Volunteers (Paid) – Permagarden Education & Management Taskforce (PEMT)

1. Background

Food insecurity remains a fundamental problem in Eastern Uganda, causing micronutrient deficiency and chronic undernutrition, which overall account for over 60% of deaths in children under 5 in the region (USAID).

The Permagarden4all initiative is a 12-month project funded by the ISA Foundation. The project will seek to improve maternal and child health, and food security in 750 impoverished households in Kamuli District. The permagarden4all is a climate smart strategy that combines permaculture; an agricultural approach using design principles to utilize natural systems for production, and bio-intensive agriculture; an approach to maximize production on a small amount of land through sustainable practices, to create highly productive gardens.

2. Role Context

The PEMT volunteers will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator. PEMTs will work directly with other community-based structures, including Community Facilitators (CFs) and Village Health Teams (VHTs), to conduct household profiling utilizing the ODK Collect mobile data collection tool to identify the project’s beneficiaries. They will also lead the households in the construction and maintenance of the permagardens. PEMTs will be required to complete a 3-day training in Kamuli District.

3. Knowledge & Experience

PEMT volunteers must demonstrate the following skills and experience in their application in order to be considered

i. Knowledge of home gardening, compost production, vegetation management, and food security and livelihoods.

ii. A degree in Agriculture/Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Food Security or other related field is desirable.

iii. At least one (1) year experience in agriculture/horticulture production.

iv. At least one (1) year experience planning, coordination and implementation of mobile data collection activities/projects related to food security and agriculture.

v. High level of interpersonal communication skills, including ability to interact with project Stakeholders and District Officials.

vi. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage workloads effectively, delivering outcomes within stipulated timeframes.

vii. Excellent spoken and written command in English and Luganda, and ability to work in multicultural and rural communities.

How to apply

Interested candidates for this volunteer opportunity should submit their resume via email cenridug@cenrid.org by 11pm on January 20th, 2021 Uganda time with “VOLUNTEER_PERM4ALL” in the subject line. All questions or clarifications of a technical nature should be sent to hr@cenrid.org.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.