Country

  • Nairobi, , Kenya
  • Posting date

  • April 4, 2023
  • Job application is closed.

Contact

WTS Energy

  • Permanent
  • Nairobi, , Kenya
  • Competitive KES / Year
  • Applications have closed

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Field Officer- Baringo

April 4, 2023

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Field Officer -Baringo

JOB SUMMARY:

To Assist the Agriculture development manager with the management of green initiatives of Eni

Kenya B.V. in the“Agri-Hub project. This post works directly with farmers on a day to day basis to

ensure compliance and coordination of bio-fuel agriculture development activities in the county. It

requires a solid agricultural technical background and field training experience as well as ability to

interact with government officers, private sector players, and other NGO partners. This position

requires a direct bio feedstock value chain experience.

Job Responsibilities.

  • In close working relationship with the agricultural development assistant, support the agricultural development manager in defining the environmental and geo-pedological characteristics for the development of vegetable oil production initiatives (bio feedstock).
  • Support the analysis of local agricultural contexts in Baringo County and agricultural production systems in rural areas of the county.
  • Build the capacity of the local communities to boost and manage their bio feedstock agricultural resources sustainably.
  • To develop mutually beneficial partnerships, teamwork and synergy with relevant government departments, NGOs and other institutions involved in agricultural development work in the project area.
  • Stakeholder relations skills, with particular reference to local communities.
  • Support other company initiatives (environmental awareness, communications campaigns, local content, etc.) which contribute to agriculture development as requested.
  • To identify, profile and support farmer cooperatives, farmer field schools (FFS) and farmer groups in the county.

Education & Qualifications.

  • Relevant diploma level qualification in Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture and Agri-business value chains, Environmental Engineering or Natural Sciences. or the relevant qualifications or any other relevant field.
  • Experience in agricultural and agroforestry development projects, analysis of existing supply chains and production potential of agricultural biomass also for industrial use.
  • Ability to design and manage large-scale agricultural and agroforestry interventions.
  • Knowledge of agricultural and agro-forestry production systems, with particular reference to contract farming mechanisms and/or agro- industrial initiatives
  • Interpersonal skills, teamworking and management coordination.
  • Candidate needs to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid motorcycle license & off-road motorcycle driving experience.
  • Candidate needs to be proficient in Ms Word,
  • Bachelors degree in relevant subject.
  • Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of farmer group dynamics and aggregation and marketing strategies

Job  Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of Baringo county with high preference for locals.
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in a similar role or field.
  • Bio feed stock and local content experience desirable.
  • Previous NGO or private sector work.
  • Experience in rural development

Skills & abilities

  • Farmer participatory approaches
  • Project planning & implementation
  • Data collection, entry & analysis
  • Field level training
  • Communication (both verbal & written) 
  • Fluency in Kalenjin (Tugen) language
  • Knowledge & practical experience of the farmer field school approach
  • Negotiating & managing partner relationships
  • Capacity building in sustainable livelihoods & farmers.

This position will be based in Baringo county of operation with field travel to the project sites within the county.

 

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