Fresher Agriculture Extension Officer Job Vacancies – Nile Breweries Limited

 

Job Title:    Agriculture Extension
Officer

Organisation: Nile
Breweries Limited

Duty Station:  Jinja,
Uganda

Reports to: Team
Leader Agriculture

 

About US:

Nile Breweries
Limited is the leading beverage company in Uganda and a subsidiary of ABInBev,
the largest brewing group in the world, provides equal employment opportunities
– promoting equality in the company. Our dream is to be the growth engine of AB
InBev, creating and sharing superior value.

 

Job Summary:  The Agriculture Extension Officer will assist
in the supervision of barley and sorghum farming and logistics planning to
ensure consistent supply of high quality raw materials to meet annual brewing
requirements. The jobholder will transfer technical information, research
findings and modern agriculture practices to the farmers in order to improve
productivity and profitability of the farming enterprise. The jobholder will promote
sustainability actions to help ABInBev achieve it’s 2025 goals

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensure
timely mobilization, recruitment and registration of farmers for barley and
sorghum growing.

·       
Ensure
Sorghum and barley farmers are legally contracted and sign contract forms

·       
Develop
and register farmer associations at sub-county and district levels.

·       
Ensure
that timely land preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting is carried out as
per recommended practice

·       
Ensure
soil, moisture conservation and crop rotation practices are observed and
carried out by farmers

·       
Ensure
that only pure seed supplied by NBL is planted by farmers and at the correct
seed rate and NOT any other.

·       
Organize
farmer seminars, workshops and demonstration plots to coach farmers

·       
Identify
the acreage and corresponding quantities of inputs that will suffice your area
of Operation

·       
Advise
farmers on proper spraying of chemicals as per operational calendar and
recommendations

·       
Ensure
that herbicide, fungicide and insecticides are applied at the correct time,
correct rate

·       
Using
the right calibrated equipment.

·       
Monitor
the crop throughout the entire growth period

·       
In case
of any abnormality e.g. disease occurrence, insect infestation then advise
farmers on proper and timely corrective measures to be done.

·       
Promote
adaption of Machinery i.e. threshers and planters use among barley/sorghum farmers

·       
Dissemination
of new farming technologies to farmers

·       
Assist
in the recovery of the costs of inputs advanced to farmers

·       
Coach
farmers to manage farming as a business.

·       
Coach
farmers on budgeting and production cost calculation to estimate financial requirements

·       
Keep a
database tracking seed distribution, seed uptake, actual planted acreage and
actual crop yield

·       
Ensure
proper documentation is carried out in dispatching grain from farms to the
processing plant.

·       
Ensure
timely information sharing as per the company requirement

·       
Sensitize
the farmers on Responsible Sourcing Protocol and report transgressions.

·       
Timely
monthly reporting of Sustainability goal activities

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Nile Breweries Agriculture Extension Officer job should
preferably hold a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

·       
At least
two years of work experience in a related field

·       
Fluent
in English and one major local language

·       
Conversant
with Agro-chemical, farms machinery and equipment

·       
Conversant
with cereal farming

·       
Good in
extension services

·       
High
energy, integrity and attention to detail with a balanced personality
self-discipline and drive, conceptualizing and innovative thinking, goal
orientation and a strong output bias.

·       
Proactive
mindset, self-driven, self-starter and with initiative;

·       
Ability
to communicate (verbal and written),

·       
Go
getter attitude

·       
Computer
literacy essential

·       
Ability
to ride motorcycle with valid driver’s license

·       
Supervisory
Skills

·       
Communication
Skills

·       
Negotiation
Skills

·       
Interpersonal
Skills

·       
Decision
Making and Advisory Skills

·       
Training
and Coaching Skills

·       
Cooperative
behavior with other people

·       
Team
player

 

How to Apply:

The Company will
offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate.
Candidates that have relevant experience, know that they meet the above
criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send
their CVs, which should include details of an active e-mail address, current
position, Certificate/testimonials and email /telephone contacts of three (3)
referees to this online link. Click Here 

 

Nile Breweries Ltd
is an equal opportunities employer and we promote gender equality in the
company.

 

Note:

·       
Indicate
the position applied for as the subject of your email

·       
Internal
candidates should notify their line manager

·       
All
applications should be on mail.

 

People Business
Partner / Supply Lead,

Nile Breweries Ltd,
Jinja Plant,

P.O Box 762,

Jinja. Uganda

 

Deadline: 20th February 2021.

 

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