Field Officer – Marketing, Advocacy and Value Addition Jobs – Caritas Kampala

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Organization: Caritas Kampala

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Caritas Uganda is the Social Services and Development Commission of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, a corporate body under the Trustees Incorporation Act. Founded in 1970, Caritas Uganda’s main function is in the areas of social services and development, research and advocacy and organization coordination and development with the main goal of poverty eradication, peace building, good governance, and empowerment of the marginalized.

About Program:

Sustainable Agriculture Programme (SAP) is one of the agriculture development programmes promoted by Caritas Kampala (Social and Economic Development Department of Kampala Archdiocese). This Programme employs an environmentally friendly sustainable approach toward farming that promotes food security and increased incomes but targeting the rural and peri – urban sub counties of Kampala, Wakiso and Mpigi districts. At Diocesan level, SAP targets over 1,500 farmer households with an average size of 8 members (12,000) as direct beneficiaries composed of Small holder farmers in 750 Old category households, 375 small holder Medium category households and 375 smallholder New Category.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Training farmer groups in Sustainable Agriculture, collective marketing, FaaB
  • Train farmer groups in lobby and advocacy skills
  • Train and mentor group focal marketing persons in collective marketing
  • Networking and linking farmers to relevant markets within and outside the country
  • Network with likeminded stakeholders
  • Carry out extension and follow up among beneficiaries
  • Ability to organize events and people
  • Be a focal person for the project on different fora / platforms
  • Writing of reports
  • Project proposal writing
  • Develop proposals and coordinate with SAP networks in and outside Uganda to raise resources from international funding/donor agencies for livelihood promotion/ enhancement projects.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the project Coordinator

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a  BSC in Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness and Agriculture marketing related discipline
  • Three years of working experience with NGOs in implementation of agriculture-related project including facilitation and fundraising
  • Proven experience of working with agriculture marketing groups
  • Experience in implementing sustainable agriculture projects is an added advantage
  • Basic skills in sustainable agriculture techniques
  • Basic skills in value addition skills
  • Have excellent communication, presentation and documentation skills in English
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to develop public relations and networking
  • Be proficient in computing skills
  • Be proficient in both written and oral English
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle is mandatory
  • Self – motivated and Innovative
  • Ability to work for long hours in field conditions with minimum supervision
  • Age: Below 45 years

How to Apply:

All candidates should submit a letter of application with curriculum vitae, names and addresses (including telephone/e-mail) of three referees, and date of availability. You can send your application addressed to “the Coordinator SAP- Caritas Kampala, or by email, stating the job title in the subject line to acsa.ug@gmail.com or hand – deliver your application to Caritas Kampala Offices at Nsambya, plot No. 1538/39 Old Ggaba road between Monday to Friday during working hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).

Deadline: 15th July 2019


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