Field Officers – Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa


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 Kasese District,
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa wishes to recruit the following highly
motivated and disciplined experts. All the positions will be based in the
Kasese project area:
Field Officers:
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.
Requirement:
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.
How
to apply:
For all the above
positions fluency in Rukonjo 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.
Deadline for applications is
the Tuesday, 31th of January 2012.

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