Crop Extension Expert (Cassava, Shea, and Spice) Needed at KOICA Nigeria

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KOICA Nigeria is looking to recruit suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Crop Extension Expert (Cassava, Shea, and Spice)

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Temporary

Academic Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in Crop or Agric. Extension, Crop Production and 5 years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Crop or Agric. Extension, Crop Production and 7 years’ Experience
  • Proven experience with an INGO or NGO on Agric. and Crop program.
  • Experience working with women groups

Experience:

  • Organize crop-related training as per the crop calendar, besides arranging, exposure visits and farm field visits
  • Provide extension & advisory services to farmers regularly as per the work plan
  • Facilitate soil testing and recommend the correct use of fertilizer and pesticide doses
  • Train farmers for keeping records of their crop and assist them in filling Farmer’s Diary and Farmer Activity Report
  • Sensitize the farmers about the benefits available to them under various Government Schemes
  • Motivate the project farmers for collective marketing
  • Experience of assisting capacity building of Women’s groups/ Farmer cooperative

Competencies:

  • Ability to undertake technical policy-focused research related to value chains and business operations
  • Demonstrable basic research skills, the capability to interpret public policies and understand the role of stakeholders (private and public) relevant to Agriculture Ability to work under pressure and to deliver on time without compromising quality standards
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders in both the private and public sectors
  • Willing to travel within Nigeria
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency should be in English

Salary

  • $1,200 monthly.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover letter to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

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