World Vision International

Agriculture Field Officer

Job Description

Title: Agriculture Field Officer

Reports to: District Coordinator

Location: Chimanimani

Purpose of the Position:

To implement project activities as required by the World Vision Zimbabwe Food Security Program (ENSURE) within assigned district locations.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project deliverables with the district team as per project design

  2. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders (Farmers, World Vision Zimbabwe Area Programs, Ministry of Agriculture, other NGOs and the Program Manager) to ensure appropriate programming strategies are developed and refined for the target population

  3. Ensure the appropriate selection of target population to participate in the program.

  4. Visit target communities on a regular basis to discuss with farmers their problems and experiences and learn about communities and agricultural practices relevant to the increased production of food for target communities.

  5. Ensure the design of appropriate training methods and materials for use in local community development work and informal education activities.

  6. Ensure the timely production of regular and timely progress reports regarding projects.

  7. Participate in planning sessions and in the development of program strategies

  8. Participate in special projects as assigned by the District Coordinator or designated representative.

Qualifications and Skills:

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  1. A Degree in Agriculture preferably Agronomy at recognised university.

  2. 4 years relevant experience.

  3. Demonstrated ability in the design and effective use of training materials.

  4. Knowledge on agronomy and other agricultural related programmes.

  5. Knowledge in agricultural program design and implementation.

  6. Ability to respect and relate to people of different ethics and culture.

  7. Ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively.

  8. Ability to complete tasks in a timely, cost effective way.

  9. Ability to achieve pre-defined results and outcomes using ethical, best practice methods.