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Job Description: Field Officer II – Lamu County
 
Reporting to: Senior Purchasing Officer

About Us:  Equatorial Nut Processors is one of the leading edible nut concerns in East Africa. 

The company’s range of products, for both local and export markets, focuses on three principal nuts – Macadamia, Cashew and Peanuts. 

ENP was founded in 1994, and it has grown over the years to occupy a prominent position in the region’s nut sector.

ENP intends to recruit for a Field Officer II for Lamu County with day to day assignments aimed at ensuring ENP gets enough cashew nuts sourced during the buying season, undertake registration and organizing cashew farmers for sustainable business relations, improved productivity and quality of nuts and sustainable income earnings for farmers. 
Keys Performance Objectives: 
  • Sourcing of Cashew during the season through the identified company procurement strategy;
  • Registration of farmer’s data and trade information data using the tool provided for creation of farmer’s aggregations in allocated areas;
  • Hold strategic forums with the farmer towards building aggregations to share the results of the analysis and diagnostics carried out including how efficiencies can be generated on the institutional level, yield, captivity, logistics and quality (humidity and outturn);
  • Plan trainings to strength farmers and connect farmers to a processor in a sustainable way and based on the tasks the farmer aggregation wants to/ can assume.
  • Deliver key messages for farmers based on the training received on farmers organisation, record keeping, leadership supply chain contracts, good agronomic practices
  • Undertake farmers training s at the farmer’s group levels on various topical issues on good agricultural practices,  quality management, strengthening organizational and institutional capacity, financial management, understanding supply chain partnership model agreed upon by private sector sectors, cost benefit analysis, market linkages and contracting and child labour issues
  • Any other assignments as may be allocated from time to time.
Qualification and Values for position holder
  • A diploma holder preferably in agribusiness management, agriculture education and extension, community development or other related courses;
  • Ability to deliver trainings to farmers groups essential
  • Past experience in organizing community groups is desirable
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good relationships with stakeholders
  • Commitment to work within defined deadlines
  • Willingness to ride a motorbike is key
  • Excellent, formal and courteous communication skills
If you possess the above skills, abilities and competencies, we are happy to engage with you. 

Please provide us with a cover letter and a resume, clearly stating your availability and salary expectations. 

All applications should be emailed to info@tradecareafrica.com 


This position is only open to qualified persons from Lamu County.

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