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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Posted 17 hours 54 min ago

Call for Applications: SWITCH Africa Green – SEED Awards 2017

SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2017 SWITCH Africa Green (SAG) – SEED Awards. The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies.

Requirements

For the 2017 SAG-SEED Awards, the call for applications is open to enterprises within the six focus Countries; Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius South Africa active in the following four sectors:

Agriculture:

Does your enterprise produce food in an unpredictable environment, while creating decent jobs and

preserving resources?

Manufacturing:

Does your enterprise produce goods or provide services for the manufacturing sector while ensuring

energy and water efficiency and providing employment opportunities?

Tourism:

Does your enterprise promote

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jan
17

Training on Poultry, Piggery and Dairy Production

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  17 January 2017, 08:00-12:30
  Nsambya sharing hall, Kampala

Dear Stakeholder,

For those in the poultry, piggery and dairy sector, you are invited for a training going to take place at the Nsambya sharing hall (sharing youth centre) the topics to be discussed will include;

Farm preparation, Disease prevention and management Improvement of farm productivity using lower cost of feed, cost benefit analysis of poultry farming.

There will be a Q& A and the main speakers will include;

Charles ssekatawa, veterinary personnel,  Daniel asieru, nutritionist and  Dr Ralf von schutzbar

Entry Fee : 5,000 UGX

For more information, please call the following numbers; 0703617508 or +256788289811



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Job Opportunities at Heifer International

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a hand-out. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.

Heifer is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the following vacancies;

1. EAYIP Access to Finance Manager (Uganda)

2. Training and Social Capital Development Manager (Uganda)

3. Administrative Assistant –

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

TERMS OF REFERENCE: UGANDA FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SUB-SECTOR PARTNERS CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Solidaridad is a global network organization with expertise in developing sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains, farmers training, certification and credit linkages. Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is one of the Regional Centres of the Solidaridad Global Network; registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya since 2008 and is currently implementing development projects in a number of commodity value chains including Coffee, Cotton, Horticulture, Livestock, Sugarcane and Tea as well as Artisanal Gold mining. SECAEC operates in seven countries including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Solidaridad with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, AgriProfocus Uganda, the Uganda Fruits and Vegetables Exp

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nov
25

Poultry Information Day Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  25 November 2016, 09:00-12:00
  SNV Offices, Bugolobi

Dear Stakeholders,

RE: INVITATION TO THE POULTRY INFORMATION DAY MEETING

AgriProFocus is organising a learning and exchange activity dubbed poultry Learning Lab that targets poultry practitioners and professionals who support farmer entrepreneurs. We would like to invite you to attend a 3 hour poultry information day scheduled to take place on 25th November 2016 9am to 12pm at AgriProFocus Uganda offices. The information day will be delivered by a PUM Netherlands Senior expert who is currently in Uganda. The objective of the information day is to introduce the concept of the poultry learning lab and to assess the capacity needs of the poultry actors. This is free of charge! See attached invitation letter.

Entrance is free!

Please feel free to RSVP Ms. Marion Alyek through email at uganda@agriprofocus.com or via Tel; 0754 563229

We look forward to your participation!



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

TERMS OF REFERENCE: UGANDA TEA SECTOR PARTNER CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is a global network organization with expertise in developing sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains, farmer training, certification and credit linkages. The organization has experience in managing international programmes working with grass-roots organizations, producers, civil society and governments, as well as core and support role private sector actors.

Solidaridad with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, AgriProFocus Uganda, the Uganda Tea Association (UTASSo) an umbrella body of companies and individual actors engaged in the business of tea production, processing and trading, other stakeholders including the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), National Agriculture Advisory Service (NAADS), Nati

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Okello Justine Am i did agriculture engineering yes am interested to join or even volunteer if goes wasted

1 month 3 weeks ago

Marion Alyek Dear Okello,

Please apply if you meet the criteria

1 month 3 weeks ago

Okello Justine Thanks,how can one apply

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 1 day ago

Jobs at Heifer International

Heifer Project International is one of many non-governmental organization involved in rural development around the world. It works at the grassroots by providing animals and training to organized local groups that request assistance. Eighty-five percent of Uganda’s populations live in rural areas. Seventy-one percent of its land area is used for agricultural purposes and 66 percent of its total population relies on agriculture for its livelihood, indicating the importance of livestock and crops for small-scale farmers.

East Africa Dairy Development - EADD - Heifer International is looking for qualified candidates to fill the following 2 positions;

Job Title: EADD II Senior Business Development Advisor-UG

Position: There are two (2) positions available

Duration: Full time/ Regular

Duty station: One position will be located in Mbarara; one in Kamuli

Deadline for Application: 21st October 2016

Full Job details here

Job Summary: The Senior Busines

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 4 days ago

Jobs at DFCU Bank

DFCU bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.

Position: Relationship Manager – Business Banking

Duty station: Kampala, Uganda

Deadline for Application: 17th October 2016

Full Job details here

Job Summary: The Relationship Manager –Business Banking will execute sales plans to ensure that all products meet budget commitments. The

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

SEED Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy that was founded by the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. SEED promotes eco-inclusive solutions for sustainable development by shaping a supportive ecosystem and increasing the resilience of small and growing enterprises in developing countries. Partners in SEED, in addition to the Founding Partners, are the governments of Flanders, Germany, India, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States of America; Conservation International; the European Union; SWITCH Africa Green; Hogan Lovells; UNIDO; UN Women and SEED’s Corporate Partner, Hisense. SEED is hosted by adelphi research gGmbH, based in Germany.

Three eco-enterprises from Uganda honoured with pre

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Call for Zonal Officers – Global Institute for Women Empowerment (GIWE Group)

Country: Uganda

Position: Five (1 from each region of Uganda)

Areas of focus: Five regions of Uganda (Northern, Eastern, Central, Western and Southern)

Reports to: GIWE Country Representative-Uganda

Deadline: 10th October 2016

Full Job details here

Description: The Global Institute for Women Empowerment (GIWE) is an international think-and-do-tank Organization which focuses on promoting global Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women, International Development, Peace and Security in the world, advancing economic, political and social change through gender policy. Our work in education, economic freedom and liberalism, human rights, peace and security, and policy trainings promotes choice and accountability across private and public sectors. We also work to translate gender policy in practice by engaging young people, women, policy and opinion leaders’ through research, policy debates, pilot

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Bernard Mugume Do men qualify for application?

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Jobs at National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is established by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate responsible for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of agricultural research in Uganda. The Director General invites suitably qualified Ugandans to apply for the following positions at NARO Secretariat, Entebbe.

Position: Head Internal Audit

Reports to: Director General

Duty station: Kampala, Uganda

Starting date: To be communicated

Duration: four years’ renewable contracts subject to satisfactory performance and good conduct

 Deadline for Application: 7th October 2016

Age Limit: Applicants must not be above 50 years

Full Job details here

How to Apply:

Interested persons with the above requirements should submit applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone numbers and names and addresses of 3 (three) referees as w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Jobs at Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO‘s efforts — to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all: and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The FAO Representation in Uganda would like to recruit consultants to support its projects as follows; 

Announcement No: FRUGA/01/SPGSIII/16

Position: Consultant training needs assessment

Duty station: Kampala, Uganda

Type of Contract

Starting date: October, 2016

Duration: 35 working days spread over three months (Oct-Dec 2016)

Deadline for Application: 1.00 pm on the 30th September 2016

Full Job details here

How to

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Kabunga James Thanks for sharing Marion

3 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Job Opportunities at 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 non-profit center 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. IFDC is recruiting staff for an upcoming 4-year REACH-Uganda Project, to be funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. IFDC is recruiting for the following positions;

Position 1: Office Assistant (s)

Duty station: Kampala, Mbale and Kabale

Full Job details here

Position 2: National Potato Coordinator- UGANDA

Duty station: SW regional office, with travel to both Mbale and Kampala

Full Job details here

Position 3: Regional Coordinator for the REACH-Uganda Project

Reports to: Deputy Chief of party

D

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 months 4 days ago

Job Opportunities at RUFORUM

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 60 African universities operating within 25 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala and has mandate to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). In July, 2014, RUFORUM signed a cooperation agreement with the African Union to support the implementation of the new African Union for Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, 2024 (STISA 2024).

RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub‐ Saharan Africa region. The consortium has several unique features for building A

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 months 4 days ago

Coordinator Job Placement - Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC)

Uganda has a population of 31 million people with 87% living in rural areas and relying almost exclusively (96%) on biomass for cooking. 90% of them do not have an improved cook stove or clean fuel, which means they suffer from indoor air pollution, spend many hours of the day looking for fuels, and have high expenses in fuel costs.

To target these deficits, in 2007, the Government of Uganda developed the Renewable Energy Policy, which aimed to increase the use of modern renewable energy from 6% to 61% by 2020. This policy highlights the need for mass adoption of improved cook stoves and clean fuels to reduce demand for biomass energy resources. The Government is also developing a Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST) with a focus on increasing use of efficient biomass energy technologies.

UNACC is looking to hire a qualified person for the following position

Title: Coordinator

Duty station: Kampa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 months 4 days ago

Employment Opportunity at SolarNow Uganda

SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 36 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 250 people. Expansion into other countries is planned for 2016.

Title: Recruitment Officer 

Duty station: Upcountry, Uganda

Reports to: Human Resource Manager

Type/ Status: Fixed term, Full-time

Duration: To be communicated

Starting date: To be communicated

Deadline for Application: 16th September, 2016

Find Job details here

Job Summary: The Recruitment Officer will provide support in the recruitment function in order to fill all the vacant positions in line with Solar Now HR policy.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 months 4 days ago

Job Opportunity at DFCU Bank

DFCU bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.

Title: Communications & Events Manager

Duty station: Kampala

Reports to: Head, Brand Marketing & Communications

Type/ Status: Fixed term, Full-time

Starting date: To be communicated

Deadline for Application: 15th September, 2016

International Role: No! Only National applic

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nov
29

The 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  29 November 2016 to 30 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Serena Hotel, Kampala

The East African region is an arena for agricultural growth and potential

After the 3 successful editions in Dar es Salaam, the 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa moves to a new host nation in November, Kampala, Uganda.

With East African agriculture moving into the 21st century, this congress presents the ideal platform that brings together stakeholders from across the agri-value chain, to discuss pertinent topics that will drive the sector forward.

Take advantage of early bird rates and save on your conference pass. Register today or download the programme brochure to find out more hot topics and view the industry speakers that you will meet over the two days.

Find out more information on why you should attend by visiting www.agri-eastafrica.com

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Liam Beckett on T: +27 21 700 3552 E: liam.beckett@spintelligent.com

To register for the conference please contact: Emmanuel Osung on T: +27 21 700 3540 E: emma

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 months 4 days ago

Vacancy at World Vision Uganda

World Vision Uganda seeks to address causes and effects of poverty through development, relief and advocacy. Over 128,633 registered children benefit from World Vision Uganda’s work. World Vision Uganda is able to provide educational support, construct and equip schools and health centres, train health workers and farmers, participate in advocacy campaigns, distribute improved crop varieties and animal breeds, and provide clean and safe water

World Vision is looking to recruit a competent person with skills to fill the position of:

Title 1: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Title 2: Senior Finance Officer - DREAMS

Duty station: Kampala

Reports to: Project Director

Type/ Status: Fixed term, Full-time

Duration: 1-2 Years

Starting date: To be communicated

Deadline for Application: 18th September, 2016

Find Job details (M&E) here

Find job details (Finance) here

How to Apply

Qualified individuals should submit their applicati

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sep
14

Fort Portal Farmer's Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  14 September 2016 to 16 September 2016 - All Day Event
  Fort Portal, Uganda

Whereas majority of farmers in Uganda are deprived of access to agricultural information due to low levels of education, knowledge exchange through exposition is known to break education and literacy barriers for the most ordinary farmers. These information and communication barriers similarly cause a divide along the production, supply, marketing, financing and other major segments of agricultural value chains. 

The Fort Portal Farmers’ Exposition aspires to provide a level learning field and open Agri-business opportunities for Farmers, Consumers, Processors, Transporters, Exporters, Manufactures, Financiers, and other key players in the Agriculture Sector. 

The EXPO, is first of its kind in the region and is expected to be visited by over 10,000 visitors will; 

a) Gather in one place, farmers from all corners of the region and agro-input dealers and manufacturers from outside Fort-Portal. 

b) Give an opportunity for farmers to share knowledge, and for the public to

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