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Vacancy: Field Officers

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya with country offices in Uganda and Tanzania.

Our members are key stakeholders and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and processors drawn from within and outside the East Africa States.

Our core mandate is to develop and promote orderly structured marketing systems and provide market information for grains so as to reduce transaction costs and eliminate barriers’ to regional trade.

We seek to employ Field Officers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania who have a strong work ethic, highly organised, team player, self motivated and able to work under minimum supervision.

Reporting to the Project Officer, WRS who is also the Team Leader – EAGC Kenya, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following amongst others:
  • Plan, develop and execute the Warehouse Receipt Systems (WRS) activities in assigned area including identifying potential farmers/ farmer groups and markets for aggregated commodities.
  • Identify and oversee the establishment of aggregations centers and WRS certified warehouses.
  • Link aggregation centers to WRS certified warehouses.
  • Establish market linkages & identify buyers for the commodity held in the warehouses.
  • Ensure all warehouses under their jurisdiction submit data via the Real-Time Volume Tracking (RTVT) System.
  • Collect and relay any relevant market information to EAGC including crop updates, price information, grain supply and demand and grain sources.
  • Sensitize and create awareness about WRS to farmers, traders and other stakeholders through trainings, field days, workshops, fairs and any other forums.
  • Mobilize farmers to deliver the set volume targets for maize, wheat, paddy rice and pulses to certified warehouses.
  • Conduct training on proper post-harvest handling, grain quality standards, and WRS process.
  • Prepare field activity reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis.
  • Maintain an up to date record of all farmers, farmer groups, aggregation centers, warehouses and stakeholders.
  • Manage other EAGC activities such as Agribusiness Expos.

Qualification, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in agricultural economics, agribusiness or related agricultural field
  • Two (2) years relevant working experience.
  • Experience working with farmers or in an agribusiness environment will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A problem solver, team player and independent thinker.
  • Capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Be flexible and willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in use of Ms Office suite.
  • Have a valid motor cycle riding licenses and a minimum of two years riding experience.

If your background and competence match the above specifications, please send your application demonstrating how your experience matches our requirements.

The application letter and an updated C.V., showing your current remuneration package, valid email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number should be forwarded as one Ms WORD document to: copied to by 31st March 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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