Job Vacancy For Agriculture Production Officer

We are currently seeking an Agriculture Production Officer to be based in the WA Office.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

•   Employing the appropriate technical strategies and methodologies to achieve maximum agronomic benefits toward short and long term project goals
•   Identifying specific supply chain opportunities within his/her area of operation, documents their status and intervention needs and adopts the most appropriate measure to make them effective and efficient
•   Monitoring closely the performance of assigned actors and documents all changes (both qualitatively and quantitatively) in line with the program's M&E framework and guidelines for tracking the transformation process and ensures that all such data and information is shared within the program
•   Familarizing him/herself with the gender mainstreaming plan and environmental management plan to ensure they are incorporated into their daily operations
•   Working closely with the Regional coordinators and other regional staff to coordinate program activities, effectively utilize project equipment and resources and to communicate well with multi-program actors on common message and united assistance
•   Contributing to the preparation and drafting of the annual reports and any other project publications as required
•   Actively engaging in collaborating with program stakeholders including trade associations, NGOs, government agencies, universities, research agencies, value chain actors, other donor programs and strategic partners.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor's Degree in agriculture or a related field from a recognised university. Master's Degree in agribusiness development or related field, desirable.
•   At least 5 years of post-qualification working experience, involving close work with smallholder farmers in rural communities. A good working knowledge of maize, rice and soybean
•   Proficiency in computer use, especially MS, Word, MS Excel and Power Point
•   Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment. Proven willingness to make timely and sound decisions. Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
•   Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities and deadline pressurers
•   Ability and willingness to travel routinely within working area and country

Location: Upper West Region

How To Apply For The Job

Interested individuals should submit a signed cover letter and CV to:

[email protected]

Note: When submitting your application, start the subject line with position title.

Closing Date: 08 May, 2017