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Community Development Assistants - Resilience and Livelihood

Less Than 1 Year

Position: Community Development Assistant - Resilience and Livelihood

Report to: Project Manager, Resilience and Livelihood

Location: Adjumani, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To implement all project activities in the designated Refugee settlement area and promote the adoption of recommended farming and business practices in line with Government of Uganda (GoU) and World Vision Uganda (WVU) policies.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Project implementation and reporting

  • Promote the use of modern farming practice and techniques through training, advising farmers, farm visits and demonstrations so as to transform targeted families from subsistence to commercial farmers in line with GoU policy.

  • Promote Resilience and Livelihoods programme model for faster adoption of improved farming technologies towards building secure livelihoods for the marginal poor.

  • Participate in Resilience and Livelihood planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of progress.

  • Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora.

  1. Community engagement and advocacy

  • Identify project beneficiaries in collaboration with Local structures and in accordance with the laid down guidelines/rules and timeframe.

  • Coordinate project activities with sub-county authorities, government extension agents and other partners at community level.

  • Ensure Small holder farmers’ groups are mobilized, organized and strengthened into strong business groups/cooperatives (rural producer cooperatives, marketing cooperatives, Savings groups/Savings and Credit Cooperatives) for bulk purchase of inputs, value addition, bulking and collective marketing of produce

  • Develop the farmer's capacity to improve production and productivity of selected enterprises of desired quality by the market through demonstrations to farmer's

  • Establish and follow up demonstrations to facilitate production and productivity among the farmers

  1. Documentation, Reporting and knowledge management

  • Document and maintain records pertaining to training, production activities forward issues to management for decisions and appropriate action in line with WVU policies.

  • Write up accurate and timely reports pertaining to all planned activities in the required format and submit to the Project Coordinator Livelihood

  • Ensure Care givers/Foster parents of unaccompanied Refugee children are members of farmer business groups/cooperatives and are accessing business developments services.

  • Participate in monthly / quarterly reflection meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.

  1. Child Protection and Wellbeing

  • Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.

  • Work with local leaders to protect children from child violations and abuses

  • Sensitize children including most vulnerable, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of a diploma in agriculture or agribusiness or forestry or any other relevant discipline. Experience in community work and engagement Agricultural, Economic Development and Livelihood is and added advantage

  • Entrepreneurship, micro finance and strong agribusiness skills

  • Computer literate

  • Writing and reporting skills

  • Networking and influencing skills

  • Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s) is and added advantage

  • Passion for children.

  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision