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4 Fresher Field Officer Job Vacancies – USAID’s Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)

Job Title:   
Field Officer (4 Job Opportunities) 

Organization: USAID’s
Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Program
Coordinator DDS-NK

 

About US:

USAID’s Integrated
Community Agriculture and Nutrition Activity (ICAN) is USAID/Uganda’s flagship
resilience project, awarded in July 2018. The Activity goal is to enhance the
resilience of vulnerable households in the eight districts of Kanungu, Kisoro,
Rukungiri (Kigezi sub-region); Gulu, Lamwo, Nwoya (Acholi sub-region); Kaabong
and Kotido (Karamoja sub-region). ICAN Activity is majorly aimed at
strengthening community resilience in the event of shock and stress with four
core purpose areas: Increasing the resilience of Vulnerable households in 8
districts increasing economic and diversified livelihood activities; improving
food and nutrition security; enhancing inclusive and effective governance
processes; Gender and social inclusion being a cross-cutting component.

 

Job Summary: The
Field Officer will support the day to today implementation of USAID ICAN
activities in the districts of Kotido or Kaabong. The role shall involve,
planning, implementation and reporting on progress to the program coordination
consultant. The successful candidate shall work with community-based structures
such as Village Health Teams, Business Service Providers, Elder’s councils,
Governance Champions and also provide oversight to other local civil social
organizations engaged by USAID ICAN. Specifically, it shall include the
following;

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Prepare
and submit timely plans for district of jurisdiction to the Program
Coordinator.

·       
Provide
technical backstopping to community-based resource person engaged by ICAN in
implementation of activities. The community resource persons shall include;
VHTs, BSPs, governance champions and ere leaders.

·       
In
consultation with the Regional Team Lead and respective thematic area technical
leads, monitor the day to day implementation of work done by private partners
and other CSOs engaged by ICAN.

·       
Identify
technologies, practices, tools, equipment, and partners that have the greatest
potential to improve the resilience capacities of the target households and
communities.

·       
Facilitate
participatory disaster risk mapping; training of stakeholders on resilience;
development of community resilience plans; monitoring of the implementation of
resilience plans and Early Warning Systems strengthening of ICAN beneficiaries.

·       
In
consultation with the M&E Coordinator, ensure timely submission of all
required data.

·       
Ensure
that BSPs, VHTs and Governance Champions understand and implement the ICAN
activities as per approved approaches. The Field Officers shall provide regular
updates on the functionality and effectiveness of this community resource
persons on their day today implementation of activities.

·       
Organize
review meetings with community resource persons under area of jurisdiction to
inform implementation progress, share lessons learnt and updates from
management.

·       
Provide
accurate, effective and timely reports that closely track implementation of
approved work plans.

·       
Represent
USAID ICAN in the relevant sub county meetings e.g. budget conferences and sub
county disaster Management meetings.

·       
Directly
supervise and provide leadership to trainings of community groups at sub county
level to ensure effective use of resources and successful targeting of services
to the beneficiary farmers.

·       
Perform
any other duties as assigned as assigned by the Program Coordinator.

 

Key Deliverables

·       
Monthly
and Quarterly reports

·       
Weekly
briefs to line manager

·       
Weekly
schedule of activities

·       
Meeting
minutes and briefs

·       
Monthly
M&E data files

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for this vacancy should hold a relevant diploma or degree in
areas to include; agriculture, business administration social work, nutrition,
good governance, community psychology etc. In addition, Diploma holders should
have Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community level development
interventions while degree holders should have minimum of 1 years’ experience.
Preference shall be those experience in the areas of food security, nutrition,
good governance, market development and livelihoods in Karamoja region

·       
Good
leadership skills with ability to take personal initiatives to achieve results
with minimal supervision. Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages
(Excel, Word, and Power Point), Web Conferencing applications and information
management systems.

·       
Strong
relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively in an
environment of cultural diversities.

·       
Strong
written and verbal communication skill

·       
Possession
of a valid riding permit is a must.

·       
Practical
ability to ride a motorcycle is A must.

·       
Ability
to communicate in the Ngakarimojong is a must

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should submit an updated CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability
for the role, Academic documents and recommendation letter from your pastor,
priest or religious leader. Please email your applications to
diocesan.developmentservicesnk@gmail.com with a reference “ICAN –Karamoja /Indicate
position applied for”

 

Or Submit hand
delivered applications to:

 

The Executive
Director,

Diocesan Development
Services – North Karamoja,

P.O. Box 26, Kotido.
Uganda

 

Deadline: 14th August 2020

 

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