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Current Positions:

Batwa Project Coordinator (Kabale District, Western Uganda)

Overview: Development In Gardening (DIG) is looking for a multitalented individual to coordinate a large scale project in collaboration with women leaders in the Batwa community and Global Batwa Outreach (GBO) in the Kabale District of Uganda near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest bordering Rwanda, Uganda and DRC. The Project Coordinator will work under DIG’s Regional Coordinator and will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of the projects.
As part of this program, DIG will provide experiential training in sustainable agriculture, nutrition, improved cooking practices, and business record-keeping, develop three community gardens benefiting over 1,600 Batwa women, girls and families to break the cycle of poverty and food insecurity.
The project goal is to break the cycle of poverty, malnutrition, and oppression of the Batwa communities by supporting Batwa women to become more self-reliant and able to support themselves through sustainable agricultural initiatives.

  • Develop 3 best practice demonstration gardens
  • Oversee a training program in basic principles of organic farming and sustainable agricultural practices (see selection, bed preparation, water conservation, soil fertility, planting, harvesting, etc.) at demonstration site partnering with 400 Batwa women in Rwamahano, Kafuga and Kinyarushengye
  • Coordinate the facilitation of monthly trainings in nutrition and cooking practices related to garden produce.
  • Organize and facilitate training programs in organic farming and gardening methods, nutrition, business and marketing, and other relevant topics
  • Ensure consistency, continuity and follow-up across projects
  • Provide ongoing technical support and oversight at all demonstration sites
  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure that goals are being met and to collect feedback for project adaptation as necessary
  • Coordinate the facilitation of two training session in basic financial management skills and basic accounting
  • Manage project budgets and keep detailed accounting records
  • Coordinate activities of an in country lead and Batwa site leads
  • Submit monthly, quarterly, and end­of­project financial and activity reports
  • A degree in sustainable agriculture or the equivalent in practical field experience
  • Minimum two years’ field experience working in sustainable agriculture and community development, preferred practical experience in organic agriculture.
  • Experience in project coordination and management in rural areas, particularly with smallholder farmer producer groups
  • Familiarity with methods, tools and techniques of participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of an international team
  • Willingness to live and work in rural Kabale District, Uganda
  • Flexible, adaptable, eager to learn and teach, tolerant of heat and uncomfortable physical situations, willing to physically work the land alongside participants, and passionate about grassroots agricultural development
Salary and Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • One year contract with possibility for extension, beginning with three-month trial period
To Apply: Please send a CV and letter explaining your interest in the position and how your skills and experience are relevant to the desired qualifications to DIG at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject: Batwa Project Coordinator). Final application deadline is 15 September 2016, but applications will be considered as they are received.