Technical Lead Agriculture Job Vacancies – Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Organization:
Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
Duty Station:
Yumbe, Uganda
About US:
Welthungerhilfe
(WHH), founded in 1962, is today one of the biggest non-governmental aid and development
agencies in Germany. The objective of the program in Uganda is to improve
livelihoods of the most vulnerable population in rural areas through
interventions that increase their Food and Nutrition Security, improve
sustainable access to WASH services and support the employability of youth
through vocational and life skills training. We understand that livelihoods of
the rural population in Uganda have improved in a sustainable way when people
are able to meet their basic food needs, have access to clean drinking water
and safe sanitation, live in a healthy environment and take up opportunities to
earn and diversify a decent income.

In Uganda,
Welthungerhilfe currently operates in the districts of Arua, Yumbe, Moroto,
Nakapiripirit, Napak, Amudat, Fortportal, Katakwi, Amuria, Mukono, Wakiso and
country office in Kampala.
About Project:
Welthungerhilfe is
anticipating funding from BMZ to implement the project: “Cross-border
strengthening of the resilience of South Sudanese refugees and their host and
return communities in Uganda and South Sudan” in Yumbe district.
Duration: The
initial contract will be for 12 months with possibility of extension to 3 years
Vacancies in the
Project: Welthungerhilfe is looking for dynamic and team oriented staff who can
work independently and contribute to further improving the quality of the Project.
The successful candidates will be based in the Welthungerhilfe – Yumbe Project
Office in
Yumbe Town. The
positions are to be filled by September 01, 2020.
Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the Project Manager,
the Technical Lead Agriculture is responsible for the provision of technical advice
in the field of food and nutrition security activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Plan, coordinate and implement agricultural
development and nutrition activities with farmer groups
·       Train, lead and supervise the technical
extension team (Farmer Field School Facilitators)
·       Provide technical backstopping and follow up
to Farmer Field Schools groups to ensure effective implementation and adoption
of project activities and provide technical backstopping/ follow up study and
commercial plots with the FFS groups
·       Support the Project Manager in monitoring and
evaluating of project activities including the performance of the staff
·       Ensure the timely presentation of progress
reports
·       Assist the Project Manager to prepare
progress and donor reports
·       Coordinate with OPM Officials, District and
Sub County officials in program implementation and monitoring of project
activities.
·       Represent the organization in agricultural
sector meetings on Settlement and Sub County level
·       Perform other duties as assigned by the
Project Manager from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Required:
·       Minimum of bachelor’s degree in agriculture
·       Sound theoretical and practical background in
concepts related to food security and nutrition
·       Project management experience (Planning,
organizing, staffing, leading and controlling)
·       Experience of rural development project
implementation, preferably with international organizations for at least 6years
·       At least 4 years proven work experience in
Farmer Field School extension approach
·       Excellent computer skills in Word, Excel,
Power point, Access etc
·       Good command of English both oral and written
Desired:
·       Excellent interpersonal, communication and
leadership skills
·       Experience in working independently and
result oriented.
·       Valid riding licenses
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested applicants should submit via email their application letter and
detailed curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) containing contact details and
telephone numbers of 3 work related reference persons to uga.kampala.office@welthungerhilfe.de
Files should be submitted in single email with standard file types like MS
Word(.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and should not exceed 2MB.

Please indicate the
position for which you are applying for in the subject line of your E-mail.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe
is an equal opportunity employer; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Job applicant’s
privacy notice: All the information you provide during the process will only be
used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or
regulatory requirements if necessary. 
We will not share
any of the information you provide during the recruitment process with any
third parties outside of this purpose.
Deadline: 12th August
2020 at 5:00 pm
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