Associate Program Officer, Extension

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating input providers and AGRA implementing partners to develop a seasonal training calendar focusing on good pre and post-harvest management and marketing practices;
  • Coordinating the identification and establishment of demonstration plots at the farm level with input and other technology providers, including post-harvest technology demonstrations;
  • Leading development and revision of training materials and approaches in collaboration with Partners
  • Leading improvement of training efficiency through advanced training methods and/or communication technology innovations;
  • Leading development and management of budgets for the training operations in Tanzania
  • Supporting technical extension issues to other consortia as may be required.
Key Qualifications and Experience required:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Extension Education/Agriculture or related discipline;
  • A relevant Masters’ degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in agricultural development projects with an added advantage of having worked with input companies/private sector;
  • Demonstrated experience designing and establishing extension programs;
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnerships and consortia and with rural communities’
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in developing agricultural training and dissemination of training methods including ToT training methodology
  • Experience managing complex initiatives with proven ability to develop high impact partnerships; and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a team orientation and strong collaborative skills.
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail and telephone contacts).
Applications should be submitted to recruit@agra.org noting to quote the job reference number. To be considered, applications must be received by 31st May, 2017.
For more information on AGRA, applicants can visit www.agra.org
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