Finn Church Aid Agriculture Extension Officer Jobs in Uganda

Finn Church Aid Agriculture Extension Officer Jobs in Uganda

  • Under the overall supervision of the Livelihood Specialist, and the direct supervision of the Area Manager, the incumbent will oversee the implementation of the project innovative extension model aimed at stimulating the traditional poor farmers to become innovative farmers, working with them to improve maize productivity and creating with them a ‘direct maize market’ with improved terms of trade.

  • He / she will implement all field-level activities related to the production, post-harvest handling, and value addition and marketing, for the targeted smallholder maize farmers in accordance with the approved FSL proposal, budget and timeline

    Key Result Areas

    Specifically, the Agriculture Extension Officer will perform the following duties:

    • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and budgets;

    • Provide technical advice to maize smallholder farmers on how to adopt best farming practices.

    • Provide technical backstopping to the targeted maize farmers through regular On-farm support visits, conducting Farmer Field Days and establishment of demonstrations / centres of excellence;

    • Provide technical advice on design elements to strengthen the Community-based Agricultural Extension System through the novel Agricultural Enterprise Agents (AEAs) approach.

    • Provide training, mentorship and coaching of AEAs in maize value chain development approach.

    • Supervise the AEAs and ensure effective implementation of project community-based extension activities.

    • Establish a system to monitor and evaluate project activities, collect and update accurate and timely FSL related research data on an on-going basis.

    • Maintain networks of collaboration with technical specialists, district Agricultural Office to gather information and promote awareness of technical issues to improve extension systems and advisory services.

    • Support the development of partnerships with the district, private sector, NGOs, CBOS and other stakeholders involved in the area of the maize value chains / agriculture.

    • Compile farmer profiles include training needs, output and any data needs as might be required

    • Participate in stakeholder dialogue and consultation meetings with project communities

    • Support the development of increased market linkages for the FSL targeted smallholder farmers.

    • Perform other related duties as required

    Minimum Qualifications & Experience

    • A Bachelors University
    Degree in Extension, Agriculture Sciences, Rural Development, or related field. Additional training in Value Chain governance will be an added advantage

    • Five years of relevant experience in planning and implementation of agricultural extension projects in rural development context.

    • A deep understanding of the M4P Approach and value chain governance.

    • Previous experience implementing similar activities in a refugee setting will be an added advantage

    • Working knowledge of English, Runyakore / Rukiga, Kiswahili and Kinyabwisha

    Other Essential Requirements

    • Candidates will be assessed against the following:

    • Experience in rural agricultural extension with poor smallholder farms

    • Good knowledge of project planning and management.

    • Demonstrated ability to prepare clear and concise technical reports

    • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and conduct technical meetings and training activities

    • Commuter literacy ie Ms Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

    • Ability to work in a local and refugee context in remote areas

    • Ability to work in a local and refugee context in remote areas

    • Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding permit is a MUST

    How to Apply

  • Interested applications should send a cover letter and a CV (not more than 5 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime telephone contact with copies of academic papers addressed to: The Human Resource and Administration Manager, Finn Church AID, Uganda Country Office. P.O. Box 21826 Kampala, Tank Hill Rd, Roche Close, Plot 1495 Muyenga, Uganda. Email applications should be in one file attachment (Ms Word or PDF) mentioning the position title in the subject to


  • Deadline for receiving applications is Tuesday 26th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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