• Kireka Hill, Kampala, Uganda
  • +256.393.261.592

Position Summary: Agricultural Business Trainers generally work as liaisons between farmers and agricultural businesses, representing either the farm or the business.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide business development advice, mentoring and coaching and facilitate change management to farmers cooperatives that allow them to realize their business growth potential.
  • Analyze the capacity needs of farmers organizations (FOs) and rural producer organizations (RPOs) and suggest sustainable solutions
  • Help develop training and education structures within farmers’ organizations to enhance their service provision, behaviour change and collective marketing services.
  • Provide clients with guidance relating to promoting the interests
    of smallholder farmers, their associations/cooperatives, with the authorities of the relevant stakeholders.
  • Build expertise in a specific area of interest
  • Overall planning and leadership of the development of Business Plans in coordination with Team Leaders
  • Coordination and consultation with the Team Leader & stakeholders
  •  Coordination with value chain stakeholders/actors
  • Support set-up technical assistance and training processes
  • Support reporting to Team Leader
  • Ensure quality of work and timely delivery of outputs

Qualifications:

  • The position holder must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Adult Education, Agriculture, Marketing or related field.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working with Agricultural cooperatives.
  • Ability to design training curricula based on a needs assessment and present in MS Word and PowerPoint format to farmers and local staff.
  • Launch training for progressive farmers in adopting appropriate practices in agriculture
  • Design training to build the capacity of agricultural farmers.
  • Coordinate training to farmers in the surrounding villages for adopting improved agriculture methods and technologies.
  • Work closely with the program manager to plan, design and assist in the implementation of other project-related activities;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the design and delivery of agricultural training;
  • Work experience in Agricultural cooperatives is highly desirable;
  • Strong agribusiness and value chain skills;
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders that include the private sector, government, agribusiness cooperatives and farmers’ associations.
  • Strong written and oral English skills, experience in report writing.