Agric Service Specialist

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Job Description

The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa. The University’s mission is to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders in order to equip them with the skills needed to solve development issues on the continent, and give them the knowledge needed to create solutions that will benefit their community, their country and, ultimately, the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agric Service Specialist

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.

 

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    3

    Qualifications
    FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
    Other Requirements

    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.

    Application Closing Date
    18th November, 2019

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to apply online and submit their Resumes, Cover Letters and references on a single file to: recruitment@aun.edu.ng in a word document or PDF format

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    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    About The American University of Nigeria (AUN)
    The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa.The goal of AUN is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region. To that end, all students, regardless of academic specialization, will receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development...
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    Job Summary
    Published
    November 6, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Experience
    Minimum of 3years
    Location
    Adamawa
    Deadline
    November 18, 2019
    Specialization
    Agriculture / Agro Allied
    Industries
    Education Services/ Research
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