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Seed Specialist - Market Systems & Input Project

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a public international organization (PIO) focused on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC has been active in Uganda since 2012 implementing the Netherlands Embassy-funded CATALIST-Uganda Agribusiness Project (Catalyzed Accelerated Agricultural Intensification for Social and Environmental Stability) from 2012-2016, the REACH Market Systems Project (Resilient Efficient Agribusiness Chains) 2016-2020 and the 2SCALE Regional Agribusiness Incubation (Toward Sustainable Clusters in Agribusiness through Learning in Entrepreneurship Project (2012-2018).




Project Description

IFDC is recruiting for 1-2 anticipated USAID Market Systems & Input Project(s) (2018-2022) that will serve to sustainably increase smallholder farmer incomes; increase the availability, affordability and accessibility of farm inputs; improve the nutritional status of women and children; and increase the resilience of the agriculture and food system to the changing climate using a market systems approach.


Responsibilities

  1. The specialist will manage their specific input-related interventions in collaboration with MAAIF, input suppliers, project partners, service providers and farmer organizations to ensure the availability, affordability and accessibility of inputs in target areas.
  2. The the seed specialist will work to identify seed quality/varietal requirements (e.g. taste, perishability, marketability, disease resistance);
  3. Develop, monitor, analyze field demonstrations with different input combinations, provide feedback, and undertake economic analysis and training with partners and farmers.


General Information

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Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Reporting; Quality control and supervision; Training program planning; Agriculture and natural resources; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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