Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation Jobs in Uganda : Vegetable Agronomist – Issd Plus Project

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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.

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

Vegetable Agronomist – ISSD Plus Project
Duty station: Kampala.
Reports to: Vegetable Manager
Key Results: Provide practical, technical assistance to the Vegetable component in variety specifications, demonstrations and training.

Knowledge, experience and Qualifications:
Diploma in Agriculture from a reputable institution; Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture related fields is an added advantage; 3 years’ experience working in Ugandan Vegetable private sector; Hands on experience in agronomic practices related to the use of advanced vegetable varieties; Skills and experience in setting up professional vegetable demonstration plots; Experience in training of trainers (TOT) and development of training programs; Practical attitude, hands on and a practical background in vegetable production; Willingness to travel extensively within Uganda.

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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