Agriculture Officer

Caritas Czech Republic An international NGO active in humanitarian aid and development cooperation is implementing a project with the title ‘Promoting the Production and Consumption of Nutritious Foods through an Integrated Multi-Sectoral Approach in Mongu, Kaoma and Mumbwa

Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist the Project Coordinator in Mongu and Project Officers in Kaoma and Mumbwa
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to Field Officers all 3 project localities especially in promotion of diversified and nutrition-sensitive agriculture, Post-Harvest Losses solutions, and facilitating access to viable and functional markets
  • Develop tools and methodologies for selection, capacity building, mentoring and monitoring of small-holder farmers and cooperatives
  • Cooperate closely with Health&Nutrition Officer on developing program for schools especially establishment and maintenance of school gardens, capacity building of teachers and sensitisation of pupils on various topics (nutrition, health, energy, WASH, agriculture practices)
  • Work closely with multi-sectoral teams to support households on issues of nutrition and health and agricultural production and productivity and Extension Officers supporting capacity building of farmers and cooperatives
  • Work with the M&E Officer to monitor beneficiary adoption of the new nutrition targeted agricultural practices and food consumption methodologies
  • Improve nutritional status and intervention outcome through increasing production of diverse and safe foods, increased household food availability and gender sensitive interventions
  • Maintain necessary project administration
  • Report regularly; draw up action plans, assessment of progress, formulation of new project opportunities, proactive approach to secure new funds, etc.

Requirements:

  • Tertiary education (university/college degree in agriculture, agronomy, marketing or any related subject)
  • Min. 3 years of proven experience in agriculture-related sector and cooperatives, experience in value-chains and agro-processing is an advantage
  • Proven experience in project implementation, preferably development projects will be considered
  • Experience working with international organizations or NGOs is an advantage
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Excellent computer skills – MS office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet
  • Integrity and willingness to work and produce results in a dynamic environment
  • Good time management, commitment, team worker, reliable and hardworking, able to work under pressure and in challenging environment
  • Starting date: June 2019

Duty station: Mongu District, Western Province, Zambia

Position: national

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your full application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) and motivation letter (1 page) to the email to the following email address: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please use the following subject in your email/post: Agriculture Officer – Mongu.

For the title of cover letter and curriculum vitae, follow this wording:

Surname, Name, Agriculture Officer – Mongu– curriculum vitae

Surname, Name, Agriculture Officer – Mongu– cover letter

Application deadline
29 May 15:00
Email applications to
jobs.zambia@caritas.cz
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