Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Agriculture Extension Officers Jobs in Uganda

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry & Fisheries Agriculture Extension Officers Jobs in Uganda

Job purpose:

  • The overall responsibility of the Agricultural Extension officers is to ensure that the oil palm establishment activities are carried out in accordance with the laid down guidelines in the Project Implementation Manual (PIM).

  • They will also provide extension advice in agricultural intensification under alternative livelihoods activities.

  • Each Extension Officer will be in charge of a sub-county / Block where project activities will be undertaken.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Mobilize farmers into groups for delivery of Extension services.

  • Identify farmer’s need and provide responses as appropriate.

  • Assist the farmers and their leaders (Unit and Block) to identify suitable land and
    plan the schedules for the recommended services and farm inputs for oil palm establishment.

  • Oversee the oil palm establishment stages in land preparation, lining, planting, crop maintenance, FFB harvesting and collection at Block level and unit level.

  • Provide Agricultural Advisory and Training service to oil palm farmers in collaboration with Agricultural staff at the District Local Government and the Private Sector.

  • Carry out agronomic demonstrations, training or exposure of farmers to best oil palm agronomic practices.

  • Conduct in-field training sessions on correct use and application of fertilizers and crop protection products.

  • Provide technical advice to non-oil palm farmers participating in other projectsupported agricultural enterprises, in addition to oil palm.

  • Supervise and monitor the performance of farmers’ activities in oil palm cultivation.

  • In liaison with the Credit Officer, sensitize farmers on savings and credit.

  • Support the Farmer Loan Application Process.

  • Technically assess stages of oil palm development for approval of farmers’ loan

  • Participate in preparation of work plans, budgets and reports as required by the Hub, PMU and other relevant authorities.

  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting of all activities to the Hub Manager.

  • Perform other duties related to the project as assigned by the Hub Manager from
    time to time.

    Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Extension, Agribusiness, Agricultural Land use and Management or related field from a recognized Institution.

  • A post graduate qualification in the related field.

  • Knowledge of Oil Palm Agronomy is an added advantage

    Work Experience.

  • 5 years’ experience in working in relevant field

  • Fluent in English and a working knowledge of the local languages in the Hub.

  • Computer literate in at least MS Office Word and Excel packages.

    How to Apply

  • Written Applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating contact details of three (03) referees should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, and hand-delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No.14 Lugard Road Entebbe P.O. Box 102 Entebbe.

  • Closing date for submission: Monday 12th October, 2020 at 4.00pm

  • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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