12 Oil Seeds Project Extension Worker Career Positions – Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Organisation: Send a Cow (SAC) UK
The Oil Seeds
Iganga, Uganda
Programme Manager
Send a Cow (SAC) was
founded in the UK in 1988 to help transform lives, by helping African families
and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small
businesses that last. They have provided livestock, seeds, training and ongoing
support, to help over a million lives and their families that live in abject
poverty. The Send a Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven
African countries plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is
based in the UK.
The Extension
Worker will ensure the successful delivery of the Agriculture – Oil Seeds
Project, build working relationships with Farmer Groups, Disability People’s
Organisations (DPOs) in liaison with Project Partners and District Authorities,
and provide oversight and information to enable management of budgets, plans
and donor contracts. The Agriculture Extension Worker should have a good
overview of the breadth of the Send a Cow Programme, but will have a prime
responsibility for the Sustainable Agriculture aspects of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will mobilise and train farmer
    groups in financial literacy, sustainable agriculture, credit, and other
    aspects of the project.
  • Implement programme interventions as
    determined by the Project Coordinator in line with the Project Plan, and
    monitor pr
    ogress and
    impact in the project. Compile and submit project and programme financial
    and narrative reports in a timely manner. Ensure that all stakeholders
    meet and review progress at regular intervals to ensure project and donor
    budgets, work-plans and outcomes are on target.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator as required
    to ensure the project is delivered on time and within the budget
  • Provide information as required to ensure
    effective management of donor contract against plan, budget and logfr
    ame, timely delivery of reports.
  • Manage projects funds requests and
    accountability for the area of operation in accordance with project
    standards and budgets.
  • Ensure the timely update of shared databases
  • Work directly with Farmer Groups so they are
    fully engage
    d in the
    development of plans, monitoring and reporting.
  • Regularly monitor and assess the growth of
    the groups in line with SAC group development guidelines
  • Contribute to grant proposals as required
  • Ensure good networking and collaboration
    relationships with government and other development partners in the
    project area.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a relevant Diploma or Bachelor’s level qualification   
  • Prior
    field development experience involving application of sustainable
    agriculture methodologies is desirable
  • Working
    knowledge in extension services delivery
  • Previous
    experience of monitoring and managing budgets and work plans
  • Broad
    knowledge of environmental good practice
  • Working
    knowledge of microfinance and/or VSLA methodology.
  • Previous
    experience of community work with people with disabilities    
  • Prior
    experience in NGO work is desired
  • Previous
    community development experience is an added advantage
  • Prior
    exposure and experience in research and development is also desired
  • Ability
    to encourage and enable the rural poor, working within their communities
  • Ability
    to deliver training programmes
  • High
    numerical skills
  • Good
    communication skills
  • Good
    report writing skills
  • Basic
    Excel and Database skills
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills
  • Good
    networking skills.
  • Able
    to work well with government and DPOs and other development partners          
  • Ability
    to build high quality group dynamics
  • Ability to manage conflict and deal
    positively with setbacks
  • An
    initiator and self driven
  • A
    team builder and developer
  • Keen
    eye for detail
  • Good
    team player.
  • High
    degree of flexibility
  • Understands
    the importance of confidentiality     
  • Applicants
    should also have empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian foundation and core
to Apply:
All candidates are
encouraged to submit the following documents as they apply:
the completed documents to: applications@sendacow.org
Deadline: 19th August, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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