IITA Agricultural Productionist Jobs in Uganda

IITA Agricultural Productionist Jobs in Uganda

  • Under the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a Government of Uganda
    programme supported by the European Union (EU) and supervised by Office of the Prime
    Minister, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has received a grant to
    implement an action, Building resilience to enhance food and nutrition security, incomes and health in Northern Uganda.

  • The three-year grant action will be implemented by a consortium of partners in seven districts of Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Otuke and Kwania in Lango sub-region, and Kapelebyong and Amuria in Teso sub-region.

  • IITA is one of the 15 Institutes of the CGIAR global research partnerships with headquarters in Ibadan Nigeria, and in Uganda, permanent offices are in Namulonge and Kampala

  • IITA is a not-for-profit International Research organization, whose focus is on transforming African agriculture through Agricultural Research for Development as well as Partnership for Development and is governed by the Board of Trustees.

  • IITA Uganda is seeking to recruit a qualified person to fill the vacancy of Crop productionist for the IITA-led DINU project.

  • The successful candidate will be based in Dokolo office – Lango sub region working in all the seven districts.

  • The position will be for an initial period of two years renewable subject to availability of funds, a successful probation period and high performance throughout the implementation of the project.

    Primary Duties

    • Management and oversight of the production activities.

    • Designing implementing and monitoring of on farm demonstration gardens

    • Coordinating with the district staff to provide extension knowledge to farmers

    • Organize and conduct training for farmers and community extension staff

    • Familiar with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

    • Familiar with region where the Project is implemented.

    • Ability to assess and review critically the project
    activities and results.

    • Good knowledge and experience in analytical assessment and participatory techniques

    • Coordinate activities with project partners as may be necessary

    Other duties

    • Routine orientation and training of incoming production staff

    • Coordinating with the nutrition and market teams to ensure synergy

    • Routine planning and reporting meetings

    • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

    Position Requirements

    • Msc. degree in General agriculture, Agronomy, Extension or related field with 5 years’ working experience in Agricultural development especially extension

    • Extensive knowledge in agronomy and farm management as well as agricultural risk

    • A strong ability to work within a team under minimum supervision and deliver results.

    • Experience in data entry, data management, quality assurance and timely reporting

    • Proven knowledge of data collection tools including structured questionnaires.

    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment

    • Ability to liaise with other project implementing multi-disciplinary teams

    Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills in English and local language

  • Computer proficiency including MS Office (Word/ PowerPoint, advance excel skills and SPSS)

  • Ability to complete multiple tasks under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Past working experience in northern Uganda – Lango area is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IITA Agricultural Productionist Jobs in Uganda

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