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16 May 2017

Regional Program Officer, Public - Private Partnership & Market Access Non-profit Careers - Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000)



Organization: Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000) is an international non-profit organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Uganda in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers' organizations and the private sector.

Job Summary: The Regional Program Officer, Public - Private Partnership & Market Access will mainly establish a relevant, efficient and effective level to promote public-private partnerships& market access, in support of extension delivery and smallholder agricultural development system to drive SAA/SG 2000 evidence-based program.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an MSc in Agricultural, Agricultural Economics or related fields with strong background in improving markets and linking farmers to markets skill, (PhD. would be an advantage)
  • At least eight to ten years of relevant experience with governmental or non-governmental organizations in relation to building business around a value chain model of smallholder development and helping farmers to organize themselves.
  • A strong desire to assist African Countries with the provision of agricultural extension services, especially to women farmers and very poor rural households as well as capacitating farmer based organizations (FBOs) to become good business entities in their communities and beyond.
  • Previous exposure and experience in agricultural marketing and trade, business development and financial services for the agriculture sector, storage and warehouse receipt systems.
  • Experience in working with smallholder farmers to increase their technical and management skills and create sustainable market linkages.
  • Strong PPP interpersonal skills and communication and ability to write technical reports
  • Excellent written and oral English skills required

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to E-mail a detailed up-to-date CV and a cover letter (2MB Max) to Shushan@saa-safe.org; sg2000uganda@saa:safe,org 

Deadline: 19th May 2017


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