Catholic Relief Services Senior Agronomist Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Senior Agronomist 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 persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality.


CRS 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.


The Senior Agronomist will manage the agricultural component of Water for Agriculture Program. S/he will work closely with farmers’ and livestock groups to increase production of crops and livestock using the newly developed / rehabilitated water infrastructure in a sustainable manner.


Job Ref Code: SAG210119


Responsibilities


  • Oversee formation of farmers’ / livestock groups and sustainable utilization of newly developed /rehabilitated water infrastructure.
  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership on viable value chains across the program; ensuring thorough assessments and analysis of commercial viability of potential value chains before investment.
  • Support adoption of appropriate technologies in agricultural production and post-harvest processing to reduce costs and increase commercial viability of selected value chains.
  • Support farmers’ / herders’ access to financing through community-level micro-credit and savings schemes / linkages with MFIs.
  • Working jointly with other stakeholders and relevant government ministries and department agencies (MDAs), develop sustainable intervention strategies for prioritized value chains.
  • Work closely with other program managers to demonstrate and promote commercial viability of selected value chains and agribusinesses.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements.
  • Commitment to gender sensitive programming and management


    Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years of international experience in senior position supporting similar programs across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in sustainable livelihoods approaches and experience working with rural farmers’ cooperatives.
  • Sound crop management knowledge and understanding of soil fertility and water management issues in North East Nigeria.
  • Prior experience on donor-funded programs
    of a similar size and scope.
  • Demonstrated ability to reach under-served communities and design products for excluded population segments including young women and men.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.



    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Deputy Chief of Party II/Infrastructure Specialist - COP210119) to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org Application Closing Date 1st February, 2019.



    Note

  • CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Statement of Commitment to Protection:
    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation


    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Senior Agronomist Jobs in Nigeria


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