Market Extension Worker Charity Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:           Market Extension Worker
Organisation: World Vision
International
Duty Station: Oyam, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all
applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
“Our Vision for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every
Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Market
Extension Worker will contribute towards achieving WVU R&L strategic
direction of Farming as a Business through marketing of bio fortified crops
among the beneficiary households through training farmers in market oriented
production practices, train traders in the best practices intended to increase
sales including; post-harvest management, record keeping and creating awareness
about the nutritional benefits of bio fortified crops with emphasis on the
orange sweet potato and iron rich beans.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Project planning and implementation
·        
Ensure that MENU project activities are in line
with the R&L strategic direction of local value chain development
·        
Ensure that project activities are integrated
with other sectors and with the District development plan
Capacity building and Training:
·        
Mobilization of farmer groups and conducting
trainings to build capacities on Agriculture & food security improved
methodologies.
·        
Identify and mentor marketing groups to upscale
bio fortified crops production and aggregation.
·        
Conduct farmer training in post-harvest handling
and other related aspects in the value chain for bio fortified crops.
Partnership and Networking:
·        
Identify and build strategic linkages,
relations, collaborations and networks with partners and other stakeholders in
implementation at the District level.
·        
Participate and represent WVU in key donor
engagements and technical working forums at district, region and National level
when applicable
·        
Point of contact for consultation on issues to
do with project marketing and commercialization related issues.
·        
Identify market development opportunities that
present through networks and relationships with other institutions and
organizations and NGOs working in the agriculture and food security.
·        
Facilitate seed fairs in respective communities.



Research, M&E and Documentation:
·        
Effectively document all information related to
project successes, innovations and promising practices and disseminate through
appropriate mechanisms.
·        
Responsible for capturing child wellbeing
indicators related to marketing within the project area
·        
Spear head the project in output & outcome
monitoring processes
·        
Ensure accurate and timely reporting to
HarvestPlus.
·        
Collect data and conduct data analysis on the
impact of farming methods among participating farmers.
Project Management and Coordination:
·        
Track and manage budgets allocated for the
project
·        
Produce timely, accurate, compliant and quality
reports.
·        
Responsible for project assets at ADP &
cluster office
Resource Acquisition:
·        
Identify and initiate viable funding proposals
for resource acquisition to support local value chain interventions.
·        
Actively participate in resource mobilization
through concept papers/proposal writing for fund raising and market them with
donors
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the World Vision Market
Extension Worker job opportunity should hold a Diploma or degree in agriculture,
agribusiness, development studies or any other related field.
·        
At least six years’ experience in progressive
crop production and marketing.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the sweet
potato and iron beans production system in Uganda.
·        
Willingness to work and live in rural setting.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by
visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link
below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 3rd
November 2017
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