Welthungerhilfe – Agricultural Field Officer (1 Position).

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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. is an international NGO dedicated to the vision of a world in which everyone can lead a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free from hunger and poverty. Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. and its partners work with vulnerable communities to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security. We are looking for qualified personnel to fill vacant position within the organization as below. Duty station will be Kakamega County – Kakamega Township:

Agricultural Field Officer (1 Position) Position’s objective:

Implementation of project activities according to the specified deadlines and organizational contractual and financial directives.

Main Tasks:

  • Provision of technical assistance in the areas of agricultural productivity.
  • Staying abreast of new developments in Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods and participates actively in related county based technical working groups and forums and reporting the deliberations of such meetings to WHH.
  • Together with the other team members select intervention sites and expansions based on set criteria after consultation with stakeholders.
  • Conduct farmer contact meetings and follow up meetings and select and recruit model farmers.
  • Assess the training needs of farmers and stakeholders and participate in joint activities with other stakeholders eg field days.
  • Provide training and support to model farmers, farmer field schools and farmer groups.
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative and other stakeholders.
  • Compile and document relevant information for collaborative activities and missions
  • Monitor project progress and provide feedback to the Field Coordinator with support of and in close cooperation of the Head of Project.
  • Plan project implementation related activities and ensure knowledge transfer to staff, partners including project direct beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Develop technical concepts, guidelines, manuals and procedures, which are ready to be applied.
  • Support the Field Coordinator in compiling quarterly reports as well as develop comprehensive quarterly reports for accountability and learning.
  • Support research and study activities, collect and circulate relevant information, disseminate project experience.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Represent the project and cooperate with government institutions, non-governments organizations and the local community in relevant platforms.
  • In collaboration with MEL Officer, ensure monitoring and evaluation system is fully implemented.
  • Report all relevant security issues and information to the Security Focal Person and the Head of Project.

To qualify as an Agricultural Field Officer, the candidate must poses the following:

  • BSc in Agriculture, Agricultural Education & Extension, Crop Science, Horticulture and Soil Management or related field, from a recognized university; a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years of progressive practical experience in agricultural community field work preferably with an NGO
  • In-depth understanding of rural development.
  • Ability to conduct educational trainings that provide farmers with information that can help them improve agricultural productivity
  • Good report and proposal writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Community Mobilization skills highly required
  • Good communicator with analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of local language is preferable

Interested, qualified applicants are encouraged to submit (1) One-page motivation letter indicating expected salary, language skill and availability, (2) Detailed CV including 3 referees, 2 of which MUST be from previous employment. Submit applications to: not later than 14th June 2022 addressed to:

The HR Manager,

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., P.O. Box 38829-00623



  • Availability must be immediate. 01st July 2022
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices neither does it charge any fee for recruitment.



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