CRS Uganda Jobs 2022 – 21 Fresher Volunteer Field Agents DINU 

CRS Uganda Jobs 2022

Job Title: 21 Volunteer Field Agent DINU – CRS Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Field Assistant

 

 

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Profile

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. CRS’ Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations, serving people on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.

Background

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is part of the Consortium led by CARE Denmark including, Gulu

Agricultural Development Company (GADC), Dynamic Agro-Pastoral Development rganisation

(DADO) and SORUDA which was awarded to implement a three-year Development Initiative for

Northern Uganda (DINU) program. The DINU, a Government of Uganda Program with support from European Union is designed to increase food security, improve maternal and child nutrition and enhance household income in the Karamoja Sub-region, and Katakwi District. It will be executed in ten (11) districts of Abim, Kotido, Karenga, Kaabong, Moroto, Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk, Napak, Kitgum and Katakwi. CRS will specifically implement in the five (5) South Karamoja districts of Moroto, Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Napak.

 

 

Job Summary:

DINU Program seeks to recruit 21 Volunteer-Field Agents from within the communities of Nakapiripirit (03), Nabilatuk (04), Amudat (05), Moroto (03), and Napak (06).

The Field Agents will work with farmer households to address gender barriers to women’s equitable access to and control over household financial resources using DINU’s “Household Dialogues for Financial Empowerment of Women” methodology. Through a series of dialogues facilitated by Field Agents, household members learn to analyse and challenge gender roles and power dynamics – leading to a change in how household financial resources and productive assets are used. The Field Agents will be trained and supported with training materials and guidelines tailored to meet the capacity gaps of the beneficiaries.

Your service and community interpersonal skills contribute to projects that benefit local communities that consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Field agents will support the DINU Program in community mobilization for the project interventions.
  • Ensure the formation, training and performance of Y/VSLAs.
  • Will support in the mobilization and monitoring of farmer groups, Community Animal Health workers, VHT members, MCGs, Lead Mothers, and facilitate establishment of VSLA groups.
  • Conduct support supervision and coaching on management and savings and credit transaction handling.
  • Assess and support in identification of VSLA groups ready for linkages with banks for credit and other agro-processors, input and produce buyers.
  • Promote gender mainstreaming within the farmer groups.
  • Provide feedback from our project community structures in relation to the Project interventions.
  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the beneficiaries at the community level to assist in strengthening the community interest,
  • Support in translation, in case of trainings at the field level, that may be conducted by CRS technical staff/district staff that are not knowledgeable in the local language.
  • Submit monthly work schedules and report to Field Assistant

 

 

Minimum Qualifications for CRS Uganda Jobs 2022

  • The ideal applicant must hold a certificate in the field of Agriculture livelihoods or Nutrition or a Uganda Certificate of Education with experience in implementing livelihoods.
  • At least 1-2 years of work experience in community-based development work, ideally in the field of Agriculture, Village Savings and loaning associations for an NGO or CBO.
  • Ability to communicate to communities and local leaders.
  • Experience in writing basic reports.
  • National I.D possession is a must.
  • Strong written and verbal communication/written skills in English
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in Pokot, Nga karimojong and Kiswahili are a MUST

 

 

How To Apply for CRS Uganda Jobs 2022

All suitably qualified candidates please email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org

In the subject line of the email, copy and paste – VOLUNTEERFIELDAGENTS.

Deadline: 16th March 2022 by 5:00 pm

 

 

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