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Thursday, October 18, 2018

VSLA Officer Job at Agency for Accelerated Regional Development ( AFARD ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
VSLA Officer 

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: VSLA Officer
Vacancies: 01
Duty Station: Deployed at the District or Sub County
Reporting to: VSLA Supervisor
Relating to: Agriculture Extension Supervisors, Marketing Coordinator, Animal
Traction staff

JOB DESCRIPTION – The VSLA Officer is responsible for supervising VSLA training to NURI farmer groups

Duties
  • Responsible for implementation of VSLA training to farmer groups
  • Sensitize agricultural extension staff about VSLA
  • Select farmer groups for VSLA training with support of the agricultural extension staff
  • Recruit community based VSLA trainers, (CBTs)
  • Organize and facilitate training of the CBTs on VSLA guidelines and methods
  • In consultation with VSLA Supervisor, plan with CBTs the training of farmer groups
  • Ensure that VSLA kits are distributed
  • Supervise the training done by the CBTs and approve their reports
  • Hold quarterly review meetings with CBTs
  • Prepare monthly progress reports on VSLA trainings and progress in savings and loans
  • Collect VSLA data for monitoring purpose
  • Carry out data entry into MIS – SAVIX
  • Participate in radio talk shows
  • Establish linkages to financial institutions where relevant
  • Any other duty assigned
Qualifications and experience
  • A relevant diploma or degree in Microfinance, Business Administration, Development studies from a reputable institution.
  • Two years working experience in VSLA training preferably in NGO setting
  • Experience in supervising community trainers considered an advantage
  • Skills in program planning and reporting
  • Fluency in English and the local language are a must
  • Computer skills i.e. MS Office
  • A valid motorcycle riding permit
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.