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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

2 Field Officers Job at Ibero Uganda Limited - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Field Officers 

Jobs at:
Ibero Uganda Limited 

Deadline of this Job:
7th September 2018

Duty Station:
Mityana and Masaka, Uganda

Date Posted: 28th August 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
Ibero Uganda Limited, Kampala, a company of Neumann Kaffee Gruppe based in Hamburg, Germany.
Ibero Uganda Ltd. exports quality Uganda coffees and has warehouses and processing facilities in Kampala and out-stations in all major coffee-producing regions of Uganda.
Project Name: NKG Bloom Project
Duty Station: Mityana and Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: NKG Ibero Regional Manager

Ibero Uganda is a subsidiary of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe and one of the leading exporters of high quality coffee, with a processing facility in Kampala. Since 1994, when the company was founded, Ibero Uganda has been working towards better integration in the local market, and has become a professional, long term faithful trading partner in the coffee sector. Over the years, Ibero Uganda has developed an export operation that has placed us in a privileged position as one of the most reliable exporters of carefully selected, properly processed Ugandan Coffee. Our commitment towards the development of the coffee industry is unwavering and we are proud to share our success in the promotion of Ugandan coffee.

About NKG Bloom Project:
In line with the above, Ibero Uganda in collaboration with several partners has set up a Farmer Financing Unit (FFU) with the view to improve access to fertilizer input for coffee farmers in Uganda. The objective of the project is to improve farmers’ livelihood through boosting coffee production and better integration of coffee farmers in the coffee export value chain.

Job Summary: The Field officers will support this intervention; depot committees being local farmer organization’s in-charge of supporting coffee farmers, (for instance through gathering coffee from member farmers and finding better markets for the farmers). The Field officer will implement the FFU strategy for increasing fertilizer and cash advance portfolio by ensuring quality data collection. The jobholder will collect, organize and ensure timely entry of coffee bulking data at the depot committees into proprietary Ibero (U) ltd mobile systems.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Mentor and train farmers on how to use Ibero Proprietary Software
  • Provide technical assistance to applicants and active farmers.
  • Advise and inform farmers on the fertilizer and cash advances.
  • The Field Officer will propose updates on policies, manuals and tools relating to the coffee bulking system.
  • Provide regular reports on coffee bulking
  • Organize meetings to educate farmers about Ibero Uganda products and services
  • Receive applications for fertilizer and cash advances
  • Ensure efficient communication between Ibero and the farmer groups

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the Field Officer job opportunities should preferably hold a university degrees in agriculture and rural development related fields
  • Extensive knowledge in Coffee growing in Uganda is an added advantage.
  • Ability to use an advanced mobile operating system.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Good team player.
  • Demonstrated capacity to document processes and outcomes.
  • Good use of MS word, Excel and computer literate.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to spend up to 90 percent of work time out of office for field work.
  • Ability to learn how to use various technologies as need arises.
  • Ability and enthusiasm to ride a motorbike with a valid riding permit is an added advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Luganda (will be tested)
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested persons should send their applications with an up-to-date CV and motivation letter to ( ). The subject of the mail shall be: “Field officer (YOUR NAME) (PREFERRED DISTRICT)” You will be contacted if your application is retained and details about the location and date for the next stage of the recruitment process will be communicated to you. How to do a motivation letter: A very important part of the application process is the motivation letter. This is your opportunity to convince us that you would really like to be a part of the Ibero team.
• Tell us about yourself and your interests.
• Explain why you want to work with us and share your expectations of Ibero as an employer.
• Tell us what it is about Ibero that aroused your interest.
• The motivation letter must be written in English. To enable us to assess your application accurately, it is very important that you do NOT: use clich├ęs, send sample motivation letters or copy and paste information from our website.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage of the recruitment process not later than two weeks after the stated deadline.