2 Entry Level Community Development Assistant Agriculture Job Placements – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision International 
Reports to: Project
Manager
Duty Station: Lira and Gulu,
Uganda
About US:
World Vision International is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to
overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in
Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not
employ people whose background is not suitable for working with children. All
employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Community
Development Assistant Agriculture will support the Project Manager in
implementing and tracking timely deliverable of project and administrative
plans.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Mobilization
and capacity building of beneficiaries:
Identify together with the
community, potential beneficiaries for support and implement project activities
in the area of assignment.
Mobilization,
Sensitization, and registration of beneficiaries
·        
Facilitate formation and reorganization of farmer
groups
·        
Enhance capacities of beneficiaries in agronomy,
nutrition, marketing and value addition
Monitoring
and supporting project beneficiaries
·        
Maintain constant and consistent contact with the
beneficiaries/farmer groups to ensure focus and progression in what they are
doing.
·        
In charge of monitoring and reporting on
Distribution of project inputs and seeds
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Prepare and submit activity implementation schedules
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Monitor and report on planting and utilization of
supplied inputs and tools
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Follow up and regularly report on marketing
activities in the area
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Document and share impact/change stories on
communities within operation area
·        
Planning and management of schedules and
implementation of actions
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Carry out farmer training with other stakeholders
according to plan
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Keenly track planting of orange sweet potatoes &
High Iron Beans and make comparisons
·        
Organize Child Nutrition and cooking demonstrations
as well as farmer field days
·        
Organize and facilitate community drama shows
creating awareness on nutritional benefits of bio-fortified crops
Networking
with the local leaders and other organizations:
·        
Map out and work with other partners in the
community and the sub-county
·        
Organize and participate in Sub-County planning and
review meetings
·        
Establish and maintain contact with institutions in
promoting agriculture, nutrition and health in the sub-county of assignment.
·        
Work through and with Farmer Field Schools and other
farmer associations for the benefit of the target farmer groups
Documentation:
·        
Collect and document relevant data on project
implementation, summarize into reports
·        
Compile and send to the supervisor activity reports
on schedule with progress stories
·        
Regularly share speaking photos for inclusion in
reports, publications etc
Advocacy
and Innovation:
·        
Work in liaison with schools and health centres in
scaling up biofortified crops
·        
Organize and facilitate farmer contests to increase
planting material and knowledge
·        
Innovatively increase payback of planting material
among beneficiaries
·        
The incumbent will strengthen commercial production
of Orange sweet potatoes and high iron beans
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Degree/diploma
in agriculture disciplines: Rural Development, Agri-business, Nutrition or its
equivalent
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At least two years’ experience in agriculture,
agriculture extension, or agricultural related livelihoods.
·        
Previous experience with implementing agriculture or
livelihood projects among communities recovering from war is an added
advantage.
·        
Previous experience of community mobilization and
facilitation in adult learning.
·        
Excellent track record of data collection, entry and
analysis.
·        
Relevant teamwork experience
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Good communication skill s
·        
Ability to work sensitively and relate with people
from a variety of social backgrounds.
·        
Commitment to implementing WV’s vision and mission
at all levels and in all aspects of the project.
·        
Excellent track record of demonstrating high
integrity, reliability and dependability
·        
Computer literate
·        
Good writing and reporting skills
·        
Ability to communicate in English and fluency in Luo
as a local language
·        
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
·        
Willingness to reside within the sub-county of
assignment.
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 16th November, 2015

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