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Project Officer – Agro-Pastoral Farmer Field School and Integrated Watershed Management

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, Development Studies or a related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience ideally with an international NGO
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in integrated natural resources management (INRM), Sustainable Land Management practices, and watershed approach
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), GIS, Web Conferencing Applications and good report writing skills
To apply for this job, email your application letter and CV.


You will implement project activities and provide technical support to project implementation issues for the project, provide leadership to the APFS team, 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 poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and support will contribute to the effective, adaptive, and innovative implementation of the project.
Support the Project Manager to plan, coordinate, implement, supervise, monitor, and evaluate all project activities in line with the approved project documents and signed a cooperation agreement
Mobilize and train the APFS facilitators in project-related programs
Conduct watershed activities in the two districts
Coordinate and supervise all APFS facilitators to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the project
Prepare weekly, monthly biannually, and annually work plans and budgets in consultation with the Project Manager to ensure appropriate utilization of project resources
Prepare and submit quality and timely reports as required from time to time by Project Manager
Support in developing project M&E system and report on the progress and quality of completed and on-going project activities
Work closely with PM to visit beneficiaries in project sites to determine and verify project implementation against project standards and donor requirements
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: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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