Fresher NGO Agronomist Jobs – MAP International

Job Title:     Agronomist
Organization: MAP International
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
International is a non-profit Christian relief and development organization
that promotes the total health of people living in the world’s poorest
communities. MAP- International (Uganda), founded in 1954 as Medical Assistance
Programs, works with partners in the areas of community health development,
disease prevention and eradication, relief and rehabilitation and global health
advocacy. Through its offices on four continents, MAP promotes access to health
services and essential medicines in more than 100 countries each year.
Job Summary: The Agronomist will support MAP-International in
facilitating areas of integrated livelihood such as crop science agronomy,
livestock production and rangeland management, sustainable land use management,
disaster risk reduction/climate change adaption, micro water-shade development,
agribusiness and rural development as well as natural resource management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively participate in projects and
    experiments in the field of agronomy and keep documents in relation to
    those experiments.
  • Discuss the orientation and technical demands
    of agronomic activities and assumes responsibility for the technical
    aspects in the execution of the same.
  • Carry out a variety of specialized technical
    tasks such as assessing field site characteristics and selecting field
    locations, and determining requirements for fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Actively participate in the production, harvest
    storage of seeds and crops.
  • Provide technical guidance and extension
    support concerning, best agronomic methods and practices to community
    structures, direct community, community leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Organize, prepare and facilitate trainings,
    as required, to selected community members on specific sustainable and
    environmentally appropriate agronomic techniques
  • Provide appropriate extension services in
    crop production and management, focusing on diversification and
    intensification of agricultural production, and promoting integration into
    value chain activities.
  • Actively participate in designing, planning,
    and implementing innovative approaches to agricultural, agroforestry value
    chain activities and soil and water conservation.
  • Participate in planning, budgeting of inputs
    and services relating to crop management, soil and water conservation
    structures, agronomy and to extent animal husbandry components of projects
    in MAP.
  • Actively promote best practice technologies,
    appropriate for the environments of identified project livelihood zones,
    to encourage production of agricultural products having potential to
    increase household income
  • Work in liaison with M&E officer, develop
    and administer pre- and post- knowledge questionnaires to measure impact
    of knowledge sharing, and other materials related to project training and
  • Document report relating to trainings carried
    out for office file and your file
  • Participate in project planning and review
    meetings, as required.
  • Support the ME Officer in preparing weekly and
    monthly internal progress reports and quarterly/annual donor reports.
  • Significantly contribute in writing of RFPs
    for Livelihood and agronomy
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelors
    of Science in Agriculture or equivalent qualification from a recognised
  • Highly computer literate, with working
    knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • The applicant must be honest, reliable and
    with a clean track record.
  • Immediate availability.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application
letters, accompanied with updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three
referees, plus copies of relevant certificates, should be addressed to:
Resource Manager/Administrator,
Box 31345, Clock Tower, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail applications to:
Deadline: 4th March, 2016
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