ECLOF Microfinance Jobs – Agronomist

Job Title:     Agronomist
Organisation: ECLOF
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
Uganda Ecumenical Church Loan
Fund (ECLOF) Ltd is a fast growing institution, an affiliate of ECLOF
International based in Geneva, Switzerland and a member of the Association of
Microfinance Institutions in Uganda (AMFIU) and is a Christian based
microfinance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Mobilise
    farmers groups to undertake commercial agricultural farming practices by
    planting high yielding crop and carry out a farmers training in specific
    crops with tangible disbursement amounts and client numbers.
  • Link
    the farmers to a market or develop a marketing strategy to benefit the
    farmers during harvest time.
  • Develop
    an agricultural Training curriculum and promotional material for least
    crops; with specific details on planting, spacing, use and application of
    seed, fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide and post-harvest handling, etc.
  • In
    charge of setting up demonstration gardens on ECLOF farm on identified
    crops and advise management on topography plans.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should hold a degree in Agriculture plus Post graduate
    qualification in Agronomy.
  • Additional
    qualifications and experience in agronomy especially commercial
    agriculture, animal, crop husbandry     
  • Working
    knowledge of inherent risks associated with specific crops such as
    sunflower, Maize, beans and horticulture and domestic animals such as
    cattle, etc.
  • Past
    experience in training commercial farmers in agricultural activities such
    as planting, spacing, seed variety, post-harvest handling, irrigation,
    crop insurance, etc.
  • Previous
    experience in developing demonstration farms, marketing strategies, seed-
    contracts and long term partnership.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in agricultural microfinance and FEW an added
    advantage.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates
should send their applications addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, marked
with position of interest in the upper right hand corner, of the envelope. The
complete applications should include a cover letter, copies of academic
certificates, detailed CV, submitted to the Administrator, ECLOF-Uganda, P.O.
Box 22886, Kampala, Uganda Kati House Building, Ground Floor, Plot 2 Kyaggwe
Road
Deadline: 13th February, 2015
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