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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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