Agronomist/Environmentalist Jobs – UGACOF

Organisation: UGACOF
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Sustainability Manager
About US:
UGACOF
Limited is a Leading Coffee Exporter in Uganda which works with smallholder
coffee farmers countrywide. While Ugacof core business is buying, processing
and exporting of coffee to international buyers and roasters, they work in
partnership with local/national and international organizations to support
smallholder coffee farmers with the aim of increasing the productivity and
quality of coffee produced contributing to improved livelihoods of these
smallholders.
Job Summary: The Agronomist/Environmentalist will be tasked
with streamlining the upstream supply chain, increasing the quality and
quantity of sustainable coffee. The incumbent will be overseeing and co-ordinating
the overall activities of the department aimed at achieving maximum efficiency
and professional GAP/ Environmental services to Ugacof Ltd., its staff and
external stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide professional agronomic advice and
    strategic support to company
  • Leverage all GAP across the organization and
    build agricultural minimum mandatory requirements
  • Implement the CIRAD recommendations for new
    varieties and intercropping.
  • The incumbent will implement programs that
    allow farmers to have access to PPE and training to ensure safe use of
    agricultural chemicals.
  • Implement protocols to track proper use of
    PPEs
  • Identify opportunities for resources
    efficiency for farmers mainly in water and energy.
  • Support the farmers aggregation programs
  • The jobholder will also sensitize farmers,
    coffee washing stations on water management, pollution prevention and
    waste management.
  • Structure further the Train-the Trainer
    Programs
  • Integrate farmers Support programs and the
    E&S activities required for coffee certification in the management
    programs.
  • Actively contribute to the implementation of
    the ESAP
Key Performance Indicators
  • Develop and maintain project management
    plans.
  • Work within agreed Project standards.
  • Manage tasks and be responsible for reporting
    through project structures.
  • Duties are carried out in a professional
    manner to a high standard with due care and attention to detail.
  • Response time to resolve technical issues.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should be a graduate with an
    engineering degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with specialization
    in agronomy, soil & water management.
  • Possession of a Post graduate qualification
    in a relevant discipline is added advantage.
  • At least five to seven years’ experience in
    Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, managing agro-technical and
    environmental performance on a country level, working with farmers, agents
    and cooperatives in one of the countries of East Africa.
  • Broad working knowledge in environmental
    sciences, good comprehension of health and safety guidelines and
    experience in Environmental Management Systems according to ISO 14000
    series of international standards.
How to Apply: 
All
candidates should send their applications to recruitment2016pm@gmail.com
Deadline: 29th February, 2016
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