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Friday 14 February 2014

Program Officer - Crop Production Enhancement - Sasakawa Global 2000 – Uganda

Vacancy: Program Officer - Crop Production Enhancement
Recruiter: Sasakawa Global 2000 – Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda

About SAA/SG2000:
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.

Actively participate in planning country crop extension activities of the organization.
Responsible also for the implementation of planned activities under the guidance of Crop Production Co-ordinator
Participate in selection of project sites for implementation of planned activities, in collaboration with the District Agricultural Offices and technical staff of SAA
Ensure that inputs required for the project activities are procured and distributed to the respective project sites on time

Plan, organize, coordinate and conduct appropriate training for SMSs/extension agents and farmers at appropriate time
Follow up project activities by making regular field visits to project sites to provide technical guidance and advice to the extension field staff on time and collect data and produce field reports
Organize and coordinate farmers’ field days at appropriate sites, in collaboration with Agricultural Offices
Supports the Country Director/Co-ordinator, on a regular basis, in preparing monthly/quarterly and annual reports
Assist to collect, establish, maintain and manage the data base of Crop Production Extension activities
Perform any other related duties assigned.

The suitable candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agriculture extension or in any other related field;

Skills and Experience:
Two to three years’ relevant experience;
Excellent oral, analytical, writing and presentational skills;
Possess demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary and in multi-stakeholder working environments;
Computer literacy skills is mandatory.

All applicants should endeavor to send their E-mail applications which should include an application letter, an updated CV with ; names of three professional referees and scanned copies of relevant academic credentials to: The Country Director, Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda Ruth Towers, Plot 15A Clement Hill Road P. O. Box 6987, Kampala-Uganda E-mail: rnyamutale@saa-safe.org CC: jnakiminyi@saa-safe.org

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 19th February 2014by 5PM.