Assistant Value Chain Development – National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)

Organisation: National
Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Head of Department through Value Chain
About US:
The National
Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS) is one of the statutory semi-autonomous
bodies in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF);
established in 2001 by an Act of Parliament (NAADS Act 2001) to specifically
facilitate efficient and effective delivery of agricultural advisory services
for enhanced production and productivity.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Value Chain Development officer
supports the provision of agro-processing technologies as well as farm
development activities involving on farm agricultural mechanization
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical support in identification and development of
    technologies for intervention areas including value addition,
    mechanization, water for agricultural production and agricultural
  • Implement initiatives to promote appropriate post-harvest and value
    addition technologies;
  • Provide technical support in promotion of appropriate on-farm
    mechanization technologies
  • Implement initiatives to promote appropriate farm and agro
    industrialization infrastructure including establishment of grain
    warehouses, silos, green houses, livestock and poultry structures
  • Promote appropriate water for agricultural production practices and
    technologies in the area of irrigation and water harvesting;
  • Provide technical support in agribusiness development services
  • Participates in procurement, evaluation and contract management for
    strategic interventions under agribusiness and value chain development
  • Providing technological support in provision of knowledge and skills
    to farmers and farmer groups on post-harvest practices and quality
    assurance systems of the various enterprises; and
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National Agricultural Advisory Services
    (NAADS) Assistant Value Chain Development job placement must hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural engineering, Mechanical Engineering or
    its equivalent.
  • A Postgraduate qualification in Food or Agricultural Processing
    Technology is required.
  • At least three years’ relevant experience in the in agricultural
    value chain development with emphasis in agricultural processing,
    mechanization and water for agricultural production
  • Analytical skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Demonstrable experience and excellent skills in report writing
  • Ability to communicate well in English, both verbal and written
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with
comprehensive typed CV, copies of certificates and/or testimonials together
with the applicant’s telephone numbers, names, addresses, and telephone
contacts of three referees to;
The Executive
Agricultural Advisory Services- NAADS,
P.O. Box 25235,
Plot 5, Kyadondo
Road, Block B, Legacy Towers Nakasero, Kampala.
Deadline: 18th February 2019
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