Fresher Jobs – Extension Officer at Nile Breweries Limited

Job Title:  Extension Officer
Organization: Nile Breweries
Limited
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Vacancy Number: EXO1
About US:
Nile Breweries Limited is a leading beverage company in Uganda and a
subsidiary of SABMiller, the second largest brewing group in the world. Nile
Breweries Limited is the producer of Nile Special, Club Pilsener, Eagle Lager,
Eagle Extra, Eagle Dark, Nile Gold, Castle Milk Stout, Redd’s, Redd’s Vodka
Lemon, Castle Lite, Chairman’s ESB, Chibuku and our new brand Hero. NBL imports
and distributes Castle Lager and Grolsch in Uganda.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will be tasked to ensure the
    timely mobilization, recruitment and registration of farmers for barley
    and sorghum growing.
  • Ensure Sorghum and barley farmers are
    legally contracted and sign contract forms
  • Responsible for developing and registering
    farmer associations at sub-county and district levels.
  • Ensure that timely land preparation,
    planting, weeding, harvesting is carried out as per recommended practice
  • Ensure soil, moisture conservation and
    crop rotation practices are observed and carried out by farmers
  • Ensure that only pure seed supplied by NBL
    is planted by farmers and at the correct seed rate and NOT any other.
  • Organize farmer seminars, workshops and
    demonstration farms to coach farmers
  • Identify the acreage and corresponding
    quantities of inputs that will suffice your area of operation
  • Ensure timely availability and
    distribution of seed and agro-chemicals.
  • Guide farmers on proper spraying of
    chemicals as per operational calendar and recommendations
  • Ensure that herbicide, fungicide and
    insecticides are applied at the correct time, correct rate using the right
    calibrated equipment.
  • Actively monitor the crop throughout the
    entire growth period In case of any abnormality e.g. disease occurrence,
    insect’ infestation then advise farmers on proper and timely corrective
    measures to be done.
  • Keep records of all observation and
    treatments
  • Work closely with contracted seed growers
    on maintenance of purity of the multiplied seed.
  • Dissemination of new farming technologies
    to farmers
  • Assist in the recovery of the costs of
    inputs advanced to farmers
  • Train farmers to manage farming as a
    business.
  • Coach farmers on budgeting and production
    cost calculation to estimate financial requirements
  • Keep a database tracking seed
    distribution, seed uptake, actual planted acreage and actual crop yield
  • Ensure proper documentation is carried out
    in dispatching grain from farms to the processing plants
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Extension
    Officer Job should hold a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture.
  • At least two years’ work experience in a
    related field
  • Highly skilled in the use of Agro-chemical,
    farms machinery and equipment
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of cereal
    farming
  • Good in extension services
  • High energy, integrity and attention to
    detail with a balanced personality self-discipline and drive,
    conceptualizing and innovative thinking, goal orientation and a strong
    output bias.
  • Proactive mindset, self-driven,
    self-starter and with initiative; ability to communicate (verbal and
    written),
  • Go getter attitude
  • Computer literacy skills are essential
  • Fluent in English and one major local
    language
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision Making and Advisory Skills
  • Training and Coaching Skills
  • Cooperative behavior with other people.
How to Apply: 
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their updated CVs, which
should include details of email address (if any), present position, current
remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus
telephone contact to: RecruitmentUG@ug.sabmiller.com.
Please send all the required documents i.e. application letter, CV and
certificates as one document and clearly indicate the Vacancy number as the
subject for your email.
Human Resources Business Partner -Technical,
Nile Breweries Ltd.,
P.O. Box 762, Jinja/Uganda
Deadline: 27th May,
2015
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