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IIRR Uganda Jobs 2020 – 16 Diploma Community Facilitators

Job Title: 16 Community Facilitators – IIRR Uganda Jobs 2020

Organization: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Duty Station: Kaabong and Karenga,


Project & Job Profile:

IIRR is implementing a project on Integrated Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Land Management practices using Agro-Pastoral Field School and watershed management approaches in Karamoja between September 2020-February 2022. The project aims to increase production through climate-resilient production techniques, and also support efforts to diversify production to increase income and reduce vulnerability to food insecurity.

You will implement project activities and provide technical support to Agro-pastoral Farmer Groups, provide leadership to the communities during implementation, align with IIRR program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and IIRR’s best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the rural community. Your knowledge and support will contribute to the effective, adaptive, and innovative implementation of the INRM/SLM project.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Mobilize Agro-pastoral Farmer Field Groups
  • Support formation of Watershed User Associations/Restoration Groups
  • Support group strengthening for improved Agricultural production, Integrated Natural Resources Management, and restoration of degraded watershed areas
  • Mobilize Farmers and Agro-pastoral Groups to restore degraded landscapes, farmlands, and forests using appropriate measures
  • Train Farmer Groups in Agro-Pastoral Farmer Field School and Integrated Watershed Management Curriculum
  • Collect weekly timely data and reports on Agro-Farmer Learning and efforts on Restoration
  • Promote community-Based Restoration Approaches
  • Conduct training and capacity building for APFS groups and networks
  • Identify the watershed issues for developing measures
  • Conduct sensitization and awareness meeting in the community about the project
  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans and budgets
  • Submit weekly and timely reports as required from time to time by Project Officer
  • Support the organization efforts in resource mobilization and any other assignments
  • Represent IIRR in forums, workshops, meeting, and other related assignments
  • Document lessons learned, good practices, and success stories

Specific outputs:

  • Mobilize community members to participate in the project
  • Conduct community sensitization meetings to create awareness
  • Support identifying Watershed Management Association/user groups.
  • Conduct rapid capacity needs assessment of the new APFS,
  • Support the new APFS groups to register with local government as Community Based Organization
  • Support to remobilize the 7 existing APFS in Kaabong and Karenga districts
  • Conduct mentorship sessions for new APFS/FFS in federation/cooperatives
  • Facilitate the formation of new FFS/APFS network at 2 sub-counties
  • Conduct Community discussions on existing climatic sensitivities, vulnerabilities, and critical climate-related thresholds for the farming sector
  • Identify priority issues according to the communities
  • Support to upscale the Village Savings and Loan Schemes (VSLAs) at the watershed level, promote small scale irrigation and water harvesting schemes along with major water sources
  • Promote livelihood diversification such as bee-keeping and small enterprises development, value addition through processing and Post-Harvest Storage Equipment and horticulture, agroforestry and tree farming
  • Support PM and PO to identify and demarcate boundaries (enclosures) for ANR (400 hectares), marking woody regenerants
  • Sensitize community about project activities, gather information about the sites for restoration and identifying hotspot areas for re-forestation and support establishment and monitoring of 200 hectares of forest seedlings
  • Support the PM and PO to organize a write shop, conducting radio talk shows and video documentation

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Diploma Social Sciences, Environment, Agriculture, Development Studies or a related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience
  • Familiar with the local environment and able to express him/herself very well
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and good report writing skills

Personal Skills:

  • Understand, respect, and practice the set of organization’s shared vision, mission, and values, including mutual respect, equity, and justice; honesty, and transparency.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and demonstration of good interpersonal skills with strong training skills, meeting & facilitation; coaching skills are essential for capacity building of project staff and beneficiaries
  • High-level integrity and initiative-taking and positive attitude towards learning and sharing.
  • Good computer knowledge in the area of MS word, MS Excel, Powerpoint & e-mail.
  • Working knowledge of budget management
  • Valid riding license and with the ability to ride a motorcycle
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with the local leaders, community, and government representatives will be vital.
  • Strong analytical skills with focus on detail
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented


How To Apply For IIRR Uganda Jobs 2020 

To apply for this job, email your application letter and CV to [email protected]

Deadline: 10th November 2020

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