Agricultural Livelihood & Extension Technical Officer at Nuru Nigeria April, 2022

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Nuru equips native leaders with instruments and information to steer their communities out of utmost poverty by integrating impression packages that tackle essentially the most prevalent and elementary challenges of utmost poverty round 4 areas of want: Hunger Inability to Cope with Financial Shocks Preventable Disease and Death Lack of Access to Quality Education for Chil…

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Location: Michika, Adamawa State -NN Field Office
Employment Type: Full time
Career Level: Mid-Level
Terms and circumstances: The appointment can be for a 12 months interval, renewable
based mostly on funding and efficiency.
Number of Job Opening: 1
Start Date: As quickly as doable

Position Description

The Agricultural Livelihoods & Extension Officer will report back to the Impact Manager and supply technical assist to the sector staff in key programmatic areas such because the enter
on mortgage intervention and agricultural technical parts. S/he’ll work with the staff to design, put together and implement the agricultural intervention and can work
in the direction of their reaching strategic objectives and milestones whereas offering assist to the Impact Manager in making impactful organizational choices.

She/he’ll present technical experience in resilient agriculture with particular give attention to improved agricultural extension, agribusiness & worth chain improvement, smallholder
farmer monetary inclusion and farmer cooperative administration. She/he should have an intensive expertise in smallholder agricultural intervention, farmer coaching and
extension providers.

The Agricultural Livelihoods & Extension Officer function can be neighborhood based mostly with 60% time on the sector within the assigned Nuru intervention areas to implement all impression
discipline and agricultural associated actions in tandem with the Nuru impression staff whereas working carefully with different parts to ship Nuru’s imaginative and prescient within the rural
communities. she/he shall guarantee integration and promotion of the Nuru’s do-no-harm ideas, battle sensitivity, trauma consciousness, social cohesion and inclusivity.
Key Responsibilities
Technical Support

  • Provide technical assist to the impression supervisor and different strategic management staff to design and ship a participatory and community-led intervention
  • by co-creation with neighborhood members.
  • Provide technical assist to the management staff by working carefully with the management and coaching officer within the improvement of coaching curriculums and
  • different technical extension supplies to be use for coaching and constructing farmers capability.
  • Support the impression supervisor to coordinate and implement all Nuru impression & agricultural associated program actions within the intervention communities with a
  • give attention to reaching Nuru’s imaginative and prescient and strategic aims.
  • Apply analytical and critical-thinking abilities to a variety of improvement points so as to design holistic, built-in, and impactful actions for the goal
  • neighborhood.

Implementing Core Agricultural Activities

  • Provide related technical steering and assist the impression staff to successfully implement all impression agricultural associated actions in a sustainable means with
  • particular give attention to the Nuru worth chain crops Soybean and Groundnut).
  • Support the Nuru Impact staff to ship agricultural inputs on credit score to farmers, present technical steering on aggregation of produce, market linkage actions
  • and facilitate well timed mortgage compensation.
  • Facilitate and supply steering to farmers on applicable cropping patterns, farming strategies by institution of demo plot to advertise adoption of
  • good agricultural practices and financial savings & mortgage actions to advertise social cohesion improve revenue.
  • Carryout periodic farm monitoring and evaluation of farmers registered underneath the Nuru intervention to make sure farmers undertake Nuru processes, meet up with
  • organizational standards and to entry the efficiency of crops on the established farms.

Agricultural Training and Curriculum Development

  • Directly accountable for offering the technical content material on all agricultural extension coaching supplies, coaching curriculums and monetary inclusion coaching supplies.
  • Work carefully with the management staff to supply technical assist in coaching and creating the capability of smallholder farmer teams on Good Agricultural
  • Practices (GAP), Small ruminant manufacturing, farmer group group, Agribusiness enterprise and Income Generation Activity (IGA) administration for
  • constructing a resilient, affluent and sustainable farmer group.
  • Deliver one-on-one extension providers to farmers and supply different on-farm extension advisory assist providers to the farmers.

Community Engagement

  • Directly accountable for managing assigned Nuru intervention communities and integrating Nuru group inside the assigned communities making certain organizational acceptance by the communities.
  • Facilitate the institution of farmer associations and supply assist of their transitioning into well-structured farmers organizations.
  • Support Nuru scaling and growth plans into new communities and ship full agribusiness intervention to farmer group making certain take over by established cooperatives for sustainability.
  • Establish and keep profitable relationships with Markets actors, implementing companions, neighborhood leaders, and different key stakeholders inside implementation discipline websites.

Other Responsibilities

  • Prepare top quality month-to-month Activity Progress Reports and guarantee they’re submitted on time, doc and share classes realized, success tales in addition to
  • normal state of affairs and neighborhood updates and feedbacks.
  • Ensure agriculture and livelihood interventions are successfully built-in with different impression program focus areas and collaborate with the remainder of the Nuru staff and specialists
  • Support the Nuru Nigeria Monitoring & Evaluation staff (to ship surveys, assessments and different monitoring actions) to make sure that interventions are on-
  • monitor for progress and elevated impression.
  • Exemplify the servant management philosophy of Nuru Nigeria and work with different staff members to construct an organizational tradition of service and a farmer-first precept.
  • Foster organizational improvement by strict adherence to Nuru’s values and ideas making certain accountability and excessive efficiency always.
  • Manage and monitor all cell cash platforms within the communities and assist in institution of service level for improve entry to monetary providers.
  • Perform another duties as required by and instructed by the Impact Manager

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s diploma in agricultural extension, agronomy, crop manufacturing/safety or related discipline. Master’s diploma can be an added benefit.
  • Excellent farmer extension and advisory experience with sturdy farmer coaching facilitation abilities,
  • Experience with curriculum design, notably for agricultural finest practises.
  • Must have a minimum of 4-5 years of working expertise in agriculture, worth chain improvement or meals safety packages, ideally together with expertise within the soybean, groundnut and small ruminant worth chains.
  • Extensive expertise implementing agricultural interventions in distant and conflict-affected areas of North Eastern Nigeria.
  • Expertise in nutrition-sensitive agriculture can be a plus.
  • Experience in making use of gender mainstreaming to program planning and implementation.
  • Experience with the implementation of local weather good agriculture (CSA), a gribusiness and market system strengthening interventions amongst smallholder farmer cooperatives in rural communities.
  • Previous expertise constructing partnerships throughout the non-public and public sectors, community-based stakeholders and different related agricultural businesses/establishments in Nigeria.
  • Previous expertise working and managing worldwide donor grants, corresponding to USAID and GIZ, can be an added benefit.
  • Female candidates are strongly inspired to use.

Nuru Nigeria Offers:

  • Salary is aggressive relying on {qualifications}, abilities and expertise.
  • Positive environment of dynamism and motivated staff setting.
  • Atmosphere of a forefront skilled and versatile NGO with a singular new improvement method.
  • Annual, Maternity and Paternity go away advantages.
  • Transport prices and communication allowance.
  • 13 th Month Salary
  • Training and capability constructing program and intensive mentorship by expat staff.
  • Life Insurance masking accident, incapacity and associated advantages
  • Health Insurance masking worker and household.
  • Pension advantages.
  • Atmosphere of range dedicated to offering equal employment alternative, forbidding discrimination based mostly on race, coloration, faith, gender, nationwide or ethnic
  • origin, age and in another way in a position, with respect to insurance policies and visions.
  • Other Labor finest practices apply.

Non-discriminatory employment clause: 
Applicants won’t be discriminated in opposition to on the premise of ethnicity, color, gender,
faith, socio-economic standing, age, incapacity or well being standing. The administration of Nuru Nigeria reserves the suitable to confirm the entire applicant's info and conduct
background checks on shortlisted candidates together with reaching out to his/her earlier employer. Only Shortlisted candidates can be contacted.

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