Uganda Tea Development Agency

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Field Extension Officer

Job Title: Field Extension Officer (1)
Reports to: Assistant Field Manager

Purpose of the position:
The purpose of the Field Extension Officer is to extend tea husbandry services to the farmers in all aspects of modern agricultural practices by carrying out specific training and holding meetings with the view of supporting them to increase production and realize high incomes from their tea gardens for better livelihoods.

Qualification and Experience
At minimum Diploma in Agriculture, Business agribusiness management or other related agricultural studies. At least 3years experience working as in field extension services to farmers in the tea industry or agricultural production unit.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
i. To train farmers on all modern Tea agronomic practices.
ii. Conduct sensitization meetings with farmers and communicate new updates.
iii. Verify new farmers gardens and allocate numbers
iv. Establish demonstration plots for other farmers learning.
v. Participate in proper farm inputs allocation, distribution and making timely accountability.
vi. Periodically updating farmers register.
vii. Making monthly reports and work plans and submitted to the Assistant Field Manager’s office.
viii. Timely responding to farmers’ complaints before growing into grievances.
ix. Keep a record of an up to date farmers in your area of operation.
x. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Field Manager from time to time.
Skills, knowledge and competence for both positions
• Ability to motivate the field partners to attain maximum productivity
• Ability to work with minimum supervision
• Good industrial and public relations
• Stress tolerance
• Ability to make decisions under pressure
• Good leadership skills
• Good research skills
• Adequate knowledge of project planning
• Good communication skills
• Ability to put in extra hours of work
• Ability to work in hard to reach areas.
• Ability to ride a motorcycle mainly the Field Extension Officer

All interested applicants should send in a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae with contacts of three (3) referees and certified copies of supporting academic and other related documents by 12:00noon on 11/07/2020.

All applicants should be addressed and physically brought to:

The General Manager
Igara Growers Tea Factory Ltd

Ps. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.