Job Title: Program Officer
Sasakawa Africa Association, Uganda – Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs)
SAA/SG2000 is a non-profit non-governmental international organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Uganda in collaboration with relevant Government institutions, farmers’ organizations and the private sector.
Sasakawa Global 2000-Uganda wishes to recruit a highly competent, organized, pro-active, self-d riven and experienced professional to fill the following position of:
Program Officer – Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) – Re-advertised
She/he will be responsible for consolidating farmer organizations and scaling up the formation of more producer organizations in Uganda,
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of SG2000 Country Director with technical backstopping from Sasakawa Africa Fund for Education Program Coordinator, the core role of the PO will be to:
Strengthen the capacity of FBOs in organizational management and leadership
Engage FBOs in developing viable agro-based businesses;
Develop organizational training modules
Develop commodity training modules
Develop commodity business plans
Develop leaflets, flyers, posters
B.Sc in Agricultural Extension, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Rural Development, Cooperative Management or related fields and at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in farmers organizations and management.
Very good oral, analytical, writing and presentational skills; Computer literacy is a MUST.
Proven ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder working environments.
A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
How to apply:
Send by E-mail an application letter, a CV with names of 3 referees and scanned copies of relevant academic credentials not later than 15th May, 2013 to:
The Country Director, Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda Ruth Towers, Plot 15A Clement hill Road P. 0. Box 6987, Kampala-Uganda
Women are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15/05 /2013