Reports to:Project Coordinator
Location:Mvomero, Kiteto, Njombe and Mbarali Duration of contract: Terms of Contract is 2 years renewable on the basis of performance
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Facilitate in innovative, participatory and practical approaches cereal agronomy and market access training to farmers on consistent and regular manner
Facilitate establishment of smallholder farmers groups and networks and provide technical support to the groups.
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 production, marketing and micro-financing
Facilitate monitoring of crop performance and yield by farmers themselves
Provide to farmers information on new but sustainable (economically and ecologically sound) technologies and innovations.
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.
Participate in network meetings which are held in various wards and villages within district
Organize and facilitate meetings of the farmers and market stakeholders.
Collect and disseminate information on price and volumes of the products marketed in the area.
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 the institutional and project requirements
University degree in Agribusiness, Agricultural Extension or Agronomy from a recognized university with at least 3 years experience
Diploma in Agriculture with minimum experience of 5 years
Ability to ride a motor bike
Good facilitation and writing skills
Fluency In written and spoken English and Swahili
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
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:
P.O. BOX 3220