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3 Fresher Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Extension Worker NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Job Title:   Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Extension Worker (3 Fresher Jobs)

Organization: Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Duty Station: Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Nabilatuk, Uganda

 

About US:

Action Against Hunger-ACF, worldwide is recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, with a purpose to save the lives of undernourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. ACF implements innovative and life-saving programs in the sectors of Nutrition, Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), and Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) through capacity building projects in collaboration with government structures. Over the past 30 years of ACF has been delivering robust operations in Uganda and has gained significant knowledge and expertise using a multi-sectoral approach to design and implement program intervention based on the context, geared towards long-term solutions to hunger both in refugee and Host communities. Since 2013, the organization has been worked in the refugee settlements of Northern and Western Uganda providing emergency response as well as long-term development interventions.

 

Job Summary:  The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Extension Worker is the front line technical in the delivery of our FSL programs. He/She will provide support and ensure successful implementation of food security and livelihood interventions, including agricultural development, business development, vocational skills training, and VSLA. The incumbent plays a key role in the field with community mobilization, support training of project beneficiaries, monitoring of and support to field activities and documentation

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Programme Implementation (70%)

  • Implementation of food security and livelihood activities within the scope of the project.
  • Community mobilization, targeting and monitoring movement and distribution of food security and livelihood inputs to the target groups
  • In consultation with the Food Security and Livelihood Officer and other staff organize and draw work plans
  • Where possible in liaison with FSL Officer link extension services to other existing institutions and organizations such as those responsible for providing credit, technology packages, marketing facilities.
  • Work with the refugees and host communities to explore indigenous technical experiences and develop cropping calendars and business Plans.
  • Facilitate adoption of livelihood and resilience innovations such as sustainable Optimized Land Use Model (OLUM), Block farming, VSLA methodology and Sustainable Income Generation alternatives.
  • Support the FSL Officer conduct FSL related trainings to the target beneficiaries

 

Effective Monitoring and Evaluation (25%)

  • Participate in surveys, assessments to continually identify agricultural and business gaps and needs in the district.
  • Conduct regular field visits to project sites and update the FSL Officer with the progress of project activities in the field
  • Prepare regular and comprehensive project progressive monthly and weekly reports.
  • Participate in Programme evaluation
  • Ensure that all the partners contracted by ACF, render quality service to the clienteles/beneficiaries as per the terms spelt out in the contractual agreements and give feed back to the FSL Officer

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Livestock, Business development, forestry or other relevant discipline
  • A minimum of two years of experience working with agricultural development, business development, vocational skills training, and cash based interventions.
  • ​Previous exposure and experience in for agriculture value chain and income generating activities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write good reports
  • Previous experience with other local and international NGOs
  • Previous work in a refugee setting is desirable.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Knowledge of the local language (N’gakaramojong) is a MUST
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability and willingness to ride a motor/bicycle, and possession of a valid riding permit is an added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 5th May 2023

 

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