4 Entry Level Field Training Officer (FTO) Job Vacancies – Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC)

Organization: Kabarole
Research and Resource Centre (KRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project
Manager
About US:
Kabarole Research
and Resource Centre (KRC) is a well-established NGO operating in the Rwenzori
Region3 of Western Uganda. It was founded in 1996 with a research mission and a
long-term commitment to understanding the measures and drivers of poverty and
its solutions. KRC with support from WFP has since 2016 been working with
refugees and host communities in Rwamwanja, Kamwenge District and Kyangwali,
Hoima District of Western Uganda to implement the Agriculture Market Support
(AMS) program with an aim of strengthening capacities of the smallholder
farmers to transform their subsistence agriculture into commercial
production.This program achieved great milestone in terms of post harvest
handling and access to microfinace.
About WFP Program:
It’s from this
background that KRC is now planning together with WFP to implement a 3 years
AMS program in Kyaka II and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements in Kyegegwa and
Kamwange District respectively. The programme aims at 1) strengthening
capacities of the smallholder farmers to transform their subsistence
agriculture into commercial production 2) increasing farmers access to
Government programmes 3) Strengthening farmers institutions in marketing and
finance access and 4) Building partnerships with Local Governments, private
sector and international agencies to improve service delivery.
Job Summary:   The Field Training Officer (FTO) will work
with the Program Manager to effectively implement the project activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop training manual on cassava, maize and beans agronomy
  • Conduct mobilization for farmers and other stakeholders to
    participate in planned project activities
  • To train farmers in agronomy, post-harvest handling, value addition
    and marketing for cassava, maize, beans and other grains including sorghum
  • To train farmers in savings and lending Associations (VSLAs)
    methodology
  • Implement climate change adaptation and mitigation interventions in
    small scale irrigation, tree planting and energy saving cook stoves
  • To establish and strengthen Rural producer Organizations
  • Support in the strengthening of Satellite Collection Points (SCPs)
    management committees
  • To mentor the Producer Rural Organizations in bulking and collective
    marketing
  • Participate in sensitization programmes including distribution of
    maize, beans and climate change related information
  • Actively participate in the periodic meetings and events by OPM and
    UNHCR and other key project stakeholders.
  • Document processes during farmer engagements and document change stories
  • Monitor the progress of interventions in maize and beans value
    chains
  • Develop weekly, monthly plans and produce activity, weekly, monthly reports
    and change stories for monthly newsletter
  • Perform any other roles as may be assigned by the immediate
    supervisor Education requirements


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a good degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness,
    Agro-ecology and other related fields in a recognized University. A master
    degree or postgraduate diploma in agriculture with bias in crop husbandry
    or agribusiness is an added advantage
  • Two to three years of practical experience in cassava, maize and
    beans agronomy, post-harvest handling, value addition and marketing
  • Experience in on-farm trainings
  • Experience working with refugees is an added advantage
  • Proven on farm demonstrative extension
  • Good report writing skills and speaking skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in
    writing
  • Ability  to speak fluently in Runyankole/Rukiga,
    Kinyabwisha and Kiswahili is a must
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and appropriate flexibility.
  • Ability to meet deadlines as per developed work plans and budget
  • Willingness to travel frequently to rural areas using a motorcycle
  • Ability to quickly learn and implement new information and value
    chain development concepts
How to Apply:
Application should
be sent to the Human Resource Manager, Kabarole Research & Resource
Center, plot 28,
Mugurusi Road, P.O Box 782, Fort-Portal and should include the following
Documentation:
  • A complete and signed application letter
  • A curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Copies of academic Transcripts
  • Names, contact numbers and addresses of three (3) professional
    references.
Email to:
humanresource@krcug.org. Applications sent through other e-mails other than the
one indicated in this job advert shall not be considered.
Deadline: 23rd July 2018
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