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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

3 Field Extension Officers Job at Arise and Shine Maize Millers Limited - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
3 Field Extension Officers

Jobs at:
Arise and Shine Maize Millers Limited

Deadline of this Job:
15th May 2018

Duty Station:
Masindi, Kiryadongo and Oyam District

Job details:
Arise and Shine Maize Millers Limited has received funding fromAgricultural Business Trust (aBi-Trust) to implement a three years Maize Production Enhancement Project (MaMEP) in the district of Masindi,Kiryadongo and Oyam.
Arise and Shine Maize Millers Ltd is therefore seeking for qualified individuals to fill the following position.
1 Field Extension Officers (3)
Work station: Masindi, Kiryadongo and Oyam District
Reporting: Project Manager
Status: Full time
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Training the selected lead farmers/change agents in Good Agronomic
    Practices (GAAP), Post-Harvest Handlings (PHH), Store operation and management, Governance and business farming
  • Work closely with Area Cooperative Societies(ACEs) and Rural Producer
    Organizations (RPOs) to assess their needs and identify capacity gaps in their knowledge, skills and/or service provision for training purpose
  • Carry out assessments that analyse the market system to understand the opportunities and emerging patterns of behaviours and uncover
    root causes to the underperformance of agricultural production in the area
  • Responding to farmers requests by providing agricultural information and advice
  • Actively implement and promote farming and development programmes aimed at reaching the last farmers or those who have little access to information
  • Formulate and implement activities that strengthen agricultural/rural extension and provide technical assistance in capacity development of agriculture innovation systems
  • Prepare advocacy materials and documents to support the strengthening of agriculture innovation systems and support services.
  • Provide technical advice on design elements to strengthen and reform extension systems
Position Summery
Agricultural Extension Officers communicate with farmers, supporting decision-making by providing information on sustainable farming practices.
Information about biodiversity is increasingly important to help farmers farm sustainably and access new markets. Agricultural Extension Officers propagate new, more effective farming methods based on the latest research. This may include research on how to farm with nature for good results now and in future.
  • A university degree in Agribusiness, Agronomy, Agricultural extension, Organic agriculture or Development studies with a bias in Agriculture
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in Extension services with international NGOs working with farming communities or private agri-businesses (input dealers and other Value added service providers). Experience in managing partnership will be an added advantage.
  • Solid experience in mobilization and organization of cooperative societies
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English. Knowledge of the local language is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy with good knowledge of office applications and data base is required.
  • Knowledge in M&E is added advantage
  • Ability to work independently and with less supervision.
  • Track record demonstrating high integrity, reliability and dependable
  • Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program target groups.
  • Applicants must hold a valid riding permit.
Job application procedure
Application should be addressed to;
Application can be posted to the above address or sent to the following emails!  or  before 15th May 2018
Applicants should enclose their CVs bearing three referees and academic qualifications. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Arise and Shine Maize Millers Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.