Agriculture Field Officer | Peace Corps Zambia | | Full-Time


JOB VACANCY

CARITAS CZECH REPUBLIC

an international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development cooperation,is implementing a Project with title ‘Agribusiness for LIFE – Livelihoods, Innovation, Food & Empowerment’ in Mongu, Limulunga, Kaoma and Nkeyema Districts of Western Province and Mumbwa District of Central Province in Zambia, is looking for a

AGRICULTURE FIELD OFFICER

Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist the Project Coordinator and Agriculture Officer
  • Regularly supervise and mentor selected cooperatives and medium-scale farmers in good governance, farming systems, value chains and business skills in Limulunga  district
  • Facilitate and support capacity building and training workshops in cooperation with line ministries and other agriculture experts in cooperative management and governance, agribusiness, value chains, farming systems, business skills etc.
  • Cooperate with Project Coordinator and Agriculture officer on activity planning and implementation of activities
  • Participates on assessments, data collection, processing and analysis of project related data
  • Report regularly; draw up action plans, assessment of progress, formulation of new project opportunities, proactive approach to secure new funds, etc.

Requirements:

  • tertiary education (university/college degree in agriculture, agronomy, marketing or any related subject)
  • min 2 years of proven experience in agriculture-related sector and cooperatives, experience in value-chains and agro-processing is an advantage
  • proven experience in community mobilization and field work
  • experience working with international organizations or NGOs is an advantage
  • fluent in English – written and spoken, excellent computer skills – MS office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet
  • integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment
  • excellent organizational and coordination skills
  • good time management, commitment, team worker, reliable and hardworking, able to work under pressure and in challenging environment

Duty station:  Limulunga, Limulunga District, Western Province, Zambia

Position: national

Starting date: Immidiately

To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and motivation letter (1 page) by the 8th October, 2018 17:00 to the following email address: martin.sioliso@caritas.cz. or at our office (Namboard Area, Plot no.634,Mongu or No 23,Mwalule Road,Off Makishi Road.Northmead Lusaka). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Caritas Czech reserves the right to cancel the process at any stage

To apply for this job email your details to martin.sioliso@caritas.cz