Project Associate (Field Extension Technician) – Solidaridad – Mbale

Job Summary:
The Project Associate (Field Extension Technician) will support the implementation of the Climate victims to climate Heroes project. He/she will support the implementation of carbon farming, carbon trading, and carbon financing activities among coffee smallholder farming settings in coffee-growing regions in Uganda.
The Project Associate (Field Extension Technicians) report to Project Officer. Works closely with the Project Manager and the quality team on Administration.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Social cohesion
Facilitate the formation of farmer groups and acquisition of lead farmers
Train farmers on group formations, leadership, financial literacy, cohesiveness and sustainability.
Establish stakeholder landscape restoration platforms
Facilitate the process of VSLA formations among coffee agroforestry farmers.
Facilitate process bylaws formation and adherence.
In collaboration with the Agricultural extension officer, facilitate the registration of coffee agroforestry farmers.
Capacity enhancement
Sensitize farmers and stakeholders on carbon farming and trading in agroforestry settings
Train farmers on GAPs. CSA, carbon farming, climate mitigation and adaptation.
Facilitate capacity enhancement in agroforestry practices, management, tree nursery establishment and management
Together with the Gender officer, facilitate gender-related trainings
Farmer onboarding Support
Support the implementation of communication plans and collaborate with communication officer technical teams to tailor/curate compelling content for various audiences – success stories, key messaging, social media graphics, articles, reports, and thought leadership articles to highlight /promote Solidaridad’s work and impact.
Support establishment, update, and management of farmer database
Undertake accurate records acquisition and keeping of all field activities
Other duties assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agroforestry, Agricultural Extension, or a related field.
Diploma in Agroforestry, Agricultural Extension, and Forestry is an added advantage.
Solid experience in agroforestry, agricultural extension work for at least 3 years
Excellent report writing and Good GPS use skills.
Excellent analytical skills to translate complex ideas into aesthetically pleasing, understandable, attention-grabbing information.
Good communication skills
Strong English writing skills with demonstrable experience.
Excellent written communication with the ability to write on various topics for different audiences.
Able to identify and document strong, interesting stories/case studies.
Skills in the documentation of projects’ best practices and learned lessons are an advantage.
Working knowledge of social media and online communications (including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).
Passion and interest in rural development.
Flexible, willing to grow professionally and to learn new skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse team members.
Enthusiasm to learn and develop new skills within the role. **

How to Apply:
All interested candidates that meet the above qualifications should send their one-page cover letter (including salary expectations and availability) and CVs to:
Subject: “Project Associate (Field Extension Technicians- Uganda)”
Deadline: 29th April 2022 at 5:00pm (EAT). The CVs will be evaluated as they are received. Only successful candidates will be contacted.