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Exciting Career Opportunity for Field officer Agri-Tech at Beyond Beans Foundation, Ikom Cross River State, Nigeria

Field officer Agri-Tech at Beyond Beans Foundation, Ikom Cross River State, Nigeria

Beyond BeansFoundation, a non-profit organization with a strong focus on development projects needs a FieldOfficer to join its vibrant Sustainability team in Nigeria. The prospective candidate will work with our field team in the implementation of the Rainforest Alliance (RA) Certification Program as well as livelihood and productivity development initiatives. Roles and responsibilities include•Implementation of RA Code of Conduct and yearly Work-Plan of project activities, supervision of project farmers and Farmer Field Schools in assigned locations

•Data collection on the field for documentation of farmers’ profiles including the collection of demographic data, signing of farmer contracts, farm inspections, risk assessment, yield estimation as well as the development of other tools and templates needed for successful external audit

•Supportthe maintenance ofInternal Management System and identification of lead farmers for step-down training to farmers on topics relevant toRA and sustainable agriculture

•The Field officer Agri-Tech  Ensure that producers understand the applicable control points (best practices in cocoa production according to UTZ standard)and ensure that farmers are improving their techniques. Recognise and report interesting stories, provide a progress report on field activities

•The Field officer Agri-Tech  Coordinate the use of agricultural inputs and take part in the risk management process

•Establishment of community nurseries for cocoa and shade trees, and train farmers on GAP in nursery establishment, transplanting and post-planting operations.Requirements

•The Field officer Agri-Tech must be a  well-motivated and proactive person.

•Strongcommunicationand training skills

•A Bachelor degree or HND in Agronomy or a related course

•At least 2-year hands-on experience in crop production, experience in cocoa sector is preferred. Knowledge of RA Certification is an added advantage

•Position will be based in Ikomand assigned to station(s)

•Experience with using digital data collection

•Ability to work productively, with minimum supervision and under pressure. Interested and qualified candidates should send an application to sustainableworld@yahoo.com

 

 Qualified candidates residing at Ikom in Cross River State will be considered first.

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