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Livestock Field Officer x1 (Nkayi)

11295-13N12133
Bulawayo
06-Sep-18
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

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.