Fresher NGO Jobs – Project Extension Officer at VEDCO

Organisation: VEDCO
Duty Station: Lira, Uganda
About US:
VEDCO is a national NGO founded in 1986 with a
vision to improve the quality of life of small and medium holder farmers
through sustainable agriculture. VEDCO is a community development players with
a focus on four thematic areas; Food and Nutrition Security, Agriculture Trade
and Development. Natural Resource Management, Farmer Led Advocacy and
Institutional Development. In a bid to improve farmers livelihood, VEDCO in
partnership with PLAN Uganda supported by the European Union, are due to
implement a three and a half years project on empowering the youth for
sustainable livelihoods in Northern Uganda. The project shall be implemented in
the districts of Lira and Alebtong. The overall objective of the project is to
increase access to employment for marginalized youth in Lira and Alebtong
districts through foundational, transferable, technical and vocational skills,
access to financial services, and a strong representation to and engagement
with the private sector.
Job Summary:  The VEDCO Project Extension Officer will
provide training and technical advisory services to young women and men in line
the project goal
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Mobilize, sensitize
    and train young women and men for sustainable livelihoods in line with the
    project goal.
  • Actively support
    young women and men have improved transferable skills and experiences.
  • Offer technical
    support to young women and men for increased access to financial services.
  • Support increased
    participation of young women and men in decision making forums and linkage
    with the private sector.
  • Train and provide
    technical support to farmers and youth led organizations.
  • Actively participate
    in project monitoring and evaluation activities, maintaining data base on
    project beneficiaries and other key collaborators such as businesses,
    business service providers, etc
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness or related fields from
    a reorganized institution.
  • At least two years’
    field experience in a similar position in a reputable Institution.
  • Proven ability to
    mobilize and train targeted groups for improved livelihood.
  • Proven personal
  • Good report writing
  • Ability to work in
    rural areas
  • Possession of a
    valid driving permit (Class A) is a MUST
  • Fluency in local
  • Possess excellent
    negotiation and networking skills
  • Computer literacy
    i.e. proficient in the use of Microsoft computer packages:- Word, Excel
    & Power point
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants should send their application letters, resumes, academic
testimonials and three (3) referees including their telephone contacts via E-mail
to: and
NB: Please indicate in the
subject line the position you are applying for. Applicants should indicate
their salary expectations (gross) per month in the application letters. The
successful candidate should be ready to start work immediately. Only
shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.
Deadline: 27th February 2015

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