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Assistant Agricultural Officer-Rakai District

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Reference No: DSC-RKI/007/2020.
Job application procedure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill vacant posts in Rakai District Local Government. Applications in triplicate should be addressed to the Secretary, Rakai District Service Commission, P.O. Box 21, Kyotera not later than Friday 6th November 2020 on PSC Form 3 (Revised) 2008 (where applicable) obtainable from Secretary District Service Commission or PSC Kampala. Handwritten applications accompanied by curriculum vitae will also be acceptable. Applications should bear the title of the post applied for and reference number. Serving officers should route their applications through their Heads of Department who must be informed of the closing date to avoid delay.
Only PHOTOSTAT copies of academic certificates and testimonials and NOT originals must be attached to the applications. Passport size photographs should be attached on each of the forms for proper identification. Day time telephone contact numbers should be clearly indicated.
N.B: For Person Specifications and Job details contact office of the Secretary District Service Commission, Rakai District Local Government or visit the website of Ministry of Public Service. www.psc.go.ug
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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