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Sunday, November 12, 2017

2 Zonal Agricultural Development Officers Job at National Agricultural Advisory Services ( NAADS ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Zonal Agricultural Development Officers

Jobs at:
National Agricultural Advisory Services ( NAADS )

Deadline of this Job:
not later than Friday 24th November 2017 at 5:00 pm

Duty Station: 
Mbarara(1) and Kabale(1)

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Job details:
The National Agricultural Advisory Services ( NAADS ) Secretariat was established through an act of parliament, the NAADS Act 2001. NAADS underwent restructuring in 2014 and has since refocused its mandate from providing agricultural advisory services to supporting fanners with the provision of agricultural inputs through the implementation of Operation Wealth creation (OWC) interventions.
NAADS is now seeking to recruit qualified Ugandans with high level of professionalism, integrity, team work, and commitment on contract basis to the position as- below:
TITLE: 2 Zonal Agricultural Development Officers
Salary: Attractive and Competitive
Location: Mbarara(1) and Kabale(1)
Job Purpose: Responsible for supporting the Secretariat interface with the point of service delivery by executing both technical and coordination roles within the Agro-ecological Zone.
Minimum Academic Qualifications and Working Experience:
Applicants should be Ugandans with the following professional qualifications and experience:
  • An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics or Natural Resources plus a Master’s degree in Agricultural sciences, Agricultural economics or Natural Resources.
  • At least five years’ experience in agriculture related field in a Government Institution or other reputable public and private organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of agricultural and rural development issues and related poverty challenges.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating agricultural and rural development service delivery programmes. Computer Literacy is a must.
The incumbent will report to the Executive Director NAADS under the direct supervision of the Head of the Technical and Agribusiness Services Department of the NAADS Secretariat (Technical and Agribusiness Development Specialist) and work in close collaboration with the District Local Governments and NARO Scientists at the ZARDI within the agro ecological zone; and other relevant Public and private organisation in performing the following duties:
Technical responsibilities
The technical responsibilities will focus on promoting technology and agribusiness interventions and will involve the following:
  • Providing technical support towards implementation of strategic interventions, involving the procurement and distribution of agricultural inputs for national and zonal specific priority commodities.
  • Providing technical support for multiplication of planting and stocking materials working together NARO Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institutes (ZARDIs) and other public and private sector Agencies.
  • Providing technical support in intervention for promoting agribusiness development and market linkages.
  • Providing technical support in interventions for promoting value chain development focusing on the upper end of commodity chains Working together with relevant public and private institutions.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Coordination (and reporting) responsibilities
The coordination responsibilities will focus on the following:
  • Supporting the establishment and maintaining of close linkages and collaboration with all relevant actors and stakeholders in the public and private sectors (i.e. line Ministries, Local Governments, Agencies, institutions) for effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the interventions supported under NAADS in the respective Zones.
  • Preparing regular reports regarding implementation of activities under the various interventions in the zones.
Job application procedure
Interested applicants should submit their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae, and photocopies of all academic certificates/ testimonials to the office of the Executive Director NAADS Secretariat P.O Box 25235 Kampala not later than Friday 24th November 2017 at 5:00 pm.