Program Officer Ugandan Job Vacancy at Good African

Job Title: Program Officer
Organisation: Good African
Duty Station: Uganda
Purpose of job: To help smallholder coffee farmers implement Good Agronomic Practices, improve overall yields and organize themselves in a manner to be able to effectively supply coffee
Skills: Understanding of sustainable agricultural practices and participatory approaches, project planning and management, budgeting, computer applications, good writing skills
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct baseline studies of smallholder farmer supply chains and ensure that annual targets for extension are met
  • Establish and manage farmer field schools to support effective extension work. This includes managing the overall training calendar
  • Maintain and report on all Monitoring and Evaluation activities
  • Report on crop health and overall area-by- area productivity as it relates to the overall coffee harvest annually
  • Procuring of coffee from the coffee Producer Organizations
  • Implement Internal Control Systems in the project area.
  • Oversee implementation of project budgets and contribute to fundraising activities of the foundation
  • Routinely visit and supervise all project areas under your jurisdiction.
  • Advise Field Facilitators/Farmer Trainers on: coffee pruning, weed control, mulching, fertilizer application, pest and disease control, etc
  • Help in the establishment of coffee nurseries and shade tree nurseries
  • Write progress reports for donors. 
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Rural Economy or related field
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks
  • Previous experience in agribusiness projects management required
  • Computer skills
  • Report writing skills in English
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Agriculture or Community Development OR equivalent experience.
  • Experience in field or related area 3-5 years
  • Experience in specific field or closely related job 2 years of field experience in implementing agricultural / community development projects
How to apply: 
Deadline for submission of CV and covering letter is:-Monday, September 3rd, 2012 end of business day 5pm
Please submit your CV and covering letter via email ONLY to:
Only CV and covering letters submitted via email will be reviewed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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