Agriworks Innovations Gender Officer– H202Go Project Jobs in Uganda

Agriworks Innovations Gender Officer– H202Go Project Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Vacancy title:
Gender Officer– H202Go Project

Type: Full Time, Industry: Agriculture , Category: Administrative & Office

Jobs at:

Agriworks Innovations Uganda Ltd.

Deadline of this Job:
19th December 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Mbale and Bulambuli , East Africa


Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Details:

Position offered by: Agriworks Innovations Uganda Ltd.

Position title: Gender Officer– H202Go Project

Place of work: Mbale and Bulambuli, Uganda with potential travel throughout East Africa

Terms of Employment: Full time, six-month contract with possible renewal if funds are available

Start Date : Jan 1, 2019

Company: Agriworks Uganda Ltd. is a small agricultural technology company operating in Uganda, providing irrigation and other technologies to smallholders.

Agriworks develops, produces, and sells an innovative product line of small scale irrigation technologies and services to commercial smallholder farmers, as well as products such as grain storage bags.

Reports to: Board of Directors
Overview and Job purpose: Agriworks is seeking a Gender Officer to run one of two premises involved in our ongoing project titled H202Go.
This project will run a pilot service that uses motorcycle riders to provide irrigation services to farmers, organized into groups for training and organizing irrigation days.

The role of this position is to increase participation of women in the project, as clients who use and benefit from the irrigation service.

This includes identifying women in project areas who would like to participate, understand their constraints to irrigating their plots, and identifying ways that women can benefit from family plots which they work on in the program..

Duties & responsibilities:

The principal duties are as follows

Operations planning

  • Work with directors and other staff to develop monthly and quarterly operations targets
  • Communicate operational targets to staff and develop weekly operations plans with staff members and other stakeholders
  • Identifying potential women participants
  • Meet women in areas with registered groups and make lists of potential participants
  • Hold initial discussions with women to get their views as to who to include and how to increase participation
  • Holding meetings with both women and men in the area to develop local strategies for women to participate in the irrigation service
  • Identify reasons for lower women’s participation in the irrigation service
  • Develop strategies with participants for how to increase women’s participation as plot managers and their benefits of engaging in family plots
  • Engage with men in the area who would be stakeholders in encouraging women’s participation
    d) Develop targets and track levels of women’s participation in each service area

  • Work with other directors to develop evaluation strategy for women’s engagement
  • Create targets for each area with registered groups for women to participate as plot managers, or beneficiaries from irrigation plots
  • Track these targets and update regularly
  • Provide support to women who participate in the irrigation service
  • Hold ongoing meetings and personal visits to women who aim to participate in the service
  • Offer additional advice and technical support related to using the irrigation service to individuals f) Support other project staff in H2Go activities
  • Support other project staff on onboarding participants, especially among women
  • Support other project staff on farmer trainings for irrigation service
  • Book-keeping, cash handling, and reporting
  • Keep paper and digital records of all field activities (attendances, field notes, etc)
  • Ensure all weekly reports and files are submitted on time
  • Ensure all finances received are deposited promptly into company account
  • Ensure all expenses are recorded daily and updated to company

    Skills and
    competencies required:

    a) Communication:

  • The successful applicant will communicate effectively both within and outside the company. This includes good judgment about when and how to communicate relevant information. The candidate will have strong skills in accurate, concise, and comprehensive communication in verbal, written, and digital formats.
  • Expertise in Business Operations: This includes knowledge of bookkeeping principles, inventory management, business documentation, and customer support.

    b) Ability to Learn Quickly:

  • There will be a number of skills which must be learned on the job. We expect the applicant to be able to focus on training and self-learning to rapidly gain expertise in various skills required to complete the roles of the position.
  • Competency with computer and smartphone applications
  • Ability to ride motorcycle with valid permit an advantage
  • Planning and management skill
  • Experience in horticulture production and training farmers

    Characteristics of Successful Applicants
    This position will be responsible for key functions of the company, and as such will be expected to embody character traits that will uphold a positive and strong organizational culture.


  • The applicant must be maintain a high level of professionalism in their time management, respect for others, maintenance of property, and work ethic. This includes discretion in personal discussion within the work environment to avoid offence towards any other person involved, whether intended or unintended.
  • Ethics: The applicant must conduct all company business according to the highest moral standard. This requires honest and comprehensive management of resources related to the company according to their intended purposes. It also includes truthful reporting of all activities and events to the directors.

    c) Motivation: The applicant must be highly motivated to achieve the objectives of the position. There may be times when the company requires effort above and beyond the scope of this job description, and we ask the applicant to be willing to engage in the position's role in a deliverable-oriented manner.
  • Open Mindedness & Diligence: The applicant must be able to consider various ideas, positions, and views on a situation to make decisions objectively and based on the best information available.
  • Creativity & Innovation: The applicant will have a strong ability to contribute to new ideas, approaches to completing the objectives and tasks associated with this position.
  • Entrepreneurship & Problem Solving: The applicant will gain satisfaction from solving problems for the company and for our customers
  • Positive Attitude and Perseverance: The applicant may face hardships in this position. We expect them to show personal resilience to overcome challenges and maintain a positive attitude at all times.

    a) Qualifications: -

  • Degree or Diploma in agriculture or business related field -2+ years field experience working to help women become more empowered in farming, especially horticulture and irrigation -2+ years experience in vegetable production or extension and / or small business administration Working conditions
  • The position will be based in a small office in Mbale, Eastern Uganda, sharing it with 1-5 other staff.
  • Local travel will be required using either a company motorcycle or public transportation.
  • Normal working hours are 9 – 5 Monday through Saturday, though special working hours will be required at various times which will be determined by the applicant or communicated in advance by the board.
  • Some travel to other countries in the East African Community may be required on a case by case basis.


  • Basic health insurance
  • Language skills Required: English Fluency Lugisu or Luganda Proficiency
  • Desired: Kiswahili Proficiency

    Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

    Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

    Job application procedure
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