4 Fresher Project Extension Officer Job Opportunities – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:               Project
Extension Officer (4 Job Opportunities)
Organisation:
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Humanitarian
Manager
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum,
Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Job Summary:  The Project Extension Officer will lead field
implementation of the project through planning field interventions, mobilizing
project beneficiaries to actively participate in project interventions and
delivering cost effective approaches to increasing food production for improved
household food security and income generation for better refugee and host
community livelihoods.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Routine work pattern but will work with technically demanding
    program elements.
  • Setting sound project objectives with the Humanitarian Manager.
  • Required to make sound judgements using technical knowledge, good
    understanding of the teams and cost effective use of the available
    resources
  • Problem solving related to the defined areas and mainly of technical
    nature in Food security and livelihoods. This involves decision making
    with the Humanitarian Manager.
  • Technical contribution in identifying, defining and providing
    evidence for innovative approaches and instruments for food security and
    livelihoods programming.
  • Develops a shared analysis of food security and livelihoods issues
    to inform reporting and learning.
  • Work patterns are fairly routine but at times can be relatively
    complex and may involve some pressure.
  • Supervises the lead/model farmers
  • Knowledge required includes understanding of food security and
    livelihoods issues.
  • Ensures effective planning, monitoring and implementation of food
    security and livelihoods program working with refugee and host community
    farmer groups.
  • To be the focal person for agricultural and livelihood activities in
    the assigned zone of operation;
  • Conduct capacity building for lead fanners and farmer groups in
    agronomy, postharvest handling and agri-business.
  • Facilitate participatory planning, implementation and evaluation of
    intervention with the beneficiaries;
  • Assist in making assessments livelihood options and market for
    improving agricultural production systems and non-agriculture income
    opportunities;
  • Collects market information and’ keeps beneficiaries informed;
  • Assist and advise beneficiaries actively In finding solutions to
    problems during the cropping cycle;
  • Assist in the preparation of the plan of operation and monthly work
    plans;
  • Contribute to the preparation of project progress reports and
    concepts for planned interventions;
  • Assist in the participatory impact assessment of project
    interventions through on-going monitoring and extension services;
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by the Humanitarian
    Manager.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Project
    Extension Officer career opportunity should hold a diploma (from a
    recognized institution) in Agriculture, Agribusiness, natural resource
    management, Community Development, or related field
  • One year of experience of implementing a Livelihoods program with an
    NGO or similar organization working in a refugee setting.
  • Hands-on experience of supporting farmers in agricultural production
    at field level.
  • Proven ability to analyze socio economic contexts and monitor
    changes to translate into appropriate planning, decision making and lesson
    learning
  • Deep commitment to LWRs core value and ability to model those values
    in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively within
    different value systems, diverse cultures and commitment to gender equity
    and empowerment.
  • Demonstrated experience of mainstreaming gender and protection in
    food security and livelihoods.
  • Commitment to Humanitarian Principles and action. Knowledge of the
    Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of different modes of imparting knowledge to famers in the
    community will be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of the local dialect and Kiswahili is a distinct
    advantage
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications ‘ including, MS word, MS excel,
    Power point, and outlook.
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle
  • Ability to work for long hours with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work and live in remote refugee settlements.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (One-page
motivation letter, explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position and
an updated Curriculum vitae (CV), with the names and e-mail addresses of three
professional referees and send via Email to: skyakwera@lwf.or.ug
NB: Please
do not include certificates for education, trainings, etc. Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 18th May 2018
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