2 (Two) x Livestock and Marketing Facilitators (Gokwe and Kwekwe): Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 10 February 2019
Welthungerhilfe (www.welthungerhilfe.de) is one of the largest and respected private organisations in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. We carry out projects in 39 countries and campaigns for fairer cooperation with developing countries.Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action) PVO 21/2003 is leading a consortium of NGOs to support the Zimbabwe Ministry of Agriculture’s Departments of Research, Education and Extension in its Agriculture Knowledge and Innovations System Project funded by the EU under the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme.
We are looking for suitable candidates to fill the position below. If you are prepared to dedicate yourself to carrying out projects under sometimes difficult conditions and you match the requirements set out below, we look forward to receiving your application.
Supports ward level implementation of livestock extension/development and market linkages, gender and environment mainstreaming, pluralistic extension services and Savings Groups under the beef development project. Work closely with the field officers, specialists and key stakeholders along the beef value chain including associations, unions and LMAC Responsible for implementation of all project components at ward level.
Implement project activities; including farmer field schools, demonstration sites, Savings Groups, market linkages and gender and environment mainstreaming; Facilitate capacity building of agricultural extension staff, improving agricultural extension services for small holder farmers; Support Farmer Field Schools and Lead Farmer groups to enhance livestock productivity using good agricultural practices; Provide regular support and monitoring of demonstration sites at ward level; Monitor livestock performance in target district/wards; Produce regular and timely consolidated progress reports; Mobilize and registration of farmers into farmer groups and training of these groups with the assistance of public and private extension staff; Identify and document case studies, Most Significant Change Stories; Identifying and analysing key value chains which maximize benefits for small scale farmers; Undertake market surveys; Identify smallholder farmers with potential that require capacity building; Identify local market opportunities for smallholders and other valuable service provider’s e.g. transporters, payment solutions; Collect livestock marketing data from local markets; Provide training of trainers, farmers in market-based livestock rearing.
Required Skills and Experience
Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Marketing or any other related field; Minimum of 4 years professional experience in a similar position; Ability to develop training material and excellent facilitation skills; Ability to work independently and under pressure; Effective communication skills and ability to network and establish collaboration with different partners and agencies; Very good command of written and spoken English; Good working knowledge of MS Office; Clean class 4 driver’s licence
Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and their CVs stating the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Welthungerhilfe is an equal opportunity employer. During the entire recruitment process, Welthungerhilfe will not charge a fee nor will we require payment to be made for any application to be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
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