Cooperazione Internazionale Agricultural technician Jobs in Ethiopia

Cooperazione Internazionale Agricultural technician Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) is an international Italian NGO established in 1965. Since then COOPI has been undertaking activities to help and empower the poor and needy in different countries.

COOPI Ethiopia started its operation in 1995 and its activities include water resources development, Food Security, Human and Veterinary Health, Education, Agriculture, Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion & Awareness and Capacity Building.

COOPI based on the grant secured from Italian Development Agency is currently implementing a 15-months project titled Emergency initiative in response to the humanitarian emergency caused by the El Niño climate phenomenon AID 11212. The project will be implemented in Afar region: Zone 2, Afdera, Berhale and Megale woredas

The project aims to contribute in improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable communities affected by extreme weather phenomena in the Afar region.

To this extent, COOPI is currently looking to hire Agricultural technician.

Essential Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Project manager, the Agricultural technician will be responsible for:

  • Have strong knowledge, theoretical and practical in general horticulture and irrigation systems in particular canal irrigation
  • Know techniques of propagation of tree crops
    Complete the technical sheet and deliver to the agronomist supervisor each week;
  • Undertake the necessary Agricultural Surveys;
  • Participate on meetings with the communities when needed and agreed with the PM and in any case without power decision;
  • When requested by the project leader, Prepare a detailed physical and financial monthly plan according
    to the format provided by the PM and submit it to PM 10 days before the end of the month; Pursue quarter and month plans;
    Organize and implement activities according to the work order assigned;
  • Daily site supervision of the sector’s activities in accordance to COOPI format;
  • Assist in undertaking assessments on food security, socio-economic, needs, etc. in accordance with the necessities;

    Job Requirements

    Qualifications and Background:

  • Degree in agronomy

    Work Experience:

    At least 3 years experience in similar position

  • Strong skills in technical knowledge;
  • Ability to work well within a team and take responsibility to deliver results;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, local language and Amharic;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and difficult physical conditions in an area of potential insecurity;
  • Knowledge of working area and the local language is an advantage;
  • Respect culture, believe of diverse ethnic communities;

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should submit all their academic credential, CV and meaningful motivation letter by clearly the title of the position applied for stating and why s/he wishes to work for COOPI, by e-mail to or in person to COOPI Abala office with sealed envelope of the hard copy documents.

    P.O.Box: 2204, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    COOPI Abala office Tel. +251-913811503
    COOPI Addis Ababa Tel. +251116591001 - +251116591921
    Apply by 5th January, 2019

  • NB: Only short-listed candidates who meet the requirements will be contacted. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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