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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
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    RACIDA has worked to build the capacity of Agro-pastoralist communities living in Arid and Semi-Arid lands across the Horn of Africa in preventing and mitigating the impact of hazards of communities at risk. Anchored by a Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approach, and guided by our belief that the communities we work with should be at the ce...
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    Reports to: County Coordinator

    Direct reports: None

    Contract Details: Six (6) Months. Renewable Subject to Availability of Funds & Performance.

    Job Description

    The Agricultural Extension Officer is responsible for planning and implementing of food security and livelihood program in adherence with RACIDA and donor guidelines and standards. He/she will be based in Wajir County. The Agricultural Extension Officer will be reporting to the County Coordinator in Wajir County.

    Responsibilities

    Program Implementation

    • Provide relevant training and skills development to Agro-pastoral farmers on high value crop production and on-farm water management.
    •  Lead stakeholder dialogue and consultation meetings with project communities
    •  Coordinate the production of high value crops and scaling of successful approaches
    •  Provide agriculture extension service support to focal farming households
    •  Support the development of increased market linkages for focal farming households
    • Coordinate and liaise with other stakeholders in the project implementation
    •  Advise farmers to adopt best farming practices
    •  Represent RACIDA in the cluster/donor meetings
    • Review facilitation/training manuals on key topic areas covered under the project to ensure they are addressing the Agro-pastoral needs
    • Provide assessments and analyses on improving crop production and project outcomes for the target project areas
    • Coordinate monitoring visits with established community structures in the project areas
    • Coordinate with other organizations in the same location to ensure no duplication of efforts.
    • Coordinate and lead needs assessments in project target areas.

    Qualifications

    • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in either Agriculture or Food Technology or Agriculture & Home Economics or Agricultural Education & Horticulture or Agronomist or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Have at least more three (3) years’ experience in the relevant field; 
    • Experience on similar projects in Wajir or ASAL areas of Kenya.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office packages including Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Good spoken Somali and spoken and written English preferably.
    • A strong understanding of the socio-cultural and political context in Wajir
    • Able to operate effectively and to gain trust in politically sensitive environments.
    • Welcomes and values diversity, and contributes to an inclusive working environment
    • where differences are acknowledged and respected.
    • Commitment to and understanding of RACIDA ’s vision, mission, and values. Preference will be given to applicants that satisfy this criterion.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@racida.org. with 3 referees

    Deadline: Monday 2nd, November 2020

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