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Agriculture Extension Officer (Livestock)

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CARE International is recruiting for Full time Agriculture Extension Officer (Livestock)

Job Description

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Agriculture Extension Officer (Livestock)
Location
: Gashua, Yobe 
Position Type: Regular
Supervisor: Project Manager Livelihood

Job Summary

  • 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
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

3

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

Requirements

  • Basic University degree/ Diploma in Agriculture/Animal Science
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in the development or humanitarian sector agriculture and livelihood projects
  • Training skills
  • 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.

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.

Note

  • Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it
  • 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.
  • There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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About CARE International
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. CARE began work in Nigeria in 2017, in response to the emergency crises between Boko Haram insurgency and the military counterinsurgency that has led to more than 20,000 people killed and led to the abduction of over 4000 women and girls. Now in its ninth year, the situation in the NE remains e...
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Job Summary
Published
December 12, 2018
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 3years
Location
Yobe
Deadline
December 19, 2018
Specialization
Agriculture / Agro Allied
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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