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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

November 14, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

We are a recruiting agency that provides staffing needs to clients as well as opportunities for candidates to find jobs and career moves.

Job Title

Agronomist job at Spark Talent Solutions

Job Description

To provide farmer support services at ground level and constantly provide feedback to the Sustainability Coordinator. The holder will also provide the farmers and the stakeholders with information support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Performance Areas

  • To provide extension service to registered farmers, farmer organizations, and other actors in the coffee value chain including but not limited to capacity building to increase production, yield, and coffee quality.

  • Support farmers and/or farmer organizations to enhance learning, certification support, and traceability of the coffee sourced by the organization.

  • Support the establishment of demonstration gardens in conformity with agricultural standards/protocol; siting, maintenance, labeling, on-site training and learning, record keeping, exchange visits, experiments, and reporting.

  • Supervise and backstop identified Lead Farmers and farmer group leaders in providing support to farmers and farmer groups on organization programs and activities.

  • Implement approved programs and activities including community mobilization, farmer identification and registration (on IT software), conducting training sessions, and follow-up on the trained farmers.

  • Participate in and support project designing, farmer needs assessment, and results-based Monitoring and Evaluation activities.

  • Perform roles of survey questionnaire enumerator and participate in crop survey research to obtain information on coffee crop acreage, production estimates, and on-farm stocks at strategic times over the crop calendar period.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the line manager or management

Qualifications and Competencies

Skills, Competencies, and Knowledge Job Demands

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or Higher Diploma in Agriculture, Forestry, or relevant qualification.

  • Other Specialist Training or Certifications in Project Management.

  • At least 3- 5 years’ experience in a similar position.

  • Good command of spoken and written English

  • Speaking Luganda is a bonus.

  • Experience in report writing.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge and experience in working with farmer groups.

  • Must know how to ride a motorbike.

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