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Principal Agricultural Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Post Reference No. MDSC/EXT/007/2018

To provide leadership, technical support and guidance for the delivery of quality Agricultural extension services in Local Governments in support of improved livelihood of the communities and national development.


How to apply
Applications must be filled in triplicate of PSC Form NO.3 Revised (2008). The application forms can be obtained from any District Service Commission, Public service Commission offices, 2ndfloor FarmersHouse, Kampala. The application should bear the title of the post as well as the reference number specified under the vacancy.Applicants should attach three recent passport size photographs. Serving officers must route their applications through the head of Department who must be informed of the closing date to avoid delay.

Responsibilities

  1. Implementing policies, programmes and laws on Agriculture sub sector;
  2. Supervising, and managing the agricultural sub sector activities, programmes and staff;
  3. Evaluating and preparing status reports on production and marketing activities produced;
  4. Managing and accounting for all the resources availed for the sub sector;
  5. Initiating developmental projects in the sub sector;
  6. Developing programmes and training both the farmers and staff in production methods,
    technologies, soils conservation and proper land use;
  7. Compiling processes and disseminating agricultural information, data and statistics;
  8. Sensitizing the communities on natural disasters; and
  9. Providing farmers with technical advice on the use of chemicals and pesticides.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Pest and disease control; Programme management; Training program planning; Project implementation; Agriculture and natural resources; Data analysis; Marketing
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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