Title: Agriculture Technology Specialist, Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre, Zambia
Reports to: Program Manager and the Director – ATDC (dotted line)
Travel: 20% travel, locally and internationally
Partners: The University of Zambia and TechnoServe
The University of Zambia: www.unza.zm
TechnoServe Inc.: www.technoserve.org
I. Program Description:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have funded a three-year project which will provide technical support to two Agriculture Technology Demonstration Centres (ATDC) in Mozambique and Zambia. The goal of the project is to improve the effectiveness of the Chinese funded ATDC’s as technology and innovation hubs, making them key contributors to country led, inclusive agricultural transformation.
The project includes two core components; the first will support the ATDC leadership and staff to build their management capacity and strengthen organizational functions and the second component will enhance the ATDC’s capacity to identify, demonstrate, and pilot transformative technologies in key value chains. In Zambia, the focus will be on the indigenous poultry (free range or village chicken) value chain which was selected after a study was conducted on behalf of the ATDC. The project involves significant stakeholder engagement of value chain actors including the private sector, NGOs and Government ministries and institutions with the University of Zambia (UNZA) playing a significant role as the primary partner.
II. Position Description:
The Agriculture Technology Specialist is a three-year project funded position. The position will be housed at the ATDC with the first year’s employment through TechnoServe. To align with the goal of ensuring sustainability of the centre, the subsequent years of employment will be through University of Zambia with the vision of continuing beyond the life of the project.
The Agriculture Technology Specialist will be responsible for the introduction of the four-step ATDC Technology Transfer Model for the Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre program in Zambia.
The Agriculture Technology Specialist’s role is:
Specific core responsibilities include:
III. Skills & Experience
Qualifications & experience
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Deadline for applications is 5th June 2018.
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