Agribusiness Officer NGO Jobs – Adjumani District Farmers Development Association (ADFDA)

Job Title:        Agribusiness Officer
Organisation: Adjumani
District Farmers development association (ADFDA)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Adjumani District farmers development association (ADFDA) is membership
based organization formed in 1997 and registered as a CBO ,a company limited by
guarantee ,NGO with board to represent small holder famers in Adjumani district
with the aim of promoting gainful agriculture through technology development
with the goal of increasing household food security, income and poverty
alleviation.
Job Summary: The
Agribusiness Officer will support all DFA staff (particularly deployed in
market sites) in charge of facilitating and accompanying market stakeholders’
platforms (MSP) that will emerge in each of the identified satellite /wholesale
market site for MSPs to play a proactive role in the governance and use of
these markets. The actively participate in the collection/dissemination of data
related to these markets. The jobholder will directly monitor Market site
officers and support market oriented farmer’s groups to access matching grants
to finance business plans;
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Participate in the planning and implementation
of DFA’s activities related to PRELNOR       
·        
Offer technical and methodological support to
DFA Market site facilitators;
·        
Ensure that market site activities are gender and
youth inclusive;
·        
Collect and consolidate market site facilitators
reports;
·        
Lead and participate in the production of
information notes related to market stakeholder’s activities (value chain
information on prices and volumes, organizational support to market oriented
groups);
·        
Market information capture and dissemination;
·        
Design a building capacities road map for market
oriented farmers’ groups including action plan, business plan, financing plan
(related to PRELNOR matching grant opportunities), business monitoring;
·        
Identify needs and eventual external support to
improve quality;
·        
Design and facilitate training modules based on
market stakeholders’ needs
·        
Actively participate together with DCCIs in the
design of the market information system;
·        
Prepare quarterly progress reports to the
Coordinator, DFA
·        
Implement any other agribusiness related
activity that may be required by the Coordinator, DFA.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
At least a BSc in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Rural
Economy with knowledge in agricultural extension, sociology, adult education
·        
A minimum of three to five years of effective
experience in domains linked to family farming agri-business with direct
support to business oriented farmers’ groups (cooperatives, producers’ groups,
post-harvest handing activities, SACCOS, traders associations).
·        
Previous experience with projects, farmers’
organisations, agribusiness actors in the targeted district is an asset;
·        
Ability to analyse and document: the candidate
must present such notes, documents that s/he had to produce in previous
assignments;
·        
Ability to facilitate processes in a team work
context: to show availability to do frequent on-site support;
·        
Ability to work with e-tools (main software,
social networks.);
·        
Languages: English, Madi language is a plus
·        
Age bracket of 25-40 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their hand delivery
applications with detailed curriculum vita, photocopies of academic transcripts
including names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to the
address below:
The Chairperson, Board of Directors,
Adjumani Farmers Development Association,
P.O. Box 67, Adjumani, Tereza Lane, Adjumani Town Council.
Deadline: 30th
November 2017
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