Job Title: Agriculture Development Officer
Location: Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia.
Reporting to: Community Development Coordinator
Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Agriculture Development Officer.
Role Summary
  • Reporting to the Community Development Coordinator, you will be responsible for developing a self-sustaining agriculture business which effectively engages in business transactions with sectors of the domestic and external economies. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Implement an agriculture support strategy focusing on research and the promotion of innovative and sustainable agriculture development initiatives including training for local farmers, especially women
  • Research farming systems, identify and promote sustainable models of agriculture production for small scale and emergent farmers
  • Facilitate the implementation of effective agriculture methodology through leadership in extension services, model commercial production and monitoring of funded agro projects
  • Harness local farmer linkages and manage Agri related business development services providers assisting with extension, training, value addition, market linkages and input supply.
  • Report on assigned Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to the Community Development Coordinator.
  • Produce monthly reports on program activities including output achievements, constraints and direction.
  • Facilitate tested public consultation and participation approaches to generate agro development initiatives in the local area for people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Identify and liaise with appropriate Agribusiness stakeholders from among local authorities, traditional leaders, schools, co-operatives, businesses and local communities to ensure a co-ordinated and multi-agency approach
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture or Rural Development.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Agriculture research, innovative agricultural methodologies and agribusiness.
  • Extensive knowledge of sustainable agriculture and community led programs
  • Good understanding of local customs and practice.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good computer skills in MS Office Suite with the ability to use integrated management systems
  • Confident communicator with senior management, legal entities and external stakeholders
  • Valid Driver’s License
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks
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