Job Title: 2 Field Officers (Agronomy)
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa is a foundation focusing on sustainable agricultural development, specifically supporting smallholder coffee farmers.
Closing On: Monday, 16 April 2012
Friday, 27 April 2012
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa is a foundation focusing on sustainable agricultural development, specifically supporting smallholder coffee farmers. With its projects it aims to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by enhancing their productivity, competitiveness and participation in the value chain. Activities focus on the implementation of extension systems, on the development of farmer organizations, and on the establishment of efficient market linkages and access to important support services.
For the expansion of the “Building Coffee Farmers’ Alliances in Uganda“ project to Masaka District, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa wishes to recruit highly motivated and disciplined experts. The positions will be based in the Masaka project area:
Reporting to the Field Operations Manager, you will be responsible for implementing an effective agricultural extension system focusing on improving coffee husbandry at farmer level and coordinating with other field workers of the project and District Authorities. You will also assist smallholder coffee farmers in developing a business approach to farming through the establishment of farmer organizations with the objective of enhancing access to services, value addition and bulk commercialization.
You are an expert in sustainable coffee farming systems, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in extension work in rural locations. You have experience in establishing and working with farmer organizations and have in-depth knowledge of smallholder marketing practices. You should preferably have an agricultural or related field qualification at Degree level and be computer literate. You should possess a valid license to ride a motorbike.
For the above positions fluency in Luganda and in English is preferred.
Application letters, detailed CV, and the names and contacts of 3 referees should preferably be submitted by e-mail to Aidah.Nabasirye@hrnstiftung.org
If hand delivered please deliver to Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa on 7th Street, Plot 44/50, Industrial Area, Kampala
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications must be received by 05.00pm on 27th April 2012.