Field Surveyor Job Careers – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries


Job Title:        Field Surveyor

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Project Name:
National Oil Palm Project (NOPP)

Duty Station:

Reports to:
Hub Manager


About US:

The Government of
Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural
Development (IFAD) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Palm Project
(NOPP). The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal
Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with
other agencies, private sector and farmer Organisations.


Job Summary:
The Field Surveyor will survey project land to be acquired and farmer plots to
confirm the land availability for oil palm growing, undertake farm planning,
manage the Hub smallholder data base and produce survey maps for utilization at
the hub and NOPP PMU. .


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Open boundaries for the farmers’ plots/Land
  • Undertake Physical and farm planning together with the farmers, to
    ensure provision of land for oil palm, food and other farm related
  • Ensure that all farmers’ pledged land is dully surveyed and plotted
  • Develop strip maps and GIS data base for the farmers
  • Map farm and community roads in liaison with the Project Engineer
  • Undertake field data collection using Global Positioning Systems
  • Ensure that women and youth participate in the project activities in
    the hub by developing and applying suitable criteria.
  • Assist Community leaders and farmers to identify suitable land and
    plan the schedules for the recommended services.
  • Work with communities to form/strengthen farmer organisations to the
    level of registration and functioning as businesses.
  • Lead capacity building activities of farmer organisations including
    good governance, savings and credit activities, and governance and farmer
    mobilization to be members of the farmer organisations
  • Identify and liaise with NGOS under the hub to represent project
    affected people
  • Implement the grievance mechanism system put in place at community
  • Undertake household mentoring activities in the hub, with support
    from the NOPP PMU
  • Mobilize farmers to participate in community environment management
    and protection activities
  • Identify vulnerable households that may need special support and
    suggest interventions to support these households
  • Working with the agricultural extension officers, map off marginal
    areas that are not suitable for oil palm production
  • Manage the data base for the farmers in liaison with the Hub M&E
  • Participate in the mobilization and training of farmers to provide a
    smooth framework for registration.
  • Ensure farmers have legal access/rights of use or ownership for the
    land pledged for project activities
  • Generation of the Survey Reports and maps to guide smallholder
    farmer development
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Surveying, Surveying and
    Land Information Systems, Surveying and Geomatics, or related field from a
    recognised Institute
  • Post graduate training in the above field is an added advantage
  • Registration with surveyors’ registration board of Uganda is a must.
  • Certification in Geographical Information Systems.
  • Certificate in Management of Land acquisition, Resettlement and
    Rehabilitation is an added advantage.
  • Five years (5) working experience in the related field
  • Skills and experience in use of AutoCAD Land Development Software and
    ARCGIS software to do analysis and mapping.
  • Conversant with use of most surveying equipment
  • Knowledge in land use management and operating system.
  • Interpretation of Land information system
  • Good team player with high level of integrity and good interpersonal
  • Willing and able to ride a motor cycle.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of local languages spoken
    in the hub
  • Be a Ugandan citizen with a National Identification card
  • Have general knowledge of project and business management with emphasis
    on work planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Be computer literate and well versed in the use of word, excel and
  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to take initiative and work
    with minimal supervision to meet deadlines;
  • Be fluent in English – written and oral and demonstrate excellent
    report writing skills;
  • Possess advanced advocacy, communication and negotiation skills and
    ability to work as a team member;
  • Be conversant with rural development strategies and gender equity;
  • Have a working knowledge of GOU policies, operations and reforms;


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their written applications with copies of academic credentials,
testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of
three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand delivered to the Ministry
Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe. Uganda


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Deadline: Monday 12th October, 2020 by 4.00pm


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