GHC Entry Level American Jobs – Food Security Officer at Development in Gardening (DIG)

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: Development
in Gardening (DIG)
Duty Station: Jinja,
Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend
of 550 dollars per month
Eligible Citizenship:
American
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs
intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking
and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain
connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to
enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently
place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and
Zambia.
About DIG:
Development in Gardening’s
mission is to improve the nutrition and health of HIV-affected and at-risk
populations through sustainable gardening. We do this by training people in
agriculture and nutrition and providing resources to create projects that
empower communities to meet their own needs. For those individuals who are
simultaneously suffering from HIV/AIDS, poverty and, malnutrition, more than
just antiretroviral therapy (ART) is needed. Through supporting the development
of community gardens, Development in Gardening (DIG) has identified a
sustainable model to increase nutrition, food security, income, physical
health, and community capital. To read more about DIG and our work visit
www.ReapLifeDIG.org.
Job Summary: The Food
Security Officer will work with DIG’s Uganda Team to increase and measure the
impact of the programs on food security, nutritional well-being, and income
generation. The gardens and training center will be implemented in communities
affected by HIV/AIDS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work
    closely with the DIG Uganda Team and local group leaders to develop a DIG
    Agriculture Training Center Program with a demonstration site for
    organically-grown vegetables and grains
  • Work
    with the DIG Uganda Team, local site managers, and local communities to
    identify and implement successful agricultural programs focused on food
    production, income generation, and nutrition
  • Develop
    a strong training curriculum to go with DIG’s Resource Toolkit (Community
    Garden Protocol, Garden Manual, Nutrition Manual, and Pest and Disease
    Library)
  • Organize
    and facilitate training programs in organic farming and gardening methods,
    nutrition, business and marketing, and other relevant topics
  • Offer
    ongoing technical support and oversight at all demonstration sites
  • Develop
    and implement a program of monitoring and evaluation to ensure that
    project goals are being met
  • Report
    monthly on project indicators and progress
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicant should have field experience working in organic agriculture and
    community development strongly preferred
  • Possess
    a Master’s Degree in Global Health, International Development, or
    Agriculture or 2+ years of experience in the field
  • Past
    exposure and experience developing and managing public health or nutrition
    programs
  • Experience
    developing monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Past
    exposure and experience in project coordination and organization
    development
  • Familiarity
    with methods, tools and techniques of participatory planning
  • Team
    player; able to work productively with teams
  • Possess
    the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary and multicultural
    work environment
  • Flexible,
    adaptable, eager to learn and teach, tolerant of heat and uncomfortable
    physical situations, willing to physically work the land alongside
    participants, and passionate about grassroots agricultural development
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows
will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon
successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement
site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included,
including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in
Jinja.
Note: The living
stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as
determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be
placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should
express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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