Field Officer Job in Kenya

Position:

  • Kenya Livestock Producers Association (KLPA) is
    currently seeking for Agricultural field officers to assist in provision
    of extension services to DigiFarm’s smallholder farmers.

  • The position holder will provide agricultural
    extension services to contracted farmers. S/he will live and work at the
    County level to raise awareness and uptake of DigiFarm’s interventions.



Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supervise recruitment, onboarding and geotagging
    of farmers on to the Digifarm platform.

  • Supervise and coordinate input distribution to the
    contracted farmers.

  • Provide agronomic support and advice to farmers on
    crop production, pre- and post-harvest management.

  • Manage the end to end farmer engagement
    season-to-season.

  • Support and coordinate Digifarm programs with
    other Digifarm ecosystem partners.

  • Prepare weekly, monthly or on-demand activity
    reports.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be
    assigned.



Minimum Requirements

  • Required education: Degree or diploma in
    agricultural Education & Extension, general agriculture, horticulture,
    soil science, or an agricultural-related course from a recognized
    institution.

  • Required relevant work experience: 1-2 years in
    implementation of agricultural projects offering direct support to
    farmers.

  • Knowledgeable and well versed with specificities
    of crop production and able to conduct farmer trainings to improve their
    agricultural productivity.

  • Excellent communication skills in both
    written and spoken English and Swahili.

  • Knowledge of local languages in any of the
    following counties: Migori, Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, West Pokot,
    Trans-Nzoia, Nakuru, Homabay, Machakos, Makueni, and Kajiado

  • Willingness to travel and relocate to the rural
    areas as and when necessary.

  • Community mobilization skills.



How to Apply

  • Qualified candidates are invited to submit their
    applications including a cover letter and a detailed CV with at least 2
    professional referees. State salary expectations in the cover letter.

  • All applications must be sent through [email protected] and should be received by
    CoB 7th July 2020.

  • Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Kenya Livestock Producers Association (KLPA) is an
    Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and gender
    equality.

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