NGO Jobs – Program Officer-Private Public Partnership and Market Access at Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda

Organisation:  Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Assist the Thematic Co-ordinator in planning, budgeting and reporting
·         Monitor performance of savings and loan associations in relation to agricultural development and advise accordingly.
·         Link         Farmers/Farmer     groups/Farmer     Based Organizations     (FBOs)/processors/     small     &     medium enterprises (SMEs) to existing micro-finance institutions to facilitate access to credit;
·         Monitor and document volume and value of commodity trade    by    Commodity    Associations  (CAs)    and    FBOs    in collaboration with Commodity Associations Trainers (CATs);
·         Collect, establish, maintain and manage the database on public private partnerships (PPP) of Theme 3 activities
·         To ensure regular communication/coordination and exchange of experiences between Farmer/Farmer groups/FBO    /Partners  developing  similar    activities;
·         Any other related duties assigned.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         B.Sc     in     Agriculture     Economics,     Agribusiness,     Rural Development or any other related field; and 5 years of relevant experience.
·         Very good oral, analytical, writing and presentational skills;
·         Computer literacy is a MUST.
·         Proven ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder working environments.
·         A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

How to apply:
Send by E-mail an application letter, a CV with names of 3 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
For all positions, women are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 13th March, 2013

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