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 1 week 3 days 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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Posted 1 week 5 days ago

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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Posted 1 week 5 days ago

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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Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago

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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Posted 2 weeks 2 days ago

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Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

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 By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 weeks 1 day 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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 13 min 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 1 month 6 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 By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 6 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 By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Recap: Harvest Money Expo 2017

17th Feb, Day 1

 

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

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

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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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Jobs at Catholic Relief Services, Uganda 

CRS has worked in Uganda since 1965, initially providing emergency assistance to Sudanese refugees living in the north. Over the years, CRS has expanded its programming to also address development needs in western, central and eastern Uganda. CRS’ projects in Uganda currently include agriculture, microfinance, peace building and youth. CRS Uganda implements its programs through partnerships with local organizations, including the Catholic Church, other faith-based organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.

CRS will be submitting a proposal in response to the 2017 USAID Food for Peace (FFP) Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Request for Applications (RFA). CRS Uganda will serve as the prime on the application and will develop the proposal in consortium with other international non-governmental organizations, local implementing partners and international/national research institutions. The prop

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

African cities will remain 'closed to the world' without reform and investment, World Bank says

By Sophie Edwards 


imageA view of Kampala, Uganda. Photo by: Mike Freedman / CC BY-NC-ND

Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are among the most expensive in the world for businesses, relative to income levels, and will remain “closed to the world” unless policymakers reform urban land markets and invest in infrastructure, a new report by the World Bank has found.

The number of people living in sub-Saharan African cities is growing rapidly: An additional 187 million people are expected to live in urban areas by 2025, the equivalent of the entire population of Nigeria. However, the economies in these cities are not keeping pace because they are crowded, disconnected and costly, according to “Africa’s Cities: Opening Doors to the World,” a report published today.

These factors make cities such as Lagos in Nigeria, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Kampala in Uganda relatively unattractive to investo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Gender Advisor Job at IRC - DRC

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

In partnership with other stakeholders, the IRC will implement the anticipated Integrated Health Project (IHP) to be funded by USAID in South Kivu, Katanga, Kasai Oriental and Kasai Occidental. The project will provide support to the health system in several health zones and strengthen the performance of quality health services.

Within the overall framework of the project, the IRC will be responsible for providing technical leadership for the gender component, addressing cultural norms and barriers to care. Specific activities will be jointly designed with Ministry of Health at national level and decentralized health strictures at provincial and zone le

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Guylaine Mwamini Thank you @Marion for sharing this information

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Project Manager Job at ZOA Uganda

ZOA Uganda has been contracted to implement a 4 year project in the West Nile Region of Uganda, particularly in the districts of Arua, Moyo, Koboko, Nebbi and Zombo. The projects title is, “Front a quality culture in the application and delivery of agro inputs to sustainably intensify agricultural production in West Nile sub-region. (SIAP — West Nile)". The project is business orientated and aims at strengthening the value chains of sesame, onions, cabbages and tomatoes to increase productivity, build quality input use and ultimately ensure expanded market access to commercially based small-holder farmers in West Nile sub-region.

ZOA Uganda is looking for a highly qualified,

Position of: Project Manager

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Project: Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda

Locations: Arua – West Nile

Salary Range: UGX2, 500,000 to 3,500,000 gross per month

Duration of the project: 4 years

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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Job Advert with Caritas Lira

Caritas Lira is a faith-based organisation operating in Lango Sub-region under the leadership of Lira Diocese. Its vision is to improve the standard of living of households in rural communities. Caritas Lira is implementing community targeted programmes such as livelihoods; social protection, environmental protection and economic empowerment targeting vulnerable people for example the orphans, widows and the marginalized among others.

Caritas Lira in partnership with World Education/USAID is implementing Better Outcomes project in Adekokwok, Adyel, Ogur and Barr Sub Counties and are looking for a suitable person to fill the

Position of: Youth Technical Officer

Reports to: Project Coordinator

Project: Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda

Locations: Lira

Deadline: 10th February, 2017

Full Job details & how to apply here

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their resume by email to: caritaslira@yahoo.c

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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

2 Vacancies at CNFA

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Belgium with offices in 16 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. We work with businesses, foundations, governments and communities to build customized local and global partnerships that meet the world’s growing demand for food. Since our inception in 1985, we have designed and implemented enterprise-based, agricultural development initiatives to facilitate market access, enhance agribusiness competitiveness, increase productivity and improve access to inputs and credit across 44 countries worldwide.

CNFA is preparing a proposal for an upcoming United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded food security project in Karamoja and we are currently seeking professional candidates to fill the position of

Position: Operations and Finance Director

Position: Gender Advisor

Locations: Karam

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Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Focus on Youth

Q&A: Youth leaders on how to engage young people in development

By Amy Lieberman amylieberman

image A view of the Trusteeship Council Chamber during the United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum. This year's theme is “The Role of Youth in Poverty Eradication and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World.” Photo by: Eskinder Debebe / U.N.

The United Nations routinely serves as a forum to discuss the needs and interests of the 1.2 billion young people worldwide. Less often, it opens its doors for those youths — a group aged between 15 and 24 that is expected to grow by nearly 7 percent by 2030 — to speak on what matters most to them and how best to engage them on development issues.

Last week, Alpha Sennon, 29, and Natasha Puri, 21, were among the speakers selected to present their development projects on health and well-being at the two-day Youth Forum, hosted by the U.N. Economic and Social Council,

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