Field Officer – Marketing, Advocacy and Value Addition Jobs – Caritas Kampala

Job Title:      Field
Officer – Marketing, Advocacy and Value Addition

Organization: Caritas

Duty Station: Kampala,

About US:

Caritas Uganda is
the Social Services and Development Commission of the Uganda Episcopal
Conference, a corporate body under the Trustees Incorporation Act. Founded in
1970, Caritas Uganda’s main function is in the areas of social services and
development, research and advocacy and organization coordination and
development with the main goal of poverty eradication, peace building, good governance,
and empowerment of the marginalized.

About Program:

Agriculture Programme (SAP) is one of the agriculture development programmes
promoted by Caritas Kampala (Social and Economic Development Department of
Kampala Archdiocese). This Programme employs an environmentally friendly
sustainable approach toward farming that promotes food security and increased
incomes but targeting the rural and peri – urban sub counties of Kampala,
Wakiso and Mpigi districts. At Diocesan level, SAP targets over 1,500 farmer
households with an average size of 8 members (12,000) as direct beneficiaries
composed of Small holder farmers in 750 Old category households, 375 small
holder Medium category households and 375 smallholder New Category.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Training farmer groups in Sustainable Agriculture, collective
    marketing, FaaB
  • Train farmer groups in lobby and advocacy skills
  • Train and mentor group focal marketing persons in collective
  • Networking and linking farmers to relevant markets within and
    outside the country
  • Network with likeminded stakeholders
  • Carry out extension and follow up among beneficiaries
  • Ability to organize events and people
  • Be a focal person for the project on different fora / platforms
  • Writing of reports
  • Project proposal writing
  • Develop proposals and coordinate with SAP networks in and outside
    Uganda to raise resources from international funding/donor agencies for
    livelihood promotion/ enhancement projects.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the project Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a  BSC in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness and Agriculture marketing related
  • Three years of working experience with NGOs in implementation of
    agriculture-related project including facilitation and fundraising
  • Proven experience of working with agriculture marketing groups
  • Experience in implementing sustainable agriculture projects is an
    added advantage
  • Basic skills in sustainable agriculture techniques
  • Basic skills in value addition skills
  • Have excellent communication, presentation and documentation skills
    in English
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop public relations
    and networking
  • Be proficient in computing skills
  • Be proficient in both written and oral English
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is mandatory
  • Self – motivated and Innovative
  • Ability to work for long hours in field conditions with minimum
  • Age: Below 45

How to Apply:

All candidates
should submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names and
addresses (including telephone/e-mail) of three referees, and date of
availability. You can send your application addressed to “the Coordinator SAP-
Caritas Kampala, or by email, stating the job title in the subject line to or hand – deliver your application to Caritas Kampala Offices
at Nsambya, plot No. 1538/39 Old Ggaba road between Monday to Friday during
working hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

Deadline: 15th July 2019

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