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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 16, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

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 since 1979, working with local partners. DCA is a member of the Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance). Our key competencies in Uganda are livelihoods and food security, humanitarian response, and civil society.

Job Title

Production and Marketing Officer job at DanChurchAid

Job Description

The Production and Marketing Officer will be responsible for technical oversight and optimizing the agricultural production processes by target beneficiaries, as well as developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote agricultural products effectively. She/he will assist the project team in identifying potential pro-poor value chains, the key constraints, and design value chain development strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop project operational plans and detailed strategies for the effective implementation of Enhancing food security and nutritional outcomes for vulnerable women and children in West Nile, Northern Uganda.

  • Participate in beneficiary screening, and selection, ensuring inclusivity and diversity.

  • Promote sustainable and productive agroecology farming systems (permaculture, agroforestry etc.) to ensure sustainable food system and community resilience building.

  • Collaborate with the research and development team to identify and adopt innovative production techniques.

  • Design and deliver training programs on relevant skills such as good agronomic practices, nutrition sensitive climate smart agriculture, postharvest handling & value addition, farming as a business, financial literacy, and other soft skills.

  • Conduct regular assessments and surveys to measure the effectiveness of the training initiatives and gather feedback for improvement.

  • Provide routine technical support to the target beneficiaries and other DCA team.

  • Liaise with local quality inputs suppliers, processors, off-takers/buyers, distributers, and other service providers for effective and coordinator value chain development.

  • Organize workshops, conferences, networking events and knowledge-sharing sessions to enhance the skills and knowledge of project staff and partners and foster collaboration.

  • Collect and analyse data related to agricultural production and marketing performance.

  • Prepare timely reports on project activities, outcomes, and challenges encountered, highlighting key achievements and recommendations.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, Horticulture, Agribusiness, or a related field. A master’s degree is a plus.

  • Relevant experience of at least 5 years in agricultural production, including crop cultivation and livestock management.

  • Familiarity with sustainable and environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

  • Strong marketing skills with a track record of successfully promoting agricultural products.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, analyse, and interpret data effectively.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prepare reports.

  • Proactive mindset with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.

  • Familiarity with work in refugee settlements, and refugee host-communities is an added advantage.

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

DCA offers a salary package (Salary, Insurance & Pension) in accordance with the experience & DCA Uganda HR Manual.

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