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Thursday, October 18, 2018

3 Agricultural Extension Supervisors Job at Agency for Accelerated Regional Development ( AFARD ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
3 Agricultural Extension Supervisors 

Jobs at:
Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD) 

Deadline of this Job:
29th October 2018 

Duty Station:
Uganda 

Summary
Date Posted: 17th October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

JOB DETAILS:
Danida is funding NURI (Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative) programme, which is to be implemented from 2019 to 2022. In Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach districts, the intervention for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) will be implemented by Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD). The main target for the strategic agricultural intervention is to make farming communities more resilient to climate change and to increase the average value of agricultural production for participating farmers. NURI in Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach districts will support 615 farmer groups or app. 18,450 farmers. NURI will build on the experiences from DAR but with a stronger focus on climate smart agriculture.

NURI will be implemented in close cooperation with the three District Local Governments.
The following positions are available for filling in the program:

Position: Agricultural Extension Supervisor (AES)
Vacancies: 03
Duty Station: Deployed at District
Reporting to: Programs Manager
Relating to: Marketing Coordinator, VSLA Supervisor, Animal Traction staff

JOB DESCRIPTION – The AES is responsible for supervising AEOs in selection, training and follow up of Farmer Groups

Duties
  • Supervise the selection of farmer groups and endorsement from sub county chief
  • Allocate work to the Agricultural Extension Officers (AEOs) and lead in planning monthly activities with clearly set targets
  • Supervise the work of the AEOs by going regularly to the field
  • Review training reports from the AEOs
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on agricultural training
  • Ensure that AEOs properly keep all the necessary records e.g. trainings, input distribution etc.
  • Review and collate all data collected by AEOs for completeness, accuracy and reliability
  • Plan and participate in open days
  • Plan and participate in capacity building activities for organization staff
  • Initiate procurement that is related to the agricultural training activities
  • Work closely with sub county authorities to ensure that they are informed about the training activities.
  • Work closely with the district and sub-county production departments to ensure that the Farmer Training is coordinated with similar interventions.
  • Support the Coordinator in organizing quarterly monitoring by DEC and LLG
  • Plan and participate in the weekly radio programs
  • Advise management on staff performance and initiate disciplinary action if necessary
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • A university degree in Agriculture or Crop Production from a reputable institution
  • Minimum three years’ work experience in agricultural extension.
  • Experience in supervision of extension staff will be an added advantage
  • Technical skills in program planning and implementation.
  • Fluency in English and a relevant local language.
  • Basic computer skill i.e. MS Office.
  • A valid motorcycle riding permit is a must.
Job application procedure
To apply please send your application letter (1 page), CV (max 4 pages) clearly indicating work experience and 3 work related referees and photocopies of relevant academic documents / employment letters to the Executive Director AFARD Plot 3-5 Butime Rd., Nebbi Municipality, P.O. Box 80, Nebbi or you can send by email to afard@afard.net  .
The application should be stapled as single unit and applicant must register at the reception desk when submitting hard copies.
Closing date: Monday 29th October 2018 at 5.00 pm
While we thank all applicants for their interest, please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered and only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying, canvassing, bribery or malpractice will lead to automatic disqualification.
Nobody is allowed to apply for more than two positions.