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Arua, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 17, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

CRESS was founded in 2011 by Caroline Lamb, following her visit to Kajo Keji in 2009 with the Flame International charity. This visit left Caroline very moved by the plight of the people, lack of education and health provision and poor infrastructure.

During this first visit she was privileged to meet some influential people in South Sudan and was inspired by Bishop Anthony Poggo, the charismatic and energetic Bishop of Kajo Keji. Bishop Anthony became an early influential and committed supporter in the region and was key to the growth of CRESS UK in its early years. He now works in London as an Anglican Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Upon returning home Caroline shared her vision with her local community of the Chalke Valley, Wiltshire, where she lives and started fundraising in earnest to help the people she had met. This community continues to support CRESS and the South Sudanese refugees who are now living in rural northern Uganda.

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Job Title

Community-Based Facilitators job at Cress Africa Foundation Limited

Job Description

The Community-Based Facilitator (CBF) plays a vital role in supporting and empowering Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) groups and farmers in the community. Reporting to the Lead CBF, the CBF is responsible for providing guidance, training, and mentorship to VSLAs and farmers on various aspects of financial inclusion, agricultural practices, and market linkages.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work Plan Preparation: Develop and submit monthly work plans to the Lead CBF, outlining activities and targets for VSLAs and farmers' support.


  • VSLA Mentorship: Mentor VSLAs on effective meeting management, record keeping, loan approval, disbursement, and recovery procedures, ensuring compliance with rules and regulations.


  • Capacity Assessment: Conduct monthly capacity assessments and health checks for VSLAs, identifying areas for improvement and support.


  • Data Collection: Collect and compile monthly data from VSLAs, tracking their financial progress and performance.


  • Success Story Documentation: Document success stories of VSLAs and farmers, highlighting the positive impact of their efforts and achievements.


  • Agro-Inputs Distribution and Demonstration: Distribute agro-inputs to farmers and establish demonstration plots to showcase Good Agricultural and Agronomic Practices (GAAPs).


  • Farmer Training: Conduct training sessions for farmers, equipping them with essential knowledge on GAAPs, sustainable farming techniques, and improved market practices.


  • Market Information Provision: Provide farmers with up-to-date market information and linkages to enhance their marketing opportunities.


  • VSLA Registration Support: VSLAs in their registration process at the sub-county level, ensuring compliance with local regulations.


  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Actively participate in monitoring and evaluation activities, providing relevant data and insights to assess program effectiveness.


  • Perform Assigned Duties: Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Lead CBF to support the smooth functioning of the VSLA and agriculture programs.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a diploma or certificate in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agriculture, or a related field. A secondary school certificate with more than 4 years relevant experience in similar position is also considered.

  • At least 2 years of experience in community development, microfinance, or working with community-based organizations.

  • Strong understanding of VSLA concepts and principles, including group dynamics and financial management.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with VSLA members and community stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate training sessions and capacity building for community groups.

  • Knowledge of agriculture and rural livelihoods is an advantage.

  • Proficiency in local languages spoken in the community is desirable

  • Commitment to community development, financial inclusion, and empowerment.

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How to Apply

Email Application to recruitment.cressafrica@cressuk.org by Close of Business on 17th February 2024.
Application and CVs Should be ONE PDF document and a maximum of 5 pages.
Include in your application letter:
• Mention in the subject line the position you are applying for.
• Include your gross salary request.
• Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.
• Do not include copies of any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Please note that CRESS AFRICA Foundation does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

CRESS AFRICA Foundation is committed to observing all local, national, and international laws that protect children, vulnerable adults, and basic human rights of all. CRESS AFRICA Foundation is committed to a policy of “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH)” and expects anyone who works for CRESS AFRICA Foundation to uphold protection and safeguarding as a priority.

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