NGO Jobs – Program Officer – Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) at Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda

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.
Job Summary: She/he will be responsible for consolidating farmer organizations and scaling up the formation of more producer organizations in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of SG2000 Country Director with technical backstopping from Sasakawa Africa Fund for Education Program Coordinator, the core role of the PO will be to:
·         Strengthen     the     capacity     of     FBOs     in     organizational management and leadership
·         Engage     FBOs     in     developing     viable     agro-based businesses;
                                i.            Develop organizational training modules
                              ii.            Develop commodity training modules
                            iii.            Develop commodity business plans
                            iv.            Develop leaflets, flyers, posters
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         B.Sc     in     Agricultural     Economic,     Agribusiness,     Rural Development, Cooperative Management or related fields and at least 5 years of demonstrated experience in farmers organizations and management.
·         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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