DigiFarm Field Officers Jobs in Kenya

DigiFarm Field Officers Jobs in Kenya


Position:

  • Kenya Livestock Producers Association (KLPA) is currently seeking for Agricultural field officers to assist in provision of extension services to DigiFarm’s smallholder farmers.

  • The position holder will provide agricultural extension services to contracted farmers. S/he will live and work at the County level to raise awareness and uptake of DigiFarm’s interventions.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supervise recruitment, onboarding and geotagging of farmers on to the Digifarm platform.

  • Supervise and coordinate input distribution to the contracted farmers.

  • Provide agronomic support and advice to farmers on crop production, pre- and post-harvest management.

  • Manage the end to end farmer engagement season-to-season.

  • Support and coordinate Digifarm programs with other Digifarm ecosystem partners.

  • Prepare weekly, monthly or on-demand activity reports.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Required education: Degree or diploma in agricultural Education & Extension, general agriculture, horticulture, soil science, or an agricultural-related course from a recognized institution.

  • Required relevant work experience: 1-2 years in implementation of agricultural projects offering direct support to farmers.

  • Knowledgeable and well versed with specificities of crop production and able to conduct farmer trainings to improve their agricultural productivity.

  • Excellent communication skills in both written
    and spoken English and Swahili.

  • Knowledge of local languages in any of the following counties: Migori, Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, West Pokot, Trans-Nzoia, Nakuru, Homabay, Machakos, Makueni, and Kajiado

  • Willingness to travel and relocate to the rural areas as and when necessary.

  • Community mobilization skills.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including a cover letter and a detailed CV with at least 2 professional referees. State salary expectations in the cover letter.

  • All applications must be sent through

  • careers@klpakenya.org and should be received by CoB 7th July 2020.

  • Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Kenya Livestock Producers Association (KLPA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and gender equality.


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