Title: Livestock Field Officer x 1 (Nkayi)
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Purpose of the Position:
Responsible for the management of District agricultural recovery/livelihoods activities and coordinating all technical operations.
Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:
Regular visits to target communities 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.
Network with relevant stakeholders and government ministries.
Ensure the appropriate selection of target population to be recipients of agricultural inputs programs.
Ensure the design of appropriate training methods and materials for use in local community development work and informal education activities.
Plan, implement and monitor as per project design approved activities.
Design appropriate training materials for use in local community development work and informal education activities.
Train field staff and farmers on sustainable agricultural practices relevant to the increased production of food for the target communities.
Coordinate with partners and stakeholders and project coordinator in the design of appropriate strategies for target population.
Collect and analyse agricultural/livelihoods data and inform the project coordinator situation on food security in the district.
Produce regular, situational timely progress reports regarding projects in the district.
Participate in planning sessions and in the development of long term programme strategies.
Focal person on all agriculture recovery / livelihoods programme activities at district level.
Knowledge and Skills
A degree in Agriculture, preferably majoring in Livestock, Natural Resources or any other related field.
At least 3 years’ experience working within NGO sector- livestock, agricultural production and development
Holder of a valid class 4 driver’s licence.
Fluency in English and local languages.
Wiliness to travel extensively within Zimbabwe/other countries.
In-depth working knowledge of livestock programme design.
Good working knowledge of government and community structures.
Demonstrate ability in the design and effective use of training materials.
Knowledge of local agriculture laws as these relate to plant and animal movement.
Ability to demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
Ability to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.