Agricultural Extension Consultant
TechnoServe
Abuja, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, NGA
1d ago

We are looking for an Agricultural Extension Consultant for a potential opportunity in Kaduna State.

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries.

We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.

Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities.

With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Primary Purpose : The Project Consultant will work with the project team to provide technical assistance (TA) and capacity building services to smallholder grain farmers, grain transporters and aggregators to improve grain yields and avoid contamination.

The Consultant will be engaged on a need basis.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review of baseline study;
  • Review of existing training manuals;
  • ToT of lead farmers, extension agents and aggregator SMEs on good agronomic practices (GAP) to improve yield and avoid contamination.
  • This will also include post-harvest handling of grains to identify Aflatoxin, Fuminosin and Aluminium contamination and how to avoid these contaminations;
  • ToT on improved drying methods and demonstration on use of solar dryer;
  • Train aggregator SMEs on business and financial management;
  • Any other TA that may be required
  • Required Skills & Experience :

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, Business Management and other relevant fields;
  • At least 5 years’ experience providing similar TA services to grain farmers and aggregators in northern Nigeria;
  • Adequate knowledge of GAP and post-harvest handling of grains;
  • Adequate knowledge on how to use solar dryers for drying of grains;
  • Communication in Hausa language is mandatory.
  • Deadline for Application : Friday, October 23rd, 2020; 17h00 WAT

    We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications.

    No phone calls, please.

    TechnoServe encourages diversity at all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV / AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability, and all other protected classes.

    TechnoServe is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all facets of employment, including the employment application and selection process.

    If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact Human Resources Department at nigeriajobs tns.org

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