Field Extension Officers x2 at DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid’s aim is to strengthen the world’s poorest people in their struggle for a life in dignity. Our work is based on a Christian view of humanity with respect for every individual’s rights and equal worth.

DCA is seeking to recruit an experienced and energetic Kenyan National for the following position: Field Extension Officers – AgriTech Solutions Project (2 positions); The position holders will each be based in Nakuru or Nyandarua County and reports to the Programme Officers – AgriTech Solutions Project.

The main responsibilities of the FEO are:

  • Facilitate and support the DCA Project Officer in the day-to-day implementation of Agri-extension services and Agri-business development; and financial inclusion and organisational capacity development through effective mobilisation, field-training support, and supervision of lead farmers.
  • Support in the review and development of training materials and modules for food security, livelihoods and resilience initiatives
  • Lead in the routine day to day monitoring and data management actions including filing of project data, routine data collection, analysis and updating of relevant project statistics
  • Prepare weekly action plans and project progress reports to the project officers and project manager
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor

Professional Qualifications:

  • Technical level education in agricultural extension, climate smart farming technologies or any other relevant academic qualification.
  • Technical skills and hands on experience in climate smart agro-extension services, financial inclusion work, agri-business support and organisational capacity development
  • Having worked for an MFI or as an Agricultural Extension worker is an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a proven team player. Self-driven and results orientated in challenging rural working environments.

· Experience in training at field/community level and excellent reporting skills. Excellence in English, oral and written.

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