Diploma Jobs – Community Development Assistant – MENU Project – World Vision International

 

Job Title:    Community Development
Assistant – MENU Project

Organisation: World
Vision International

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager

 

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness.  Our prayer for every Heart, the will to
make it so.”

 

Job Summary:  The Community Development Assistant – MENU
Project will implement field level project activities in line with targets and
donor standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child
wellbeing. Specifically, the Marketing CDA will be responsible for marketing of
bio fortified crops among the beneficiary households with in specified
locations.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Project planning
and implementation

·       
Actively
participate in project start up workshops, annual and semi-annual planning and
review processes sharing marketing and business support progress and new plans.

·       
Facilitate
and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level
engagements.

·       
Mobilize
and register target beneficiaries, re-organize them into farmer associations to
receive various support including capacity building, and planting.

·       
Ensure
that Project marketing activities are integrated into the District development
plan

·       
Supervise
and monitor ongoing marketing activities under the MENU project

·       
Coordinate
MENU marketing activities being implemented in the various districts by
commercial farmers, partners and technical resource persons.

·       
Initiate
and participate in Resilience and Livelihood district Advocacy initiatives

·       
Liaise
with the regional Resilience and Livelihood technical officer for quality
implementation of the project.

·       
Contribute
to effective team management and supervision of farmer groups.

Capacity building
and training

·       
Conduct
farmer training in post-harvest handling and other related aspects in the value
chain for biofortified crops.

·       
Facilitate
farmer trainings through result and method demonstrations at selected community
sites

·       
Identify
and train women and youths entrepreneurs into value addition and product
development on biofortified crops

·       
Interface
and train traders in the best practices intended to increase sales including;
post-harvest management, record keeping

·       
Conduct
business to business meeting between smallholder farmers and traders

·       
Through
trainings, Create awareness and emphasize the nutritional benefits of
biofortified crops especially orange sweet potatoes and iron rich beans

·       
Provide
mentoring and coaching to commercial farmers, traders, groups to build local
capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.

·       
Conduct
periodic (quarterly and bi-annual) stakeholder reviews, sharing experiences and
learning from each other and scaling up the best practices

Partnership,
networking and advocacy

·       
Identify
local level partners including Market link farmers (MLFs), schools, traders,
transporters, processors and facilitate them in the implementation of
activities.

·       
Build
strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and
other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.

·       
Mobilize
and facilitate the engagements of marketing related stakeholders during
planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

·       
Facilitate
stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic
activities.

·       
Identify
and mentor marketing groups to upscale biofortified crops production and
aggregation.

·       
Influence
and facilitate the uptake of biofortified crops by schools, health centers,
prisons, and other institutions

·       
Mobilize
various stakeholders and engage in dialogues for improved marketing and
utilization of biofortification

·       
Organize
and execute annual events such as farmer field days, trade fairs, World Food
Day celebrations, with exhibitions.

·       
Support
local leaders, technical teams and other stakeholders to participate in
awareness campaigns including radio and other media shows, street walks etc.

·       
Act as
point of contact on crop production and marketing in the area of operation for
the project

·       
Create
and estimate demand for biofortified crop in areas of operation and beyond

·       
Identify
and present market development opportunities through networks and relationships
with other institutions and organizations and NGOs working.

·       
Work
closely with District initiatives through the District production Office on
constraints of targeted crops and opportunities for marketing biofortification

Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning

·       
Facilitate
formation and coordination of community structures including commercial farmers,
market link farmers to help in project monitoring

·       
Collect
data and conduct data analysis on the impact of farming methods among
participating farmers.

·       
Jointly
conduct planning and review, monitoring visits with sub-county stakeholders,
district commercial office, commercial farmers, for learning and awareness
raising annually

·       
Monitor
Distribution of project inputs and seed loan recovery timely from commercial
farmers

·       
Collect
relevant and accurate data monthly, quarterly for feeding into main database

·       
Support
the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.

·       
Participate
in data tools development, review and testing for accuracy and reliability

·       
Participate
in capacity building events organized by donor in fields to include Seeds
systems, Nutrition, Marketing and Product development, Advocacy as and when
called on

·       
Share
monitoring outcomes with sub-county stakeholders during periodic reflections

·       
Compile
and share quality monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports with supervisor,
supported by photos and progress stories

Innovation and
documentation

·       
Establish
community technology dissemination strategies including sweet potato vine
multiplication and conservation and multiplication of iron beans

·       
Establish
demonstration plots at sub-county, health centres, schools for comparison of
practices and learning practically

·       
Innovatively
carry out market promotion events, establish point of sales and document trends

·       
Capture
and share quarterly pictorial and or video documentaries and bulletins for
posting on WV and HarvestPlus links

·       
Stagger
production to ensure continuity and consistent supply of biofortified crops

·       
Annually
post a transformation story on biofortification working group or Community of
Practice (CoP)

·       
Contribute
ideas to articles and publications in media especially during commemoration of
key events including World Food Day, and various regional trade fairs

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the World Vision Community Development Assistant –
MENU Project job must hold a Diploma or degree in agriculture, agribusiness,
development studies or any other related field. Or experience of more than 6
years in progressive crop production and marketing

·       
Understanding
of the sweet potato and iron beans production system in Uganda

·       
Strong
interpersonal skills and ability to create linkages between smallholder farmers
and traders/ markets

·       
Strong
experience in documentation and evidence based/impact reporting

·       
Ability
to work in a team to achieve excellence in execution, committed, accountable
and passionate about the work we do.

·       
Willingness
to work and live in rural setting with lots of movements

·       
Commitment
to World Vision mission and partnership values and sensitivity to its various
expressions across cultures and denominations.

·       
Track
record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable

·       
Able to
ride a Motor Cycle with a valid rider’s permit-class A

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to submit your application and complete
Curriculum Vitae by applying online through visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 8th January 2021

 

For more of the
latest jobs, please visit 
https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

 




 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *