10 Jul
- Lira

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• Participate in the development of simple, direct training materials, suited to both farmers and extension staff.
• Conduct quality training-of-trainers as well as direct farmer training.
• Work with partners to assure a high level of farmer adoption of commercialized farming practices
• Assure demonstration plots are well-implemented, and field days are well-organized and attended
• Work with partners to assure accurate data collection (yields, farmer adoption levels)
• Identify production constraints or bottlenecks and develop means to address them
• Link with the private sector and colleagues to enhance farmer access to quality agro-inputs
• Work with regional agribusiness cluster specialists

Basic qualifications
• Honors degree in Crop Science/Agronomy
• Minimum 3 years experience with a recognized organization in agronomy or crop science, with extensive experience in farmer training
• Specific knowledge of commercial production of sunflower, soybean & cassava
• Familiarity with the establishment and management of out grower schemes
• Farming-as-a-business experience
• Familiarity with post-harvest handling and storage a plus
• Ability to communicate effectively with value-chain actors at all levels involved in the project and to stimulate a genuinely participatory process
• Ability to coordinate training programs, field days, and other events
• Ability to work independently and to take initiative
• Good communication and reporting skills in English
• Computer skills: Microsoft Office, internet communications
• Fluency in language(s) in region of operation
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team; strong interpersonal skills
• Willingness to travel extensively in region of assignment

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