11 Jul 2018

Sasakawa Africa Association Jobs in Uganda : Field Training Officers (3 Jobs)

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Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000) is an international non-profit organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Uganda in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations and the private sector.

Job Summary:  The Field Training Officer will assist the Project Coordinator in the implementation of the Project along the Value Chain.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen the capacity of farmer based organizations (FBOs) in organizational management and leadership;
  • Guide development of viable commodity business plans and work plans among FOs
  • Strengthen the savings and loan schemes (VSLAs) among F0s and monitor their performance
  • Prepare training materials, modules with translation in local language on Good Agricultural practices including but not limited to: (i) Agronomy, ii) Post-Harvest Handling, iii) Public-Private Partnerships and Market Access
  • Train farmer groups in agronomy, postharvest handling and agribusiness/farming as a business
  • Ensure balanced and gender-responsive participation of stake holder in all activities
  • Lead farmers, extension agents in the project area by organizing field demonstrations and practical sessions to gain practical skills

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Agriculture Extension, Agribusiness
  • Three years of experience working in related field.
  • Previous experience in leading and/or training on crop agricultural value chains and extension, participatory capacity building approaches,
  • Proven experience in designing training materials for farmers, extension and agro dealers, and conducting onsite farmer training workshops

 


How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via E-mail including an application letter, updated CV with names of three referees and scanned copies of relevant academic credentials to:

The Country Director,         

Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda,

Ruth Towers, Plot 15A Clement Hill Road

P.O Box 6987, Kampala-Uganda

E-mail: [email protected]

Deadline: 16th July 2018






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