Community Based Trainer Job – AVSI

Job Title:  Community Based Trainer (58 Jobs)   

Organisation: AVSI

Duty Station:  Kyaka II Refugee Settlement/Kyegegwa (28) and Kyangwali Refugee Settlement/Kyangwali (30), Uganda


About US:

AVSI is an international NGO with headquarters in Italy, which has been active in Uganda since 1984. Its current activities are focused in the areas of education, health, livelihoods, and protection, nutrition and refugee programs in Uganda.


About Programme:

AVSI, as leader of a consortium including DAI Global LLC, Makerere University, Innovations for Poverty (IPA), and RELARLE, is implementing the IKEA Foundation funded “Sustainable Market Inclusive Livelihood Pathways to Self-Reliance” (SMILES) project in Kyegegwa and Kikuube Districts in western Uganda targeting refugees and surrounding host communities in Kyaka II and Kyangwali Refugee Settlements.


Job Summary:  AVSI is seeking to recruit suitably qualified personnel for the position of Community Based Trainers (CBT), to contribute to the implementation of the “Sustainable Market Inclusive Livelihood Pathways to Self-Reliance” (SMILES) project’s interventions targeting refugees and host populations in and around Kyaka II and Kyangwali Refugee Settlements. Reporting to the Program Officer – Graduation, the successful candidates will be based in Kyaka II or Kyangwali Refugee Settlements in Kyegegwa/Kikuube Districts with possible movements within the project’s implementation area.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create awareness to and mobilize community members for project activities;
  • Participate in identification of beneficiaries using standard assessment guidelines and tools;
  • Attend various TOT trainings on different themes and case management meetings and other meetings organized by AVSI;
  • Train participant households in core skills including Agronomy, Savings, Financial Literacy, and SPM;
  • Mobilize beneficiaries and engage them into VSLA and FFBS groups and support the functionality of these group activities
  • Conduct business coaching to improve their crop, livestock, development; participant households  and  assist  them production   techniques,   and   business
  • Support activities related to market intelligence and market access;
  • Report on household progress and new challenges facing beneficiaries;
  • Monitor the utilization of project inputs and structures in their communities
  • Participate in mapping of service level actors Kyaka II or Kyangwali refugee settlement and the neighboring sub counties;
  • Promote bank and other financial service and government program linkages as guided by the program officers;
  • Participate in data collection activities related to ongoing livelihoods interventions and other routine data needs;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a diploma in agriculture, Nutrition, economics, development studies, or related discipline.
  • At least three years of field experience in a similar position in development and/or humanitarian context.
  • Experience in implementing agricultural extension services using the farmer field school (FFS) methodology is highly essential.
  • Previous experience delivering standard VSLA methodology is essential.
  • Proven ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity of households to engage in viable economic activities.
  • Experience working with refugees and host communities is desirable.
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
  • MUST be a current resident of Kyaka II or Kyangwali refugee settlement or neighbouring villages.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
  • Required Language: English fluency with excellent oral and writing skills is required. Knowledge of Kiswahili/French and any of the local languages i.e. Runyankore, Rukiga, Rutooro is a MUST.


How to Apply:

Hand written application letters, accompanied with updated Curriculum Vitae indicating 3 work-related referees, a letter from your village of residence’s LC I Chairperson/ RWC I plus copies of relevant certificates, should be addressed to:


The AVSI Country Representative, AVSI Foundation, P.O.Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda and hand delivered to AVSI/Kyangwali, OPM Shade/Kyaka II, or AVSI Rwamwanja Field Office .


NB: Ensure that your application is received and duly registered in the AVSI application registration book by a fully identified AVSI staff. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


AVSI Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and has a functional Child Protection Policy by which all AVSI staff and Associates must abide.


Deadline: Friday, 21st October, 2022 by 5.00 pm

Loading spinner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

4 + 6 =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.