Project Officer—Agricultural Production & Marketing Job at Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA)

Organisation:  Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About UCA:  
Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA) is an umbrella organization, all
types of cooperatives In Uganda. One of its mandates is to develop and build
the capacity of do member cooperative organizations and the members of those
organizations. In pursuance of this, UCA Is implementing a three year project
Integrated Finance and Agricultural production initiative (IFAPI) supported by
Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA) and operating in the mid west, west Nile
and northern regions. It is an integrated project through which producers
(farmers) are able to access agricultural and financial services through their
cooperatives primary societies (RPOs), Area cooperative Enterprises (ACEs) and
Savings and Credit cooperatives (SACCOS).
Job Summary:  The Project Officer—Agricultural Production
& Marketing will offer technical guidance and support  to field staff and cooperative extension staff
in agricultural production, marketing and value addition for improved incomes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists the project coordinator in
    planning, designing and developing effective agricultural production,
    marketing & value addition strategies and activities for the benefit
    of co-operators
  • In conjuction with the project coordinator
    to coordinate and supervise implementation of environmentally sustainable
    agricultural activities within the affiliate cooperatives.
  • Plan, organise and provide marketing &
    value addition support through training and other capacity building
    initiatives for cooperatives under the IFAPI III project.
  • Facilitating co-operators to identify and
    exploit value-adding upon. processing opportunities Promote and facilitate
    contract farming, bulk commodity transactions and warehouse receipt system
    among members of cooperatives
  • Facilitate cooperatives to develop and
    implement marketing & value addition strategies for improved marketing
    and agro-processing
  • Facilitate cooperators to identify,
    develop and consolidate diverse income and funding sources for their
    marketing and gm-processing activities
  • Play a key role in facilitating co-operators
    to identify, develop and maintain partnerships with private sector players
    who can promote their interests
  • Provide back-up support to field staff. 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should possess a Bachelors
    degree Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness Management plus relevant
    post-graduate qualification (Mac preferred)
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in
    marketing & value addition/value chain development
  • Ability to organise and implement multiple
    initiatives and activities
  • Ability to coordinate and meet deadlines
    for simultaneous activities
  • Ability to maintain effective liaison and
    network relations with diverse stakeholders
  • Good organisational, analytical and
    problem solving skills
  • Effective communication, documentation,
    facilitation, training and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills
Age: 25-30
How to Apply:
All prospective candidates should send their applications to: General
Secretary, Uganda Cooperative Alliance Ltd, P.O. Box 2215 Kampala, Uganda ; or Hand
deliver to the UCA Building Plot 47/49 Nkrumah Road or by email:
Deadline: 14th July, 2013
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