International Non-profit Careers – FSL Assistant Program Manager / Agroforestry Officer at Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Organisation: Action
Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Action
Against Hunger (ACF) is an international, non-governmental, non-religious
organization that was created in Paris in 1979 with headquarters in France
(Paris), the USA (New York), the UK (London), Spain (Madrid) and Canada
(Toronto). For over thirty years, it has been implementing Food Security and
Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programs in Lira, Apac,
Oyam, Otuke, Gulu, Napak, Kaabong and Moroto Districts.
Job
Summary:
 The FSL Assistant Program
Manager/Agroforestry officer (APM-AO) will 
provide technical support for FSL activities such as agricultural
production, forestry, water harvesting, environmental protection and
post-harvest handling, through interventions such as food for work and cash for
work in Kaabong District of Karamoja, northeast Uganda. The incumbent will
assist in assuring objectives of the program are systematically achieved
according the donor frameworks/proposals & protocols. He / she will work
closely with the Program Manager (PM) so as to participate in collaborations
with partners including WFP, LNGOs, INGOs, CBOs, District Local Government and
the Sub county local governments. He/she will directly report to the FSL
Program Manager (PM).
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Support the FSL PM in the day to day follow up of
programs in Kaabong. He/she shall be in charge of FSL field operations
·        
Assist the FSL PM in training of ACF FSL staff as
need may arise.
·        
Mentor and supervise the work of the ACF staffs (supervisors
and community facilitators) in Kaabong District.
·        
With direction of the FSL PM, manage the quality
of FSL and resilience related programming
·        
Actively participate in generation of technical
reports and briefs at weekly (FSL Sitreps), monthly, quarterly basis for both
internal and external consumption. He/she shall also participate in making
final project reports. He/she shall do all the reporting on all relevant
indicators in a timely manner with respect to deadlines with specific adherence
to approved reporting formats and guidelines.
·        
Support the FSL PM in making procurement requests,
budgets, cash forecasts, including proper accountability and efficient
management of FSL stocks/stores.
·        
In the absence of PM, ensure the overall programme
management of activities in Kaabong.
·        
Carry out performance appraisal of FSL staffs
under his/her supervision.
·        
Communicate regularly with the FSL staffs for
follow up, trouble shooting and technical issues.
·        
Strengthen the links and coordination between the
departments and authorities
·        
Support the PM in any needs identified in external
representation with partners, donors or authorities.
·        
Work in liaison with the program team and District
Production and District Natural Resources departments to share experiences related
to tree/ crop species selection, multiplication, planting, managing and
utilization;
·        
Actively support and involve in the development of
staff & beneficiary training manuals & materials
·        
Steer the implementation and evaluation of the
crop production & Agro-forestry related activities in selected communities.
·        
Organize and facilitate seminars and workshops on
issues related to staple crop production, vegetable production, fruit
production, Apiculture, live fences, tree nursery management, Post Harvest Handling,
Agroforestry, soil fertility maintenance, Drip irrigation, produce marketing
and value addition.
·        
Facilitate and organize field days and educational
programmes related to Agronomy, agroforestry and soil fertility maintenance
practices in relation to Soil and Water conservation.
·        
Document best practices and success stories on
crop production & Agro forestry and protection in the region
·        
Assist and facilitate mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS,
gender, nutrition, DRR/resilience, climate change adaptation and mitigation
measures in all activity implementation;
·        
Quickly respond to complaints and questions on
crop production, post harvest handling, tree management and agro forestry
systems.
·        
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the FSL
PM.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The incumbent should preferably hold a degree in
Agriculture, forestry or related field with at least three years relevant
experience; OR A diploma in agriculture coupled with valuable experience of at
least five years in similar work in a reputable INGO
·        
Possession of a valid riding permit is a MUST.
·        
Past experience in implementation large scale
projects under food for work and/or cash for work;
·        
Prior experience in developing training materials
and facilitating workshops;
·        
Past exposure and experience with participatory
fieldwork methodologies, and monitoring and reporting;
·        
Team management skills and analytical capacity;
·        
Excellent knowledge of local area (agricultural
practices, seasons, seed varieties, cultural habits, geographic area of
assignment – including road and village locations).
·        
Fluent written and spoken English. Knowledge of
Ngakarimojong is an asset;
·        
Excellent computer skills (MS Office and
spreadsheets, analytical software) are a MUST.
·        
Demonstrable natural love for Agricultural related
field work.
·        
Past experience with ACF is an added advantage
How
to Apply: 
All
candidates are encouraged to send their email applications (Cover Letters and
CV Only) to: fsl-mo.ug@acf-international.org mentioning FSL APM-AO – Kaabong in
the subject. The email should not be larger than 2 MB – any larger email will
not be considered. The complete applications should include a cover letter, CV
with at least three referees, copies of academic certificates and a daytime
telephone contract. You may also deliver your hard copy application to the Base
Administrator, ACF Kaabong Office, or to Base Administrators in ACF bases in
Uganda – Gulu, Lira, and Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline:
Monday, 15th June, 2015 by 5:00pm

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