Job Title: Field Officers
LIVELIHOODS AND ENTREPRISES FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (LEAD) PROJECT
The LEAD Project, a USAID-funded initiative to support its Feed the Future strategy, is looking for 3 Field Officers to be based, respectively, in Masaka/Rakai, Gulu and Lira. The Field Officers (FO) will be part of a team implementing local activities to assist agribusiness firms such as agro-input stockists, maize buying centers, and coffee hulling facilities improve performance to increase revenues, profitability and competitiveness within their sectors and expand opportunities for farmers to access quality coffee and maize markets and supplies of agro-inputs.
Primary roles and responsibilities include:
Identify and provide technical support to qualified agribusinesses in, for example, supply-chain management, procurement and storage operations, quality control, and, for agro-input firms, agent retail models and promotional campaigns
Coordinate activities and communicate outcomes with project technical staff and other FOs
Gather monitoring and evaluation data on project impact
Any other responsibilities as may be assigned by responsible LEAD TA
Experience and knowledge with commercial operations; experience with coffee, maize or agro-input agribusinesses a plus; a business degree is desirable
Track record of taking initiative to solve problems; past positions of responsibility desirable
Good communication skills; local language skills relevant to one or more of the FO posts required
Have a valid driving/motorcycle permit (Class A) and able to maintain and operate a motorcycle safely
How to Apply
To apply, please send a CV that clearly demonstrates a match between your qualifications and those outlined above and at least three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submission of application is 20th January 2012.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.