Extension and Field Project Manager

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Extension and Field Project Manager

  • Post Date:January 16, 2021
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
Job Description

The ZADF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all interested and qualifying candidates to apply.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To manage all extension activities of all projects undertaken – including technical field work activities, work plans, farmer trainings, participating in budget preparations and controls;
  • To coordinate and manage the extension team providing the leadership, monitoring, evaluation and assessment of the team;
  • Oversee that all milk collection centres are visited for viability assessment, extension services implementation and audited once a year;
  • Coordinating the review meetings and technical trainings of farmers/farm workers;
  • To plan, strategize and manage the dairy extension and member services required for the implementation of the Association’s Strategic Plan;
  • Conducting farm visits for the purpose of training and advising farmers on profitable and clean raw milk production;
  • Training smallholder dairy producers on most appropriate types of dairy breed to be used;
  • Implementing milk production technologies for smallholder farmers; providing training to farmers in liaison with other industry stakeholders on the most appropriate fodder conservation methods;
  • To establish and manage the dairy information hub of the association ensuring dairy statistical and industry information is readily available – National Dairy Statistics, Industry Statistics, Milk Collection Centre performance status, Dairy Trend analysis – (pricing, feed, production), Cost of milk production, Dairy Viability analysis and Regional / Global Comparisons.

The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications and attributes

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Agriculture with livestock experience preferably dairy or equivalent;
  • Have at least 5 years’ experience in a relevant field;
  • Must be knowledgeable about management, dairy extension and milk processing;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience with provision of trainings;
  • Clean Class 4 driver’s license is mandatory and willing to handle extensive travel;
  • Must be computer literate;
  • Good planning and supervisory skills.

To apply

Interested persons should submit applications with detailed CVs to: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 22 January 2021