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Monday, December 10, 2012

DISTRICT NAADS COORDINATOR Job at National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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14th December 2012
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National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), Uganda

The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) is a Government of Uganda

agency under the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and fisheries with new

approaches for the delivery of extension services. This agency is intended to have

a decentralized, farmer owned and public/private sector Agricultural service

extension system contributing to the realization of the agricultural sector

objectives. The programme is designed in accordance with the overall

Government policies of decentralization, liberalization, privatization and

empowerment of farmers in decision-making. In accordance with the

decentralization policy, all districts are implementing the NAADS programme

through existing Local Government Administrative and Technical arrangements for

Agricultural service delivery.

The district of Moroto wish to recruit a suitable candidate to the position of District

NAADS Co-coordinator (DNC).




Duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the District Production Coordinator, (DPC) the District NAADS

Coordinator (DNC) will be responsible for undertaking the following functions:

* Coordinate and Supervise implementation of NAADS programme activities in

the district.

* Consolidate the Sub-County annual work plans and coordinate development

of District NAADS annual work plans and activities. The Coordinator will ensure

timely presentation of consolidated NAADS plans and budgets for integration into

the district work plan and budget.

* Develop quantitative and qualitative indicators from the immediate objectives

and outputs of the District NAADS programme activities.

* Working with Subject Matter Specialists (SMS’s) ensures application of

standards and criteria for selection of service providers and procurement of


* In collaboration with the District Contracts Committee, provide technical

assistance to districts^ Sub-Counties and Farmer Fora towards the tendering

process and review of all procurements for the District NAADS Programme.

* Receive and review all reports, including monitoring and evaluation, technical

and financial reports of NAADS programme at District and Sub-County levels.

* Facilitate District NAADS programme meetings and act as Secretary to the

District Farmer Forum. Coordinate with the District Finance office on financial

management matters

* Under the leadership of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and the District

Production Coordinator (DPC), supervise NAADS expenditures to ensure

accountability and value for money.

* Any other duties assigned to him/her by the Chief Administrative Officer.


* A degree in Agriculture, Fisheries, Veterinary Medicine or related disciplines.

* A postgraduate qualification in any of the following areas; Agribusiness,

Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Agricultural Economics will be an

added advantage.

* At least five years relevant working experience in Agricultural Extension or

Rural Development. Computer literacy in standard Computer Packages (Word

processing and Spread Sheet Packages)

* Should have the following personal & professional qualities; Innovativeness,

interpersonal skills, team work, leadership and adaptability to novel approaches to

agricultural service delivery.

* A good understanding of principles and practice of community based

participatory methods and approaches, for agricultural development.

* A strong knowledge/experience of contemporary cross cutting issues in rural

and agricultural development including poverty, gender, environmental and social

economic concerns.

* Demonstrated, administrative and management skills including an

understanding of the decentralization policy and operations of Local Governments.

Experience: 5

Job application procedure

Interested applicants should fill Public Service Commission form 3 (revised 2008)

available at the office of the Secretary Public Service Commission or Secretaries

District Service Commissions countrywide. The filled forms together with detailed

Curriculum Vitae indicating proof of previous employment, two passport size

photographs, names and addresses of three referees, applicants daytime

telephone contact and photocopies of all certified academic

certificates/testimonials should be submitted to and received by the Secretary

District Service Commission – Moroto district not later than Friday 14th December,

2012 5:00p.m.

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