Field Officer

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Field Officer

  • Post Date:May 4, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Agriculture
Job Description

Community Technology Development Organization (CTDO) is a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO 28/12). CTDO promotes sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change, environmental management, food and nutrition security, water, sanitation, and health, and implements policy and advocacy programmes in rural communities through a gender sensitive and inclusive approach. CTDO is implementing the EFASS Project in Murewa, Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe and Mudzi Districts of Mashonaland East Province. CTDO seeks to immediately fill in the position of Field Officer which has arisen in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe.

Position summary

The Field Officer will be based in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP). He / she will work with government departments and local structures as appropriate at the district level. The Field Officer will be required to travel extensively to the project sites(using a motorbike), sub-office and head office if required. He / she will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close interaction with the Project Coordinator.

Job description

The core functions of the Field Officer include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure the successful implementation of the EFASS project activities, including planning and transparent procurement and distribution of project related goods and services;
  • To work in close coordination with Project Coordinator and Technical Team on programmatic strategy including where to focus project resources, how to develop standard operating procedures and how to address programmatic challenges as they arise;
  • Monitor and supervisor activities and performance progress in the project district according to the approved implementation work plan and technical assistance by Project Team through electronic record, written feedback and systematic upgrade of information and regularly share feedback and elevate potential risks to the Project Manager;
  • Writing of work plans, weekly / monthly reports, success stories and processing financial requisitions and liquidations as guided by the organization’s policies;
  • Ensure regular office work is completed including maintaining of all project files, correspondence, photos, asset inventory and receipts for payments, facilitate and stimulate interaction and synergies between the project and other stakeholders working in the district and support mainstreaming of gender equality in project implementation process; coordinate the process of beneficiary targeting and registration as per set criteria;
  • Promote ecological farming and small-scale mechanization technologies to improve productivity and quality;
  • Train farmers on the use of small-mechanized equipment in production, processing and product value addition using farmer field schools approach (in liaison with AGRITEX);
  • Train farmers on farming as a business (FaaB), marketing, post-harvest handling and storage, business development and financial literacy and facilitate market linkages;
  • Facilitate the organization and holding of community-based seed and food fairs, market fairs, roadshows and awareness raising exhibitions;
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in organizing, facilitating, conducting and participating in meetings and workshops at district and community level on topics related to activities that are relevant to project goals and objectives at agreed intervals, times and dates;
  • Build strong relationships with community leaders, local authorities and beneficiaries;
  • Representing CTDO at district level meetings and serve as the project focal / liaison and information point person in the district.

Desired qualification and experience

The Field Officer must have:

  • Either a University degree in Agricultural Sciences, or a Diploma in Agriculture with a recognized Agriculture College;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated with strong people skills
  • Be able to ride a motorbike.

To apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] copying [email protected] and [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Deadline: 6 May 2022