Field Officer Jobs – Amatheon Agri

Job Title:    Field Officer
Organisation: Amatheon
Agri
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Amatheon Agri
Holding N.V. is a German based agribusiness and food company developing and
operating sustainable businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon Agri Uganda
Ltd. was established in 2013 and is successfully expanding its large scale
farming operations within Nwoya District. The objective of the Outgrower
Business Model is to create a business partnership between us as a large-scale
agribusiness and small-scale producers surrounding our operations. We aim to
reach this goal by providing agricultural and business educational training, a
market for inputs and outputs as well as access to capital.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Conservation Farming Training:
·        
Carry out trainings on conservation farming in
smaller and larger groups
·        
Oversee Farmer Coordinators in training the farmer
groups
·        
Organise regular farmer meetings and keep close
contact with the farming community in general
·        
Identify knowledge gaps of the local farmers and
feed those gaps into the training schedule planning
·        
Disburse inputs such as seed, fertilizer, and
herbicides to farmer coordinators for demonstration plots from different seed
suppliers
·        
Actively coordinate demonstration plots activities
such as input disbursement, field layouts, field days and monitoring
·        
Supervision of women learning centers
2. Business Education Component:
·        
Keenly analyze Community needs to understand
knowledge gaps
·        
Mobilize farmer groups for business trainings such
as business group formation and farming as a business
3. Credit component
·        
Mobilize and choose suitable farmers to enter the
credit scheme
·        
Train/educate farmers on loan acquisition and
re-payment
·        
Loan recovery – Monitor farmers’ fields to avoid
loan default
4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Work in
liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Field Agents in order to
track the programmes’ impacts
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a Degree in
agronomics or related field
·        
The Field Officer should have three years’
experience within an Outgrower scheme with responsibility and experience in the
relevant fields mentioned above
·        
Previous experience in cooperating with private
and non-profit sector
·        
Fluency in Luo/Acholi
·        
Fluent reading, writing, speaking and computer
literacy skills in English
·        
Good working knowledge of economic development and
agricultural value chains
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and
salary expectations to [email protected]
Deadline:
29th May, 2015

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