Country

  • Kenya
  • City

  • Taita Taveta
  • Industry

  • Bio Energy
  • Job Type

  • Office , Onsite
  • Posting date

  • January 16, 2024
  • Job application is closed.

Contact

WTS Energy

  • Contract
  • Permanent
  • Kenya
  • Competitive KES / Hour
  • Applications have closed

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Field Officers (Taita Taveta, Kilifi and Tana River)

January 16, 2024

Job Description

Job Title: Field Officer – Agriculture Development

Location: Taita Taveta, Kilifi and Tana River County

On behalf of our client we are actively recruiting Field officers to Assist the crop production coordinator with the management of green initiatives of the client’s Agri-Hub project. The ideal candidates will work directly with farmers on a day to day basis to ensure compliance and coordination of bio-fuel agriculture development activities in the county. He or she should have 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with the Agricultural Development Assistant to define environmental and geo-pedological characteristics for the development of vegetable oil production initiatives (bio feedstock).
  • Analyzing local agricultural contexts and production systems in the respective County.
  • Building the capacity of local communities to sustainably manage bio feedstock agricultural resources.
  • Developing partnerships and synergy with government departments, NGOs, and other institutions involved in agricultural development.
  • Supporting other company initiatives contributing to agriculture development, such as environmental awareness and communication campaigns.
  • Identifying, profiling, and supporting farmer cooperatives, Farmer Field Schools (FFS), and farmer groups in the county.
  • Provide for weekly, monthly and quarterly reports in the agreed format and according to organizational deadlines.
  • Participate actively in weekly, monthly and quarterly staff meetings.
  • Participate in routine and annual stakeholder consultations and workshops in furtherance of the work of the organization.
  • 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.
  • Share and present the organizations Grievance Mechanism process in stakeholder, farmers and community meetings.
  • Receive, investigate, forward to vendors and ensure vendors close out all vendor related grievances, raised by affected communities, in a timely, fair and consistent manner.
  • Responsible for receiving and documenting all grievances at the field level and forwarding them to the agriculture development manager.
  • Any other duties as directed by the line manager.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a relevant diploma in Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture and Agri-business value chains, Environmental Engineering, or Natural Sciences.
  • Must have a valid motorcycle license & off-road motorcycle driving experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in agricultural and agro forestry development projects.
  • Must have Extensive knowledge of the respective county, with a preference for local candidates.
  • A minimum 3 years of experience in a similar role or field.
  • Bio feedstock and local content experience is desirable.
  • Previous NGO or private sector work experience in rural development.
  • Must be a native of the respective county  with fluency in local dialect spoken in the county applied for.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Farmer participatory approaches, project planning & implementation, data collection & analysis, field-level training, communication (both verbal & written).
  • Proficiency in Ms Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of farmer group dynamics and aggregation, marketing strategies, and practical experience with the farmer field school approach.
  • Capacity building farmers for sustainable agri-livelihoods.

WTS ENERGY is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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