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Project Field Assistant - Agric Commodities and Marketing

Date Posted: 2019-11-20 06:40:28
Company Name Care International In Zimbabwe
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Company Description
CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought. After establishing a drought mitigation program, CARE began longer term developmental programs with local partners in building small dams, strengthening local microfinance institutions, and launching projects to assist small businesspersons in the rural areas.

CARE Zimbabwe’s overall goal is to empower disadvantaged and poor households to meet their basic needs. Programs promote sustainable livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people.

The organisation seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to vulnerable communities in remote locations of the targeted provinces. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the positions posted below, which will be filled upon confirmation of funding availability for the project .

Job Description
The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical support training of Farmer groups on Good Agriculture commodity marketing practice.  

Key duties and Responsibilities
•    Conducts community mobilization and sensitization for the formation of producer groups.
•    Identifies and capacitates existing Horticulture and crop value chain producer groups in Good Agriculture Practice (GAP)
•    Facilitates and train Agriculture commodity groups in Agribusiness management
•    Work with commercial Agribusiness sector to promote high value crops and development of ward based agro dealers.
•    Train extension staff on Private sector engagement and value chain selection (Gross Margin and cropping calendar)
•    Maintain coordination and linkage with various stakeholders at community  and district level
•    Facilitating trainings on Agribusiness marketing focusing on high value crops.
•    Assists in identification of opportunities to link farmers with lucrative markets( Input and output suppliers)
•    Monitors and documents performance of farmer groups on crop quality management and adherence to market expectations.
•    Submit field visit reports, monthly, quarterly project review reports, and technical progress reports to Supervisor.
•    Participates in the Market innovative platforms and agronomic market fairs.
•    Coordinate with other project consortium partners on Agric commodity marketing issues.

Work/Educational Requirements

•    Diploma/ Degree in Agribusiness management, Agronomy, Horticulture  and crop science  or related field with three years of experience in similar capacity
•    4-5 years of proven experience, skills and knowledge and preferred experience, Agronomy, Agribusiness marketing and Horticulture in development work or related

Additional Information
•    Valid class 3 motorbike riding license is an added advantage
•    Excellent communication and report writing skills. 
•    Good interpersonal skills. 

To Apply

Interested and qualified persons should apply on the link below:

Job Deadline : Expired

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