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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT ADVISORS (3) 

Duty Stations: Arua, Fort Portal and Mbale

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

BACKGROUND:

SNV is an international development organisation, created as a foundation in the Netherlands in 1963. We currently work in 32 countries in the world, most of them in Africa. SNV started working in Uganda in 1989. At present we work mainly in West Nile, Central, Rwenzori and North East regions.

 

In partnership with Ugandan partners, UNICEF and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, SNV is implementing a Community Empowerment Programme with the following objectives:

  • Increased productivity and incomes at household level
  • Improved food security: availability and access to quality food
  • Increased access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene at community and household levels
  • Improved quality of education at primary level through effective participation of parents in school-gardens

The initial programme focus will be in 750 schools and communities in the districts of Arua, Nebbi, Nwoya, Lira  Soroti  Bundibugyo, Kyenjojo and Kasese..

 

We are looking for competent, motivated, result-oriented individuals to fill the available vacancies.

 

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

THe advisor will work in the SNV team to facilitate the implementation of the program together with all stakeholders. The advisors will promote sustainable agriculture, using school gardens as an entry point. The advisor will work closely with the SNV WASH team to implement the programme.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate stakeholder engagements that bring together communities, local governments, economic actors and school administration to develop school gardens and other community empowerment solutions.
  • Facilitate the design and set up of good agriculture practice demonstration gardens in selected schools.
  • Facilitate the use of these demonstration sites to build the capacity of communities on innovative agronomy practices for increased household food security
  • Facilitate increased collective marketing by functional farmer economic groups.
  • Facilitate increased communities’ access to  quality extension services such as water supply, household sanitation and hygiene improvements, increase of household income
  • Contribute to periodic research and data collection initiatives
  • Build the capacity of local service providers to deliver the program objectives 
  • Document interesting results and lessons learnt, including the process followed, identifying key success factors for scaling-up and the support supplied by SNV and UNICEF, and present study and research findings at relevant forums.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 A. Education and work experience:

  • Masters degree in Economics, Agriculture, Development studies or equivalent.
  • Additional qualifications in value chain development or agronomy will be an added advantage.
  • Practical and demonstrable past experience implementing agriculture interventions at community level.
  • Practical experience in promoting farmer-friendly extension models such as farm field schools and other methodologies.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in facilitation of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms; producer group strengthening, good governance; social inclusion, gender;
  • Excellent teamwork, coaching and communication skills
  • At least 5 years of working experience preferably of which at least 3 years in a development organization that has been actively involved in livelihoods development.
  • Knowledge on WASH will be an added advantage

 

Desired Start date: 1 September, 2011

 

Information for Application:

Please send your application letter and a brief CV (in English) by email to Doreen Kirungi (dkirungi@snvworld.org ) before 5.00 pm on 25th July, 2011 with an indication of your preferred duty station.

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