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Rukungiri, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

May 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Rukungiri District is located in South Western Uganda bordering the Districts of Ntungamo in the East, Rukiga in the South, Mitooma in the North and Kanungu to the West.

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Job Title

Assistant Agricultural Officers job at Rukungiri District Service Commission

Job Description

These duties and requirements provide a general overview of what is typically expected of Assistant Agricultural Officers, but specific job descriptions may vary depending on the organization's objectives, priorities, and geographic location.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Field Inspections: Conduct field inspections to monitor crop conditions, pest infestations, soil quality, and overall agricultural productivity.

  • Technical Assistance: Provide technical assistance and advice to farmers on crop cultivation techniques, pest management strategies, irrigation methods, and soil conservation practices.

  • Extension Services: Assist in the delivery of agricultural extension services to farmers, including organizing training programs, workshops, and demonstrations on modern agricultural practices and technologies.

  • Data Collection and Analysis: Collect and analyze agricultural data related to crop yields, weather patterns, pest outbreaks, and market trends to inform decision-making and policy development.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Enforce agricultural regulations and policies related to crop protection, pesticide use, environmental conservation, and food safety to ensure compliance by farmers and agricultural businesses.

  • Research Support: Assist agricultural researchers in conducting field trials, experiments, and surveys to evaluate new crop varieties, farming techniques, and agricultural innovations.

  • Farm Planning and Management: Assist farmers in developing farm plans, crop rotation schedules, and budgets to optimize agricultural production and profitability while minimizing environmental impacts.

  • Community Outreach: Engage with local communities, schools, and farmer groups to promote agricultural education, sustainable farming practices, and rural development initiatives.

  • Disease and Pest Control: Monitor and control agricultural pests, diseases, and weeds through integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, including the use of biological, cultural, and chemical control methods.

  • Emergency Response: Provide support during agricultural emergencies, such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or pest infestations, by coordinating relief efforts, distributing resources, and implementing mitigation measures.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, crop science, or a related field is typically required for Assistant Agricultural Officer positions. Some positions may require a master's degree for more specialized roles.

  • Experience: Relevant work experience in agriculture, farming, extension services, or related fields is often required. This may include internships, fieldwork, or employment with agricultural organizations or government agencies.

  • Knowledge: A strong understanding of agricultural principles, crop production techniques, pest management strategies, soil science, and environmental conservation practices is essential.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in agricultural technology, including farm machinery operation, irrigation systems, precision agriculture tools, and agricultural software applications, may be required.

  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, are important for interacting with farmers, agricultural stakeholders, government officials, and community members.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to analyze agricultural challenges, identify solutions, and implement practical strategies to improve farm productivity, sustainability, and resilience.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills are necessary for building rapport with farmers, collaborating with colleagues, and facilitating community engagement activities.

  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with agricultural regulations, policies, and programs at the local, regional, and national levels is important for ensuring compliance and providing accurate guidance to farmers.

  • Physical Fitness: The ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and rugged terrain, as well as the capacity to lift equipment and perform fieldwork, is often necessary.

  • Continuous Learning: Willingness to stay updated on advancements in agricultural science, technology, and policy through professional development opportunities, workshops, conferences, and continuing education programs.

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How to Apply

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