MWH Foundation Trust Career Opportunity – Manager Agro Development

Organisation: MWH Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations Director
About US:
MWH foundation is
a Ugandan registered trust with several initiatives in Uganda; among them a
social enterprise in Rader District in Northern Uganda called “the
HUB” “the HUB” helps smallholders to become food secure and to
generate income. It also works with emerging commercial farmers and supports
them in building their own family owned commercial farms, “the HUB”
focuses on social impact but operates as a professional corporate enterprise.
Job Summary: The Manager Agro Development is
responsible for achieving an optimal syndicate between seed research, agro
input providers and farmers by leading a team of twelve agro support officers
on different locations. Specific tasks will include;
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Actively coordinate and manage the Farmers Resource Center,
    including a commercial farm of 20 acres.
  • Build a strongly motivated and efficient team. This includes
    recruiting, training, appraising and actively inspiring the agro support
    officers to achieve results.
  • Actively coordinate and manage the collection of qualitative and
    quantitative data in existing systems.
  • Familiarize the team with new agro practices.
  • Provide solid technical backstopping in agriculture.
  • Significantly contribute to the further development of our unique
    approach to agro-extension.
  • Periodic reporting to management on both external and internal
    dynamics affecting agro development.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture.
    Training at post graduate level will be an advantage.
  • Past experience in agricultural extension work, preferably from
    Northern Uganda or in similar places.
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar setting.
  • Must demonstrate strong management ability.
  • Ability to organize activities effectively and efficiently.
  • Have affinity with farmers and their aspirations.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly excel.
  • Willing to live and work in Pajule.
  • Past experience in a business setting and the ability to speak
    Luo.
How to
Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CVs and cover
letters with three work-related referees to the address or e-mail below. All
applications shall be marked: “MWH Manager Agro Business”
E-mail to:
application@.ppg.co.ug
NB: E-mails that exceed 2MB will
not be considered.
Deadline: 3rd
April 2015 by 5PM
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