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Agronomist Lira

Posted by International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Private Northern
  • Company: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Bachelor
  • Category: Agriculture - Environment - Ecology
  • Contract: Undefined
  • Salary: Undefined
Responsibilities• Participate in the development of simple, direct training materials, suited to both farmers and extension staff.• Conduct quality training-of-trainers as well as direct farmer training.• Work with partners to assure a high level of farmer adoption of commercialized farming practices• Assure demonstration plots are well-implemented, and field days are well-organized and attended• Work with partners to assure accurate data collection (yields, farmer adoption levels)• Identify production constraints or bottlenecks and develop means to address them• Link with the private sector and colleagues to enhance farmer access to quality agro-inputs• Work with regional agribusiness cluster specialistsBasic qualifications• Honors degree in Crop Science/Agronomy• Minimum 3 years experience with a recognized organization in agronomy or crop science, with extensive experience in farmer training• Specific knowledge of commercial production of sunflower, soybean & cassava• Familiarity with the establishment and management of out grower schemes• Farming-as-a-business experience• Familiarity with post-harvest handling and storage a plus• Ability to communicate effectively with value-chain actors at all levels involved in the project and to stimulate a genuinely participatory process• Ability to coordinate training programs, field days, and other events• Ability to work independently and to take initiative• Good communication and reporting skills in English• Computer skills: Microsoft Office, internet communications• Fluency in language(s) in region of operation• Demonstrated ability to work in a team; strong interpersonal skills• Willingness to travel extensively in region of assignment
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