AGRICULTURE OFFICER


Jesus Cares Ministries is a Faith Based NGO with a call to do development work and bring transformation in poor and vulnerable communities working through the Government Line Ministries, the local churches and the communities. In Partnership with KinderNot HILFE (KNH ) of Germany. JCM will be implementing a project entitled “Integrated Nutrition Security Intervention in Zambia” (SEWOH) Jesus Cares Ministries is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified and innovative individual to take up the following position: –
AGRICULTURE OFFICER (2)
Position Summary:
The Agriculture Officer will coordinate and provide guidance on agriculture, and small livestock production and management to improve food security and income of target households. S/he will collaborate with district level officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to build the capacity of target household in crop and small livestock production and management; agribusiness and value addition, and facilitate linkages to FISP and other locally available opportunities to improve the production of nutritious food.
Key Responsibilities:
The key responsibilities of the Agriculture Officer will include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate agriculture and livestock programs designed to improve food security and strengthen the livelihoods of vulnerable women and their households.
  • Coordinate/facilitate capacity building programs on agriculture and livestock for target beneficiaries in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
  • Facilitate agriculture demo plot in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture for practical learning purposes to the target beneficiaries
  • Coordinate closely with project M&E, relevant government ministries and stakeholders on data collection to track progress and measure impact.
  • Facilitate linkages to government FISP and other agricultural and livestock opportunities/markets for the target households
  • Ensure timely, accurate, and meaningful reporting on agriculture and livestock programs that allows project staff and relevant stakeholders to learn from results and use them to improve operations.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in agriculture, livestock or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience responsible for developing and implementing agriculture and livestock programs to promote food security, nutrition status of children and strengthen livelihood of venerable communities
  • Experience in working for development NGOs will be an added advantage
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach vulnerable households in food security and livelihood technical skills
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
Qualified candidates should send an application letter, CV and qualifications via email or to the address below: Human Resource Officer Jesus Cares Ministries Plot No 37, Chamba Valley Private Bag E118 Lusaka. jesuscares18@hotmail.com.
Deadline for Submission is 13/10/2016.
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