Capacity Development Officer NGO Job Opportunities – VSF Germany

Organization:  VSF Germany
Project: BMZ
Funded BUILD Uganda Project
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project
Technical Manager
About US:
VSF Germany is an International Non-Governmental
Organization, providing humanitarian assistance and development aid to
agro-pastoral and pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock
is of importance. In the Horn of Africa region, VSF Germany has been
implementing programmes in South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia
since 1998. Effective from January 2019, VSF Germany has expanded its programme
scope to Uganda. VSF Germany programmes focus on Food Security and Livelihoods,
Nutrition, Natural Resources Management, Peace-building, Water and Sanitation,
Protection and Response to Disasters and Emergencies. Each country program is
managed through the country offices and country teams. Country programmes are
coordinated and facilitated from the Regional Office Nairobi (RON). The
organization is a registered charity in Germany with its headquarters in
Job Summary:  The Capacity Development Officer reports to
and works under the technical, functional and administrative supervision of the
Project Technical Manager, and in collaboration with BUILD Uganda Program
Coordinator and ILRI Component Leads, and all other project partners and
student fellows across PPR and RVF, AMR and VPH components of the project. S/he
also liaises with the designated component Focal Points of the Ugandan Ministry
of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF), including the national
district veterinary services authorities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Assist in the planning and implementation of
capacity needs assessment activities.
Contribute to development of training materials,
extension communication materials and content creation for digital agricultural
Contribute to the design, delivery and
documentation of different training programs, meetings or workshops.
Develop training materials and tools based on
the guidance provided by his/her supervisor.
Plan and facilitate specific capacity
development training activities, including budget estimates
Provide support to prepare meeting reports or
other relevant documents.
Develop and maintain electronic record keeping
and database of capacity development outputs
Contribute to development of blog stories, case
studies or briefs showcasing impact of capacity development activities
Maintain liaison and communication with
different stakeholders for successful implementation and follow-up of capacity
development plans and activities.
Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best
practices from within and outside project
Actively works towards continuing personal
learning and development in one or more practice areas and acts on learning
plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Prepares materials (abstracts, posters, fliers,
short articles, power point presentations etc) for use in seminars, workshops,
conferences to disseminate project outputs
Contribute to the development of bi-annual
project reports and any other ad hoc reports as assigned
Perform any relevant tasks relevant to the skill
sets and the achievement of project goals as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
relevant field with at least 7 years of field practice and experience. MSc degree
in Extension, Rural Development, Education or related fields is preferred.
Experience in adult education will be an added
Team player, self-motivated, ability to work
with little supervision
Ability to prioritize, problem-solve and meet
agreed deadlines
Understanding of capacity development and
adult-learning principles
Experience in mobile learning and creation of
online learning and sharing platforms.
Ability to multi task under tight deadlines
Ability to think quickly and improvise when necessary
Creative self-starter with an ability to work
independently and as an integral part of a team to deliver results
Focuses on results for the client and responds
positively to feedback
Results Focused
Effective Communication and focus in building
Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Creativity and self-driven passion for the job
Practical hands on work experience and knowledge
of the target districts and regions.
Ability to write briefs and concise reports
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight
Familiarity with Uganda national livestock
sector policies and strategies.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications with the subject line “Capacity Development Officer” to the
e-mail address: and copied to The
application documents should include the following, all in one document:**
Cover letter for application (max 1 page)
Updated CV of not more than 3 pages and with at
least 3 professional referees.
Do not submit copies of transcripts, academic degrees, or
recommendation letter at this stage as you will provide them up on request
NB: Canvassing for the position through unfair means shall
lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 28th
February 2020
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