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Agriculture Extension Officer - Rideemaliyadda

Job Description

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has invested over USD 380 million in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for thirty six years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.

AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICER

Locations Rideemaliyadda (Badulla), with extensive field travel

Job Profile

This position will coordinate and assist the field level activities on Sustainable Integrated Agriculture Development of World Vision Lanka Perma Culture & Food Security Projects. He / She will organize farmer groups and conduct training programs, work with farming leaders, farmers, project staff and ADP staff. Building skills & providing technical input in the methods and procedures proven to achieve program objectives also will be the responsibility of the incumbent.

Required key qualifications, experience & competencies

  • A Diploma in Agriculture (University Degree preferred)

  • At least 02 yearsexperience & knowledge in the Community Development and Agriculture Extension especially in grass-root development is preferred

  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social & cultural constraints and demonstrated ability to effectively operate within its context

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Sinhala/Tamil.

  • Excellent Computer skills in MS office applications

  • Good Interpersonal skills and able to work in a team and be prepared to train the others

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

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Closing Date: 4th December, 2017

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working