Catholic Relief Services Volunteer field agents Jobs in Uganda

Catholic Relief Services Volunteer field agents Jobs in Uganda


Summary

  • CRS DINU Program seeks to recruit and train 52 volunteer field agents from within the communities of Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk, Amudat, Moroto and Napak to support in the implementation of DINU program field/community level activities by working directly with the Field Assistant, local community structures and community members in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable..

  • The volunteers will work with farmer households to address gender barriers to women’s equitable access to and control over household financial resources using CARE’s “Household Dialogues for Financial Empowerment of Women” methodology.

  • Through a series of dialogues facilitated by the volunteers, household members will learn to analyse and challenge gender roles and power dynamics – leading to a change in how household financial resources and productive assets are used.

  • The volunteers will be trained and supported with training materials and guidelines tailored to meet the capacity gaps of the beneficiaries.

    Roles and responsibilities

  • The volunteers will support the DINU Program in community mobilization for the project interventions.

  • Ensure the formation, training and performance of Y/VSLAs.

  • Will support in the mobilization and monitoring of farmer groups, Community Animal Health workers, VHT members, MCGs, Lead Mothers, and facilitate establishment of VSLA groups.

  • Conduct support supervision and coaching on management and savings and credit transaction handling.

  • Assess and support in identification of VSLA groups ready for linkages with banks for credit and other agro-processors, input and produce buyers.

  • Promote gender mainstreaming within the farmer groups.

  • Provide feedback from our project community structures in relation to the Project interventions.

  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.

  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the beneficiaries at the community level to assist in strengthening the community interest,

  • Support in translation, in case of trainings at the field level, that may be conducted by CRS or district technical staff that are not knowledgeable in the local language.

  • Implementation period, location and numbers per district.

  • The volunteers will support the project from date of hire to September 2022.

  • They should be residents of the sub counties and parishes of implementation as shown in the table at the bottom.

  • Applicants should provide a letter from the LC1 confirming location of residence.

    Basic Qualifications

  • A
    certificate in the field of Agriculture livelihoods or Nutrition or a Uganda Certificate of Education with experience in implementing livelihoods.

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in community-based development work, ideally in the field of Agriculture, Village Savings and loaning associations for an NGO or CBO.

  • Ability to communicate to communities and local leaders.

  • Experience in writing basic reports.

    Required Languages

  • Strong written and verbal communication/written skills in English

  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in Pokot or Nga karimojong are a MUST

    Supervisory Responsibilities (none)

    Key Working Relationships

  • Internal Field Assistant and CRS Staff
    External: Subcounty leadership

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff and volunteers)

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff and volunteers to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation

  • Builds Relationships

  • Develops Talent

  • Strategic Mindset

  • Accountability & Stewardship

  • Partnerships

  • Accountability

    Disclaimer

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.

  • We welcome as a part of our team people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

    How to Apply

  • Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org by October 19, 2020 at 5:00pm.

  • Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application.

  • In the subject line of the email, copy and paste – All applications that do not contain this subject line will be rejected and not read.

  • CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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