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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Marketing Coordinator Job at Agency for Accelerated Regional Development ( AFARD ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Marketing Coordinator 

Jobs at:
Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD) 

Deadline of this Job:
29th October 2018

Duty Station:
Uganda 

Summary
Date Posted: 17th October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

JOB DETAILS:
Danida is funding NURI (Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative) programme, which is to be implemented from 2019 to 2022. In Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach districts, the intervention for Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) will be implemented by Agency for Accelerated Regional Development (AFARD). The main target for the strategic agricultural intervention is to make farming communities more resilient to climate change and to increase the average value of agricultural production for participating farmers. NURI in Nebbi, Zombo and Pakwach districts will support 615 farmer groups or app. 18,450 farmers. NURI will build on the experiences from DAR but with a stronger focus on climate smart agriculture.

NURI will be implemented in close cooperation with the three District Local Governments.
The following positions are available for filling in the program:

Position: Marketing Coordinator
Vacancies: 01
Duty Station: AFARD Office with frequent field travels
Reporting to: Programs Manager
Relating to: Agriculture Extension Supervisors, VSLA Supervisor, Animal Traction
staff

JOB DESCRIPTION – Guide and coordinate marketing activities of all farmer groups

Duties:
  • Collect and disseminate local price information to farmer groups through different means.
  • Sensitize farmers about new marketing possibilities and mobilize interested farmer groups into organized bulk marketing groups.
  • Guide and support marketing committees in collection of consolidated production and marketing data from farmers and farmer groups.
  • Identify large scale buyers or processors and link with bulk marketing groups
  • Sensitize staff on collective marketing models and opportunities
  • With District Commercial Officer carry out training of organized associations on marketing
  • Coordinate the marketing activities with other relevant actors in the district and lower local governments such as PRELNOR, Dept of Trade and Commerce, etc.
  • Establish sustainable market linkages by developing linkages with traders and other existing marketing platforms and networks.
  • Monitor and guide farmer groups carrying out marketing.
  • Routinely compile data and deliver timely status and progress reports on marketing activities
  • Provide monthly reports to the Coordinator
  • Participate in radio programs
  • Provide technical oversight on Farmers groups production and marketing plans development and implementation.
  • Document and disseminate case studies, best practices on market activities and lessons learnt on working with farmer groups
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and experience
  • A relevant diploma or degree in Agribusiness, Commerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Extension or any other related qualification from a recognized university.
  • Two years working experience in marketing of small-scale farmers’ produce
  • Skills in program planning and reporting
  • Fluency in English and the local language are a must
  • Computer skills i.e. MS Office
  • A valid motorcycle riding permit
Job application procedure
To apply please send your application letter (1 page), CV (max 4 pages) clearly indicating work experience and 3 work related referees and photocopies of relevant academic documents / employment letters to the Executive Director AFARD Plot 3-5 Butime Rd., Nebbi Municipality, P.O. Box 80, Nebbi or you can send by email to afard@afard.net  .
The application should be stapled as single unit and applicant must register at the reception desk when submitting hard copies.
Closing date: Monday 29th October 2018 at 5.00 pm
While we thank all applicants for their interest, please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered and only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying, canvassing, bribery or malpractice will lead to automatic disqualification.
Nobody is allowed to apply for more than two positions.