VVOB Agricultural Advisor Jobs in Uganda

VVOB Agricultural Advisor Jobs in Uganda

VVOB - Education for Development, is a Belgian non-profit organisation that focuses on improving the quality of education.

WOB has its head-quarters in Brussels (Belgium) and is cut molly implementing education programmes in 8 countries in the global South More information about the work of WOB can be found on mom uyiphig

As from May onwards WOB will wan implementing a new programme that focuses on improving the quality of the business, technical and vocational education and training (BTVET) sector in Uganda through strengthening the professional development of Uganda's Agricultural NET instructors via pre-service.

This programme veil be implemented in partnership with the Department of Teacher and instructor Education and Training (TIET): the Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (8NET) Department of the Ministry of Education and Sports (lAoES): and the National instructois' College Abilonino (NICA) in Loa.

VVOB wishes to establish an office in Kampala and a branch office in Lita. Both offices wit have technical and administrative staff. but all staff Is expected to regulatly travel between these offices, and between the offices and NICA.

WOB is currently hiring for the following positions - national staff:

  • Agricultural Advisor

    Duty Station:
  • VVOB Office in Lora

    Start Date:
  • As soon as possible

    Contract duration:
  • Until 31/12/2021, with possible extension

    Responsibilities
  • The Agricultural Advisor is responsible for initiating capacity development processes and trajectories. In cooperation wIth the strategic and operational partners, with a specific focus on introducing innovations on agricultural BNET and agri-entrepteneutship education.
  • S/he will provide technical advice on sustainable agriculture, guidance and support to these capacity development processes and trajectories and will be actively involved in planning.
    budgeting. Implementing. monitoring and evaluatmg the programme.

    Requirements:
  • Masters'Degree in Agriculture,Agribusiness. Business Managernent, Education. or related field:
  • At least six years' experience in agricultural BNET or education and/or capacity development processes in agnculture / agri-entrepreneurship / extension work; Demonstrated experience in starting up and managing successful agti-businesses
  • An in-depth understanding of agri-entrepreneurship and knowledge of the latest developments and innovations in and-entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge of and / or experience with all phases of Project Cycle Management (PCM) and the standard instruments used for PCM in the development sector

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 31st March 2019
  • Please send your application by email to Toon.DeBruyn@vvob.be

    Your application should include:

  • In the subject line: Application. name - position forwhich you apply
  • Motivation letter;
  • CV;
  • Salary expectations:
  • 3 reference persons and telephone and email contacts (former and current employers only):
  • Shortlisted candidates are invited for a home assignment on 3rd to 4th April and may be interviewed in Kampala in the week of 8th April
  • Reference checks will be made before a final offer.
  • Applications submitted without motivation letter or CV attached will not be reviewed.
  • Due to the volume of applications submitted,only shortened candidates will be contacted.

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