Advocacy and Strategic Relations Officer Career Job – National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)

Organisation: National
Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

 

About NOGAMU:

The National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU) is the membership
apex organization that unites the producers, processors, exporters, NGOs and
Business support Organizations involved in the Organic Sector in Uganda. NOGAMU
is responsible for promotion of Organic agriculture in Uganda under the areas
of: Market development, Standards & Certification, Training, Research &
Extension, and Advocacy.

 

Job Summary: The Advocacy
and Strategic Relations Officer will be responsible for providing Leadership
and Technical support to the advocacy department through development of
policies, advocacy strategies and plans, guidelines and practical promotional
activities that will ensure the creation of awareness and strategic positioning
of the organic sector in Uganda.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 

  • Initiate and coordinate advocacy work at
    National level, as well as lobbying for the formulation of conducive
    policies supporting organic agriculture development in Uganda.
  • Set up strategic alliances for networking,
    collaboration and advocacy with the NOGAMU membership, key civil society
    organizations, as well as public and private agencies, in promoting
    Organic agriculture agricultural development in Uganda
  • Carry out policy reviews and produce
    policy review reports, working papers, briefs and fact sheets.
  • Work closely with NOGAMU membership and
    other stakeholders to identify areas of research that will enable policy
    formulation or design interventions to increase organic sector
    competitiveness
  • Identify new areas of research and carry
    out research and advocacy on major policy issues affecting the organic
    sector
  • Perform any other responsibilities, as may
    be identified from time to time.

 

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 

  • The applicant should possess a Bachelors’
    degree in Agriculture or Agri-business, Development studies, Social work
    and social administration, Economics, or related fields. All candidates
    with Master’s Degree will have added advantage.
  • At least two years’ working experience in
    a similar or related field
  • Past exposure and experience in strategic
    advocacy, extension services, policy development and implementation.
  • Past experience in research and
    development
  • Prior experience in preparing, monitoring
    policy and advocacy programmes
  • Capacity to promote networking,
    coordination and collaboration with stakeholders engaged in the organic
    sector
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the
    Agriculture sector in Uganda
  • Very pro-active attitude, having the
    ability to work with limited supervision,
  • Good communication and report writing
    skills as well as proven knowledge in Basic computer skills
  • Excellent command of Spoken and Written in
    English

Age Limit: 28 – 38 Years

 

How to Apply: 

All candidates should send an application letter, CV that provides
details of the applicant’s specific qualifications for the position, and copies
of relevant academic and professional certificates, and contacts of three
professional referees to: The Chief Executive Officer, National Organic
Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU), P.O.Box 70071 Kampala, Plot 957
Galukande close, off tank hill road Muyenga. Kampala. Uganda 

 

Deadline: Monday 18th August
2014

 

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