PAFID is seeking to recruit Field Officers for its CARP project in Kenya.
The field officer is responsible for implementing the objectives of PAFID CARP project at the community level utilizing participatory approaches.
S/He will be based at the division level at the project site.
Specific responsibilities include:-
Conduct farmer contact meetings and follow up meetings
Facilitate the selection and recruitment of lead farmers
Provide training and support to lead farmers and farmer groups
Develop and coordinate contacts with agro dealers working in the relevant areas to ensure closer collaboration
Developing work plans, budgets, timelines and deliverables;
Maintaining critical relationships with the Ministry of Agriculture and other local partners;
Ensure that work plans, budgets, monthly reports, program monitoring and evaluation and other program reports are completed on time.
Document lessons learned and best practices
Participate in monthly team meetings
Continuously assess the training needs of farmers and various stakeholders and discuss these needs with field supervisors and project manager on regular basis.
Participate in curricula design and development of participatory training techniques for lead farmers.
Support farmer groups and link them to relevant agro dealers and other structures
Participate in joint activities with other stakeholders e.g. Field days and agricultural shows
Participate in joint monitoring and supervision visits with relevant ministry staff.
Requirements: Knowledge, skills and abilities
Good planning and organizational skills
Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff related to work environment needs.
Ability to main effective working relationship with all levels of staff and public
Must be computer literate.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Must have a valid motor cycle license and or willing to learn to ride.
Prepared to be transferred to any location in Kenya as directed by PAFID
Minimum requirement: Education and experience
A bachelors’ degree in relevant field or a Diploma in community development with at least 2 years work experience in an agricultural related programs.
Experience in community mobilization and working with farmers and farmer groups will be an added advantage.
Computer proficiency and good command of oral and written English and Kiswahili language is Mandatory.
Qualified candidates are invited to email their applications together with a detailed CV with 3 professional referees and daytime telephone contacts by 15th June 2012 to:
The Project Manager, PAFID CARP Project. Email email@example.com
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
PAFID is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.