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Agriculture assistant

Non specifié Kumbo
Date limite de l'offre: vendredi 22 octobre 2021 00:00

Description du poste

JOB ADVERT: Agriculture Assistant

Location: Kumbo

Type of Employment: Salaried, full-time

Reporting: Reports to Field Coordinator


Nascent Solutions, Inc. (Nascent) is seeking a talented and experienced Agriculture Assistant who will support the organization’s Food Security and Agriculture component especially leading the McGovern-Dole activities. The Agriculture Assistant will work under the supervision of the Field Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sensitize communities, PTAs, teachers, and students on the importance of school gardens
  • Work with community and traditional leaders to identify land for school gardens
  • Develop an action plan to revive established school garden
  • Provide expertise climate smart and Nutrition sensitive agriculture as well as post-harvest management strategies for selected crops
  • Identify needs and conduct procurement of seeds and garden tools in compliance with Nascent and USDA regulations
  • Ensure proper handling and storage of inputs and equipment
  • Coordinate all gardening activities including plot measurement, staking, layout, mapping, seedbed preparation, planting, plot care, pollination, and harvesting and storage
  • Conduct regular visits to the gardens to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation
  • Work with M&E specialist to create and implement a data collection system
  • Document project success with photos/videos and at least two success stories each year
  • Participate in the development of workplans and donor report
  • Identify new business opportunities in the sector and draft concept notes
  • Perform other duties as appropriate

Qualifications Required

  • A higher diploma in agronomy from an accredited institution
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with community-based groups in the use of climate-smart and nutritionsensitive agriculture
  • Knowledge of post-harvest management
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in training people in small agriculture techniques
  • Ability to travel at least 20% of the time
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to work under difficult circumstances
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of the local languages will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated fluency in English and French
  • willingness to live in the communities and under challenging conditions.

About Nascent Solutions

Nascent Solutions, Inc. (Nascent) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit international development organization. Its mission is to enable vulnerable people, especially women and children in rural Africa, to develop skills for self-sufficiency. The organization’s areas of focus are food security and nutrition, health, literacy and skills development, and gender equity.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV to:

Closing date for applications is October 22,2021, but candidates are encouraged to apply early as we are looking to fill the position quickly.

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