Extension Officer / Agronomist At Rossland Group

Job Details

Job Title:  Extension Officer / Agronomist At Rossland Group
Organisation: Rossland Group
Location: Abuja
Min Work Experience: 2-4 year(s)
Qualification: M.Sc
Industry: Agriculture/ Agro Allied
Course: Agronomy, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Extension and any other related field

Rossland Group since the year 2000 provides market research and management consulting services to clients in the private and public sectors within and outside Nigeria. In 2013, it expanded the scope of its services to include Professional Background Screening and Business Brokerage. In 2015 and 2016, it added franchise consulting and recruitment services respectively.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Extension Officer / Agronomist

Location: Gwarinpa, Abuja (FCT)
Job Type: Full Time
Reports to: The Cashew Value chain Expert

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of agricultural extension programme for cashew farmers as stipulated in the Terms of Reference;
  • Support identification of training needs, prepare training materials, and deliver training for trainers (ToT), for cashew farmers, demonstration plot, conduct assessment and other services to cashew farmers, and associations/cooperatives;
  • Provide support with engaging actively with stakeholders in the cashew value chain program, including donor-funded partners, cashew associations, farmers, cashew processing companies, professional associations, NGOs, government agencies, universities, research organizations, other value chain actors, and strategic partners to achieve stipulated goals and objectives according to work-plan agreed in the Terms of Reference;
  • Provide status reports and technical reports as required by management on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual basis;

Job Requirements / Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Extension and any other related field
  • 2-4 years working experience as a Field Agronomist or Extension worker
  • Must demonstrate a good knowledge of the cashew value chain and have a robust hands-on experience working with cashew farmers
  • Experience in managing donor-funded agricultural extension programs
  • Excellent communication skill in speaking to local farmers (in their dialect) on farming best practices
  • Experience working with cashew farmers in at least 2 to 4 years experience in the following areas:
    • Varietal Selection
    • Seedling development
    • Cashew farm renovation and refurbishment
    • Improved pre and post-harvest practices
    • Drying techniques
    • Community development
    • Farmer-field schools
    • Working with government extension agents
    • Field data generation
    • Inter-croping with cashew
    • New technologies in cashew farming
    • New field development
    • Aggregation
    • Financial literacy for cashew farmers
    • Farming as a business
    • Youth and women involvement, etc.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: jobs.rossland@gmail.com using the Job Title, Location and Experience as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline: 31 October, 2020


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