Crops Officer Job in Kenya

Crops Officer

Based in: Kitui, Kenya

FARM-Africa is a different kind of charity, working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. 

We develop and implement long-term sustainable agricultural solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, enabling communities to significantly improve their livelihoods. 
Combined with our innovative thinking, this approach has enabled FARM-Africa to grow its impact.

We are currently seeking a Crops Officer for the Farm Africa/AMREF Kenya Integrated Water for Food Security Project.

You will be responsible for the conservation of agricultural activities for this project. 

As part of your active role as a member of the ‘Integrated Water for Food Security Project’ team you will:
  • Liaise with other project staff, developing effective and coherent plans for the agricultural components
  • Ensure effective and successful planning, budgeting, management and implementation of agricultural development work within the project
  • You will work to build the capacity of the local communities, enabling them to manage their agricultural resources and livelihoods sustainably
Qualifications and Experience
Essential
  •     Relevant diploma level qualification e.g. agriculture
  •     Knowledge of the development and policy environment in Kenya
  •     Substantial relevant work experience
Desirable
  •     Bachelors degree in relevant subject
  •     Valid motorcycle license and off-road motorcycle driving experience
  •     Previous NGO work experience in rural development
Competencies
Essential
  • Farmer participatory research
  • Project planning and implementation                       
  • Data collection, entry and analysis
  • Field level training
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Desirable
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the farmer field school approach
  • Strong negotiating skills and the ability to manage partner relationships well
  • Capacity building skills for both organisations and individuals
  • Fluency in Kamba
If you are interested in this role, further details can be found in the job description http://www.farmafrica.org.uk/downloads/PO.pdf.  
If you would like to apply please submit a CV and a supporting statement with the reference: ‘2012 PO’ in the subject line to “>kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org.uk, by 5.00pm, Friday 3rd August, 2012.


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