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World Vision Kenya Agricultural Extensionist Job in Laisamis

Job Title: Agricultural Extensionist 

Country: Kenya

Location: Laisamis

Purpose of the position:
  • To plan, implement, monitor and document all the extension activities within the area of operation as per the proposal.
  • Provide necessary training, follow-up, support and guidance to the farmers in the Farmer Field Schools.
The jobholder in collaboration with the MoA staff on the ground will be required to:
  • Be in-charge of the Food Security project in the area where it will be implemented;
  • Train the selected members of the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) on the various recommended agronomic practices for improved farming with a focus on water harvesting technologies, organic farming, drought resistant crops improved dual-purpose goats and the planting of fruit trees;
  • Ensure that selected farmers undertake water harvesting techniques, organic farming and the planting of the various drought resistant crops, fruit tree planting activities plus proper rearing of the improved dairy goat;
  • Organize Farmer Field days on suitable farms where other farmers can learn from;
  • Supervise and assist the selected farmers in the recruitment, training and follow-up of contact farmers within their area of operation;
  • Coordinate all extension activities within the area as may be required by the Food Security Officer, ADP manager or designee;
  • Compile the necessary monthly reports for forwarding to the Food Security Officer and ADp Manager;
  • Attend the regular weekly and monthly meetings at the ADP/Relief office;
  • Take good care of the organization’s asset/equipment under your custody at any given time e.g. motorbikes, computers;
  • Attend and participate in the daily devotional meetings
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the Food Security Officer the ADP manager or designee;
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
  • The job holder must have at least a Diploma certificate from a recognized College of Agriculture with at least five years experience as an Agricultural Extension staff.
  • Experience working with NGOs and Knowledge of the local language will be an added advantage.
  • Has the ability and willingness to work with different communities.
  • Should be self-motivated and able to work without supervision.
  • Must have a good understanding of the different systems of extension delivery. A good communicator who is willing and able to work as an active member of the ADP/Relief Team.
Job Details 

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How to Apply 

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, one of whom must be a church leader/priest/pastor, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than February 09, 2011.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
P.O. Box 50816 - 00200 Nairobi, Kenya

Please indicate clearly on the envelope or on the subject line the position you are applying for.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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