Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation Jobs in Uganda : Quality Declared Seed (Qds) Project Officer

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Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) is the interdisciplinary and internationally focused unit of Wageningen University & Research Centre. CDI works on processes of innovation and change through facilitating innovation, brokering knowledge and supporting capacity development.

Wageningen UR Uganda (WUU) is implementing a 4-year ISSD Plus project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The programme aims to strengthen the development of a vibrant, pluralistic and market-oriented seed sector that is able to address key challenges that hamper the seed sector development such as seed quality assurance and availability of foundation seed. ISSD Plus Project is implemented in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) for public varieties and food crops and private sector for vegetable seed.

Wageningen UR Uganda is anticipating funding for a 2-year Nutrition and Income Generation (NIGI) project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. The NIGI project aims to contribute to healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods of refugees and host communities West Nile Region of Uganda. NIGI project will do this by improving access to, and consumption of, nutritious crops and improving income for refugees and hosts in refugee settlement areas in West Nile Region.

Key Results: Wageningen UR Uganda is searching for vibrant experienced suitable
persons to fill the following positions for the two projects (ISSD Plus and
NIGI projects) as below: For detailed job descriptions please visit our website
at – All positions will start as soon as possible
2) Quality Declared Seed (QDS) Project Officer – NIGI Project

Duty station: ARUA, West Nile.
Reports to: Project Manager
The QDS Project Officer will support the development of local seed businesses directly through the West Nile Local Seed Business Association (WENILOSBA) and partner organisations through organisational development and strengthening cooperatives; At least three years’ strengthening and technical capacity building.

The QDS Project Officer will work closely with the ISSD experts based Ngetta, NARO, NSCS/MAAIF, Development partners, OPM, DLGs, local NGOs and other stakeholders. Knowledge, experience and Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agribusiness, with an orientation towards organisational capacity work experience in the seed sector; Demonstrated ability to collaborate with small-scale farmers, and particularly farmer organisations.

Interested candidates can send their cover letters and resumes (max.4 pages) with three referees that can testify on the candidates’ competences and skills to handle the tasks. Send to  Please do not attach Certificates or academic credentials.

Deadline for application is 23rd of December 2018.

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