Tupande Extension and Aggregation Officer (Fixed-term)

NairobiKE

Full-time

Diploma

2 months ago02/16/202403/17/2024

- Accepting Applications

About the Role

You will work directly with farmers, to provide extension services and manage sourcing of Macadamia and avocado. You'll sort macadamia at the buying center ensuring the quality standards are maintained. You'll report to Extension and aggregation supervisor

Responsibilities

  • Develop knowledge of the standard market requirements
  • Marketing, enrolling and organizing farmers in groups
  • Conduct in-person trainings to farmers about good agricultural practices
  • Make daily field visits to ensure quality standards are met and monitor all activities
  • Collect data and report on the compliance of farmers with requirements
  • Organize sourcing from smallholder farmers, from coordinating harvesters, carrying out negotiations to paying farmers and keeping records.
  • Make regular reports on the progress of trials
  • Coordinate teams for harvesting and sourcing from smallholders

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 2 years work experience in a related field, including providing extension advice to farmers
  • Knowledge of the avocado and Macadamia value chain (e.g. fruit varieties, quality, seasonality) is appreciated
  • Data collections skills
  • Passionate about serving smallholder farmers
  • Minimum Education; KSCE/Certificate/Diploma in Agriculture
  • Language: English, Kiswahili required

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Mt Kenya Region( Embu, Murang'a, Kirinyaga, Nyeri, Meru), Kenya

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off 

Contract Duration

6 Months

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya

Application Deadline

29 March 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund on grnh.se to apply

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