Project Officer Careers – The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)

Job Title: Project Officer
Organisation: The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)
Duty Station:  Tororo, Uganda
About AATF:
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates, and promotes public/private partnerships to access, develop, adapt and deliver royalty-free appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Job Summary: The Project Officer will primarily oversee assigned project operations in target areas in Uganda. He/she will be expected to provide strong leadership to facilitate the achievement of the set project milestones.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure the marketing and commercialization of IR maize varieties
  • Actively participate in the development and the implementation of annual project work plans in target areas.
  • Establish and maintain productive networks and linkages with project partners, government departments and other stakeholders for effective and timely achievement of project goal and objectives.
  • Track project milestones against work plans, write and compile reports as per required timelines.
  • Actively assess and suggest approaches that will enhance the deployment efficiency of the product.
  • Organize seed fairs, farmer workshops and field visits to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer to the famers.
  • Work in liaison with extension, farmers and seed companies to facilitate increased adoption of IR maize technology.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • All candidates must have a Master’s degree in agriculture or related sciences from a recognized University.
  • Three or m0re years’ experience in project management with reputed organization working in the food security sector, experience in field work, data collection and analysis, familiarity with the formulation and conduct of Extension Training Programs.
  • Past exposure and experience in working with seed producers to facilitate seed production and sales is a distinct advantage.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Human Resource Head at Your updated CV should include details of your qualifications, experience, current position, telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees.
Deadline: 15th August 2014
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