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Senior Agronomist - 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. Manage the productivity team to develop technology packages for target commodities in the target regions that are optimised for return on investment, based on best practices and inputs from public and private partners. Ensure that aspects of climate-smart agriculture are integrated into all productivity-related project interventions
  2. Work closely with the field teams to ensure that that the correct training and extension messages are prepared to implement in the field and using a market systems methodology
  3. Responsible for developing the work plan and coordinating activities of the various technical experts, agronomists and partner organizations in the productivity team as well as with the agribusiness and access to finance specialists.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
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: Operative planning; Product development; Training program planning; Project implementation; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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