9 Project Community Field Assistants Job – National Agricultural Research Organisation jobs

9 Project Community Field Assistants Job – National Agricultural Research Organisation jobs

Job Title: Project Community Field Assistants (9 Vacancies) Organization: National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) Duty Station: Uganda About US: The National Agricultural Research Organization was established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in Uganda. The organization is composed of the Council as its governing body, Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) including the National Livestock Resources Research Institute (NaLIRRI) under its policy guidance. The European Union (EU) identified the opportunity of the beef sector within its National Indicative Plan (NIP) for Uganda and agreed to fund a 5-year project, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF), to support the development of the beef sector such that it could realize its full potential. The project is called “Developing a Market Orientated and Environmentally Sustainable Beef Meat Industry in Uganda” (MOBIP) and is financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). NaLIRRI has been contracted to contribute to the project objectives through spearheading MOBIP’s activity under Lot 2 on Improving pasture (Rangeland) and water management in a climate-smart way. The title of the 3-year action is “Improving Competitiveness and Productivity of the Beet Sub-sector through Fostering Gender Responsive, Inclusive and Sustainable Rangeland, Agro-Forestry and Water Resources Management (RAWM – Beef). The proposed action will improve pasture by involving both small and large scale livestock producers in trainings on best practices (including sell of excess livestock to reduce overstocking and overgrazing, encourage diversification of economic activities, agro-ecology/conservation agriculture practices, etc.), controlling bush encroachment and promoting tree planting and woodlots as alternative livelihoods in heavily degraded/deforested areas. It will also promote integrated water management at local level, including contingency management and planning for extreme weather events affecting the availability of water for livestock, protecting watersheds and conserving and storing water through rainwater harvesting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate all project operations within a given District • Ensure timely development and submission of quality progress and operational reports following agreed-upon reporting schedules • Develop and implement appropriate action plans for project operations within a given district including but not limited to on-farm demonstrations and farmer training • Undertake routine monitoring of project operations within a given district • Participate in data collection from the various research studies executed within the districtQualifications, Skills and Experience: • Applicants should possess a diploma in agricultural – related fields. • A bachelor’s degree and/or additional agricultural related qualifications are an added advantage Experience of at least one in agricultural extension and rural development is desired • Ability to speak the dominant local language in the district of interest is an added advantageHow to Apply: All Interested with the above requirements should submit hand-written applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers, names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to the undersigned. NB: lo reduce expense and waste, we strongly recommend that you use only paper for your file (no plastic folders or dividers). Please also use double-sided printing if possible. Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post applied for on the top left-hand corner of the envelope and on the application letter. The same documents must be scanned into one thread and sent to director@nalirri.or.ug OR nalirri@gmail.com The Director of Research, National Livestock Resources Research Institute, NaLIRRI National Agricultural Research Organization, NARO NAKYESASA – Namulonge, Wakiso Uganda P. O. Box 5704, Kampala. Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019 at 5:00pm


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