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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Manager Agro extention and Research Job at People Performance Group - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

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People Performance Group

Vacancy title:
Manager Agro extention and Research

Deadline of this Job:
January 6, 2014 - 5pm
Job details:
The HUB-Pajule is a social enterprise and an initiative of MWH4impact, a Dutch impact investment fund. We create opportunities for both smallholders and emerging commercial farmers. Through innovative approaches we ‘’provide everything for agriculture’’. We are committed for the long-term and flexible in our approach and funding.
Northern Uganda has a huge potential for agriculture and was the former food basket of the region. During the insurgence of Lords´ Resistance Army people were forced into camps and lost everything they had. They have since returned to their land and many are interested to rebuild and to improve their farms. As a social enterprise we support individual farmers in all aspects of their farm activities: agro-imputs, mechanization services, credit facility, extension work and advice, marketing and trade. Linking research with the daily practice of smallholders plays an important role in our approach.

Job title:

Manager Agro extention and Research

Employment type:

Full time



City / Location:

Lira-Kitgum Road

Job category:

Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing

Min. years of experience:

3 years

Minimum degree:

Masters degree

Closing date:

January 6, 2014 - 5pm

For this important component of our work we seek to employ a
Manager agro-extension and research

As manager of our Farmer Resource Center you will:
• Manage the Agro-skills trainings
• Link with researchers and research institutions around soil fertility, crop production and conservation agriculture and translate insights to the daily practice of smallholder farmers
• Realize on site demonstrations and experiments
• Manage a commercial 20 acres demonstration farm which is part of the FRC
• Realize and supervise a small laboratory for soil fertility and seed quality
• Identify and test simple farm technologies for smallholder farmers
You lead a small team that will help you realizing your goals
You have a Master degree in areas like crop production, soil science or plant breeding and seed systems and a good technical and managerial work experience.

You are part of the Pader management team and work under the direct supervision of the director of MWH in Uganda.
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