Mwenezi Development Training Centre (MDTC) is a local based PVO operating in Mwenezi, Masvingo, Chiredzi, and Beitbridge districts. MDTC implements diversified programmes to enhance the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. The organization has received funding from USAID through World Food Programme (WFP) to implement the Zambuko Livelihoods Initiative Programme in Chiredzi, Masvingo and Mwenezi Districts of Zimbabwe for a period of one (1) year. The following vacant positions are available.
Program Name: Zambuko Livelihoods Initiative Programme
POST : PROJECT OFFICERS – AGRICULTURE X3 (Chiredzi X1, Masvingo X1 and Mwenezi x1)
Contract Period:Seven (7) Months
Reporting to the District Coordinator
Major Responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
✓ Field support, monitoring and supervision of the project.
✓ Effective community mobilization and sensitization for Conservation Agriculture (CA) Scale-Up programme activities in the assigned wards.
✓ Stakeholder coordination at ward level working closely with relevant ward-based government technical line ministries and other implementing partners.
✓ identifying lead farmers and establish farmer groups,
✓ Train farmers on CA, small grains production, using appropriate agronomic practices, support the establishment of demonstration plots by lead farmers and adoption of CA by follow on farmers.
✓ Carry out demonstrations on land preparation, planting, fertilizer application, pest and disease control,
✓ Planning for all field monitoring activities monthly and submit to the District Coordinator.
✓ Monitoring and reporting of CA and small grains production activities, crop situation and markets monitoring in the assigned wards.
✓ Produce reports on help desk, suggestion box related issues and programme meetings minutes.
✓ Ensuring proper record keeping (filing) relating to CA and small grains production related activities (i.e., primary registers, attendance registers, training material, training summary reports), Non-Food Items (NFI) inventory.
✓ Organize field days.
✓ Ensuring that all the assets including the motor bike and ICT equipment assigned to him/her are kept in a sound condition while undertaking programme activities.
✓ Report incidences to the District Coordinator within 24 hours of their occurrence.
✓ Do any other duties as assigned by the District Coordinator.
Qualifications and Experience
➢ Minimum of a Diploma in Agriculture, or equivalent
➢ Possession of a relevant higher qualification is an added advantage;
➢ Experience with practical field related projects.
➢ Experience in setting up research trials and demonstrations is an added advantage.
➢ Possession of Class 3 Driver’s License and ability to ride a motor bike is a requirement.
➢ At least two (2) years proven experience in implementing Conservation Agriculture programmes.
➢ Good computer skills/knowledge in SPSS, ODK, Microsoft office package and web conferencing applications.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Applications to be sent via e-mail (AS ONE PDF ATTACHMENT) on email@example.com with attached Curriculum Vitae (with contact details of at least two Referees) and certified copies of academic and professional qualifications as well as proof of identity.
OR Hand deliver to Mwenezi Development Training Centre
Stand Number 117
All applications should be addressed to The Executive Director.
PLEASE NOTE THAT:
QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
MDTC DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (FROM APPLICATION TO INTERVIEW).
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS 24 NOVEMBER 2023