CARE International is recruiting for fulltime Agriculture Extension Officer (Livestock).
CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.
The Agriculture extension officer (Livestock) will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring of livestock production component of WFP livelihood project in Yobe state.
She/he will be responsible for managing the livestock component effectively and efficiently according to CARE and WFP systems and procedures.
Responsibilities Management of the livestock production component according to contractual requirements, operating priorities:
Develop work plan in collaboration with project team members according to the proposal
Make sure that specific project components are implemented according to contractual requirements, both in relation to project implementation and financial management
Conduct periodic assessments to ensure project implementation is happening according to the agreed upon work plans and budgets
Liaise closely with other agencies working in the same geographic regions and/or sectors to ensure coordination and avoid overlap.
Program quality of the project is ensured during each phase of the project implementation process:
Conduct regular progress review meetings with field teams and stakeholders to ensure quality is maintained and address any problems
Make sure field teams collect relevant information on outputs, outcomes and impact, in both qualitative and quantitative form, based on reporting formats
Provide technical inputs/ Trainings:
Provide technical input on animal husbandry practices to the beneficiaries
Conduct technical trainings to the beneficiaries to implement livestock interventions
Visit field locations frequently to monitor livelihood activities of the beneficiaries
Min Required Experience:
Basic University degree/ Diploma in Agriculture/Animal Science
Minimum 3 years work experience in the development or humanitarian sector agriculture and livelihood projects
Fluent in English (written and verbal) essential and fluency in at least one of the local languages, preferably Hausa/ Kanuri
Excellent community mobilization/ sensitization and communication skills.
Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet and nutrition/public health software
Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize own work plan.
Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills
Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction;
Excellent training skills
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV as a single document indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for and the location (in Caps e.g. AGRICULTURE EXTENSION OFFICER – YOBE)
Conditions By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to: Fraud, Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse.
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CARE strongly encourage women to apply
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
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Headquarters:1219 Chatelaine (Geneva) Switzerland
CARE is a major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental.&...Know More about Care International
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