Jul 13, 2018

Irrigation Agronomist / Project Officer

  • Vita/RTI -Ethiopia
  • SNNPR, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Location: Bench Maji Zone, Maji Woreda, Tum Town, SNP, Ethiopia 

Vita is an Irish based non-profit organization engaged in agriculture and livelihood development programs since 2005 in selected rural Woredas of SNNPR and Amhara region with the aim to transfer agricultural skill and knowledge to small holder farmer’s and pastoralists to ensure food security and livelihood improvement.
Vita with financial support of EU-delegation to Ethiopia will implement OMO DELTA project in Hammer, Dassenech, Nyangatom woreas  and Benchi Maji zone selected woreda of SNNPR.
To implement this project Vita is looking competent and qualified candidates to apply for the following positions.
Vita is an Irish based non-profit organization engaged in agriculture and livelihood development programs since 2005 in selected rural Woredas of SNNPR and Amhara region with the aim to transfer agricultural skill and knowledge to small holder farmer’s and pastoralists to ensure food security and livelihood improvement.
Vita with financial support of EU-delegation to Ethiopia will implement OMO DELTA project in Hammer, Dassenech, Nyangatom woreas  and Benchi Maji zone selected woreda of SNNPR.
To implement this project Vita is looking competent and qualified candidates to apply for the following positions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible to plan, coordinate and manage Omo Delta project specific to Vita activities and oversee the human and financial management of the project
  • Prepare realistic operational plan (SMART) including M&E and financial aspects;
  • Facilitate & ensure regular communication and maintain relationships with stakeholders, consortium partners and other development actors
  • Ensure completion of all grant deliverables and objectives on time and within the allocated budget;
  • Ensure the multiple interventions on thematic approach to bring intensified and visible changes in the community for long term resilience capacity.
  • Facilitate skill development of target beneficiaries with special attention for youth and women on income generation/business activities
  • Ensure the effective implementation of irrigation related activities of the project in the cluster
  • Support and provide guidance to Community Development facilitators to ensure and address the goal and objective of the program
  • Adhere the working modality of the organization and consortium members in the cluster
  • Facilitate and promote Agro pastoralist to engage in vegetables, fruits, and other high value crop productions
  • Conduct awareness and skills development training on agricultural facilities and promote techniques for high value crops and management
  • Develop training materials for agricultural transformation and learning
  • Monitor the economics of scale on the intervention with the integration of facilities
 

Job Requirements:

Required Education:
  • BSc or MSC Degree in Plant Science, Agronomy/irrigation from recognized universities/colleges or similar level of study
Required Experience and Skill:
  •  BSc 5 and  MSC 3 years of relevant NGO experience in crop production, irrigation, dry land agriculture and experience in project management skills
  • Strong working knowledge of dry land agronomy/ irrigation efficiency and management
  •  Reporting writing techniques is skills essential
  • Proficiency in written and spoken in English and Amharic languages is mandatory and speaking local language s plus
  • Working with team spirit is highly required

How To Apply:

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV with covering letter in English to Vita/RTI Addis Ababa P.O Box 10744 and /or by email through vita2014jobs@gmail.com .
Woman applicants are encouraged to apply

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