Theme 2 Coordinator at Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA)

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA), a non-profit non-governmental organization with Regional Office in Addis Adaba, works to promote the development, demonstration and widespread adoption of improved food production and post-production technologies for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria & Uganda. This is being pursued in partnership with government agricultural extension service, machine service providers and other stakeholders.The project is implemented through five interrelated objectives, one of which is the promotion of improved postharvest and agro-processing technologies (Theme 2) in order to add value to food production, to develop agro-processing industries especially for rural women and youth groups, and to create market linkages.The project will be implemented at the Regional Level by the Thematic Director supported by a Theme Coordinator and a Program Officer from each country.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Theme 2 Coordinator (Postharvest and Agro-Processing Extension)Location: NigeriaScope of WorkThe Theme Coordinator works under the supervision of the Thematic Director (Postharvest and Agro-processing Extension) and the Country Director, and is tasked to:Conduct and analyze baseline surveys on the status of postharvest and agroprocessing technologies in each country.Analyze and develop an extension program to promote agro-processing industry in his/her country of assignment.Implement and manage the extension program including monitoring progress and ensuring timely completion of programmed activities.Analyze and report sri economic feasibility of various postharvest and agro-processing options for promotion tofarmers and processors.Mobilize and train agro-processors, especially rural women farmers, on value-adding and market-oriented processes.Promote extension services and provide feedback among thematic colleagues and to partners from other agencies through presentations, reports and dialogues.Monitor and report on impact of postharvest and agro-processing technology extension.Work with stakeholders, including policy-makers, in identifying markets and to establish market-support systems for improved access by farmers and processors.Write project proposals and reports for meeting and strategy planning in consultation with the Thematic Director, and prepare background briefings for developing the thematic program in the country.Maintain up to date report files.Design and prepare pack training packages (leaflets, handouts, etc.) fo’ use by farmers/processors-Additional assignments as directed by the Supervisors,

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