Entry Level Field Assistant – DINU US NGO Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Job Title:
              Field Assistant – DINU
Organization:  Catholic
Relief Services
Duty Station:   Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to:   
Head of Programs
About US:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the
commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and
vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and
operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths
and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those
in need.
About DINU Project:
The Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) Uganda, in partnership with CARE are implementing the Inclusive Market-based
Development for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Uganda Project. The goal of
this 36 months programme is designed to increase food security, improve
maternal and child nutrition and enhance household income in the Karamoja
Sub-region, and Katakwi District. The Specific Objective of the DINU programme
is to increase food security, improve maternal and child nutrition and enhance
household incomes through support to diversified food production and commercial
agriculture and through improved household resilience (notably to climate
change) and women empowerment. The target population is expected to receive
support to engage in diversified agricultural production and establish linkages
to commercial input and output markets and financial services to engage in
commercial agriculture allowing for improved food security and improvement of
nutrition specifically amongst children, women and adolescents. The project
will also include specific and nutrition sensitive interventions and support
Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and family planning (FP) with a
strong focus on gender equality and empowerment of women and youth.
Job Summary: The
Field Assistant (Supervisors) will assist project implementation by working
directly with local partners and community members, coordinating various
project activities and events in support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
work, to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your service and community relation
skills ensure that the local partners and communities feed into and benefit
from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously
works towards improving its impact.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
You will
lead the mobilization and training of community-based participants in the
sector assigned and report through the project cycle – start-up, implementation
and close-out – in line with CRS program quality principles and standards,
donor requirements, and good practices.
·       
Effectively
engage and build capacity of the community leads in each sector to support
quality project implementation.
·       
Recruit
and supervise community volunteers (SILC and Agriculture agents, Community
Animal Health workers, PSPs; VHT members, MCGs, Lead Mothers, and facilitate
establishment of SILC groups, farmers and PSPs) across the project areas and
keenly monitor progress and provide ongoing support through regular field
visits.
·       
Participate
in the project monitoring, learning and evaluation activities following MEAL
guidelines
·       
Share
information about climate changes and landscape management practices to enable
the program to adapt during implementation.
·       
Compile
data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute
to the preparation of reports.
·       
Coordinate
communication and facilitate information sharing among the partners and
beneficiaries at the community level to assist in strengthening the community
interest, involvement and support networks.
·       
Liaise
with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full
involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local
government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of
project activities.
·       
Complete
project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying
information for case studies and reports on promising practices.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Field Assistant – DINU job
must hold a Diploma in the field of Agriculture livelihoods or Nutrition.
Degree in Agriculture or Nutrition related field would be an advantage.
·       
At least
two to three years of work experience in project management, ideally in the
field of Agriculture and value chain and for an NGO.
·       
Ability
to communicate to communities and local leaders
·       
Experience
in writing basic reports.
·       
Strong
written and verbal communication/Written skills in English
·       
Strong
written and spoken communication skills Karamojong.
·       
Observation,
active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
·       
Good
interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse
groups
·       
Proactive,
results-oriented and service-oriented
Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and
principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her
responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
·       
Serves
with Integrity
·       
Models
Stewardship
·       
Cultivates
Constructive Relationships
·       
Promotes
Learning
How to Apply:
All candidates
should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files
and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the
subject
line of the email,
copy and paste – FIELDASSISTANT. All applications that do not contain this
exact subject line will be rejected and not read.
Deadline: 10th April 2020
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