3 Fresher Agriculture Extension Officer Job Vacancies – Nile Breweries Limited

Job
Title:            
 Agriculture Extension Officer
(3 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Nile
Breweries Limited
Duty Station: Jinja,
Uganda
Reports to:
Team Leader Agriculture     
About US:
Nile Breweries
Limited, a leading beverage company in Uganda and subsidiary of ABInbev the
leading brewing group in the world.
Job Summary: The
Agriculture Extension Officer will assist in the supervision of barley and
sorghum farming and logistics planning to ensure consistent supply of high
quality raw materials to meet annual brewing requirements. The incumbent will transfer
technical information, research findings and modern agriculture practices to
the farmers in order to improve productivity and profitability of the farming
enterprise
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensure
timely mobilization, recruitment and registration of farmers for barley and
sorghum growing.
·        
Ensure
Sorghum and barley farmers are legally contracted and sign contract forms
·        
Develop
and register 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 plots to coach farmers
·        
Identify
the acreage and corresponding quantities of inputs that will suffice your area
of operation 
·        
Advise
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.
·        
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.
·        
Promote
adaption of Machinery i.e. threshers and planters use among barley/sorghum
farmers
·        
Dissemination
of new farming technologies to farmers
·        
Assist
in the recovery of the costs of inputs advanced to farmers
·        
Coach
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 plant.
·        
Ensure
timely information sharing as per the company requirement
·        
Sensitize
the farmers on Responsible Sourcing Protocol and report transgressions.
·        
Timely
monthly reporting of Sustainability goal activities



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the Nile Breweries Agriculture Extension Officer job must hold a Bachelor
of Science in Agriculture.
·        
At least
two years of work experience in a related field
·        
Fluent
in English and one major local language
·        
Conversant
with Agro-chemical, farms machinery and equipment
·        
Conversant
with 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 essential
·        
Ability
to ride motorcycle with valid driver’s license
·        
Supervisory
Skills
·        
Communication
Skills Negotiation Skills
·        
Interpersonal
Skills
·        
Decision
Making and Advisory Skills
·        
Training
and Coaching Skills
·        
Cooperative
behavior with other people 
·        
Good team
player
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should please send their CVs, which should include details of email
address (if any), present position and Certificate/testimonials to the
undersigned or email address zcc.peoplerecruitment@mu.ab-inbev.com
Note:
  • Please indicate the position applied for
    as the subject of your email
  • Internal candidates should notify their
    line managers
People Business
Partner / Supply Lead,
Nile Breweries
Limited, Jinja Plant,
P.O Box 762, Jinja.
Uganda
Deadline: 12th July 2019
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