CEFA Onlus – Ethiopia Cooperative/Value chain/Food security/ Agronomist coordinator Jobs

CEFA Onlus – Ethiopia Cooperative/Value chain/Food security/ Agronomist coordinator Jobs


Job Id: 220405

Category: Agriculture
Location: Wolisso (South-West Shewa), Oromia Salary:

Job Description

About Us

CEFA (European Committee for Training and Agriculture) is a Non-Government Organisation whose headquarter is in Bologna, Italy. CEFA works in North/East Africa and Latin America with international donors, mainly in the following activities:

1) Rural economy with production, transformation and commercialization of agricultural products;
2) Crafting products;
3) Basic infrastructures to guarantee water access, requalification and environment protection of the territory and the use of renewable energies;
4) Technical and Management training. In Ethiopia CEFA is registered since April 2018.

About the Project

The aim of the project is to support small farmers and to create opportunities for decent work and access to income for women in rural areas.

About the Role

CEFA is looking for a motivated Agronomist coordinator to support small farmers and cooperatives in the development of new productive activities.

The coordinator will work in Wolisso with weekly visits in the targeted Woreda and Kebele, under the supervision of the CEFA Country Representative.

Role and Responsibility:

All the following tasks will be carried out in collaboration and under the supervision of the CEFA’s CR.

  • Coordination, coaching and support for the field agents working in the two targeted Woredas;
  • Assistance and technical support to small farmers and to cooperatives or groups;
  • Production, monitoring and logistics of reinforcement plan for each group;
  • Trainings planning and facilitations;
  • Animation of focus group and interviews with the cooperatives members;
  • Supporting the beneficiaries with constant monitoring of the progress of the AGRs and the learning of the concepts transmitted during the training sessions, with ready problem solving interventions and group motivation;
  • Monitoring and logistics of trainings for beneficiaries;
  • Monitor and follow-up the inputs distributed;
  • Collection of documentation and information
    (report, attendance list, photo, material, etc.);
  • Writing activity reports;
  • Manage relations with local stakeholders, in particular with the relevant authorities;
  • Coordination and close collaboration with the Head Quarter in Addis Ababa and the project team;
  • Participation in periodic meetings with the project team;
  • Organize on job trainings;
  • Any other activity necessary for carrying out the project activities as indicated by the project proposal and the timetable.

    Employment Duration: 12 months full time

    Job Requirements

    Education Requirement:

  • A minimum of a B.Sc. degree in agriculture; Plant science, Agronomy, Crop science and related fields
  • Specific education on food security, cooperatives and value chains will be considered as an added value.

    Required Competencies:

  • Fluent in English and Afan Oromo
  • Good English writing skills
  • Proven team work and coordination experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the context of intervention
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel and Internet
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently;
  • Strong team building and networking skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and operate effectively in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Motorcycle driving license

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified applicants can send application composed of none returnable CV (not more than 3pages), Covering Letter (1page) with “Agronomist coordinator” written in the subject line, and three references to the following addresses:

    Through email address: cefa.recruitment@gmail.com

    Or directly in person with close envelope at CEFA Addis Ababa Office (SAVITA building on the 4th floor, next to Bole Mini, building opposite to Millennium Hall).

    Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

    The Organization has the faculty to require additional documentation related to job previous experience and current employment position to the candidates.

    NB: Only short listed applicants will be communicated on and selection process includes technical test and an interview.
    “Women are highly encouraged to apply”

    CEFA Onlus – Ethiopia Cooperative/Value chain/Food security/ Agronomist coordinator Jobs

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