Field Assistant Job in Kwale County -August 2015

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Job Description

Job Title: Field Assistant

Location: Kwale County

Reports To: Agricultural Extension Officer

Purpose of the Job: The job holder will be responsible for: preparing physical plan; facilitating training; controlling work and cost; liaising with outgrowers and community leaders; implementing working guidelines and manuals; and preparation of periodic reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes farmers working groups to enhance proper communication and sharing of limited resources.
  • Coordinates the distribution of agricultural inputs.
  • Facilitates the availability and reimbursement of loans/credits to farmers.
  • Manages and facilitates the recording of all material and labor resources diverted to outgrowers.
  • Coordinates and facilitates logistical and technical support for land development, seedbed preparation, cane cultivation, harvesting, loading and transporting.
  • Offers technical support and advisory services to farmers in conducting field adaptation/demonstrations /observation trials, technology transfer, problem assessment and surveys (soil, plant, cane sampling), etc.
  • Facilitates trainings, field days, visits, etc. for outgrowers
  • Coordinate the planting and harvesting operations as per set schedules.
  • Advises farmers on proper utilization of inputs and cane money to improve their livelihood.
  • Facilitates and implements the recommended on-farm research.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the maintenance of road networks.
  • Records performance monitoring and evaluation data;
  • As deemed necessary, carries out other tasks assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma/certificate in agriculture or related fields
  • 0-2years relevant experience

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet stipulated deadlines.
  • Display professional demeanor with qualities such as strong work ethics, trustworthiness, and self confidence.
  • Strong influencing skills and consultative skills to bring efficiency and pro – activeness.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent organizational, time and stress management skills

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge & you meet the above minimum qualifications and experience send your Application letter along with your Current CV as One Word Document, and a daytime telephone contact to; The Human Resource Manager P.O Box 46279-00100 Nairobi.

OR email [email protected]
Deadline: 22nd Aug 2015
The Subject of your mail should be ”Field Assistant”.

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