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Project Agronomist - Singida

Job Description

(Subject to successful grant contract sign off)

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical support to ENRICH Project in working with small holder farmers in order to develop better farming conditions to improve productivity and profitability.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct landscape assessment of locally available animal source foods and bio-fortified and nutrient dense crops i.e fruits, vegetables.

  • Facilitate appropriation of locally identified bio-fortified crops and production scaling up

  • Provide technical support to farmers on production, harvesting, storage and marketing of bio-fortified dense crops, seed multiplication and support in animal husbandry.

  • Facilitate the mobilization, training and monitoring of local institutions (Saving Groups, Commercial Producer Groups and Commercial Villages) for more impactful and sustainable transformational development.

  • Support community groups and HHs in the assessment and production of agro-ecologically appropriate micronutrient-dense fruits, vegetables and animal-source foods.

  • Participate in designing, planning and implementing innovative approaches to agricultural and value chain activities.

  • Organize, prepare and facilitate ToT and other trainings to selected community members on specific sustainable and environmentally appropriate agronomic techniques.

  • Provide appropriate extension services in crop production and management amongst smallholder farmers focusing on diversification and intensification of agricultural production and promoting integration into value chain activities.

  • Develop and provide appropriate linkages with various like-minded partners i.e research institutions, NGOs, government authorities, government programmes, etc

  • Provide regular and timely reports on project trainings and other activities to supervisor and field colleagues on the progress of project implementation.

  • Participate in project trainings, surveys, monitoring exercises, and donor, country and head office visits as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills

  • B.Sc. in Agronomy, Agriculture General, Horticulture, Agricultural Extension and Education or related field.

Required work experience

  • Candidate must have at least 3 years of working experience in the agriculture sector with preferred knowledge in bio-fortification.

  • Experience in Project design and implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.

  • Good Computer skills in MS office i.e Excel, Word, Power Point, etc is essential

  • Significant experience of working with government officials, community groups and communities.

  • Prior experience with donor-funded programs.

  • Must be fluent in English and Swahili .

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Willing to work in rural areas with frequent visits to the field

  • On call: During working hours unless there is an emergency.