3 Assistant Program Officer Employment Opportunities – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Organisation: Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)
Project Name: Uganda
Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Programme (UMFSNP)
Funding Source: Global
Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)
Duty Station: Kampala and
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Ministry Project
Focal Points
About Us:
The Government of Uganda received a grant from the Global Agriculture
and Food Security Program (GAFSP) towards implementation of the Uganda
Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Programme (UMFSNP). The Project
Development Objective (PDO) is to increase production and consumption of
nutrient-rich foods and utilization (ff community-based nutrition services in
smallholder households in project areas. The project will innovatively use the
primary schools under the universal primary education programme as a transfer
pathway for both agriculture and health based nutrition friendly technologies
and services. The project will be implemented by Ministry of Agriculture,
Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of
Education and Sports (MOES) and 15 receptive District Local Government (DLGs),
in a phased approach.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Program Officer will support the Project Focal Point Officers in the Ministries
of; Health, Education and Sports and Agriculture to meet project implementation
targets on time.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will work closely with the
    respective line Ministry departments to ensure consistency of project
    activities with project planning and reporting instruments.
  • In charge of the preparation of annual and
    quarterly work plans and reports
  • Recording minutes of meetings
  • Organizing for meetings with stakeholders
  • Following up key action points
  • Responsible for mobilizing stakeholders to
    participate in project meetings, field activities, monitoring and
    reporting.
  • Preparing regular activity Reports,
  • Maintaining project data and equipment
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    Project Focal Point
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate must hold an Honour’s
    degree in one of the following: Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and
    Technology, Project Management, Nutrition, Education, Health,
    Environmental Studies, Community Development or related areas from a
    reputable university/institution.
  • Additional training in agriculture or
    projecf management is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience
    with Government, Development Partners and other stakeholders in developing
    and implementing programs and projects.
  • Prior experience in community Development
    and budgeting cycles of Government.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send sealed application letters,
curriculum Vitae and copies of academic documents either by hand or email
addressed to;
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries,
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe-UGANDA
Email to:
ps@agriculture.go.ug
Attn:
The Head Procurement and Disposal unit Procurement and Disposal Unit
Office,
Plot 16-18 Lugard Avenue
NB:
  • Please indicate the position being applied
    for and preferred district Local Government on top of the envelope. (Check
    top of advert for districts)
  • All applicants MUST register their Names
    and sign the registration Form as confirmation of delivery of the
    application.
Deadline: Monday, 10th October,
2016 by 4pm.
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