31 Oct 2019

Project Agriculture Officer at Netherlands Development Organization

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  • Assessment of existing value chains that have the potential to be sustainable with all the target communities in the three districts
  • Through existing strictures, strengthen the production of both crop, livestock and small animals to increase food access
  • Through existing structures, develop the extension system that is sustainable and meets the needs of the target households
  • Establish and strengthen the seed banks in the communities
  • Support the establishment of demo plots in all target hubs and Villages
  • Facilitate sustainable market linkages in the hubs with processing companies on the identified value chains
  • Strengthening of adaption and mitigation capacities of enterprises within the value chains
  • Develop the youth enterprise component
  • Work closely with project team in implementation activities that link agriculture with demand creation and behaviour change communication
  • Documentation and sharing of results, lessons learnt
  • Monthly management reports

Competencies, Capabilities and Attributes: (Skills/behavioral (Special Training or Competence) :

  • Demonstrated creativity, willingness to innovate, think systemically and work independently high-level interpersonal skills
  • Strong background in gender integration and women empowerment desirable.
  • Team player
  • Relationship builder
  • Ability to work with a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (smallholder farmers, private sector companies, government, and NGOs)


  • A minimum of a Degree in agribusiness, Agronomy, Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development/ relevant discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in agricultural value chains, Climate smart Agriculture and market-led approaches.
  • Knowledge on conservation farming systems and approaches
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