Marion Alyek

Network Administrative Assistant

Kampala, Uganda

About Me

Hello, I am Marion. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Community Psychology. I am the administrative Network Assistant for AgriProFocus Uganda Office and my job is to support the coordination team in their daily activities. I moderate the online platform and perform secretarial duties assigned.

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Project Manager Job at Farm Africa

Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively.

Job Summary: The Project Manager will support a three-year project by taking responsibility to managing and delivering it to improve livelihoods and incomes of 1,000 farmers in Teso sub-region through developing the production and marketing of orange-flesh sweet potatoes (OFSP). It will be for a period of 31 months.

Position: Project Manager

Job Details and how to apply here

Deadline: Sunday 12th May 2017

Duty Station: Sor

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Shea Butter & Processed Tea wanted

  I am looking for raw Shea Butter & processed tea in large quantities. Please reach me on 0775 881 912  



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Job opportunities at GIZ Uganda

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is going to submit a proposal for the EU-funded project “Promoting Commercial Aquaculture in Uganda”.

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to contribute to a competitive, job-intensive, environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture sector in Uganda.

The specific objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to support the development of a competitive, job-intensive, environmentally-s

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Gender Advisor Job opportunity at Trickle Up

Trickle Up has been a pioneer graduating people out of extreme poverty since 1979. They have helped more than one million of the poorest, most vulnerable people move to greater economic self-sufficiency and connection with their communities.

Trickle Up provide the very poorest people with seed capital grants, skills training and coaching, and the support they need to create small businesses. We connect them to savings groups where they save money and access credit with others, create plans for the future and enact change in their communities. We help people connect with others in their villages build self-confidence and find their voice because poverty is about more than just money—it’s about exclusion.

 

The organization reaches the extreme poor, those living on less than $1.90 a day, who are most economically and socially excluded. Their focus is helping women, people with disabilities, refugees and other vulnerable people wh

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Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

4 Job opportunities at the international Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

The international Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public international Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The nonprofit centre focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.

lFDC is recruiting staff tor a current call for proposal for a potential 46 month project, focusing on interventions in the potato value chain for the following positions;

Position 1: Nutrition and Communication Expert

Job Details and how to apply here

Position 2: Potato Expert & Team Leader

Job Details and how to apply here

Position 3: Short term Nutrition Expert

Job Details and how to apply here

Position 4: Short term Potato Expert

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Logistics Officer Job at the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. WFP works to help people who cannot produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families. It assists 80 million people in and around 80 countries each year, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

We are seeking qualified individual for the position of Logistics Officer at SC8 level, to be based at the WFP Warehouse in Nalukolongo - Kampala. Selected candidate will be employed on Ser

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Dutch government unveils Shs80b to support Uganda’s agriculture

Article by Mark Keith Muhumuza

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has launched two agriculture support programmes valued at €22m (Shs80b) for improved seed quality and market linkages for farmers.

The two programmes set to run for the next five years, are targeting the entire value chain in the agriculture sector right from seed distribution to linking farmers to the private sector buyers of the produce.

 

“Uganda’s agriculture sector has a great potential to transform the country and the livelihood of Ugandans. Using our Dutch experience and success in agriculture, we believe that by end of 2020, at least 350,000 households will be positively impacted by the projects,” said HE Henk Jan Bakker, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands told reporters on the sidelines of the launch at his residence in Kololo, Kampala on Wednesday evening.

 

The Integrated Seed Sector Development Plus (ISSD Plu

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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Fish farming to be regulated – official

Article by Lominda Afedraru

In a meeting held in Entebbe to discuss the draft policy last week, Dr Drake Rukundo, the lead consultant, talked about the priority areas where the major focus is to support trade and marketing.

According to the World Fisheries and Aquaculture report of 2016, global aquaculture production has increased from 47.3 million tons in the previous years to 73.8 million tons in 2016.

In Uganda, however, despite the huge potential with more than 20 per cent surface area covered by fresh water bodies, availability of native species, locally available feed inputs, suitable climate for fish growth, the production and productivity of aquaculture has remained below the optimum production levels.

There are only 100,000 metric tonnes annually against the desired national target of 300,000 metric tonnes.

The development of aquaculture industry to the national economy is for purposes of contributing to the Gross Domestic Product, improve f

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Project Manager Youth Leadership Development Project Job at The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a community development and hands-on training organization with more than 50 years of experience. IIRR has implemented people centered; sustainable development programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and today, maintain a strong presence in East Africa and South East Asia.

IRR believes in inspiring, building capacity, and supporting people to fight poverty in their own communities. To do this, we work directly with partners in the community to implement sustainable, community development projects, to test innovations, and to document and widely share our joint work through publications, videos, and conferences.

Vacancy title: Project Manager Youth Leadership Development Project

Deadline of this Job: Sunday March 26th, 2017

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Job details can be found here

Job applicati

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Program Director Job at The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a community development and hands-on training organization with more than 50 years of experience. IIRR has implemented people centered; sustainable development programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and today, maintain a strong presence in East Africa and South East Asia.

IRR believes in inspiring, building capacity, and supporting people to fight poverty in their own communities. To do this, we work directly with partners in the community to implement sustainable, community development projects, to test innovations, and to document and widely share our joint work through publications, videos, and conferences.

Job Title: Program Director

Job location: Kampala, Uganda, with extensive travel to Programme sites

Reports To: Country Director

Works directly with: Program/Project Managers, Financial & Administration Manager, and all prog

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Invitation to participate and spread the word -FAO-e-discussion: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems 

I am delighted to extend this invitation to you to participate in the above mentioned e -discussion forum, which is an extension of the on going discussion on SCPI of Horticulture based systems.

This forum on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and

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Sustainable Livelihoods Senior Director

The Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP) is implementing a USAID-funded initiative in Uganda focusing on the Karamoja sub-region with the primary goal to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations working to address the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity and strengthen transformative opportunities. The project is planned to start in October 2017 and operate for a minimum of five years.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of the Sustainable Livelihoods Senior Director (SLSD).

This will be a contract position pending award from USAID.

Position of: Sustainable Livelihoods Senior Directorender Advisor

Locations: Uganda

Job Category: Senior-level, Full-time staff position

Deadline: 13th April, 2017

Full Job details & how to apply here

Note:

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversit

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Market for unprocessed vanilla

Dear all, Penelope is looking for market for unprocessed vanilla. For more information, kindly reach her on the below contacts;

Name: Penelope Nshemereirwe

Tel: 0789 308 584

Email: nshepenelope@gmail.com





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TOR for the GIZ Project: Promotion of nutrition-sensitive potato value chains in Uganda

German International Cooperation (GIZ) provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development with over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

Overview of the potato sector in East Uganda

In Uganda the Irish potato (solanum tuberosum) is an important staple food. On a total area of 135.000 hectares farmers cultivate potatoes. The production areas are the highland areas of Uganda (1.500 – 3.000 meters aSI) and are located in the Southwest (Kigezi districts) and in the East around Mt. Elgon (districts of Mbale, Kapchor

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Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Senior Dairy Production & Cluster Coordinator Job at Heifer International

East Africa Dairy Development-II (EADD-II) is the second phase of an ambitious five-year program designed to transform the lives of resource poor farming families through a competitive and inclusive dairy value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Reporting to the EADD-II Field Operations Manager, and working closely with Business Development Manager, Social Capital & Gender Coordinator and MLE coordinator. EADD II is looking for a qualified person to fill the position of;

Title: Senior Dairy Production & Cluster Leader

Job Location: Mbarara, , Uganda

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Level: Senior Specialist

Client: Non U.S. Based Locations

Closing Date: 03/10/2017

Job details and how to apply can be found here

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Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Announcement of the 2017 edition of the international course on Local Economic Development


The Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) of Wageningen UR, in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa are organizing an international course on ‘Local Economic Development: towards agribusiness cluster development (LED)’ which will be held in South Africa. 

 

The course is focused on catalysing vibrant rural economies through agrifood sub-sector and agribusiness cluster development. The LED course targets resource poor consumers and smallholder producers as beneficiaries. The video ‘MA4FS’ explains the rationale behind this.

 

Please see this flyer for more information. The course qualifies for the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) for short courses! It is therefore of extra interest for candidates without sponsors but from countries eligible for NFP! Ugandan citizens qualify for this sch

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Posted 3 months 5 days ago

Vacancies at ISSD Uganda

The lSSD Plus project 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. In addition, the project has four field based stations at 4 NARO zonal offices. The project supports farmer groups to become local seed businesses producing quality declared seed in those zones.

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public international Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. IFDC is implementing a 4-year REACH-Uganda Project, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala.

These two projects are cohoused in the same building at Studio House plot 5 Bandali Rise Bugolobi.

Wageningen UR Uganda is recruiting:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duty Post: Kamp

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Posted 3 months 5 days ago

Brac Uganda Job Opportunity

BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd is the largest Microfinance institution operating in Uganda covering 80 districts through 149 networked branches targeting Micro and small Entrepreneurs. BRAC boasts of promoting financial inclusion by extending financial services to the un served and underserved, now with over 212,000 borrowing clients, over 155Bn loan book with 98% recovery rate, operationally and financially self-sustaining. In order to serve our customers better with wider range of services and products, Board and Management has future plans of becoming a regulated financial institution in Uganda. We are looking for a competent person to fill the position of

Title: Credit (Loan) Officer at BRAC Uganda Microfinance Ltd

Reports to: Branch Manager

Purpose: To identify and screen potential borrowers, carry out appraisals, disbursing, monitoring, collections and keep high loan portfolio, carry out business development activities and ensure smooth and sustainabl

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Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Recap: Harvest Money Expo 2017

 

The Harvest Money Expo is a 3 day event taking place from Friday 17th – Sunday 19th 2017. Here is a recap of day 1. I attended and handled logistics for the Holland pavilion at the Harvest Money Expo under the theme ‘climate smart farming’ held at Nambole Stadium in Kampala.”As part of the celebrations, Royal Netherlands Embassy sponsored the event to host the farmer’s irrigation master class and space for exhibition for Dutch companies.   

This expo has attracted all experts and exhibitors from the agricultural industry, the latest technology, products and services new and old in Uganda and beyond. There are 12 Dutch companies exhibiting under the Holland pavilion and the companies include;

AgriProFocus Uganda, SNV TIDE Project, Inndigo Uganda Ltd, Scherjon Dairy Equipment Holland BV, Inndigo Uganda Ltd, House of Seeds Ltd, FACTS Uganda, Holland GreenTech, TU Delft/ Tahmo, Koppert, Solar Now, AgriProFocus Uganda, Bles Dai

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Vacancy at Uganda Youth Network (UYONET)

Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a leading national youth organization that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes in Uganda and East Africa. UYONET was started in 2002 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. UYONET is at an interesting stage of organization development and we are redefining our strategy and as such we are looking for an experienced executive director to provide leadership in strategic formulation and execution.

Job title: Executive Director
Employment typeFull time
CountryUganda
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degreeMasters degree
Closing date: February 24, 2017 - 5pm

Reports to: Board of Directors

Contact/How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
Ap

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