Zimbabwe Women's Bureau

Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Officer

Agriculture, Farming Jobs

Job Description


Duty station: ​Mutoko District

Reports to: ​Programs Manager

Deadline: ​​29 February 2024

A local non profit organisation is seeking for a qualified applicant to fill in the post of Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Officer. The organization is a national membership private voluntary organization that was formed in 1978, with the main goal of promoting, facilitating and supporting the achievement of socio-economic rights of women in Zimbabwe. It is registered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare as a PVO (PVO 45/78) and has a membership of over 25 000 women countrywide. Since its inception, it has adopted a pluralistic, participatory, sustainable and holistic approach to women’s empowerment and development. Through its programmes in agriculture and food security, entrepreneurship and business development, capacity strengthening, GBV, SRH, research, information dissemination as well as advocacy and lobbying, the organization has contributed to policy changes and made a life changing positive impact to thousands of households around Zimbabwe.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall duties:​
The overall duty for this post is to facilitate for the Agro-based and Entrepreneurship initiatives of the organization in line with the organizational strategy. To plan, coordinate, facilitate, implement and monitor the Agriculture, Business and markets development components of ZWB projects in order to achieve set project goals. Activities include implementation of the start and improve your business concept Internal Savings and Lending (ISALs), facilitating market development and linkages, ICT based market information, linking ISAL groups with Formal Financial Institutions for individual or expansion of existing projects.

Specific Duties
• Plans and coordinates all ZWB agriculture and entrepreneurship activities
• Training of staff and project participants in subject matter within the portifolio
• Identifies all areas needing support
• Attends relevant local and national workshops and courses as approved
• Prepares and submits all reports relevant to agricultural and entrepreneurship activities
• Initiates the formulation of policies relevant to the department
• Identifies areas that need departmental support
• Carries out feasibility studies
• Prepares the projects documents for specific agricultural and entrepreneurship programmes
• Prepares a budget for the organisation’s agriculture and entrepreneurship department
• Ensures that activities are within the budget
• Supervises field animators

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications, Skills and Experience required
- Degree/Diploma in Agriculture
- Proven experience of Horticulture plots establishment
- Excellent training and communication skills
- Clean class 4 drivers’ licence / Motor bike riding

How to Apply

To apply
Interested candidates meeting the above specifications and willing to start in the shortest possible time should submit their applications, CVs, contactable references, certified copies of all certificates and with the position Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Officer clearly marked in the subject section of the e-mail to: recruitment@zwbonline.org.