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Community Agricultural Officer (1) position
Posted: 06 May 2017 10:48
Deadline: 25 May 2017
Category: Agriculture
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 3 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: We believe that the best way to unlock human potential is through the power of creative collaboration. That's why we build partnerships between businesses, NGOs, governments, and individuals everywhere to work faster, leaner, and better; to find solutions that last; and to transform lives and communities from what they are today to what they can be, tomorrow.
Phone: +250) 788 300 952
Contact name: Clinton Development Initiative (CDI)
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• Minimum of 3 years' experiencein an agricultural background in training farmers on improved agricultural technologies and supervision of
farmer cooperatives and associations, including at least 2 years of work in rural areasin a Non-Governmental Organization setting.
• Minimum of a certificate or degree in agricultural sciences or natural resource management
• Superior customer service skills and a high level of discretion with confidential and sensitive information;
• High level of diplomacy required with the ability to manage relationships in a positive manner;
• Critical thinker and fast learner and ability to influence farmers and local leaders, and other stakeholders in the assigned area;
• High level people skills and ability to build relationships with a diversity of people at all levels.
• Able to troubleshoot problems, while also identifying issues which need to be escalated;
• Must be detail oriented, with strong reviewing skills and a high degree of accuracy is essential.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
• Strong presentational and analytical skills;
• High levels of integrity
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and ability to remain calm in stressful situations
• Understanding of agricultural extension methodologies and climate change
• High Proficiency in MS Office (including Excel, Word and PowerPoint), and strong computer skills
• Must have strong numerical skills (ability to run basic financial and economic analysis e.g. gross margin analysis, fertilizer calibration,
determination of plant population, etc.)
• Fluent in English and Swahili. ·
• Motorbike riding training and possesses a clean driving license
The Community Agricultural Officer is the main link between the NGO and local communities, building relationships and trust with farmer
cooperatives, promoting community development and providing detailed training on best agronomy practices (targeting soya beans, maize and
sunflower). He/she will also promote value-addition activities, market information. The Community Agricultural Officer is responsible for collecting,
monitoring data and feedback from farmers, other stakeholders and partners. If successful, the Community Agricultural Officer will contribute to the
development of the farming community by helping farmers increase crop productivity, household incomes and food security, and health and nutritional
status. By increasing the number of participating farmers, the Community Agricultural Officer will also scale up farm programming and contribute to
smallholder farmer's economic prosperity through agriculture and improved national food security.
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