Job for a Sociologist, Uganda government

Position: Sociologist
Nature of Appointment -Contract
Duration - 2 years renewable upon satisfactory performance
Reporting to-Programme Coordinator
Salary – Attractive

The key responsibility of the sociologist is to ensure that programme activities are implemented in an integrated manner and take into account the needs of local communities and poor households.
The key tasks will include the following;-

1. Assist the Community Development Officers in each District to undertake Community Mobilization for the Programme and to provide the necessary guidance and staff training, for integration with programme supported road development and agribusiness activities;
2.Help the District Community Development Officers to plan, implement and monitor the community development activities in the sub-counties;
3.Assist in developing/updating guidelines for agribusiness and food security grants;
4.Guide the process of identifying the poor households to be mentored and subsequently benefit from food security grants provided by DLSP.
5.Provide technical support to the districts in the rnentoring of selected poor households;
6,0rganize exchange visits to other development programmes for the Community Development staff;
7.Ensure that communication materials about programme activities are developed for the mobilization of communities and interest groups;
8.Ensure that the technical content of the information provided during the mobilization progress, for example in the newsletters, radio broadcasts and productions, is appropriate and accurate.
9.Any other duties and assignments relating to the DLSP as may be assigned by the Permanent Secretary/Ministry of Local Government.

Qualifications and Experience:
The required technical specifications of the Officer include the following:
1 A degree in Social Sciences or Development Studies from a recognized University.
2. A Masters degree in Community Development, Sociology, or a related field.
3. A minimum of 10 years professional field experience in Community Development, of which at least 5 years experience in mobilization of communities for project activities;
4.Training and experience of at least 5 years in project planning and management and some experience is annual work planning and budgeting
5.Familiarity with the Government of Uganda public procedures;
6.Capacity to organize and run training
7.Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Apply for this job

Hand written applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae,copies of testimonials, names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Local Government,
Worker's House, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 7037 Kampala,

They should reach him not later than 30/08/2010, Only short listed candidates shall be


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