Entry Level Agricultural Extension Worker NGO Jobs – Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Job Title:        Agricultural Extension Worker
Organisation: Send a Cow
(SAC) UK
Duty Station: Amuru, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The
Agricultural Extension Worker will manage the use and capacity building of the
beneficiaries in sustainable organic agricultural practices and establish and
maintain relationships with Farmer Groups, liaise with Project Partners and
District Authorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Formulate detailed work plans to implement
activities which address identified sustainable agriculture development needs
of project participants, families and communities
·        
Coordinate and participate in implementing
follow- up, training and retraining plans for staff/partners and the selected
farmer groups or associations and advise on any other emerging development
needs
·        
Reporting on follow up, trainings, support
provided to groups, monitoring and evaluation activities, farm productivity,
sustainable organic agriculture.
·        
Documentation of success stories and case studies
·        
Ensure farmers are followed up regularly and
re-training programs in sustainable agriculture are implemented.
·        
Coordinate Peer Farmer Development individually
and as a Group.
·        
Take part in streamlining gender equity in
groups and individual families
·        
Training families in good farm management
practices.
·        
Collecting data for continuous updates of SACU
program data bases including web based systems.
·        
Actively contribute to grant proposal
development as required
·        
Ensure good networking and collaboration
relationships with government and other development partners in the project
area



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma
or Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field
·        
At least two to three years’ experience in providing
extension services
·        
Must have a valid riding permit      
·        
Previous experience in implementation of
interventions involving application of sustainable agriculture methodologies
·        
Knowledge VSLA methodologies    
·        
Experience in community development and NGO work.
·        
Ability to deliver training programmes
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Ability to ride a motorbike for long distances
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Good report writing skills
·        
Good networking skills.
·        
Able to work well with government and other
development partners    
·        
Ability to build high quality group dynamics
·        
Ability to manage conflict and deal positively
with setbacks
·        
Have empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian
foundation and core values
·        
An initiator and self -driven
·        
Good team player.
·        
High degree of flexibility
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their completed application forms, download here, with copies of your
academic documents to applications@sendacow.org indicating the job applied for
as the subject.
Deadline: 24th
November 2017 by 5:00 PM
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