Two Field Officers (Agronomy) – 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 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:
Preferred
Skills:
·        
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.
How
to Apply:
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.
Applications must be
received by 05.00pm on 27th April 2012.
Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.

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