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Outgrower Development Jobs

Outgrower Field Officer

Details

Basis:
Full time
Location:
Lutara Farm, Nwoya District
Salary:
Negotiable based on qualifications and experience
Benefits:
By negotiation
Starting Date:
As soon as possible

Overview

Amatheon Agri Holding N.V. is a German based agribusiness and food company developing and operating sustainable businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Position description

Amatheon Agri Uganda Ltd is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic individual to support the running of the Outgrower program.

Responsibilities

Amongst others, the person will support the planning, establishment, and management of the commercial Outgrower scheme including:

Training

  • Farmer Coordinator Management
    • Managing of around 30 Farmer Coordinators and their farmers
  • Agriculture extension
    • Conduct trainings to Farmer Coordinators on conservation farming and post-harvest loss and report on knowledge gaps of local farmers to the community
    • Conducts extension meetings as a way of feed back to the projects
    • Disburse inputs such as seed, fertilizer, and herbicides to farmer coordinators for demonstration plots. Report writing on the development stages of the demonstration plots
  • Business education component
    • Conduct trainings on Farming as a Business and VSLA to Farmer Coordinators
    • Mobilizes farmer groups for business trainings such as business group formation

Trading (only if trading activities are conducted in a season)

  • Farmer Coordinator Management
    • Establishing a close connection with the Farmer Coordinators for potential trading activities
  • Depots
    • Responsibility of trading depots in his/her area of operation
    • Supervision of depot clerks
    • Supervision and loading of grain purchases for delivery to market

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Timely collection and provision of required information to Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Reporting

  • Weekly written report to the Managing Director

Required skills and experiences

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience within an Outgrower scheme with responsibility for various aspects of operations
  • Degree agricultural economics, agronomics, agricultural engineering, or related field, preferably with farming background
  • Evidence of operations management and administration skills
  • Fluent reading, writing, speaking Acholi/Luo and English
  • Computer literacy skills in Ms word, Ms Powepoint, Ms Excel, and Internet
  • Good working knowledge of economic development and agricultural value chains
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Intercultural competence a must

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the requirements of the above position should send a cover letter and resume only including address, daytime telephone contact and three referees to Career.AAU@amatheon-agri.com

Deadline: Tuesday 21st November 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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