3 May 2017

ACDI/VOCA Job Vacancy : Agriculture Production Officer

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We are currently seeking an Agriculture Production Officer to be based in the WA Office.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

•   Employing the appropriate technical strategies and methodologies to achieve maximum agronomic benefits toward short and long term project goals
•   Identifying specific supply chain opportunities within his/her area of operation, documents their status and intervention needs and adopts the most appropriate measure to make them effective and efficient
•   Monitoring closely the performance of assigned actors and documents all changes (both qualitatively and quantitatively) in line with the program’s M&E framework and guidelines for tracking the transformation process and ensures that all such data and information is shared within the program
•   Familarizing him/herself with the gender mainstreaming plan and environmental management plan to ensure they are incorporated into their daily operations
•   Working closely with the Regional coordinators and other regional staff to coordinate program activities, effectively utilize project equipment and resources and to communicate well with multi-program actors on common message and united assistance
•   Contributing to the preparation and drafting of the annual reports and any other project publications as required
•   Actively engaging in collaborating with program stakeholders including trade associations, NGOs, government agencies, universities, research agencies, value chain actors, other donor programs and strategic partners.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or a related field from a recognised university. Master’s Degree in agribusiness development or related field, desirable.
•   At least 5 years of post-qualification working experience, involving close work with smallholder farmers in rural communities. A good working knowledge of maize, rice and soybean
•   Proficiency in computer use, especially MS, Word, MS Excel and Power Point
•   Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment. Proven willingness to make timely and sound decisions. Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
•   Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities and deadline pressurers
•   Ability and willingness to travel routinely within working area and country

Location: Upper West Region



How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a signed cover letter and CV to: [email protected] Note: When submitting your application, start the subject line with position title. Closing Date: 08 May, 2017






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