AGRIC EXTENSIONIST ADVISOR (SHORT TERM)
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)
Abuja, Nigeria
6d ago

JOB VACANCIES / OPPORTUNITIES IN AN ALLIANCE FOR GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA PROJECT FUNDED BY USAID, BILL & MELINDA GATES & ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION IN NIGERIA.

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) in partnership with European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD) an International NGO based in Brussels and a leading agribusiness company based in Lagos, is soliciting for qualified applicants for a proposal to Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA), an agricultural intervention jointly funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundation.

WEWE and its partners are proposing to implement the project to develop a market-led maize and soy bean value chain targeting 100,000 farmers in Niger and Kaduna States.

The job vacancies and opportunities are listed below :

AGRIC EXTENSIONIST ADVISOR (SHORT TERM)

Job Role

  • Proven expertise, specialty and technical skills in maize and soybean value chain
  • Provide best practice agronomy training to farmers.
  • Contribute to the promotion of extension reforms and capacity development for extension / advisory services with special attention to demand-
  • led, pluralistic, decentralized, market-orientated, and participatory approaches that meet the diverse needs of smallholders and rural people, especially women and marginal groups.

  • Formulate and implement training that strengthen agricultural / rural extension and provide technical assistance in capacity development of agriculture innovation systems.
  • Prepare advocacy materials and documents to support the strengthening of agriculture innovation systems and support services.
  • Provide technical advice on design elements to strengthen and reform extension systems.
  • Provide support in the organization and delivery of technical workshops, training sessions on conceptual and practical aspects of extension and rural knowledge institution improvements.
  • Contribute to the preparation of studies, position papers and conceptual frameworks that strengthen extension systems and agriculture innovation systems.
  • Maintain networks of collaboration with technical specialists to gather information and promote awareness of technical issues to improve extension systems and advisory services.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Job Experience

  • Minimum 10 years working in economic growth and / or agricultural development international, 6 years of which must have taken place in Nigeria.
  • Broad knowledge of and expertise in the following fields and topics : agronomy, agricultural extension, economics, value chain development, market facilitation, and trade.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development program administration and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and program management.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams and exercising independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated experience producing high profile deliverables under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills working on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively in cross-cultural settings.
  • Proficiency in Hausa Language is an asset.
  • Required Qualification

    Master’s Degree or higher degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness or related field.

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