AGRONOMISTS/COORDINATORS

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State:   Oyo
City:   Iseyin
Industry:   Agriculture
Job Type:   Permanent
Work Experience:   7 To 10 Years

JOB VACANCY FOR AGRONOMISTS/COORDINATORS
A leading Agricultural Value Chain Support Service provider is in need of Agronomists who will be engaged as Technical Directors for the establishment and management of Cassava out-growers’ schemes based in Ondo State and Oyo state, Nigeria, under the MARKETS II program.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• S/he will oversee the Cassava value chain and coordinate activities around it.
• S/he will be the principal resource person for the Training of Trainers (TOTs) and field days, and ensure that the Lead Farmers go on to train the rest of the out-growers based on the MARKETS II Package of Proposals (POP) for cassava.
• S/he will also supervise the two ADP Extension Agents, be the first line of contact with them, and backstop them in all activities regarding the program.
• S/he should also have participated in a cassava out-growers’ scheme in Nigeria for at least 5 years

QUALIFICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
• The Agronomist will have a M. Sc. Degree in Agronomy from a recognized University
• Have at least ten (10) years of practical/field experience in cassava production in Nigeria, especially, cultivation, harvesting techniques, harvesting logistics and post-harvest handling of cassava roots.
• Knowledge of extension services, farmers' mobilization and training will be an advantage.
• Knowledge of new and improved technologies of cassava cultivation
• Be conversant with low to medium level mechanization capable of increasing production efficiency and reducing drudgery.
• Good Communication skills to transfer to Farmers the adoption of new and improved technologies of Cassava production and work with other stakeholders.
• Must have led a team of not less than 5 in field work
• Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of Yoruba is an advantage.

REPORTING
• S/he will report directly to the Program Director of our Client.

LOCATION
• S/he will be based in Akure (Ondo State) and Iseyin (Oyo State)

REMUNERATION
• Competitive and Performance driven.

Applicants should send their CV by email to doisandpartners@gmail.com not later than 2 weeks from the date of publication or 20th June, 2013.

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