Community Facilitator – Livestock for Livelihoods UK Aid Grant Jobs – Farm Africa

Organization: Farm
Africa
Duty Station: Moroto,
Uganda
Reports to: Livestock
Officer (Moroto)
About US:
Farm Africa is an
international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring
prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food
security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest
dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our
interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration
of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to
scale our interventions cost-effectively. Farm Africa has the ambition to be
the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource
Management and Market Engagement.
About UK Aid Project:
Farm Africa has the
ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural
Resource Management and Market Engagement. It has recently been awarded a £5m
grant for a Livestock for Livelihoods (L4L) programme operating in Uganda’s
Karamoja sub-region and Ethiopia’s South Omo zone funded by the UK government
(UK Aid). The project will be implemented across four districts of Karamoja
sub-region (Moroto, Napak, Kotido & Nakapiripirit). During this four year
programme Farm Africa will work with local civil society, SMEs, cooperatives
and farmer organisations to develop market systems that support livestock
services and enterprises for 21,000 women, contributing to women’s economic
empowerment, reduced poverty and improved nutrition of women and children. The
project will address market failures in animal health and breeding services to
improve livestock productivity, build capacity and assets of herders, establish
trade and enterprise opportunities and improve household nutrition practices
through behavioural change. It will demonstrate how nutrition interventions can
build on women’s economic empowerment to contribute to both increased income
and improved household nutrition.
Job Summary:  The Community Facilitator is responsible for
creating awareness to target communities about the project, mobilizing women
into Women Livestock groups (WLGs) to participate in the project in line with
project guidelines and supporting their development to increase the size and
productivity of their goat herds, savings and credit, land use and fodder
management and value addition in designated sub-counties of Moroto, Napak,
Nakapiripirit and Kotido districts in line with the operational plan for the
project.
The Community facilitator
will work under the direct supervision of L4L Livestock officer and with the
team from our nutrition partners, AFRII, to ensure that members of the women’s
livestock groups are actively participating in activities designed to drive
behaviour change and improve nutritional outcomes at a household level.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Community
Mobilization and Engagement
  • Work with the livestock officer and other project team members to
    develop community sensitization plan
  • Facilitate community awareness sessions with other stakeholders
  • Identify and mobilize target women into Women livestock groups to
    participate in the L4L Project
  • Generate a profile of the beneficiaries, both individual and WLGs
    profiles
  • Develop and maintain a database of all the beneficiaries within the
    area of      responsibility
Delivering
Technical Excellence
  • Provide ongoing support to women’s livestock groups – delivering
    ongoing training in areas such as leadership and group dynamics, savings
    and credit, goat rearing and land use and fodder management
  • Conduct post-training monitoring and mentorship of groups to ensure
    successful adoption
  • Provide ongoing support to a group level revolving scheme, ensuring
    relevant group level by-laws and agreements are being developed and
    adhered to
  • Promote saving culture and of good nutritional practices among the
    WLGs members
  • Identify group performance/management problems, provide necessary
    support to them and articulate challenges faced to the Livestock Officer
  • Take lead in building the capacity of farmers and farmer groups to
    effectively engage with the markets
Monitoring,
Evaluation, Learning and Reporting
  • Contribute to internal and external reporting, by regularly
    collecting and collating information from women’s livestock groups
    supported by the project using the tools provided by the project
  • Participate in weekly project planning and review meetings with the
    Livestock officer and with the rest of the team
  • Ensure that project reports are frequently compiled and submitted in
    line with Farm Africa guidelines and donor requirements
Visibility and
Communication:
Support in
collecting information and pictures for success stories, fact sheets, case
studies and lessons learnt as required
Organisation
  • Play an active role as a member of the Farm Africa Uganda team
  • Identify and advise the Livestock Officer on opportunities to grow
    and expand the country project pipeline, both in relation to the current
    project or related to new project opportunities for Farm Africa Uganda
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by project staff


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Community Facilitator –
    Livestock for Livelihoods job should possess a Diploma or equivalent in
    Agriculture, Livestock, Rural/Community Development, Pastoral Development,
    Agribusiness, Rural Livelihoods or other relevant field   
  • Knowledge and good understanding of pastoral production systems     
  • Two years of community mobilization and engagement experience within
    pastoral production systems
  • Experience of establishing or supporting the development of village
    level savings groups
  • Demonstrable Experience in facilitation of Adult Learners         
  • Experience of working in Karamoja
  • Experience of establishing or supporting the development of village
    level savings groups
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and
    communities based on trust and collaboration 
  • Ability to communicate and share knowledge with a broad range of
    stakeholders with differing backgrounds and abilities.   
  • Energetic and assertive with a positive mindset   
  • Good community mobilizer with strong organizational skills       
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and
    communities based on trust and collaboration 
  • Ability to communicate and share knowledge with a broad range of stakeholders
    with differing backgrounds and abilities.   
Desired        
  • Field level experience in community mobilization to participate in
    project activities, sensitization, designing and conducting trainings and
    promoting behaviour change for pastoralist communities
  • Experience of designing and conducting trainings using
    gender-sensitive techniques and methodologies
  • Experience promoting culture of savings among pastoralists
  • Experience promoting culture of savings among pastoralists
  • Field level experience in community mobilization to participate in
    project activities, sensitization, designing and conducting trainings and
    promoting behaviour change for pastoralist communities
  • Problem identification, analysis and solving of complex issues
How to Apply:
Please submit your
CV, salary history and supporting statement to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org
NB:
Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references
with your application. Shortlisted candidates ONLY will be required to provide
these documents during the interview process. 
Interviews are expected to take place w/c Monday 25th March 2019 at Farm
Africa’s office in Moroto. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:  15th March 2019
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