Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NAADS District Coordinator Job Vacancy in Uganda

NAADS is a Government of Uganda programme under the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries with new approaches for the delivery of extension services. This programme is intended to give farmers particularly the poor, access to agricultural advice they need from the Private Service providers. The
programme is designed in accordance with the overall Government policies of decentralization, liberalisation, privatisation and empowerment of farmers in decision-making.

In accordance with the decentralization policy, participating districts are implementing the NAADS programme through existing local government structures. In addition to line administrative and technical staff responsible for its implementation in the district, the Government of Uganda is providing funds for the recruitment of District NAADS Coordinators. The districts of Bududa, Buliisa and Kyankwanzi wish to recruit suitable candidate to the position of District NAADS Coordinator.

Job Title: District NAADS Coordinator.
Remuneration: Attractive and Competitive
Terms of employment: Three-year contract, renewable.

Duties and responsibilities of District NAADS Coordinator:
The District NAADS coordinator working under the District Production Coordinator (DPC) will be responsible for and will undertake the following activities and functions:
• Consolidate the Sub-County annual work plans and coordinate development of annual District NAADS plans and activities. The Coordinator has to ensure timely presentation of consolidated work plans, budgets, reports and accounts developed from individual service contracts and sub-projects.
• Working with the District Planning Office, ensure incorporation of the NAADS work plan and budget estimate into the overall District work plan.
• Develop quantitative and qualitative indicators from the immediate objectives and outputs of the District NAADS activities.
• Working with Subject matter specialists (SMS) ensure application of standards and criteria for selection of service providers and procurement of goods.
• In collaboration with the District Contracts Committee, arrange for technical assistance to Sub-Counties and Farmer Fora for the tendering process and review of all procurements for the District NAADS Programme.
• Receive and review all reports including monitoring and evaluation studies of NAADS at District and Sub-County levels.
• Facilitate District NAADS meetings and act as Secretary to the District Farmer Forum.
• Coordinate with the District Finance Officer on financial management matters.
• Working under the CAO, supervise NAADS expenditures; ensure accountability and that value for money is delivered.
• Supervise NAADS implementation in the District.
• Any other duties assigned to him by the Chief Administrative Officer.

• A degree in Natural sciences, Economics, Agri-Business, Development Studies or related disciplines from the time of the advertisement.
• At least five years experience in Agricultural Extension or Rural
• Development and working with farmers after attainment of the degree.
• Innovativeness and adaptability to novel approaches to agricultural service delivery.
• A good understanding of principles and practice of community based rural development and participatory methods and approaches.
• A strong knowledge of rural development dimensions including rural poverty and gender concerns.
• Demonstrated, administrative and management skills including an understanding of the decentralization policy and operations.
• Computer literacy in standard Computer Packages (Word processing and Spread Sheet Packages
• A postgraduate qualification in any of the following areas; Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Agricultural Marketing and thorough knowledge of the working area will be an added advantage.

How to apply:
Hand written applications, with detailed Curriculum Vitae with proof of previous employment where applicable, two passport size photographs, names and addresses of three referees, applicants daytime telephone contact and photocopies of all certified academic testimonials should be submitted to and received by Friday, 9/3/2012.

Applications should be submitted to and received by Secretary District Service Commission(s) of Bududa, Buliisa and Kyankwanzi respectively. Please note; Applications for this position, should be accompanied with duly filled PSC Form-Ill to be collected from Public Service Commission or respective District Service Commissions

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