Agricultural Development Facilitators

Published by Jobstanzania on 8:06:00 am

Ref No WVT/P&C/F13/34
· Job Title: agricultural Development Facilitators(2)
· Reports to: Agricultural Specialist
· Location: Babati Cluster.

Purpose of the Position
To provide technical assistance in agriculture and associated natural resource management at the field level, working closely with farmers and relevant ADP staff.
Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others

Major Responsibilities
1. Assist Agricultural Specialist and relevant ADP staff in the selection of appropriate target populations to be the recipients of agricultural technical support.
2. Work closely with the Government Agricultural Extension officers, ADP staff and Project Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Specialists in the design of appropriate strategies for targeted population 
3. Visit target communities on a regular basis to learn with farmers on farming practices and experiences and continuously incorporate into the project planning such lessons.
4. Assist Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Specialist organise and facilitate training for farmers on sustainable agricultural practices relevant to the increased production of food for the target communities.
5. Implement, per project design, approved activities.
6. Provide follow-up support through agricultural clinics for recipients of technical support 
7. Assist in the production of regular and timely progress reports regarding relevant project activities.
8. Participate in special projects as assigned by the Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Specialists.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a university degree in Agriculture. 

  • · At least a year’s experience working with agricultural production and development, preferably with an NGO.
  • · Demonstrated ability in the design and effective use of training materials.
  • · Fluency in English and Kiswahili, both written and spoken.
  • · Willingness to travel extensively.

How to apply:
· Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their application letter (addressed to People and Culture Manager) together with an updated CV and copies of relevant credentials, contacts and three referees, one of them being a church leader to wvt_jobs@wvi.org before 21st May, 2013 Please indicate the reference number and post you are applying for 

  • ·  Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply
  • · World Vision Tanzania does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). Any applicant should not accept any request for fee or any payment.
  • ·  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, If you don’t hear from us 14 days after the deadline consider your application unsuccessful.

Deadline:  21st May, 2013



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