Catholic Relief Services Agriculture & Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Agriculture & Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Nigeria



Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.


Responsibilities


  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the assessment, planning and implementation of agriculture / livelihoods activities of WFA in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in collaboration with project partners and relevant government agencies.
  • Ensure that agriculture-based livelihoods related activities are implemented in accordance with CRS standards and approaches.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Agronomist, lead the design and development of capacity strengthening strategies, approaches and tools to support WFA partners and relevant government agencies in the area of agricultural livelihoods.
  • Lead WFA’s capacity development of producer groups and marketing committees.
  • Work with private sector partners to implement the market optimization and outreach model (MOOM)
  • Lead the rolling out of SMART skills training to farmers to ensure they apply modern, water-smart agricultural production techniques during cultivation, processing and storage of agricultural produce
  • Lead activities to improve access to input for smallholder farmers including community-based seed production and village agro-dealerships
  • In coordination with the MEL Specialist, ensure timely and quality capturing of MEAL data on agricultural and livelihoods project components.


    Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Crop/Animal Science or relevant
    field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in management of agriculture production and/or value-chain activities in developing countries. Experience in Nigeria and particularly the North East will be a bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing agriculture projects in rural and peri-urban settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in training design, development of training curriculum, delivery and mentoring in subject matter relevant to this position.
  • Experience with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable agriculture development and food security
    Experience with market development approaches such as agricultural value-chain development (linking producers to markets) programming.
  • Previous experience carrying out and using the results of technical capacity assessments in the areas of agricultural production, value-chain development, food security and related fields.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th August, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Agriculture & Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Nigeria


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