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Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 

November 3, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

SAA and its country programs which used to be called Sasakawa Global 2000 (SG2000) work in close collaboration with national agricultural extension services in Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda to support smallholder farmers along the agricultural value chain. SAA aims to increase farmers’ income and food and nutrition security through promoting market-oriented, sustainable, resilient, and regenerative and nutrition-sensitive agricultural innovations and building the capacity of Extension Agents and farmers.

Job Title

Program Officer - Market-Oriented Agriculture job at Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA)

Job Description

Lead in analytical and business strategic work pertaining to smallholder commercial agriculture, agribusiness and rural enterprise development

Duties and Responsibilities

Required Tasks:

  • Lead in analytical and business strategic work pertaining to smallholder commercial agriculture, agribusiness and rural enterprise development;

  • Develop new business partnerships, manage the existing ones and review the running partnerships. You will be required to recruit new business partners and identify future opportunities for impact across the Programme impact areas;

  • Develop and enhance working partnerships in areas of mutual interest across the value chain with donors and other external public or private organizations;

    and budgets, reports and updates on business development strategies and activities;

  • Perform any other activities as and when required by Management.

  • Academic Qualifications and Work Experience Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Rural Development or any other related field. At least 5 years of work experience working in the related field.

Qualifications and Competencies

Academic Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Rural Development or any other related field. At least 5 years of work experience working in the related field.


Core Competencies:

  • Strong business and financial skills to manage budgets, analyse costs, and make financially sound decisions.

  • Ability to conduct market research to identify trends, opportunities, and threats in the agricultural sector.

  • Knowledge of supply chain processes and the ability to optimize them for efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

  • Provide excellent services to stakeholders in the agribusiness, whether it's through product sales, consulting, or support services.

  • Identify capacity & training needs for selected agricultural value chains that improve smallholder farmers' food security, yields, product quality, nutrition. and incomes:

  • Support the SAA Country Office team to work with farmers, farmer organizations and Community Saving for Investment in Agribuisness to create new and/or diversified market linkages and build partnerships;

  • Assist SAA Country Office teams to develop/evaluate business models and market linkage approaches and also developing and piloting public-private partnership models;

  • Be part of designing and analyzing market- related studies in areas of operation and pick key programmatic lessons and opportunities for efficiency in market:

  • Proficiency in financial analysis and reporting to track profitability and make informed financial decisions at farm level.

  • A commitment to ethical and sustainable agricultural practices to promote responsible and environmentally friendly farming.

  • Strong analytical, writing and presentational skills.

How to Apply

Send by E-mail only: An Application letter, a two-page CV and scanned copies of academic credentials ONLY as one attachment not later than Novemeber 03rd 2023 to: The Country Director, Sasakawa Africa Association saa-uganda@saa-safe.org/catherine@saa-safe.org
Sasakawa Africa Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women are highly encouraged to apply. Only
Participate fully in the preparation of work plans short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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