Rural Agency for Community Development and Assistance (RACIDA) – Agricultural Extension Officer.

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Reports to: County Coordinator

Direct reports: None

Contract Details: Six (6) Months. Renewable Subject to Availability of Funds & Performance.

Job Description

The Agricultural Extension Officer is responsible for planning and implementing of food security and livelihood program in adherence with RACIDA and donor guidelines and standards. He/she will be based in Wajir County. The Agricultural Extension Officer will be reporting to the County Coordinator in Wajir County.

Responsibilities

Program Implementation

  • Provide relevant training and skills development to Agro-pastoral farmers on high value crop production and on-farm water management.
  •  Lead stakeholder dialogue and consultation meetings with project communities
  •  Coordinate the production of high value crops and scaling of successful approaches
  •  Provide agriculture extension service support to focal farming households
  •  Support the development of increased market linkages for focal farming households
  • Coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders in the project implementation
  •  Advise farmers to adopt best farming practices
  •  Represent RACIDA in the cluster/donor meetings
  • Review facilitation/training manuals on key topic areas covered under the project to ensure they are addressing the Agro-pastoral needs
  • Provide assessments and analyses on improving crop production and project outcomes for the target project areas
  • Coordinate monitoring visits with established community structures in the project areas
  • Coordinate with other organizations in the same location to ensure no duplication of efforts.
  • Coordinate and lead needs assessments in project target areas.

Qualifications

  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in either Agriculture or Food Technology or Agriculture & Home Economics or Agricultural Education & Horticulture or Agronomist or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have at least more three (3) years’ experience in the relevant field; 
  • Experience on similar projects in Wajir or ASAL areas of Kenya.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Good spoken Somali and spoken and written English preferably.
  • A strong understanding of the socio-cultural and political context in Wajir
  • Able to operate effectively and to gain trust in politically sensitive environments.
  • Welcomes and values diversity, and contributes to an inclusive working environment
  • where differences are acknowledged and respected.
  • Commitment to and understanding of RACIDA ’s vision, mission, and values. Preference will be given to applicants that satisfy this criterion.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@racida.org. with 3 referees

Deadline: Monday 2nd, November 2020

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