Several Extension Worker Job Placements – Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)

Organisation: Trust for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
About US:
Trust
for Africa’s Orphans Uganda (TAOU) is a local NGO  whose mission is to improve the livelihoods of
the most vulnerable members of the community through agricultural
transformation, learning to improve and expand their focus towards skilled,
transparent and business-minded members of the community in northern Uganda. It
achieves this through; sustainable farming practices, Livestock farming, Environmental
protection and conservation practices, Support provision of education and
skills, Support provision of health and sanitation services to the target
communities, Land rights awareness, Implementation of enterprise development
and income generation activities; and advocacy for promotion child/widows
protection policies among others.
About Project:
TAOU
is undertaking a project named Agri-Enterprise in Sunflower, Soya bean, Simsim
and Sorghum for small scale farmers to be implemented over three years with
relevant district structures in Pader district commencing on 1st April 2016.
This district face the challenges from climate change induced prolonged
droughts and food insecurity as well as refugee influx as a result of conflict
in the neighbouring state of South Sudan.
Job Summary: The Extension Workers will facilitate in areas of
integrated livelihood such as crop science agronomy, sustainable land use
management and rural development as well as natural resources management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The jobholders will mobilize and facilitate
    the process of group formation for the farmers
  • Work closely with other staff in collection
    and verification of baseline data
  • In charge of the identification and
    registration of beneficiaries, organisation of the training clusters,
    commencement of training in Sustainable Agriculture, provision of crop
    inputs, planting and nurturing of the crops, ensure correct harvest and
    short term storage of crop products and bulking them in the Coop store
  • Carry out training and demonstration for
    profitable and strategic enterprises using a participatory approach (hands
    on) to instill better farming skills and knowledge to the beneficiaries
    and their neighbours.
  • Offer support in the development of the
    capacity of the farmers in the area of agriculture through identification
    of gaps and identifying possible capacity building needs
  • Guide farmers on best crop husbandry
    practices, diagnosis and control (where applicable) of notifiable crop
    pests and diseases and post-harvest handling
  • Work closely with the Project Manager to draw
    project work plans and budget, and reporting.
  • Provide extension services to the
    beneficiaries in farming methods of selected crops and quality standards
    set by the suppliers of inputs and companies that demand the products
  • Work in liaison with the Project Manager and
    the Cooperative Officers to mobilize and register the farmers into
    cooperatives and link them to crop buyers
  • Mentor and train farmers in group dynamics
    and crop development
  • Organize exchange visits between groups to
    enable them to learn from each other
  • Carry out regular on farm support visit to
    the project farmers to assess performance and support them to set up and
    maintain model sustainable farms.
  • Work closely with the advisory committee
    members and other local community leaders, monitor the progress and impact
    of the project activities on the community against specified goals and
    objectives
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned
    to you by your supervisor that promotes the aims and objectives of the
    organisation.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    in Agriculture or Environmental Sciences relevant discipline. Possession
    of a Post Graduate Diploma in the related field will be an added
    advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience and
    demonstrable skills in designing and implementing climate interventions
  • Fluent in Luo or Acholi
How to Apply: 
All
candidates should send their application letters with detailed CVs, photocopies
of testimonials, three professional references including their telephone
contacts via post, email or hand deliver to the address below:
The
Board Secretary,
TAOU
Board of Directors,
Plot
No. 152, Mutesa 11 Road, Ntinda Nakawa
P.O.
Box, 4523, Kampala, Uganda.
Email: info@taouganda.org
Deadline: 18th March 2016 by 5:00 PM

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