Fresher Extension Worker, Agriculture–AWUDA NGO Job Opportunities – Send a Cow (SAC) UK

Organisation: Send a Cow
(SAC) UK
Duty Station: Kamuli, 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 Extension
Worker, Agriculture–AWUDA will ensure successful delivery of the project,
maintain relationships with Farmer Groups, Disability People’s Organisations
(DPOs) and liaise with Project Partners and local government Authorities
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Participate and liaise with NUWODU and its
agents (DPOs) in identifying girls and women with disabilities and prepare them
for economic strengthening activities.
·        
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 progress
and impact in the project area
·        
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.
·        
Manage projects funds requests and
accountability for the area of operation in accordance with project standards
and budgets.
·        
Timely update of shared databases
·        
Work directly with Farmer Groups so they are
fully engaged 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 Supervisor.



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
provision of extension services
·        
Hold a clean and valid riding permit and able to
ride long distances
·        
Previous experience in application of
sustainable agriculture methodologies
·        
Extensive knowledge of microfinance and/or VSLA
methodology.
·        
Previous experience of community work with
people with disabilities    
·        
Experience in community development and NGO
work.
·        
Ability to deliver training programmes
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Good report writing skills
·        
Basic Excel and database 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
·        
Have empathy with Send a Cow’s Christian
foundation and core values
·        
Keen eye for detail
·        
Good team player.
·        
High degree of flexibility
·        
Understands the importance of confidentiality     
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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