Nutrition and Horticulture Project Officer Job Opportunities – Wageningen UR Uganda

Organisation: Wageningen
UR Uganda
Funding Source: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Project
About US:
Wageningen Centre
for Development Innovation (WCDI) is the interdisciplinary and internationally
focused unit of Wageningen University & Research Centre. CDI works on
processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering
knowledge and supporting capacity development. Wageningen UR Uganda is
implementing a 4 year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a
vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address
key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality
assurance and availability of foundation seed. The project is implemented in
collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) for
public varieties and food crops and private sector for vegetable seed.
Job Summary:   The Nutrition and Horticulture Project
Officer – NIGI Project will mainly  focus
on supporting activities implemented under pathway one which seeks to improve
household level access to, and consumption of a range of nutritious crops
including vegetables, fruits, legumes, and bio fortified crops. The driving
force behind this pathway is to consider practical, long-term solutions for
improving the diets of those living in protracted refugee contexts as well as
the host communities. The project is implemented in collaboration with East-West
Seed Knowledge Transfer who will support with setting up and running
demonstration plots for vegetable production and the position will require
ongoing collaboration.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition,
    Agricultural economics/extension, or related field;
  • Five years of experience working on projects related to horticulture
    and/ or nutrition promotion, and/or supporting home gardens in Ugandan
  • Previous experience working in refugee settlement areas, sensitivity
    to the context;
  • Proven experience of integrating gender concerns into nutrition
    and/or home-garden projects;
  • A hands-on individual with enthusiasm for field work;
  • Willingness to travel extensively to the field and in the settlement
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letters and resumes
(max.4 pages) with three referees that can testify on the candidates’
competences and skills to handle the tasks. Send to
Please do not attach Certificates or academic credentials.
Deadline: 23rd December 2018.
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