Samaritan’s Purse International NGO Jobs – Project Officer Agronomy




Organisation:
Samaritan’s Purse
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job ID: 1265
About Samaritan’s Purse:
Samaritan’s Purse is an International non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and
physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse
has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural
disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through
His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote
the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supervise
    and advise farmers on sustainable agronomical practices
  • Mentor
    and train direct project beneficiaries
  • Actively
    mobilise community for training sessions.
  • Conduct
    training for beneficiaries.
  • Develop
    good working relationship with churches and key project stakeholders
  • Ensure
    exemplary spiritual conduct both during activities implementation and
    while off duty in the communities with the project area.
  • Write
    and submit periodic reports to the project manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree / Diploma in Agriculture,
    extension, development studies or related fields.
  • The
    applicants should be mature, qualified and experienced national staff with
    a minimum of three years’ experience in Agriculture projects activities.
  • Possess
    practical experience in addition e.g. agronomic practices; community work,
    good report writing and communication skills.
  • Hands-on
    experience in Agronomy including kitchen Gardening.
  • Past
    experience in crop post-harvest technologies.
  • Two
    or more years’ experience in agriculture extension and training of
    farmers.
  • The
    incumbent will be responsible for implementation WRAP activities in the
    designated project areas.
  • He/She
    will support the project in providing technical advisory services to all
    the refugee farmers to enable them practice modern sustainable crop
    cultivation to enhance their food security.
  • S/he
    will support in implementing project activities in line with the approved
    work plans and also provide monitoring to assess progress against agreed
    objectives. S/he should possess a current riding license of class ‘A’ for
    motorcycles.
  • Working
    knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage.
  • S/he
    will be based in Kamwenge but should be willing to travel extensively and
    spend nights in the field.
  • All
    applicants must be strong Christians and agree with and uphold the values
    and objectives of the organization to be considered for this position.
    Hands-on experience in Agronomy including kitchen Gardening.
  • Computer
    literacy skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Able
    to ride clutch motorcycle with Valid licence
  • Knowledge
    of Runyakitara, Swahili and Rufumbira.
  • Female
    candidates are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications by clicking on this
link
.
Please upload the following in
your application; an updated CV / resume should include your contact
information and three work related references and a one page statement
describing your suitability for the role should be included.
Deadline: 23rd January 2015

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