16 Fresher Diploma Jobs – Community Facilitators – International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

 

Job Title:    Community Facilitator (16
Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organization: International Institute of Rural
Reconstruction (IIRR)

Duty Station: Uganda

 

About US:

The International
Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) Uganda is part of an International
Development, training, and research institution that was established back in
1960 empowering rural communities and organizations to end extreme poverty and
hunger.

 

About the Project:

IIRR is implementing
a project on Integrated Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Land
Management practices using Agro-Pastoral Field School and watershed management
approaches in Karamoja between September 2020-February 2022. The project aims
to increase production through climate-resilient production techniques, and
also support efforts to diversify production to increase income and reduce
vulnerability to food insecurity. A strong emphasis is on rehabilitating degraded
ecosystems and ecosystem services through the restoration of degraded
landscapes, agro-forestry, Climate Smart Agricultural practices, natural
regeneration, and sound pasture management. The project puts target specific
activities towards women and youth, who are among the most vulnerable, to
ensure equality of participation and remove underlying vulnerabilities in
Karamoja

 

Job Summary:  The Community Facilitators will implement project activities and provide
technical support to Agro-pastoral Farmer Groups, provide leadership to the
communities during implementation, align with IIRR program quality principles
and standards, donor guidelines, and IIRR’s best practices to advance the
delivery of high-quality programming to the rural community. Your knowledge and
support will contribute to the effective, adaptive, and innovative
implementation of the INRM/SLM project.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Mobilize
Agro-pastoral Farmer Field Groups

·       
Support
formation of Watershed User Associations/Restoration Groups

·       
Support
group strengthening for improved Agricultural production, Integrated Natural
Resources Management, and restoration of degraded watershed areas

·       
Mobilize
Farmers and Agro-pastoral Groups to restore degraded landscapes, farmlands, and
forests using appropriate measures

·       
Train
Farmer Groups in Agro-Pastoral Farmer Field School and Integrated Watershed
Management Curriculum

·       
Collect
weekly timely data and reports on Agro-Farmer Learning and efforts on
Restoration

·       
Promote
community-Based Restoration Approaches

·       
Conduct
training and capacity building for APFS groups and networks

·       
Identify
the watershed issues for developing measures

·       
Conduct
sensitization and awareness meeting in the community about the project

·       
Prepare
weekly and monthly plans and budgets

·       
Submit
weekly and timely reports as required from time to time by Project Officer

·       
Support
the organization efforts in resource mobilization and any other assignments

·       
Represent
IIRR in forums, workshops, meeting, and other related assignments

·       
Document
lessons learned, good practices, and success stories

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma Social Sciences, Environment, Agriculture,
Development Studies or a related field

·       
At least
two years of relevant work experience

·       
Familiar
with the local environment and able to express him/herself very well

·       
Proficient
in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and good report writing skills

·       
Understand,
respect, and practice the set of organization’s shared vision, mission, and values,
including mutual respect, equity, and justice; honesty, and transparency.

·       
Ability
to communicate clearly and demonstration of good interpersonal skills with
strong training skills, meeting & facilitation; coaching skills are
essential for capacity building of project staff and beneficiaries

·       
High-level
integrity and initiative-taking and positive attitude towards learning and
sharing.

·       
Good
computer knowledge in the area of MS word, MS Excel, Powerpoint & e-mail.

·       
Working
knowledge of budget management

·       
Valid
riding license and with the ability to ride a motorcycle

·       
Ability
to establish strong relationships with the local leaders, community, and
government representatives will be vital.

·       
Strong
analytical skills with focus on detail

·       
Ability
to work effectively under stressful conditions

·       
Presentation,
facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills

·       
Proactive,
resourceful and results-oriented

·       
Required/Desired
language:
Proficiency in spoken
and written English is essential. Ability to speak the local language is an
added advantage

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply for this job by sending an email with an application letter
and CV to uganda@iirr.org

 

IIRR is an equal
opportunity employer. We will respond to short-listed candidates only. All
applications should be sent electronically.

 

Deadline: 10th November 2020

 

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