NGO Agricultural Jobs – Program Officer – Crop Production Enhancement

Organisation:  Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About SAA/SG2000:
SAA/SG2000 is a non-profit non-governmental international 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Participate in planning country crop extension activities of the organization.
·         Implement planned activities under the guidance of crop production co-ordinator
·         Participate in selection of project sites for implementation of planned activities, in collaboration with the District Agricultural Offices and technical staff of SAA
·         Ensure that inputs required for the project activities are procured and distributed to the respective project sites on time
·         Plan, organize, coordinate and conduct appropriate training for SMSs/extension agents and farmers at appropriate time,
·         Follow up project activities by making regular field visits to project sites to provide technical guidance and advice to the extension field staff on time and collect data and produce field reports
·         Organize and coordinate farmers’ field days at appropriate sites, in collaboration with Agricultural Offices
·         Assists the Country Director/co-ordinator, on a regular basis, in preparing monthly/quarterly and annual reports
·         Assist to collect, establish, maintain and manage the data base of Crop Production Extension activities
·         Any other related duties assigned.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         B.Sc    in    Agriculture    or    Agriculture    extension    or    in    any other related field;
·         5    years    of    relevant    experience.
·         Very good oral, analytical, writing and presentational skills;
·         Computer literacy is a MUST.
·         Proven ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder working environments.
·         A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
How to apply:
Send by E-mail an application letter, a CV with names of 3 referees and scanned copies of relevant academic credentials to:
The Country Director,
Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda
Ruth Towers, Plot 15A Clement Hill Road
P.O. Box 6987, Kampala-Uganda
For all positions, women are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 13th March, 2013
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