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Community Facilitators – Agro Pastoral Farmer Field Schools/Watershed Management

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

IIRR is implementing a project on Integrated Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Land Management practices using Agro-Pastoral Field School and watershed management approaches in Karamoja between September 2020-February 2022. The project aims to increase production through climate-resilient production techniques, and also support efforts to diversify production to increase income and reduce vulnerability to food insecurity. A strong emphasis is on rehabilitating degraded ecosystems and ecosystem services through the restoration of degraded landscapes, agro-forestry, Climate Smart Agricultural practices, natural regeneration, and sound pasture management. The project puts target specific activities towards women and youth, who are among the most vulnerable, to ensure equality of participation and remove underlying vulnerabilities in Karamoja During project implementation, the Project Officer Agro-pastoral Farmer Field Schools/Integrated Watershed Management is expected to apply the concepts of integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM) and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) to build community capacities to sustainably manage land and water resources, and promote a more productive landscape in the target districts through Farmer Field Schools/ Agro-pastoral Farmer Schools and Watershed Management approaches
Education and experience:
  • Diploma Social Sciences, Environment, Agriculture, Development Studies or a related field
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience
  • Familiar with the local environment and able to express him/herself very well
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and good report writing skills
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Responsibilities

You will implement project activities and provide technical support to Agro-pastoral Farmer Groups, provide leadership to the communities during implementation, align with IIRR program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and IIRR’s best practices to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the rural community. Your knowledge and support will contribute to the effective, adaptive, and innovative implementation of the INRM/SLM project.
  • Mobilize Agro-pastoral Farmer Field Groups
  • Support formation of Watershed User Associations/Restoration Groups
  • Support group strengthening for improved Agricultural production, Integrated Natural Resources Management, and restoration of degraded watershed areas
  • Mobilize Farmers and Agro-pastoral Groups to restore degraded landscapes, farmlands, and forests using appropriate measures
  • Train Farmer Groups in Agro-Pastoral Farmer Field School and Integrated Watershed Management Curriculum
  • Collect weekly timely data and reports on Agro-Farmer Learning and efforts on Restoration
  • Promote community-Based Restoration Approaches
  • Conduct training and capacity building for APFS groups and networks
  • Identify the watershed issues for developing measures
  • Conduct sensitization and awareness meeting in the community about the project
  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans and budgets
  • Submit weekly and timely reports as required from time to time by Project Officer
  • Support the organization efforts in resource mobilization and any other assignments
  • Represent IIRR in forums, workshops, meeting, and other related assignments
  • Document lessons learned, good practices, and success stories

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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