Project Assistant- Livelihoods, – Uganda

Position Type: Full Time National Staff

Location: Amudat

Number of Positions: 02

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Contract Length: 2 years (Fixed)

Start Date: October, 2022

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Project Assistant –Livelihoods will supervise all livelihoods activities; provide training and technical assistance to farmer groups, VSLAs and exhaustively monitor project implementation. This includes conducting surveys and assessments to determine training needs, mobilizing and sensitizing communities and stakeholders, forming beneficiary groups, designing and conducting training of beneficiaries in modern agriculture, business skills, essential Nutrition Practices, and post-harvest handling, supervision of the provision of seeds, tools, and other inputs. Visit/follow up of crop development, creation of market linkages, and periodically advise/support beneficiaries to ensure successful implementation of the project according to proposal log frames.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Result #1: Targeting of beneficiaries;

Key Result #2: Training and extension service delivery;

Key Result #3: Coordination and reporting;

Key Result #4: Finance management and Budgeting;

Education & Experience

  • University Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Food science and relevant work experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ practical field experience working in communities with agricultural and livelihoods practices and experience
  • Knowledge in value chain development, income generating activities and VSLA is desirable
  • Experience in teaching/training adult learners. Training in basic household nutrition practices will be added advantage
  • Experience in the practices, principles and operations associated with modern agricultural production including knowledge of agronomic principles and practices, including crops, soils and nutrients

Language Skills

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of the local language (POKOT) is necessary.

Note: A valid motorcycle riding permit, including the ability to ride and care for a motorcycle is a Must for this job

How to apply


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Employment with FH offers an attractive package which includes; a good salary commensurate to one’s role, a good medical insurance package for staff and dependents, provident fund, GPA and provision for other statutory requirements.

FHU is an equal opportunity employer. All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by Clearly stating the position applied for in the Subject line and submitting only electronic copies in one pdf file not more than 25MB of an application letter, a detailed CV, contact telephone numbers, copies of relevant testimonials/certificates, names/contact details of three referees, addressed to: The Human Resources Manager, Food for the Hungry Uganda Email: not later than Thursday 18th August, 2022 at 4:30pm. Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 15th September, 2022

Safeguarding & Protection Clause:

FH strives to provide an environment free from Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud in all places where relief and development programs are implemented. FH holds a zero-tolerance policy against Sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment and Fraud. FH expects its employees to maintain high ethical standards, protect organizational integrity and reputation, and ensure that FH work is carried out in honest and fair methods, in alignment with the FH Heartbeat, Anti -Fraud, Safeguarding and associated policies. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of employment.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Food for the Hungry Safeguarding, Anti-Fraud & HR policy. In line with this we will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Disclaimer: It has come to our attention that several agencies or persons, are claiming to be acting on Food for the Hungry’s (FH)behalf in recruiting or facilitating the recruitment of personnel. FH does not outsource its recruitment process to any organization or agency which, through website postings, mass e-mail messages or otherwise claims to be doing recruitment on its behalf. FH does not solicit money for any part of its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background, and/or medical check-ups. FH will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.

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