• CAIRO, EGYPT
Eric Mwesigwa

Eric Mwesigwa

Sustainable Agriculture (CAIRO UNIVERSITY)

Work History

Work History

Internship

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
KAGERA SUGAR LIMITED

Engaged in production and management of sugarcane in the estates employing the following skills

  • Surveying
  • Farm Machinery and Implements
  • Land Preparations
  • Roads Construction
  • Irrigation Systems Designs
  • GPS Leveling Technology

Supervisor (UNIT HEAD)

Jun 2012 - Oct 2013
OLAM Tanzania Limited

Shipping Officer dealing with exports of processed coffee (Robusta and Arabica) and Cocoa from Upcountry Tanzania and Burundi to various destinations in Asia, Europe, New Orleans.

  • Documentation and Customs clearance
  • Vessel Tracking and Monitoring
  • Communication Skills
  • Sales and Management
  • Procurement

Education

Education

International Agriculture Engineering and Agribusiness

Sep 2013 - Present
CAIRO UNIVERSITY

Seeking to become, over the next two years, from among the professional experts of excellence recognized at the international level in scientific research and community development, in the areas of agriculture and life sciences, and to meet current and future challenges for sustainable development.

In the context of Cairo University Faculty of Agriculture I am aiming to become a competitive graduate at the regional and international levels in the areas of agriculture and life sciences through the accounting or dealings of programs, activities and services of excellence in education, scientific research, community services and development of environment.

Advanced Certificate for Secondary Education Examination

Apr 2010 - Feb 2012
IHUNGO HIGH SCHOOL
  • Advanced Physics                                                                                                     
  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Advance Biology

High School Education involving a combination of three vital science subjects that is equipped with necessary knowledge to purse any further career.

Certificate for Secondary School Examination. (O-LEVEL)

Jan 2006 - Oct 2009
BUKOBA LUTHERAN SECONDARY SCHOOL

Passed all subjects, Science and Arts with the highest marks.

Skills

Skills

SALES and MARKETING

Controlled and Managed Sales of 6000 metric tonnes of clean coffee to companies across the world i.e, Vollers Hamburg, LAMCO srl, and OLAM Americas. Coordinating and handling the logistics in timely manner.

Managed to convince farmers to sell coffee to OLAM Tanzania in upcountry therefore outdoing our competitors.

Start Date; 1st June 2012 to 31st October 2013.

Procurement & Budgeting

Headed a 6 people procurement unit for two years at OLAM Tanzania Limited and acquired the skills through. Procuring almost 3000 metric tonnes of cherry coffee directly from farmers and managed the rest of the logistics. Managed all procurement costs i.e Overheads and Directs costs within the agreed budgets (3.75 mil USD) Controlled and transformed 6 billion Tsh. (3.75 million USD) to clean and cherry coffee.

Shipping (Import and Exports)

Exported 6,223.26 metric tonnes of clean Robusta coffee from upcountry Tanzania to multiple destinations ie Europe, Far East, Americas etc. in a course of 6 months (September '12 to April "13)  Exported more than 1000 metric tonnes of Arabica coffee from Burundi to Vollers Hamburg and Asia in a course of 6 months  (September '12 to April "13) 

Leadership and Team Management

As a born leader, have been heading clubs and associations for a bigger part of my school life. ie. English Speaking Club, Tanzania Students Christian Fellowship.  Unit Head of a coffee procurement unit when I was at OLAM Tanzania Limited which was a newly established one at age 20.

Logistics and Warehousing Management

Controlled procurement and evacuation of more than 2000 metric tonnes of coffee through Supply Chain Management tactics for consecutively 2 years through which weight loss was minimized and target met in all procurement seasons.

Enterprenuership & Innovation

Strategic Planning

Writing (Professional) and ICT

Microsoft Office, Research and Proposal writing,

Languages

English Arabic Swahili

Certifications

Certifications

                         Youth of the United Nations Association

Apr 2010 - Feb 2012
YUNA

                          Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau

Apr 2010 - Feb 2012
PCCB

References

References

Dr. Andreas Zoellner

GIZ,  Cairo- EGYPT                                                                                                                           andreas.zoellner@giz.de

Polina Steinborn

GIZ,  Cairo- EGYPT                                                                                                                       polinasteinborn@web.de                                                                                                                                           +49 172 8255550

FIDELIS KABIGIZA

Headmaster BUKOBA LUTHERAN SECONDARY SCHOOL                                                                     +255713526694