Project Assistant - Agriculture job at Windle International Uganda (WIU)

Windle International Uganda

Project Assistant - Agriculture job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 25 November 2022

Hiring Organization: Windle International Uganda

Job Details:

About US:
Windle International Uganda (WIU) is a registered INGO whose mission is to promote peace and development in communities through provision and coordination of Education and training for Refugees and people affected by conflict.
With funding from the COH (Convoy of Hope), WIU is implementing the School Feeding Project targeting children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes with the aim of increasing learning and attendance at ECD Centers. The project is also enhancing nutrition and child health and decreasing morbidity for the ECD learners.
The project is being implemented in Palorinya, Imvepi and Rhino Camp Refugee Settlements across
The West Nile Region of Uganda. WIU therefore seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person to support the project in the following position.
Job Title: Project Assistant - Agriculture
Location: Field based Obongi (1 position), and Terego (2 positions)
Reports to: Settlement Manager

Job Purpose: Be directly responsible for undertaking the activities of agriculture/school gardening at schools assigned to him/her, and the delivery and distribution of project assistance, materials and items in accordance with the project description and budget provisions as detailed in the agreements, and as assigned by the Project Officer.
The Project Assistant - Agriculture shall be responsible to the Settlement Manager, for the execution of his/her duties, which shall include the following:
• Work with the Settlement Manager to initiate and coordinate the planning of the Agricluture/school gardening activities in liaison with other project staff, the school administration, as well as the community,
• Ensure optimum utilization of Project resources at minimum cost for high quality production in order to ensure continuity of school feeding program.
• In collaboration with the Settlement Manager, liaise, consult and work in partnership and cooperation with relevant District, sub-county departments and institutions, NGOs, CSOs, and local leaders in order to achieve the objectives, and facilitate project implementation of the agriculture programming/school gardening.
• Assist the Settlement Manager in training and guiding project volunteers on best agronomic practices to impart sufficient knowledge required for maximum crop management and high production.
• Sensitize the community on the importance of school gardening as the only way through which the Children school feeding can be sustained over a long period of time and in the absence of donor funding.
• Regularly visit and provide support supervision for volunteers in all project sites.
• Collect and tabulate field data on project activities, and presents such data in forms of reports. It is upon such evidences that decision for next course of actions by managements shall be made.
• Adequately document, report and follow up on concerns regarding safe and secure learning environment to children to ensure friendly structures for Children with Disabilities (CWDs).
• Perform any other official duties that may, from time to time, be requested and/or assigned by the Settlement Manager, Nutritionist, the Project Manager, or his/her designate.
• Assist in the establishment of demonstration gardens and other agricultural innovations

A minimum of diploma in applicable agriculture – with specialization in crop production from a recognized institution.
Work Experience
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in practicing agriculture, or practice of applicable agriculture from the institute is required.
• Skills in set-up, installation and management of irrigation systems
• Skills in diseases and pest management.
• Skills in Microsoft office (Words, Excel and PowerPoint)
• Interpersonal relationship
• Skills in post-harvest management.
The qualified interested individual should submit his/her application not later than Friday 25th
November 2022. About US:


Application procedure

All applications should be submitted through the online link provided here Any application not submitted through the online link provided shall not be considered.
• Applicants must have no history of violation of children’s rights or of Child abuse and sexual exploitation of any kind
• Windle International Uganda is an equal opportunity and a corruption intolerant employer.
• Women and persons with disability who meet the job requirements are encouraged to apply.
• No fee is charged at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications will be assessed strictly on individual merit
• No canvassing or lobbying will be tolerated. Individuals found to have done so will be disqualified and blacklisted.
• Whereas we actively welcome all applications; however, only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

Date Posted: 2022-11-17