Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Agronomy Field Officer-MVIWATA Job Vacancy

Position Description:
Reports to:Field Coordinator
Duty Station:MvomeroMorogoro
Duration of contract:Yearly contracts, renewable on the basis of performance
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Facilitate in innovative, participatory and practical approaches rice and maize agronomy training to farmers on consistent and regular manner.
Facilitate establishment and management of demonstration plots
Conduct field visits on a regular and consistent manner and provide field backstopping to farmers basing on their specific needs.
Facilitate farmers' exchange on rice and maize production
Facilitate monitoring of crop performance and yield by farmers themselves
Provide to rice and maize farmers information on new but sustainable (economically and ecologically sound) technologies and Innovations.
Help farmers understand and undertake soil and water conservation practices.
Facilitate linkages with research institutions, local government and relevant service providers for the purpose of broadening the horizon of farmers' knowledge and access to services.
Keep quantitative and qualitative records such as adoption of agronomic practices, yield improvement and economic progression for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation of the programme.
Share with the knowledge management personnel and other key stakeholders key lessons and best practices on market access for documentation.
Prepare periodic progress reports as per institutional requirements
Required Qualifications
University Degree in Agronomy or agriculture from or equivalent qualification a from recognized university with a minimum of 3 years of field experience
Diploma in Crop Production with a minimum of 5 years field experience
Essential competencies for all positions
Ability to work in team and complement one another
Strong interpersonal skills    
Ability to work under pressure and complete tasks on deadlines       
Excellent communication and facilitation skills  
Excellent fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Excellent writing skills (reports, articles, & publications)
Essential qualities for applicants
These should be considered as senior positions and adequate experience is a must. Candidates without the required experience need not apply farmers and adapting to the MVIWATA organizational philosophy,
all times to act in a professional and courteous manner to maintain a positive image of MVIWA'TA
Good organizational skills, ability to work in a diverse team and independently (With minimum supervision)
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Ability to make timely decisions and communicate effectively
Excellent fluency in English and Kiswahili both in writing and speaking is a must
Strong writing skills (reports, articles & publications) is a must
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a rural setting is a must
Result  oriented approach and thinking

Application Instructions:
Applicants should apply by post or email, sending a cover letter expressing their suitability to the position and providing names and addresses of three credible referees, CV, copies of certificates by3rd December 2012 to:
Executive Director
P.O. BOX 3220

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