Field Officers (2 Career Opportunities) – Zoe Recruitment (UGACOF)

Organisation: Zoe
Recruitment (UGACOF)
Duty Station:  Kayunga, Buikwe, Iganga, Mukono, Uganda
Reports to: Field
Salary: UGX 1,000,000, medical, transport
and housing in the areas of designation
About US:
Zoe Recruitment
is an HR consultancy company that exists to contribute to the transformation of
productivity and work ethic, by linking talent to business/organizations, and
placing people right. At Zoe we believe this then forms the foundation for
sustainable business and on a larger scale, economic growth. Zoe would like to
recruit for a valuable client, UGACOF, the largest coffee exporter in the
Job Summary: The Field
Officers will support the UGACOF project by improving the quality of produce
and empower communities. The incumbent will mainly be responsible for
strengthening the capacity of Producer Organizations and Farmer Groups in
Coffee through good agronomic practices (GAP), community mobilization, improving
coffee quality and value addition. The field officer is also responsible for
strengthening and empowering Farmer Organizations in the supply chain of coffee
and gender mainstreaming to ensure participation of the women and youth for the
UGACOF Sustainable Coffee Projects
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The incumbent will advise the producer organization
(PO) and the farmer groups through the Farmer Field School (FFS) formalization
process, i.e. establishing the FFS, leadership structure, constitutions,
bye-laws, registration with the community development office.
As the key resident resource person, conduct the
regular FFS sessions on a weekly basis following the season long schedule.
Conduct ground work activities in the preparation
for the formation and registration of new and existing farmer groups and/or
producer organizations..
Carry out trainings in good agronomic practices
(GAP), PHH and collective marketing techniques, Village Savings and Loan
Association (VSLA) methodology, Coffee Certification, Farming as a Family
Business (FAAFB) and/or entrepreneurship.
Conducting field demonstrations for learning to
include good quality coffee nurseries, coffee fields and tree nurseries.
Training and mentoring gender change agents on joint
planning and gender mainstreaming to ensure greater participation of women and
the youth in the coffee chain.
Work closely with the Field Supervisor in preparing
the appropriate training content and any other necessary backstopping
requirements and maintain a regular exchange of information with them.
Advise the Farmer groups and/or producer
organizations to put in place and regularly monitor and update the appropriate
records and reporting formats where necessary.
In charge of organizing the field days as an
integral component of the FFS learning process
Training PO leadership and depot committees on their
roles and responsibilities to have strong PO that are legally recognized self
sustaining and independent.
Ensuring that farmer groups carryout their business
in a transparent and accountable manner.
Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly
activity reports on the progress, challenges and status of the project
implementation to the Field Supervisor.
Perform other duties as may emerge from the project
Key Performance Indicators:
Number of potential farmers identified to
participate in the project area responding to set criteria.
Awareness of the farmer groups, the community and
other stakeholders about the project, quality principles, practices and
standards required.
Accurate registration of farmers and inspection of
the project guidelines
Coverage of training topics to farmer groups
Accurate documentation and filing of  data required for the project
On-time and accurate submission of weekly and monthly
Farmers actively 
participating in VSLA’s
Gender Mainstreaming in Project Areas
Qualifications, Skills and
The Field Officers should preferably hold relevant
Working knowledge of farming systems and good
knowledge about coffee Community Mobilization
Knowledge of Village Savings and Loan Associations
Excellent communication skills
Impeccable level of integrity and honesty
Ability to work independently with excellent  output
Ability to work in the field with good observation
Ability to work in a team
Paying attention to the details and the ability to
meet deadlines
Willingness to travel and communicate with people.
Willingness to occasionally work long hours
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates who desire to join UGACOF in the aforementioned capacity should
apply online by clicking on the web link below. Please first register with the
Zoe recruitment website before you Apply after exhaustively reviewing full job
Deadline: 21st August 2015.
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