Assistant Program Officer Jobs – Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries

Job Title:    Assistant Program Officer

Organisation: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries

Project Name: Uganda Multi-Sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project)

Duty Station:   Ministry of Local Government, Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator


About US:

The functions of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) are derived from the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, the Local Governments Act (1997) and the Public Service Reform Programme (PSRP). The role of MAAIF is to create an enabling environment in the Agricultural Sector.


About Project:

The Government of Uganda received a grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) towards implementation of the Uganda Multi-sectoral Food Security and Nutrition Programme (UMFSNP). The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to increase production and consumption of nutrient-rich foods and utilization of community-based nutrition services in smallholder households in project areas. The project will innovatively use the primary schools under the universal primary education programme as a transfer pathway for both agriculture and health based nutrition friendly technologies and services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Support the Project Coordinator to ensure compliance with the Project Implementation Manual (PIM).
  • Support the Project Coordinator to plan and execute project activities in a timely manner as planned in the PIM as well as regular Work Plans and Budgets (RWPB).
  • Work under the Project Focal Person (PFP) to implement the project Components under the Ministry of Local Government
  • Support the Project Focal Person to mobilize the Ministry of Local Government staff to implement project activities
  • Submit monthly reports of the project activities in the respective Ministries to the project coordination Unit as will be required from time to time. These reports should be approved by the Project Focal Person in that Ministry
  • Attend bi-monthly Project Coordination Unit meetings where sector activities are presented.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator to organize human, financial and material resources to achieve the project objectives.
  • Support the Project Coordinator to effectively manage, monitor and evaluate project tasks, processes, budgets for achievement of planned outputs.
  • Support the Project Coordinator to ensure good coordination with; the Ministry of Local Government, with the aim of facilitating project implementation, support supervision and evaluation missions and implementing recommendations agreed between the missions, sectors and the PCU.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator to manage the internal and external communication and knowledge sharing of project objectives, activities, outputs and impacts within the Ministry of Local Government
  • Support the Project Coordinator to prepare and submit mandatory monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual activity and financial reports.
  • Support the project Coordinator to monitor and evaluate the project and prepare monthly, quarterly and Annual Performance Reports.
  • Support the Project Focal Point to submit annual and quarterly workplans to the Project Coordination unit
  • Any other Project duties as allocated by the project focal point and the Project Coordinator from time to time


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should hold an Honours Bachelor’s University degree in one of the following fields: Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Project Management, Nutrition, Education, Health, Environmental Studies, Community Development, Commerce or related areas from a reputable university/institution. A good knowledge and understanding of the project area is an added advantage.
  • The candidate should have at least three (3) years’ experience in a related field with a reputable organization
  • Demonstrate experience in either community development and research in in this area or related field.
  • Ability to work with and coordinate the activities of a range of public and private agencies, at community, sub county and district levels
  • Ability to coordinate at multi-sectoral level, district and community level
  • Ability to competently operate various computer-based work-processing software, spreadsheets and internet
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to work independently, and produce accurate work in a timely manner
  • Keen attention to detail


How to Apply:

All candidates should send sealed expression of interest (application letters, curriculum Vitae and copies of academic documents) should be delivered by hand to the address below.


Please indicate the position being applied for on top of the envelope.


All applicants MUST register their Names and sign the registration Form as confirmation of delivery of the application.


Applications should be addressed to:


The Permanent   Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry and Fisheries

P.O. Box 102,


Telephone: 0414-320 004/323990

Fax: 0414-321 255




The Commissioner Human Resource Management,

Plot 16-18 Lugard Avenue

Entebbe, Uganda


Deadline: 21st April 2021 by 4pm


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