Junior Agronomists

Other Zanzibar District Zanzibar
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Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with TAHA in the project areas to facilitate the adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture for improved horticultural production and post-harvest loss management.

  • Provide support and facilitate farmers, Community based farmers and extension officers, member farmers to provide on farm demonstrations and promotion of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and approved TAHA technologies tailored to improved horticultural production and post-production technologies.

  • Actively foster the active participation of women and youth in the project activities at least 60% of the target populations.

  • Coordinating field activities that involve public and private extension officers that focus on improved horticulture production.

  • Taking lead in documenting cases for changes occurring in the production level of the horticulture value chain.

  • Developing an inventory of all project supported horticulture producers in all project villages for the aim of tracking and documenting changes in their horticulture production activities.

  • Facilitating access to horticultural markets and extension information for horticultural products through the value chain through TAHA kilimo App, through the TAHA Knowledge Hub and TAHA Market Information system.

  • Establishment of Demonstration plots, with TAHA proven technologies and oversee they are highly maintained by the project target farmers. Coordinate horticultural related demonstrations, farmer field days, exposure visits for peer-to-peer learning in sheia, districts, regions and zones basing on the demand and feasibility.

  • Reporting and documenting project implementation status on a monthly and quarterly basis and participate in the establishment of mechanisms to collect appropriate information of the monitoring and evaluation system of activities under the outcome of the project.

  • Undertake any other related duties arising within the context of the project.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Extension and Agronomy.

  • At least 3 years of work experience in agricultural production with at least 1 year in supporting farmers to increase crop productivity.

  • Experience in horticulture production will be an added advantage.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Agriculture sector, particularly participation of Smallholder farmers through the value chain.

  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders including Government institutions and Regional and Local levels; private sector, Agri-inputs suppliers, research institutions and Producers groups /Market Associations.

  • Practical knowledge of agronomy and agriculture extension

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing documentation and reporting

Competencies:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and reporting skills

  • Knowledge about climate change adaptation, climate-smart agriculture techniques, horticulture production etc.

  • Knowledge in the computer (MS word, excel and PowerPoint)

  • Fluent written and oral communication in English and Swahili is required

  • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders;

  • A team player and a self-starter able to inspire and influence action;

  • Broad geographic experience of Tanzania Isles (Unguja and Pemba)

Mode of application:

Please send your detailed CV and application letter to [email removed] or by post to TAHA, Kanisa Road, Plot No. 49, P. O. Box 16520, Arusha.

Envelopes should be clearly marked with the Job Title. Applications should reach us not later than June 26th 2020.

Junior Agronomists

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