03 August 2017

Several USAID Field Officer Job Opportunities - Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa

Organisation: Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Field Operations Manager

About Hanns:
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa is part of the Germany based foundation “Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung” (HRNS), a not-for-profit organization established in 2005. With the objective of promoting sustainable development, HRNS implements hands-on projects to improve working and living conditions of small-scale coffee farmers. Its activities concentrate on the economic and social development of producer communities by enhancing their competitiveness, forming and strengthening farmer organizations, creating better market linkages and promoting access to important support services, while at the same time promoting sustainable coffee farming and long-term use of natural resources. Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa is implementing a new USAID-funded program addressing climate change adaptation in coffee production.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The Field Officer will be tasked with training field extensionists and implementing an effective agricultural extension system for improving coffee production and quality at farm level
  • Responsible for developing farmer organizations and coaching leadership on aspects of governance, business administration, management and marketing
  • In charge of monitoring the performance of farmers and farmer organizations
  • Work closely with district Agricultural Officers and sub-county officials

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or similar discipline
  • At least five years’ experience in extension work within rural locations
  • Extensive knowledge of sustainable coffee farming
  • Previous experience in organizational development
  • Highly self-motivated and disciplined with good communication skills
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle with a valid riding license

How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, detailed CVs, and the names and contacts of three professional referees should preferably be submitted via e-mail to justine.alowo@hrnstiftung.org

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline:  8th August 2017

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