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Assistant Agricultural Officer- Bushenyi District Service

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

REF: BDSC/32/2020
The application should be filled in triplicate on PSC Form3 revised 2008 and submitted to the Secretary Bushenyi District Service Commission, P.O Box 1, Bushenyi to be received no later than 12th November 2020.
Application forms are obtained from the Public Service Commission offices, District Service Commission Offices countrywide, as well as the Ministry of Public Service website: www.publicservice.go.ug
Applications should bear the title of the Post as well as the Reference number specified against the vacancy.
Applicants should attach a set of 3 photocopies of their certified certificates and transcript plus 3 passport size photographs.
Those already in Government service should route their applications through their responsible officers who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay.
NB:
• Those who had applied in May and June 2020 should not apply again because we have the application forms.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Job purpose:
To implement strategies, programmes and plans for sustainable utilization of agricultural engineering technologies.
Qualifications:
Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering or Mechanical Engineering plus a minimum of a postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture, Farm Planning from a recognized Institution.

Responsibilities

i. Providing advice on agricultural technology transfer and adaptability in areas of soil and water conservation, agricultural engineering, water harvesting and irrigation;
ii. Initiating and developing Systems for suitable utilization of land;
iii. Developing strategies for utilization and engineering technologies which enhance land and water productivity;
iv. Supporting and developing mechanisms/systems for integrated, improved land, soil and water management and irrigation;
v. Compiling and analyzing District data on land use, soil conservation, farming systems and irrigation potential;
vi. Establishing linkages with research for securing and adapting appropriate technology;
vii. Rendering advice to the district staff on recent development in water harvesting and management of fragile soil;
viii. Streamlining methods for integrated management of land, soil and water;
ix. Publishing Information on productive land use, soil conservation and farming systems; and 
x. Strengthening partnerships with relevant education institutions, industry and other stakeholders.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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