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Production Assistant

Lutheran World Federation

Admin & Office

UGX Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

LWF World Service is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. We are a widely recognized, international, faith-based organization working in over 20 countries. We seek to bring people of all backgrounds together in the common quest for justice, peace, and reconciliation in an increasingly complex and fragmented world.

A commitment to the human rights of every individual, regardless of their status, guides our work, actions, and operations. We are particularly known for our timely, compassionate, and professional humanitarian work, and for our field presence in hard-to-reach areas. Our work is people-centered and community- based. Above all, we work with the most vulnerable, and in order to claim and uphold their rights, we engage proactively with local government and community structures.

LWF Uganda works closely with United Nations agencies (UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, WFP), PRM, EU/ECHO, BFTW, etc. LWF Related and faith-based agencies and their back donors.

For additional information, please see www.lutheranworld.org/WorldService.

The LWF Uganda Program is looking for a qualified and experienced person to fill the following position

Job Title: Production Assistant

No. of Positions: One (1)

Place of Assignment:  LWF Adjumani Sub Program

Reports To: Production Officer

Starting date: ASAP

The closing date for applications: 28April 2024

Job Summary: Coordination, supervision, and implementation of all the project activities within the production and Nursery bed management sector by the project description and budget provisions as detailed in the agreements.

Duties & Responsibilities

Work with the production Officer to initiate and coordinate the planning and implementation of the Nursery Bed activities in liaison with other sections, and ensures optimum utilization of project resources at minimum cost.

In conjunction with the Production Officer, liaise with and work in cooperation with the relevant local authorities, local community leaders, relevant civil society and non-governmental organizations, collaborating/implementing partners, and other stakeholders where appropriate to achieve the Nursey Bed objectives, and facilitate project implementation.

Oversee and improve the daily functions of the Nursery Bed.

Supervise the day-to-day operations of the nursery, including watering, potting, and weeding plants, fertilizing them, and monitoring insect and disease infestation

Monitor weather conditions and pay special attention to hot and dry temperatures.

Create staff work rosters and delegate duties for Nursery bed attendants.

Requesting for nursery bed stock including seeds, soil, stones, fertilizers, shrubs, plants, and trees etc.

Control the inventory of plants and supplies to ensure that there is enough stock to meet demand

Growing plants, trees, and shrubs to use as stock/ Mother gardens.

Create attractive plant displays at the Nursery sites.

Collect and compile regularly field data on Nursery bed activities carried out, and undertake impact assessments using participatory approaches for all beneficiaries to determine the relevance and impact of the project assistance

Assist the Production Officer to prepare periodical work plans and progress/status reports on Agro-forestry project activities and achievements in line with the requirements stipulated in the project documents

Prepare and submit reports to the Production Officer as required and Perform any other official duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Project Officer, the Project Manager, or his/her designate.

Education,Qualifications & Experience required

A relevant degree in Forestry, Ecology, Biology, Integrated Plant Sciences

Good computer skills and knowledge using Microsoft Office programs

At least 3 years of experience in horticulture, forestry, environment

Extensive experience in nursery management and procedures

Experience working on greenfield projects under minimal supervision

Excellent communication and organization skills

Strong hands-on skills

Ability to work well with chemicals and pesticides.

Excellent reporting skills.

Mature, pragmatic, and flexible approach, strong commercial judgment

Team player but comfortable working autonomously

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Good negotiation skills

Valid riding permit

Good attention to detail

Rigorous and organized approach

Hands-on, ready to roll up the sleeves.


Strong work ethic

Ability to work effectively under pressure

Knowledge of the local languages (Madi/Arabic).

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