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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2 Market Site Officers Job at Adjumani District Farmers Development Association ( ADFDA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Market Site Officers

Jobs at:
Adjumani District Farmers Development Association ( ADFDA )

Deadline of this Job:
two weeks from 13th/NOV/2017

Duty Station:
Adjumani District and neighboring Districts

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Job details:
Adjumani District Farmers Development Association ( ADFDA ) is membership based organization formed in 1997 and registered as CBO ,a company limited by guarantee ,NGO with board to represent small holder famers in Adjumani district with the aim of promoting gainful agriculture through technology development with the goal of increasing household food security, income and poverty alleviation.
OUR VISION - To improve standard of farmers through sustainable commercial Agriculture.
OUR GOAL - To improve quality of life of farmers in Adjumani District
  • Enhance farmer's access to timely, quality, affordable and adequate agro inputs.
  • Enhance increased production through adoption of appropriate and sustainable technologies
  • Enhance farmer capacity to produce adequate high value products for increased house hold incomes
  • Enhance marketing strategies and Create market linkages
ADFDA is in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government in the implementation of the Project for Restoration of Livelihoods in the Northern Region (PRELNOR).
The goal of PRELNOR is: increase household income, food security and reduce vulnerability of poor rural households in the project area“? PRELNOR aims at increasing sustainable productivity and climate resilience of smallholder farmers targeting easy access to domestic and export markets.
UNDER COMPONENT B: Through Market Linkages and Infrastructure development, the project builds capacity of farmer g groups to undertake farming as a business; Post-Harvest handling/ value addition; promote investment in post-harvest handling/value addition, construction of markets, community access roads, bulking of commodities for the market, collect and disseminate market information and link farmer groups to both local and regional markets. DFA therefore invites suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following position to be at DFA offices in Adjumani.
Post: 2 Market Site Officers
A one-year contract renewable based on performance.
Duty Station: Adjumani District and neighboring Districts.
Description of the post:
Market site officers (MSO) will; (i) Support the emergence and set-up of the Market Stakeholders Platform in each of PRELNOR supporter satellite / wholesale market for MSPs to play a proactive role in the governance and use of these markets; (ii) Ensure that the local concerted processes involving all market stakeholders (producers traders, transporters, Dockers, local authorities) is effective in the concerned market site; (iii) Support and organise make stakeholders within MSP (iv) Ensure that all performed activities an gender & youth inclusive.
Under the overall DFA coordinator supervision and direct responsibility of the Agri-Business Officer, MSO will perform the following tasks:
  • Diagnose the different existing market stakeholders (groups an( individuals);
  • Enhance Market stakeholders’ platform involving all different identified groups;
  • Prepare and convene regular MSP meetings related to them at it issues pertaining to the overall market development process;
  • Participate in the identification of market stakeholders felt needs to strengthen their capacities and to facilitate;
  •  Facilitate peer exchanges and host peer visits;
  •  Strengthen each categories of market local stakeholders (particularly producers) to be able to stand for their interests in the market governance structure and beyond to become pro-active DFA leaders;
  • Support market oriented farmers‘ groups to identity action plans and develop business plans to access the PRELNOR matching grant set-up;
  • Ensure that market site activities are gender and youth inclusive;
  • Participate to all market site meetings and liaise with local authorities;
  • Market information gathering and dissemination;
  •  Preparation of monthly and quarterly reports;
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  •  Requirements: at least Diploma in agribusiness / agriculture rural economy with knowledge in agricultural extension, adult education,
At least 1-3 years‘ experience in domains linked to family farming agri-business with direct support to business oriented farmers‘ groups (cooperatives, producers groups, post-harvest handing activities, SACCOS);
  • Ability to write: the candidate must present such notes that s/he had to produce in previous assignments;
  • Ability to operate in a team work context;
  • Ability to work with e-tools (main software, social networks.) will be tested;
  • Valid driving licensee (motorcycle);
  •  Working language: English, Madi language is a must.
  • Age bracket of 25-40 years
Job application procedure
Hand delivered Applications and a detailed curriculum vita; photocopies of academic transcripts including names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the address below by two weeks from 13th/NOV/2017:
The Chairperson, Board of Directors
Adjumani Farmers Development Association
P. 0. Box 67, Adjumani,
Tereza Lane, Adjumani Town Council
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview successful applicants shall be contacted by Thursday,30thNovember 2017