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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)   |   Kampala, Uganda   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Technical Specialist/Youths Skills Development & Community Engagement

  • Post-graduate education
  • Teaching, training
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify competent individuals to fill the above post

Applications with detailed curriculum vitae (in pdf form), copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three referees and the applicant’s Skype Address; daytime telephone contact should be sent online to our E-mail with the subject Appointment in RUFORUM followed by the Job title


  1. Liaise with member universities, partner institutions and networks to develop programme/project proposals that are attractive and develop agricultural skills for the youth that engender employability and entrepreneurship.
  2. Support initiatives for curricular reforms for teaching/ training, learning and research methodologies and practices that are relevant to the skills demand and create valuable and attractive opportunities for economic empowerment of the youth.
  3. Develop programmes and support initiatives for strengthening agri-business, entrepreneurship and community engagement.
  4. Develop programmes/ projects that promote engagement and solid networks between agricultural training, learning and research institutions, industry and the farming community that are mutually beneficial and address existing challenges.
  5. Monitor and assess the quality and impact of agricultural skills development programmes for the youth in liaison with the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit.
  6. Advocate for support that propels youth participation in the areas of agricultural science, technology and innovation for skills enhancement.
  7. Facilitate agricultural institutions to profile investment opportunities to guide youth engagement in agri-business, entrepreneurship and innovation.
  8. Develop programmes/ projects that link tertiary agricultural training institutions to scale out innovative farming models to the farming communities.
  9. Develop programmes/ projects for agricultural tertiary institutions that support community action research plans, community engagement and strengthening commodity value chains that benefit the farming community.
  10. Develop programmes/projects to optimize community uptake of beneficial research outputs and outcomes.

General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kampala
Area of work: Teaching, training
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Developing curriculum and teaching guidelines; Lobbying, advocacy; Bidding and proposal generation; Training program planning; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 100-500 people

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 85 African universities operating within 35 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The organisation evolved from its predecessor, the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate training. In July, 2014, RUFORUM signed a cooperation agreement with the African Union to support the implementation of the new African Union for Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, 2024 (STISA 2024).

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