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Solidaridad Uganda Jobs 2022 – 5 Project Associates (Field Extension Technicians)

Job Title: 5 Project Associates (Field Extension Technicians) – Solidaridad Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Solidaridad

Duty Station: Mbale, Gulu, Zombo, Mubende, Bushenyi, Uganda

Reports to: Project Officer – Uganda

 

 

Solidaridad Profile:

Solidaridad is a global civil society organization (CSO) that provides market driven solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains. We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all stakeholders.

 

 

Job Summary:

The Project Associate (Field Extension Technicians) will support the implementation of the Climate victims to climate Heroes project. He/she will support the implementation of carbon farming, carbon trading, and carbon financing activities among coffee smallholder farming settings in coffee-growing regions in Uganda.

The Project Associate (Field Extension Technicians) report to Project Officer. Works closely with the Project Manager and the quality team on Administration.

 

 

Roles and responsibilities:

Social cohesion

  • Facilitate the formation of farmer groups and acquisition of lead farmers
  • Train farmers on group formations, leadership, financial literacy, cohesiveness and sustainability.
  • Establish stakeholder landscape restoration platforms
  • Facilitate the process of VSLA formations among coffee agroforestry farmers.
  • Facilitate process bylaws formation and adherence.
  • In collaboration with the Agricultural extension officer, facilitate the registration of coffee agroforestry farmers.

Capacity enhancement

  • Sensitize farmers and stakeholders on carbon farming and trading in agroforestry settings
  • Train farmers on GAPs. CSA, carbon farming, climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Facilitate capacity enhancement in agroforestry practices, management, tree nursery establishment and management
  • Together with the Gender officer, facilitate gender-related trainings

Farmer onboarding Support

  • Support the implementation of communication plans and collaborate with communication officer technical teams to tailor/curate compelling content for various audiences – success stories, key messaging, social media graphics, articles, reports, and thought leadership articles to highlight /promote Solidaridad’s work and impact.
  • Support establishment, update, and management of farmer database
  • Undertake accurate records acquisition and keeping of all field activities
  • Other duties assigned.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agroforestry, Agricultural Extension, or a related field is a must.
  • A diploma in Agroforestry, Agricultural Extension, and Forestry is an added advantage.
  • Solid experience in agroforestry, agricultural extension work for at least 3 years
  • Excellent report writing and Good GPS use skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills to translate complex ideas into aesthetically pleasing, understandable, attention-grabbing information.
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong English writing skills with demonstrable experience.

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Excellent written communication with the ability to write on various topics for different audiences.
  • Able to identify and document strong, interesting stories/case studies.
  • Skills in the documentation of projects’ best practices and learned lessons are an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of social media and online communications (including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).
  • Passion and interest in rural development.
  • Flexible, willing to grow professionally and to learn new skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse team members.
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills within the role.

 

 

How To Apply for  Solidaridad Uganda Jobs 2022

Interested candidates that meet the above qualifications should send their one-page cover letter (including salary expectations and availability) and CVs to:

Email: [email protected]

Subject: Project Associate (Field Extension Technicians- Uganda)*

The CVs will be evaluated as they are received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 29th April 2022

 

 

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