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Climate Resilience Volunteer Assistant

  • Contractor
  • Kampala, Arua, Jinja Uganda
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Aga Khan Foundation profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Aga Khan Foundation

The Climate Resilience Volunteer Assistants are responsible for supporting climate change initiatives focused on awareness, adaptation, and mitigation for community resilience in the implementing districts. We are looking for 3 Volunteer Assistants for Arua, Kampala and Jinja to support community-level climate resilience planning, regenerative agricultural practices, rainwater harvesting, and community micro-forests.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participate in processes for developing workplans under the supervision of the Climate Resilience Coordinator.
  2. Support field-based activities for identifying Green Champions including women and youth.
  3. Work with district level climate change extension workers to identifying existing farmer groups, community-based organizations, and other key stakeholders to participate in climate resilience initiatives.
  4. Liaise with community extension workers to identify nursery beds for supplying various tree species needed for planning micro forests in the targeted districts.
  5. Participate in periodic district level and community-based climate resilience planning and review meetings.
  6. On a day-to-day basis, laisse with extension workers and green champions to plant more trees, undertake gap fillings and identify sources of compost to be used at the various micro forests.
  7. Participate in the training of community members to establish rainwater harvesting and micro-irrigation techniques.
  8. Participate in the training and support of targeted smallholder farmers, supporting them to use mobile-based agriculture applications to access extension, advisory services and market-related information.
  9. Support processes for dissemination of training materials for promoting community awareness.
  10. Prepare, present, and submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports to immediate supervisor.


  1. Diploma in community development, agriculture, natural Resource management, sustainable development, or related courses.
  2. Must be based/resident of the implementing district(s)
  3. Passionate about supporting climate change resilience for sustainable development.
  4. Previous experience of working on similar climate resilience initiatives will be added advantage.
  5. Familiarity of Ms word, Ms Excel, PowerPoint among others
  6. Good command of English, both oral and written
  7. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment is required.
  8. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  9. Ability ride motorcycle including possession of ridding permit.
  10. Familiarity of local languages for the targeted district (especially spoken)

How to apply

Individuals meeting the above criteria are invited to submit their application with a three page resume, three referees from the last three employers highlighting: their previous work experience, knowledge of climate resilience interventions in Uganda, their contact details (email, telephone, and physical address), all in one PDF document titled “CR Volunteer” .

The request should be submitted by 26th January 2024 at 4:30pm EAT through the email below:

[email protected]

Eligible female candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a national position.

AKFU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org).

deadline: 26-Jan-24

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