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Assistant Agricultural Officer- Kamwenge District

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

REF: DSC/KDLG/156/5/AAO/2020
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant posts in Kamwenge District Local Government.
Application forms (PSC – Form 3, 2008) to be completed in triplicate (original handwriting) and are obtainable free from Public Service Commission or from Secretaries District Service Commission Offices and for Education Assistant 11, application(ESC form 3,1998) should be filled. Serving Officers should route their applications through their respective Heads of Departments. Certified Photocopies of academic documents, CVs, ID’s and any other relevant documents, as well as recent passport size photographs, should be attached to each form. Females who qualify are highly encouraged to apply
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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