in rebuilding the
livelihoods of communities that are affected by armed conflict or natural
disasters. Our support is based on need and opportunities for positive change
and is motivated by God’s love for all people and especially for those who
experience injustice, despair and suffering. We apply a programmatic integrated
approach combining aspects of food security, land tenure, agribusiness,
livelihood, WASH with education, child protection and youth development.
Implementation is done in close collaboration with local government,
traditional and regional leaders and local partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    Project Officer will implement all activities as described in the project
    proposal based on ZOA’s country and programme policy.
  • Actively
    participating in developing annual implementation plan and strategy for
    the project
  • Actively
    participating in developing training modules for farmer groups.
  • Ensures
    implementation and monitoring of the project in line with donor
    requirements
  • Responsible
    for establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with farmers,
    communities and local leaders to bring positive result to ZOA’s mission.
  • The
    incumbent organizes meetings with community and farmer groups to build and
    maintain relations, and ensures proper participation in project activities
  • Actively
    facilitates project management committees and beneficiaries in all stages
    of the project
  • Offers
    technical support in technical areas to develop farmer groups’
    effectiveness in dealing with private service providers according to needs
    and experience
  • Organizing
    and delivering trainings and workshops for Project committees and
    beneficiaries
  • Produces
    and sends monthly and activity reports as required by ZOA
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Project Officer Agriculture/Crop Husbandry should hold a Diploma level in
    agriculture or related field
  • At
    least two years’ experience in community mobilization and extension work
    in related job
  • Past
    exposure end experience in APFS methodology and farmer training
  • Positive
    and open personality
  • Excellent
    command of Kiswahili and English.
  • Computer
    skills and reporting skills Motorbike driving license (Must)
  • Good
    communication, writing and facilitation skills
  • Willingness
    to live and work in Amudat district Knowledge of Pokot will be an added
    advantage
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send an application letter together with curriculum vitae
(max three  pages), names and contacts of
three referees of which one could be your pastor or priest, to: hr@zoa.ug in
subject header: title of the Position you are applying for.
Deadline: 3rd January 2015.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone on Monday 5th January
2015 and invited for a test and interview to be held on Thursday 8th or Friday
9th January 2015 at ZOA Kampala Office.
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