SNV Dairy Extension Facilitator Jobs in Ethiopia

SNV Dairy Extension Facilitator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is Dutch based, non for profit foreign charity operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s.

Currently SNV is working in the eight+ regional states of Ethiopia which includes– Addis Ababa, Afar, Somali, Gambella, Benishangul, SNNPR, Oromia, Amhara and Tigray regional states, providing technical assistantce and program implmenetaiton in the major 3 sectors including Agriculture, WASH and Energy.

SNV is an open and learning organization focusses on improving the lives of Ethiopian Need people through best practices in value chain, market and youth and geneder.

Through its work in the three sectors, SNV in Ethiopia supports the development of number of value chains and commodities to improve the Livelihoods.

This takes a value chain and market development approach, with special focus on improving access to sustainable markets for smallholder farmers, youths, urban development and by developing business-to-business relations and improving business development services.

BRIDGE, Building Rural Income through Inclusive Dairy Business Growth in Ethiopia, is a five-year dairy development project (2018-2023), implemented by SNV Ethiopia in partnership with Wageningen University-Livestock Research.

The impact of the project is to contribute to an “improved performance in the dairy sector in Ethiopia”, for 120,000 farming households, with four main outcomes: (1) Improved milk production, (2) Improved milk collection, processing, and marketing, (3) Improved consumption of nutritious foods, and (4) Improved enabling environment. The project will work in 4 regional states: Oromia, Amhara, SNNP and Tigray.

SNV Ethiopia is looking for dynamic, experienced, talented, energetic, flexible, open and ready to learn candidates for Dairy Extension Facilitator position for its growing program and the Building Rural Income through Inclusive Dairy Business Growth in Ethiopia (BRIDGE) project in Oromia Region.

Job Requirements

The role

  • The successful appointee will have access to start-up resources and some
    ongoing support, and will be encouraged to apply for his/her own skills, knowledge and experience.
  • This position is fully responsible for giving Support to the Public Extension System to implement participatory dairy extension strategy, Increase performance of Livestock Office & DA, Increase performance of DFEG & Lead farmers, Support Private Extension for specialised dairy farms, Networking, planning and reporting and Any other related duties assigned by the DEA (Dairy Extension Advisor) at cluster level.

    The person

  • Applicants should possess qualifications and requirements in relevant disciplines in the areas of animal Science/Livestock or related fields (BSc/Diploma), with at least 3 years of experience working with the public extension service.
  • Experiences in the organisation of extension service delivery at woreda level and Kebele to deliver extension services to farmers. The person will also have good understanding of the government extension system and how to improve it, knowledge and practice of the woreda working language, have good performance in coaching, have Strong capacity of convincing Livestock agents to go the BRIDGE-way and with a motor bike driving licence.

    How to Apply

    Candidates should apply by sending:

  • A motivation letter including one page summary of experience
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae,
  • Names and contact details of three professional referees.
  • If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by submitting your application using our website by uploading your CV on or before 25th January 2019.
  • The Title of the Position You Are Applying for Must Be Mentioned on the Subject of Your Motivation Letter.
  • Applications are also encouraged from women.
  • This role is a full-time position; with no flexible working arrangements to consider.
    Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; SNV Dairy Extension Facilitator Jobs in Ethiopia

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