Production and Marketing Assistant NGO Job Careers – DanChurchAid (DCA)

Job Title:   Production and Marketing Assistant  

Organisation: DanChurchAid (DCA)

Duty Station:   Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager

 

About US:

DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark and founded in 1922. DCA has supported development and humanitarian programs in Uganda for over 35 years, working in partnership with local partners. DCA is a member of the ACT Alliance. Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil society development.

 

Job Summary:  The Production and Marketing Assistant will provide support to ensure the successful implementation of livelihoods and other cash-based interventions, including agricultural development, market, and business development, E-voucher, VSLA and environmental protection and conservation. The incumbent plays a key role in the field with community mobilisation, beneficiary and vendor registration and verification, and post distribution monitoring using Mobile Monitoring Technologies (MMT) and complaints handling. He/she will also be responsible for provision of agro-inputs, data collection during surveys, commodity quality control and support to field activities.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identification, registration, and verification of beneficiaries for both production and marketing/ livelihoods and Cash and Markets interventions.
  • Effectively implement the day-to-day activities according to approved work plans and technical standards.
  • Assist in trainings of target beneficiaries under the production and marketing/ livelihood activities.
  • Actively participate in trainings at field level and establish producer group demonstration sites.
  • Actively mobilize beneficiaries for various activities as required.
  • Work closely and coordinate project activities with sub county agricultural extension worker.
  • Identify crop pests and diseases and advice producer group members on control measures.
  • Link farmers to producer groups members to input and output markets.
  • Utilize existing market linkages developed by the DINU/LEWA project to facilitate market linkages to producer groups /farmers.
  • Identify new opportunities for business linkages between producers, and lead buyers to support access to and participation in high value markets.
  • Facilitate linkages to service providers including financial services.
  • Support linkages to relevant technologies/extension services that improve productivity and value addition.
  • Monitor and document DCA’s production and marketing/ livelihood activities.
  • Participate in Zonal, Parish and Sub County coordination meetings.
  • Produce reports to contribute to the weekly, monthly, and other reports




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA) Production and Marketing Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agribusinesses or any equivalent from a recognized academic institution is required.
  • At least three years of working experience with VLSAs, IGAs and farmer producer groups.
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong ability in agronomy, agricultural markets and value chain development, business planning, understand about market system change, Knowledge of Nutrition and family planning, flexible, self-initiative.
  • Experience working in refugee settlements and host communities.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) with ability to work with data bases.
  • Understanding digital data collection using mobile monitoring technology (MMT).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write good reports.
  • Understanding of the West Nile context and local languages will be an added advantage.
  • The position requires frequent field travel by motorcycle; therefore, the applicant Must be able to ride Motorcycle and possess a valid riding permit.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the DanChurchAid (DCA) should apply online through the link below.

 

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NB:

  • DCA offers a salary package (Salary, Insurance & Pension) in accordance with the experience & DCA Uganda HR Manual.
  • DCA is an equal opportunity employer, and all interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, race, gender, marital status, religious, political, or ethnic affiliation.
  • While we appreciate your interest to work with DCA, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 21st February 2022

 

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