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Farming Systems Kenya – Agriculture Field Officer.

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Agriculture Field Officer

Farming Systems Kenya is a registered Faith Based NGO that has been operating in Kenya since 1981 to reduce poverty through agricultural and community development interventions

The organization works with and supports small-holder farmers to improve their productivity and incomes.

To this end, the organization wishes to recruit a competent, qualified and result oriented person to fill the position of Agricultural Field Officer who will be responsible for implementing project activities with farmers and farmer producer groups in Laikipia County (Sipili and Olmoran) for an initial 8 months period. The Field officer’s key role will be to ensure successful implementation of the program in the mentioned areas where FSK is currently implementing its activities.

Essential Character and Character traits

Born again, Result oriented, values committed, self-motivated, accountable, good presentation skills and honest

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:-

  • Conduct farmer contact meetings and follow up meetings
  • Facilitate the selection and recruitment of Lead farmers
  • Provide training and support to Lead farmers and farmer groups on the aspects of sweet potato farming and the general agriculture skills
  • Training small and medium scale farmers in Agriculture, Kitchen gardening and other related technologies in close collaboration with County Agriculture officers
  • Ensure that work plans, budgets, monthly reports, program monitoring and evaluation and other program reports are completed on time.
  • Assess the training needs of farmers and various stakeholders and discuss these needs with project officer and management on a regular basis.
  • Supervise and facilitate the implementation of the FSK’s goats pass-on model
  • Support and help the farmers groups in having their tree nurseries registered with relevant government arms to enhance their marketability
  • Enhance linkage and connection to input suppliers and markets
  • Undertake any other roles as assigned by the supervisor and Management

Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with stuff related to work environment needs
  • Willingness to learn on the job and take strategic direction
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Minimum Requirement Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or Diploma in Agriculture with at least two years of experience.
  • Experience in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) or dry land farming preferred
  • Experience in community mobilization and working with farmer groups will be an added advantage.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and demonstrable ability to deliver technical training
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Motorbike riding skills are added advantage

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates who meet the requirements of the above position should send their applications to the address below:

The Executive Director, Farming Systems Kenya, FSK Centre, Kiamunyi

Along Nakuru – Ravine road,

P.O. Box 2816- 20100, Nakuru

Email: vacancies@farmingsystemskenya.org

https://farmingsystemskenya.org/career-opportunity/

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