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Association Field Officer at NASFAM Nkhotakota Innovation and Productivity Centre (IPC)

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  • Nkhotakota
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NASFAM Nkhotakota Innovation and Productivity Centre (IPC)

Position: Association Field Officer (1)

Location: Mwansambo area in Nkhotakota District

NASFAM Nkhotakota Innovation and Productivity Centre (IPC).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Association Field Officer tenable at Nkhotakota Innovation and Productivity Centre (IPC). Nkhotakota IPC is an affiliate Association of National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM).

The Association Field Officer (AFO) reports to the Association Business Manager and is responsible for building the capacity of smallholder farmers in order to improve their lives through farming.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Association Business Manager and Association Committee to identify training needs and to keep the Association training plan up-to-date.
  • Carry out all club (especially new clubs) and market center (action group) training programs as required by the Association.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Association programs.
  • Facilitate the implementation of Association commercial programs including, but not limited to, bulk transport, hessian collection, demonstration plots, crop marketing, and seed multiplication.
  • Maintain strong communication links within the Association area of operation and help set up a network communication system between the Association office, action groups, and clubs.
  • Be prepared at all times to “troubleshoot” problems with clubs and market centers in a timely manner and to facilitate the solution to problems as they arise.
  • Form working relationships with other agencies in the area of operation including NGOs, Ministry of Agriculture Field Staff, and Development Officers and coordinate activities where necessary.
  • Participate in and contribute to the Association’s annual and quarterly activity planning process.
  • In conjunction with Association leaders, the manager, and NASFAM advisors, assist in the planning and implementation of, and participate in, all Association meetings (general, annual, committee and sub-committee).
  • Prepare and submit on a timely basis all reporting documents required by the Association including but not limited to Activity Summaries, timesheets and expense documents.
  • Carry out other tasks that may be assigned by the Association Business Manager.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Diploma in Agriculture or related field
  • Three years of experience in the field of Agriculture extension and rural community development programs.
  • A good understanding of crop diversification and Livelihood security approaches to agricultural sector.
  • Competency in participatory approaches to smallholder productivity and innovation
  • Knowledge and skills in integrating agricultural science and technology to respond to customer demands
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet strict deadlines for work plans and reports.
  • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions, work well in group problem-solving situations and use reason even when dealing with emotional members.

Method Of Application

Interested applicants should drop their application letters with detailed Curriculum Vitae including contact details and three traceable referees at Nkhotakota NASFAM Office or send an email to [email protected]

The closing date for receiving applications is 12th July, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to nasfamnkkipc@yahoo.com