opportunities

 

Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) Project

Introduction: The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) is a forum that brings together a broad range of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) actors and stakeholders from all sectors including Public, private, academia, civil society, farmers’ organization and the media.  UFAAS is collaborating with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) University to implement a project “Integration of Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES).

UFAAS is looking for a Project Assistant to help in the implementation of the INGENAES project.

 

Required Qualification:

At least a degree in Agriculture, community development or in any other related field.

 

Required Competences and attributes:

Self-motivation, good writing and computer skills, ability to work under minimal supervision, willing to learn and good stewardship. Understanding of extension, project management, gender and/or nutrition is an added advantage.

 

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Assist project head and co-coordinator with the project activities
  2. Keep  INGENAES project records
  3. Carry out assigned project financial transactions
  4. Support UFAAS on logistics for organizing events
  5. Prepare and submit  reports  to INGENAES
  6. Do any other activity assigned by the Coordinator

If you are interested please send your CV to: ufaas2013@gmail.com

Deadline: 21st October 2016

 The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) Fellowship program is a one-year program (August 2016 – May 2017) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and jointly managed by the INGENAES project and the Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS).

The INGENAES project supports the USAID led Presidential Feed the Future initiative, through the development of improved extension and advisory systems that aim to reduce gender gaps in agricultural extension services, increase empowerment of women farmers, and improve gender and nutrition integration within extension services by assisting multiple types of stakeholders within a country. Through the fellowship program, INGENAES aims to strengthen the link between agricultural extension, higher education and research stronger extension systems and increased food security in Uganda.

The objectives of the INGENAES Fellowship program are:

  1. To empower Ugandan students with the professional skills to lead change and strengthen the capacity of local organizations
  2. To enhance a fellow’s education with current technical and research skills, especially to increase their understanding of the linkages between agricultural extension, gender, and nutrition
  3. To foster long-term professional relationships that are developed through mentoring and on-the-ground collaborative work

In order to achieve the above objectives, the program is structured along three key elements:

  1. Financial support through scholarship for one year of Master’s level education
  2. Professional development experience through participation in INGENAES trainings, conferences and workshops
  3. Funding for research that falls within INGENAES thematic areas of agricultural extension, gender and nutrition

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate a strong academic foundation, leadership potential, a commitment to agricultural development in Uganda, and have a robust research proposal. Applicants will be required to attend a two-day orientation in the last week of August.

 Click HERE to download the call.

Africa Agribusiness Incubator's Network (AAIN) is a private sector institution and with very high whose mandate is to strengthen agribusiness incubation in Africa. As part of her implementation strategy, AAIN is working with mentors who have experience in varied subject areas in the fields of agriculture/ agribusiness. However, since our scope of operations has grown, we are looking at growing our pool of mentors to meet the increased demand. As such we are now profiling service providers in the areas related to agriculture and agribusiness to offer mentorship services to our incubators and incubatees across the continent.

We are offering you an opportunity to partake in this noble venture and make your contribution towards agriculture transformation in Africa.

Are you working along agriculture value chains?

Are you involved and at level of the value chain?

Do you feel you can make a contribution to help mold and grow agribusinesses at all levels i.e. production, processing, marketing, access to finance and many others related to business growth and development?

If your answer is yes; then enroll now to be a business mentor vide the link below.

APPLICATION TO AAIN MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

 

Please send your CV after submitting the form (http://goo.gl/forms/yW4KwGRxnr7tM6m92) to info@africaain.org

African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) has received financing from the European Union (EU) under the World Bank towards the implementation of the Second Multi Donor Trust Fund Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the contract for: Consultancy to
Offer Technical Assistance to AFAAS Secretariat In Strategic Programmatic Design and Implementation. AFAAS hereby invites eligible Individual consultants to submit Technical and Financial Proposals ogether with the Curriculum Vitaes to provide consulting services described in detail in the attached Terms of Reference (TOR).

The consultant will be selected under the Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) method in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). Any resulting contract will be subject to the General Conditions of Contract for Consultants. Bidders shall acknowledge the receipt of this invitation letter by email to Grace Paddy Wanzala, pwanzala@afaas-africa.org no later than 14th April, 2016, and indicate whether or not the required submissions shall be submitted. The acknowledgement shall provide the consultant name, telephone number and email. Follow this link for the full terms of reference (TORs) http://goo.gl/kR1A6N

Any queries should be addressed to the Executive Director, Dr. Silim Nahdy at Email: msnahdy@afaasafrica.org copying the Partnerships, Planning and Learning Officer, Max Olupot at molupot@afaasafrica.org and Procurement Officer, Grace Paddy Wanzala at pwanzala@afaas-africa.org 

EHC LTD is an agribusiness trade and investment value chain development company operating in East and Central Africa since 1998. EHC seeks to candidates for strengthening its business growth and development agenda as well contribute towards job and wealth creation through business incubation, value addition, and processing and market development for its products and services based on new business strategy 2016-2020.

EHC seeks applicants from competitive professionals with high potential to innovate and keep ahead of the curve for various positions listed below. Interested applicants should submit CVs and one page cover letter by email demonstrating his/her competency to deliver as per job advert to the chairperson Board of Director EHC smusinguzi@excelhort.com and copy company President at aariho@excelhort.com latest 20th December 2015 

The following positions are available. Please visit the website http://www.excelhort.com/ for more details.

 

Director Business Operations and Coordination(1)

Director Finance and Credit Facility management(1)

Director Research and Innovations(1)

Director Human Resource and Administration(1)

Manager Agribusiness Value chain Development(1)

Business Manager value addition and processing (Juice and Honey) (1)

Food Science and Technology expert(1)

Manager Communications and Public relations (1)

Manager Savings and Credit Facility (1)

Manager ICT and Social Media (1)

Logistics and Marketing Assistants(2)

Agribusiness Value chain development Assistants(2)

Administrative Assistants (2)

Office support officers s (4)

29 May 2015. The Dutch non-governmental organization, ICCO in partnership with FITS (Uganda) Limited, have launched an Agribusiness  Innovation Challenge  to encourage  agri-entrepreneurs in Uganda.

 

10 promising Enterprises, will be supported  to develop their Business Concept further  with Experts  and mentors  and out of the Ten the Top three  most  promising  business will win cash  prizes  of Between  500 to  20,000 Euros (about USD $ 38,850) and receive  Business  Incubation support  through  the ICCO  Agri- Business  Booster  for period of up to 6 months.

The Challenge will run until September 2015.Click the link below for details:

http://paepard.blogspot.be/2015/06/boosting-smallholder-farming-in-uganda.html

The Yunus Social Business (YSB) Foundation Uganda Ltd offers a unique 10 week Accelerator program with world class workshops to inspire you as a business leader, enable you evelop a compelling value proposition for customers; access mentors and experts to help build you a financially viable business model; get connections to resources and an opportunity for financing your business.  Please visit www.yunussb.co.ug for details. Please be reminded that deadline for receiving applications is 15th May, 2015.

Seed technologist

Dear All,

Uganda Certification Ltd is looking for Seed inspectors.

Please circulate to your networks. For an interested applicant, please call 

Mob. 0790832690.

Dr Charles Ssekyewa.

Thank you.

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