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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Regional Program Officer Job at Sasakawa Africa Association ( SAA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Regional Program Officer

Jobs at:
Sasakawa Africa Association ( SAA )

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 19th May 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is a non-governmental organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre-and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers. SAA assists host country agricultural development program through its country program known as Sasakawa Global 2000 (SG 2000) in Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda. SAA/SG 2000 is looking for a competent local staff to fill this position:
Regional Program Officer, Public- Private Partnership & Market Access
Mandated to establish a relevant, efficient and effective level to promote public-private partnerships & market access, in support of extension delivery and smallholder agricultural development system to drive SAA/SG 2000 evidence-based program.
Required Qualification
  • MSc in Agricultural, Agricultural Economics or related fields with strong background in improving markets and linking farmers to markets skill, (PhD. would be an advantage)
  •  Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience with governmental or non-governmental organizations in relation to building business around a value chain model of smallholder development and helping farmers to organize themselves.
  • A strong desire to assist African Countries with the provision of agricultural extension services, especially to women farmers and very poor rural households as well as capacitating farmer based organizations (FBOs) to become good business entities in their communities and beyond.
  • Experience in agricultural marketing and trade, business development and financial services for the agriculture sector, storage and warehouse receipt systems.
  • Experience in working with smallholder farmers to increase their technical and management skills and create sustainable market linkages.
  •  Strong PPP interpersonal skills and communication and ability to write technical reports
  • Excellent written and oral English skills required
Job application procedure
If you wish to apply send by email a detailed up-to-date CV and a cover letter (2MB Max) to
Shushan@saa-safe.orq  ; sq2000uganda@saa-safe.orq  by Friday, 19th May 2017
SAA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women applicants.