Agric Service Specialist At The American University Of Nigeria
The American University Of Nigeria
1d ago
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Job Details

Location : Mubi, Adamawa

Department : Atiku Center - Program.

Employment Status : Full Time (Project)

Duration : Twenty-Two (22) Months

Building Resilience Through Sustainable Agriculture Phase 2 Project

  • In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for prospective candidates for the project funded by European Union and German Government through GIZ (Journey to Self-Reliance - JSR).
  • The position is a local position and is open to indigenous and / or legal residents of Nigeria.

    Primary Responsibilities

  • Counsel and advice farmers on farm cultivation, fertilization and harvesting.
  • Conduct research and implement new technology and practices.
  • Periodically analyze agricultural data and prepare reports.
  • Support the PD in liaising with relevant government agencies and other stake holders.
  • Promote understanding and cooperation between government regulatory agencies and farmers.
  • Observe and inspect project demo farms, farmer’s crops and soils.
  • In consultation with the PD, make presentations to farmers on farm management best practice.
  • Respond to requests from farmers and stake holders.
  • Draft periodic reports on completion of project activities and inputs to the PD.
  • Day-to-day liaising with the PD on updates on progress and problems as they arise.
  • Represent the PD and / or the Project in the absence of the PD as required.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.
  • Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy or any other related field.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in agriculture focused projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of agriculture value chain.
  • Good level of computer literacy (primarily in Microsoft Office packages).
  • Fluent in Local languages and English.
  • Description of Benefits

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.

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