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Principal Agricultural Officer-Lyantonde District Local Government.

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Ref No: LYDSC/2020/26
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the under-listed vacant posts that exist in Lyantonde District Local Government. Applications should be filled in triplicate on PSC from No. 3 Revised 2008 and submitted to the Secretary District Service Commission P.O.Box 10, Lyantonde not later than 14 days from the date of publication of this advert. Those who had applied need not to reapply. Applicants should attach certified copies of academic qualifications, 3 passport photographs, and any other relevant documents. Applicants already in service should route their applications through their Heads of Department and informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Job description and specifications are obtained from Lyantonde District Service Commission, District website www.lyantonde.go.ug and public Service Commission website 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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