World Vision Uganda Community Development Assistant – MENU Project Jobs
World Vision Uganda Community Development Assistant – MENU Project Jobs
Purpose of the position: To implement field level project activities in line with targets and donor standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing. Specifically, the Marketing CDA will be responsible for marketing of bio fortified crops among the beneficiary households with in specified locations.
Project planning and implementation
Actively participate in project start up workshops, annual and semi-annual planning and review processes sharing marketing and business support progress and new plans.
Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements.
Mobilize and register target beneficiaries, re-organize them into farmer associations to receive various support including capacity building, and planting.
Ensure that Project marketing activities are integrated into the District development plan
Supervise and monitor ongoing marketing activities under the MENU project
Coordinate MENU marketing activities being implemented in the various districts by commercial farmers, partners and technical resource persons.
Initiate and participate in Resilience and Livelihood district Advocacy initiatives
Liaise with the regional Resilience and Livelihood technical officer for quality implementation of the project.
Contribute to effective team management and supervision of farmer groups.
Capacity building and training
Conduct farmer training in post-harvest handling and other related aspects in the value chain for biofortified crops.
Facilitate farmer trainings through result and method demonstrations at selected community sites
Identify and train women and youths entrepreneurs into value addition and product development on biofortified crops
Interface and train traders in the best practices intended to increase sales including; post-harvest management, record keeping
Conduct business to business meeting between smallholder farmers and traders
Through trainings, Create awareness and emphasize the nutritional benefits of biofortified crops especially orange sweet potatoes and iron rich beans
Provide mentoring and coaching to commercial farmers, traders, groups to build local capacity for understanding and connecting with community linkages.
Conduct periodic (quarterly and bi-annual) stakeholder reviews, sharing experiences and learning from each other and scaling up the best practices
Partnership, networking and advocacy
Identify local level partners including Market link farmers (MLFs), schools, traders, transporters, processors and facilitate them in the implementation of activities.
Build strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in implementation at the District level.
Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of marketing related stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.
Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities.
Identify and mentor marketing groups to upscale biofortified crops production and aggregation.
Influence and facilitate the uptake of biofortified crops by schools, health centers, prisons, and other institutions
Mobilize various stakeholders and engage in dialogues for improved marketing and utilization of biofortification
Organize and execute annual events such as farmer field days, trade fairs, World Food Day celebrations, with exhibitions.
Support local leaders, technical teams and other stakeholders to participate in awareness campaigns including radio and other media shows, street walks etc.
Point of contact on crop production and marketing in the area of operation for the project
Create and estimate demand for biofortified crop in areas of operation and beyond
Identify and present market development opportunities through networks and relationships with other institutions
and organizations and NGOs working.
Work closely with District initiatives through the District production Office on constraints of targeted crops and opportunities for marketing biofortification
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Facilitate formation and coordination of community structures including commercial farmers, market link farmers to help in project monitoring
Collect data and conduct data analysis on the impact of farming methods among participating farmers.
Jointly conduct planning and review, monitoring visits with sub-county stakeholders, district commercial office, commercial farmers, for learning and awareness raising annually
Monitor Distribution of project inputs and seed loan recovery timely from commercial farmers
Collect relevant and accurate data monthly, quarterly for feeding into main database
Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.
Participate in data tools development, review and testing for accuracy and reliability
Participate in capacity building events organized by donor in fields to include Seeds systems, Nutrition, Marketing and Product development, Advocacy as and when called on
Share monitoring outcomes with sub-county stakeholders during periodic reflections
Compile and share quality monthly, quarterly and semi-annual reports with supervisor, supported by photos and progress stories
Innovation and documentation
Establish community technology dissemination strategies including sweet potato vine multiplication and conservation and multiplication of iron beans
Establish demonstration plots at sub-county, health centres, schools for comparison of practices and learning practically
Innovatively carry out market promotion events, establish point of sales and document trends
Capture and share quarterly pictorial and or video documentaries and bulletins for posting on WV and HarvestPlus links
Stagger production to ensure continuity and consistent supply of biofortified crops
Annually post a transformation story on biofortification working group or Community of Practice (CoP)
Contribute ideas to articles and publications in media especially during commemoration of key events including World Food Day, and various regional trade fairs
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
Minimum of a Diploma or degree in agriculture, agribusiness, development studies or any other related field. Or experience of more than 6 years in progressive crop production and marketing
Understanding of the sweet potato and iron beans production system in Uganda
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create linkages between smallholder farmers and traders/ markets
Strong experience in documentation and evidence based/impact reporting
Ability to work in a team to achieve excellence in execution, committed, accountable and passionate about the work we do.
Willingness to work and live in rural setting with lots of movements
Commitment to World Vision mission and partnership values and sensitivity to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliable and dependable
Able to ride a Motor Cycle with a valid rider’s permit-class A
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; World Vision Uganda Community Development Assistant – MENU Project Jobs
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