Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), is the world's leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Agronomist: National Professional Volunteer
As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities
By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty
We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come
Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
This national Professional volunteer role will be focused on Researching, developing, and promoting farming practices or products that diminish the effects of changes in soil, climate, and weather or prevent damage from pests.The position would be based in Adamawa and Kano state of Nigeria
The Agronomist will coordinate, implement, and monitor agronomic aspects of VSO Rural Livelihoods projects; a (support for innovation and demonstration of best practices)
The key task will be setting up, maintaining, monitoring, and reporting on a series of farmers field demonstrations with participating farms and businesses
The Agronomist will further provide ongoing agronomic expertise and support to VSO operations in Nigeria.
Bachelor's Degree / HND / NCE / OND
Minimum of 2 years experience.
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
Ability to be open-minded and respectful
Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
Ability to seek and share knowledge.
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce
Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding:
Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm is central to achieving our mission of ending global poverty.
At VSO we are committed to ensuring the experience of our organisation is one that is free from any form of abuse or exploitation. Everyone who comes into contact with any person associated with VSO should at all times feel respected and safeguarded.
To enforce this, our global safeguarding policy (PDF) has a range of preventative measures and systems to prevent any form of abuse, and clear procedures for disciplinary action in the event this policy is breached.
If you have concerns or wish to talk to someone in confidence about a safeguarding issue please contact the Lead Safeguarding Officer at VSO on +44 (0)208 780 7500 or email@example.com
By implication at VSO we are very thourough on issues regarding duty of care and as part of our recruitment process successfull persons will have their background investigated in as part of our safer recruitment process.