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Senior Agricultural Officer-Ntungamo District

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Ref. No: NDSC/26/11/2020
Job application procedure
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the under-listed vacant posts that exist in Ntungamo District Local Government and Ntungamo Municipal Council. Applications must be submitted in triplicate on Public Service Commission Form 3 (Revised 2008) and ESC FORM No.3 (Revised 1998) for Teachers to the Secretary, District Service Commission, Ntungamo P.O Box 1, Ntungamo and to be received no later than December Wednesday 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Application forms can be obtained from Secretaries of District Service Commissions, Offices of Chief Administrative Officers, Town Clerk’s for Municipal Councils, Public Service Commissions and be submitted to the Secretary, District Service Commission P.O Box 1 Ntungamo, stating clearly the post applied for and its reference number. Those already in public service must route their applications through their Heads of Departments who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Certified photocopies of Academic Certificates, Transcripts, and Identity cards from all the Institutions/schools attended, registration certificates, and Annual practicing licenses where applicable and any other supporting documents with 3passport size photographs must be attached on the application forms. Those that will be invited for interviews must come with all original academic and professional documents, Identity cards from all the Institutions/Schools attended. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted at the time of Interviews. Below are the job titles, the Scale, job purpose, and Person specifications. Other details regarding the same please refer to the job descriptions for jobs in Local Governments on the following website www.ntungamo.go.ug, the job descriptions and Specifications for Jobs in Local Governments of (2011 and 2017), on the Ministry of Public Service Website www. public service.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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