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3 Field Training Officer Non-profit Job Opportunities - Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000)


Organization: Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA/SG2000) is an international non-profit organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Uganda in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers' organizations and the private sector.

Job Summary:   The Field Training Officer will assist the Project Coordinator in the implementation of the Project along the Value Chain.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Strengthen the capacity of farmer based organizations (FBOs) in organizational management and leadership;
  • Guide development of viable commodity business plans and work plans among FOs
  • Strengthen the savings and loan schemes (VSLAs) among F0s and monitor their performance
  • Prepare training materials, modules with translation in local language on Good Agricultural practices including but not limited to: (i) Agronomy, ii) Post-Harvest Handling, iii) Public-Private Partnerships and Market Access
  • Train farmer groups in agronomy, postharvest handling and agribusiness/farming as a business
  • Ensure balanced and gender-responsive participation of stake holder in all activities
  • Lead farmers, extension agents in the project area by organizing field demonstrations and practical sessions to gain practical skills


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture / Agriculture Extension, Agribusiness
  • Three years of experience working in related field.
  • Previous experience in leading and/or training on crop agricultural value chains and extension, participatory capacity building approaches,
  • Proven experience in designing training materials for farmers, extension and agro dealers, and conducting onsite farmer training workshops

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications via E-mail including an application letter, updated CV with names of three referees and scanned copies of relevant academic credentials to:

The Country Director,         
Sasakawa Africa Association-Uganda,
Ruth Towers, Plot 15A Clement Hill Road
P.O Box 6987, Kampala-Uganda
E-mail: sg2000uganda@saa-safe.org

Deadline: 16th July 2018

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