Project Agriculture Officer

  • Kasama, Zambia
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organization is a not-for-profit international development organizational founded in the Netherlands in 1965; and currently maintains a global presence in 30 countries;across Africa, Asia and Latin America. SNV has been present in Uganda since 1989 and currently undertakes donor funded programming within 100+ districts across the country. As an organisation, SNV focuses on the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors and maintains the belief that no one should have to live in poverty; and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. SNV contributes to programming within the Agriculture, WASH and Energy sectors by strengthening the capacities of targeted partners and communities at the field level; in order to realize increased skill sets and sustainable performance; reduce poverty levels, expand employment; improve food security; while paying special attention to gender equity, social inclusion of marginalized groups and stakeholder accountability.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Assessment of existing value chains that have the potential to be sustainable with all the target communities in the three districts

  • Through existing strictures, strengthen the production of both crop, livestock and small animals to increase food access

  • Through existing structures, develop the extension system that is sustainable and meets the needs of the target households

  • Establish and strengthen the seed banks in the communities

  • Support the establishment of demo plots in all target hubs and Villages

  • Facilitate sustainable market linkages in the hubs with processing companies on the identified value chains

  • Strengthening of adaption and mitigation capacities of enterprises within the value chains

  • Develop the youth enterprise component

  • Work closely with project team in implementation activities that link agriculture with demand creation and behaviour change communication

  • Documentation and sharing of results, lessons learnt

  • Monthly management reports


  • A minimum of a Degree in agribusiness, Agronomy, Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development/ relevant discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in agricultural value chains, Climate smart Agriculture and market-led approaches.

  • Knowledge on conservation farming systems and approaches

  • Demonstrated success in implementing programs with a measurement for results framework.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development, climate change and policy development that reaches the women, youth, the poor.

  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating across projects.

  • Interested to undertake extensive field work

Additional Information

Competencies, Capabilities and Attributes: (Skills/behavioral (Special Training or Competence) :

  • Demonstrated creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and work independently high-level interpersonal skills

  • Strong background in gender integration and women empowerment desirable.

  • Team player

  • Relationship builder

  • Ability to work with a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (smallholder farmers, private sector companies, government, and NGOs)

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation  onto our in-house recruitment on smartrectruiter.

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