Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Hub Community Development and Liaison Officer Jobs in Uganda

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Hub Community Development and Liaison Officer Jobs in Uganda


Job purpose:

  • Hub Community Development Officer will be responsible for mobilisation, identification, sensitization and registration of potential farmers to participate in the Project for both oil palm development and alternative livelihoods activities, following developed criteria.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a link between community and farmer organisations to ensure inclusiveness of the interventions.

  • Conduct awareness and sensitization campaigns to popularise the project in Buvuma.

  • Identification, vetting and registration of eligible farmers to participate in the
    scheme.

  • Participate in the selection of oil palm and non-oil palm growers to benefit from alternative economic opportunities and social inclusion related interventions.

  • Ensure that women and youth participate in the project activities in the hub by developing and applying suitable criteria.

  • Assist Community leaders and farmers to identify suitable land and plan the schedules for the recommended services.

  • Work with communities to form/strengthen farmer organisations to the level of registration and functioning as businesses.

  • Lead capacity building activities of farmer organisations including good governance, savings and credit activities, governance and farmer mobilisation to be members of the farmer organisations

  • Identify and liaise with NGOS under the hub to represent project affected people

  • Implement the grievance mechanism system put in place at community level.

  • Undertake household mentoring activities in the hub, with support from the NOPP PMU

  • Mobilise farmers to participate in community environment management and protection activities

  • Identify vulnerable households that may need special support and suggest interventions to support these households

  • Be the focal person for mainstreaming cross cutting issues
    like HIV/AIDS, and youth, nutrition and environment in the project activities in the hub

  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Administration, Social Sciences, Social Development, Development Studies, or any related field from a recognised University.

  • Post Graduate qualification in the above field or relevant field

  • Computer literate in at least two MS Office packages.

    Working Experience

  • At least 5 years in rural community mobilisation.

    Competencies

  • Willingness to work beyond office hours

  • Fluency in English and in local languages spoken with in project area

  • Willing and able to ride a motor cycle

  • Should have a pro-active approach to work with the ability to take field level decisions

    How to Apply

  • Written Applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand-delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe.

  • Closing date for submission: Monday 12th October, 2020 at 4.00pm

  • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.


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