Program Officer at Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)

On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) is a membership-based organization registered in Kenya with country offices in Uganda and Tanzania. 
Our members are key stakeholders and players in the grain value chain including cereal growers, millers and processors drawn from within and outside the East Africa States. 
Our core mandate is to develop and promote orderly structured marketing systems and provide market information for grains so as to reduce transaction costs and eliminate barriers’ to regional trade
The successful candidate should be highly professional, self motivated and a proven high achiever with good leadership skills.

Reporting to the Regional Manager, Marketing Information Systems & Communication, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following amongst others:

  • Coordinate all activities related to and contributing to the achievement of the Regional Food Balance Sheet.
  • Coordinating the recruitment and registration of private sector contributors of monthly data for the purpose of the RFBS.
  • Supervising the work of the national food balance sheet focal points to ensure the national FBS targets are met.
  • Train new contributors and monitor data uploading.
  • Regional Food balance Sheet reporting.
  • Coordinate all activities related to and contributing to the achievement of the Real Time Volume Tracking System and linking to the Food Balance Sheet.
  • Coordinating the recruitment and registration of user of the real time volume tracking System.
  • Supervising the work of the real time data collection.
Qualification, Skills and Experience:
  • A degree in agriculture, agribusiness or related agricultural field
  • 2 years experience in the agricultural or grain sector.
  • Computer literate.
  • Team player.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity.
  • Has initiative and highly organised.
  • Capacity to manage several tasks simultaneously, be flexible and be willing to assume a range of unanticipated assignments.
If your background and competence match the above specifications, please send your application demonstrating how your experience matches our requirements. 
It should include an updated C.V., your current remuneration package, valid email address, daytime contact number and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to: [email protected] copied to [email protected] by 13th August 2014. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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