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Wednesday 12 June 2013

Marketing and Product Development Specialist - HarvestPlus in Kampala

Job Title: Marketing and Product Development Specialist –Uganda

HarvestPlus is a Global Challenge Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (GGIAR)
Refine country specific marketing strategy for the promoted crops (orange sweet potato, high iron beans )
Design and execute promotional campaigns to promote marketability of the targeted crops
Conduct training for extension agents , market link farmers, retailers and traders as demanded
Promote product development and value addition for the biofortified crops .
A minimum of Masters Degree in a relevant area of expertise (e.g Agriculture , Agribusiness, marketing);
Strong and proven experience in working with farmers to strengthen marketing of produce in various markets
Ability to conceptualize and initialize development programs especially in the area of marketing ;
Strong interpersonal skills , fluent in English with strong writing skills
Based in Kampala but regular travel is required.

How to apply
HarvestPlus is interested in increasing diversity of its staff and particularly encourages applications from both women and citizens from Uganda . The project will run until 2016 and the contract is a one-year, fixed term , renewable appointments based on performance.
Enquiries and applications , including an application letter , a curriculum vitae , and the name and contact information of three professional references
We invite you to learn more about HarvestPlus by accessing the web site www.harvestplus.org
Deadline: 24/ 06 /2013