Job Title: Livelihoods Assistant – Permaculture (Fresher Job)
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Reports to: CASH and Livelihoods Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries. DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world; and by advocating on behalf of conflict-affected populations internationally, and in Denmark, on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. In Denmark, DRC assists refugees in all aspects of integration as well as asylum procedures. Internationally, DRC actively participates in supporting the protection of refugees, and promoting durable solutions for conflict-affected populations
Job Summary: The Livelihoods Assistant is responsible for supporting DRC’s Resilience Coordinator to develop, implementation and monitoring of permaculture intervention in Imvepi refugee settlement. The assistant will be instrumental in training and advising households on matters related to permaculture, household gardens, agroforestry and household energy production.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support DRC’s Resilience Coordinator to conduct needs assessments
- Beneficiary identification, registration and selection for permaculture activities
- Training and advising households on matters related to household-level vegetable production
- Planning and management of household permaculture demonstration plots
- Report household and project progress against work plans on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
- Embrace innovative ways to applying permaculture at the household level
- Capacity building for households on post-harvest processing, including storage and packaging
- Facilitate in the distribution of tools and inputs to project beneficiaries
- Take part in budget monitoring and tracking of expenditure on agricultural activities
- Prepare and apply appropriate tools to be used for monitoring and reporting on beneficiary progress
- Document success stories and project milestones as well as best practices
- Any other assignment by the supervisor, including preparation of logistic, procurement and finance requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- Preferably Degree in Agriculture or Agri-economics or any other related field. Knowledge in perma-garden will be an added advantage.
- At least two years’ experience setting up and implementing permaculture projects preferably with an NGO in a refugee/IDP setting.
- Good facilitation skills especially in vegetable production
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks
- Working knowledge of MS Office and other relevant computer applications
- Able to adapt to changing program priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
- Strong self-starter, able to take initiatives.
- Good planning and organizational skills coupled with problem solving capabilities
- Hands-on community mobilization skills
- Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form at the link below.
Deadline: 6th August 2021
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