Farm Management Capacity Development Specialist

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Farm Management Capacity Development Specialist with the Kabeihura Farmers Limited in Uganda. Kabeihura Farmers Limited is a privately-operated mixed farm seated on 250 acres of land located in southwestern Uganda. The farm engages in multiple enterprises including a) dairy with a herd size of 120 animals (average 50 are milking cows; the rest are heifers and calves) employing artificial insemination, b) poultry, with currently 6000 laying birds primarily for egg production, c) tea, which is planted on 70 acres of land, and the farm produces green leaf for market purposes, d) fish, a fish hatchery averagely producing 200,000 fingerings per month depending on market demand, equally producing an average of 2000 table fish per month. The support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to support Kabeihura Farmers Ltd and the PCRV will, among other responsibilities, serve as a point of coordination for collaboration but also support the day to day activities of the host organization.

A PCRV, with a degree in Agribusiness, Business, Agriculture, Marketing, or any other related field and experience in farm management, documentation, and procurement, is needed to build capacity on specific activities in all the farm enterprises on a rotational basis. The Farm Management Capacity Development Specialist will assist in developing business cases and cost-benefit analysis alongside technical staff of the farm, particularly through streamlining the records/information system for the farm to inform business decisions. The PCRV will also develop/review existing communication materials such as marketing/information brochures and technical reports, including the possibility of developing a radio program (script) targeting consumers. The overall goal of this assignment is to develop a plan to improve livestock production and biosecurity systems, identify grant opportunities with guidelines for management during or/after PCR service, and the development of an information management system that includes developing business cases and cost benefit analysis to inform business decisions of farm activities.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Uganda together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Kabeihura Farmers Limited

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Degree in Agribusiness, Business, Agriculture, Marketing, or any other related field.
• Experience in farm management, documentation, procurement is an added advantage.

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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