INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Agricultural Production Officer
January 11, 2017
Vacancy No. 006/17
No of Positions: 2
CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.
Objective: The purpose of Agricultural Production Officer is to lead the implementation of agricultural production-related activities to address the needs and priorities of DFAP targeted households that are food insecure. S/he provides capacity building and technical assistance related to agricultural production and diversification under the project: “Strengthen PSNP 4 Institutions and Resilience” for affected communities, partner organizations, and key stakeholders. The incumbent is also responsible to document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners. Furthermore, the position holder will assist in refining the programme design and implementation of all components of the project related to agricultural production and diversification in the target communities.
Responsibilities and Key Result Areas
Provide Technical Assistance/ Program planning and implementation
Provide quality support to communities on the following components of Agricultural Production:
§ Enhance the agricultural productive capacity and production income of targeted poor smallholder farmers to promote resilience and food security;
Capacity Building and Technical Support
§ Continuously updates partners on agricultural production issues to enhance and sustain conceptual clarity and awareness of partners and others’ best practices;
§ Works with the relevant government structures to facilitate agricultural production-related activities and monitoring in the operational areas;
Partnership and Networking
§ Ensure CARE’s input into agricultural production and diversification with government counterparts in the target woredas/kebeles/communities;
§ Represent CARE Ethiopia at all key government and inter-agency agricultural diversification-related forums as appropriate;
Learning, Documentation and Sharing
Leadership and Representation
§ Contribute to transparent and participatory management and decision making;
§ Actively participate and support programmatic coordination and synergy;
BA/BSc Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Development Studies, Food Production, or related field of study
5 years of progressive experience for BA and 3 years experience for MA that is related to agricultural production and diversification programming in rural areas. Ability in interpersonal relationship, proposal development and team work is required.
C) Competencies: CARE core values (respect, accountability, courage, and excellence), building partnerships, and managing performance for success, initiating action, interpersonal skills, contributing to team success, pro-active problem solving and organizing.
The salary for this position is negotiable and the duty station is CARE Ethiopia East and West Hararghe Field Offices. The deadline for applications is 10 days from the date of advertisement and this is a temporary position for about 8 moths with possibility of extension.