10 Jan 2019

Pastoralist Welfare Organization Jobs in Ethiopia : Crop Science Officer

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Pastoralist Welfare Organization is an Ethiopian resident NGO working for the overall betterment of life of pastoral, agro pastoral communities. PWO has been mainly implementing its diversified livelihood promotion, sustainable development interventions and emergency supports in Somali region.

The Joint Resilience Building Project is a 3 year project which will be implemented as a consortium with by PWO and another partner NRC. The project mainly works through climate smart agriculture on established climate adaptive villages in Dolloado and Dollobay woredas of Afder and liben zones of Ethiopian Somali region.

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The role of  the crop science officer  is to contribute in the planning and implementation of all measures related to irrigated agriculture development in the joint resilience building project. The post holder will support local small holder farmers on the ground through technical assistance..

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Key areas of responsibilities are:

  • Work in collaboration with woreda  agriculture office and other stakeholders on the implementation climate smart Agriculture intervention
  • Identify the gaps and needs for better [planning of the implementation    of resilience  building interventions
  • Search, develop and introduce  new seeds and techniques for farming so that new and useful  crops can be grown
  • Take care of plant breeding for fast growth and increased  yield of the crop
  • Manage establishment of irrigation structures and develop water usage schedule
  • Follow up and support individual farmers /Groups on day to day bases to measure timely and effective crop production
  • Developing tools for training and capacity building of target farmers
  • Assist t and lead farmers on selected agriculture techniques /practice relevant for climate smart agriculture and monitoring its implementation as model for follow farmers to take up and scaling out in other areas.
  •  Assist farmers on fodder production ,preservation implementation follow-up ,periodical filed monitoring and reporting of agricultural interventions
  • Perform other duties assigned by the project coordinator.

Report to: Project Coordinator

Job Requirements

Education, qualifications & other knowledge

  • BSc/BA Degree ,Diploma  in Agriculture , plant/crop science, or and other related disciplines
  • Knowledge of CAV establishment and climate smart agriculture

Experience

  • At least 4 years of practical work experience in the field of irrigation agriculture (Senior Level)
  • Computer skills (power point, Microsoft word, excel, etc)
  • Proven skills in analytical/technical reporting writing,  results based reporting, development of human interest stories, case studies, etc
  • Previous experience in general agronomy and  climate smart agriculture and CAV
  • Good Experience in rural development particularly in diversified livelihood and participatory research approaches
  • Proven result based achievements in his /her previous works.

Skills & abilities

  • Good  English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of local language (Somali) is Mandatory
  • Willingness to reside in rural/marginal areas, ability to work with minimum supervision

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants can send their non  returnable CV, application letter and supportive credential within 10 days from the date of the vacancy announcement. Application should be sent to the following address:

E-mail: [email protected] /[email protected]  Telephone HO  0116626407/0116616536 Addis Ababa HO  mobile      0916-667505





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