Technoserve Assistant Business Advisor Agronomy Jobs in Ethiopia

Technoserve Assistant Business Advisor Agronomy Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Id: 204762

Category: Agriculture
Location: Aleta Wondo, SNNPR
Career Level: Junior Level (1+ - 2 years experience)
Employment Type: Contract
Salary: Based on the organization salary scale

Job Description

1. Planning and management of FT’s

  • Submit BA weekly work plan – details when will attend trainings

  • Review FT weekly work plan with dates,

  • Collect weekly training plans and data from FT’s

  • Clearly communicate goals and roles and responsibilities to all direct reporting staff

  • Provide feedback, coaching and development activities related to performance management, following HR guidelines.

  • Notify SBA of any performance issues as soon as observed.

  • Develop a team spirit among all reports.

  • Submit Farmer Trainer of the month nominations for own reports

    2. Conduct monthly Agronomy trainings to FTs

  • Model that months agronomy training to FTs at local training demo

  • Supervise teach-backs and give feedback

  • Ensure all training materials reach FT’s

    3. Observe FT’s delivering training at demo plot

  • Observe full training to farmers

  • Complete tablet based training observation form and give feedback and coaching to FT

  • Check attendance form, cross check with number of farmers seen as present. Ensure reported data is accurate.

  • Check demo plot status, complete form and give feedback to FT

    4. Visit farmers

  • Pick farmers at random

  • Discuss training, farmer adoption and challenges

  • Complete Best Practice check list

    5. Visit Demo plots

  • Meet with FF and discuss any challenges

  • Check demo plot status, complete form and give feedback to FT.

    6. Attendance M & E

  • Collect, check for completion and submit complete set of FT’s attendance sheets to SBA within 1 week of training completion.

  • Discuss any attendance issues with FT’s and SBA and develop action
    plan.

  • Compile weekly attendance update and submit to SBA

    7. Prepare & check FTs expenses

  • Collect official voucher receipts for transport and accommodation

  • Submit these documents to the SBA in a timely fashion

    8. Stakeholder Management

  • Create a good working relationship with stakeholders.

  • Holding meeting with Agricultural Development and administration offices of the appropriate Wereda’s once every quarter.

  • Meet with Kebele leaders and Cooperative to give progress report every quarter.
  • Support FTs to mobilize farmers at the Kebele level.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Agronomy Senior Business Advisor.

    Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Plant science, Crop sciences, Agricultural Science etc/. May accept experience in lieu of four-year degree.

  • At least two years’ professional experience for BSc and four years’ experience for Diploma – ideally private sector – in one or more of the following areas: Coffee Agronomy, Coffee processing, cooperative management or agriculture.

  • Strong planning skills and experience working to strict time-guidelines

  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills

  • Willingness to spend significant time in rural areas

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, in both English and local language (knowledge of Sidamigna is highly preferred and has an advantage)

  • Computer literacy, Business Acumen

  • Motor bicycle riding license, ability and willingness to ride a motor bicycle is a must

  • NGO experience

    How to Apply

    Qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to ethiopiajobs@tns.org until April 18th, 2019. Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Only applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    TNS has the right to cancel this advertisement.

    Technoserve Assistant Business Advisor Agronomy Jobs in Ethiopia

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