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Program Officer, Crop Productivity Enhancement (Theme 1) At Sasakawa Africa Association

Date Posted: 25/May/2014
Deadline: 05/Jun/2014

Thu Sasakawa Africa Association /Sasakawa Global 2000 (SAA/SG2000), a non-profit non-governmental organization with its office in Nigeria, promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre and post-production agricultural technologies for smallholder farmers in Nigeria in collaboration with relevant government institutions, farmers’ organizations and private sector.

The project is implemented through five interrelated Themes, one is to improve farm productivity (Theme 1), to promotion improved postharvest and agro-processing technologies (Theme 2), to promote public-private partnerships in support of pluralistic extension delivery and market access (Theme 3), to develop agricultural extension advisory services (Theme 4), and to establish a relevant, efficient and effective monitoring, evaluation, learning and sharing system (Theme 5).

Sasakawa Africa Association is expanding its program to cover additional states in the country and would like to recruit qualified candidates from Nigerian nationals for the following positions:


Program Officer, Crop Productivity Enhancement (Theme 1)

Work background
Thy Program officer works under the supervision of the Thematic coordinator, and the Country Director.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the Theme Coordinator in planning and budgeting of project activities
  • Assists the Theme Coordinator in preparing monthly work plan of operations
  • Participate in for implementation of activities
  • Assists the Theme Coordinator in supervision and monitoring of project activities
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide technical guidance and advice to farmers and field staff
  • Participates actively in organizing and conducting farmers field days
  • Conducts, establishes, maintains and manages data of theme 1 activities
  • Reports to the Theme Coordinator
  • Any other assignment by the Country Director and Coordinator.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, with specialization in crop production or Extension, Masters degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years work experience with research or extension organization
  • Applies appropriate technologies and skills in training, and for data gathering, analysis and timely reporting.
  • Has the ability to work productively in team environment and independently and willing to meet unexpected demands.
  • Should be computer literate
  • Willing to do extensive field work, driving experience is an advantage.

Conditions and Remuneration

  • Contract for one year, with possibility of extension depending on performance and availability of funds.
  • Duty station is Kano, with frequent travel within the country.
  • Salary based on the organization scale

Method of Application

  • Interested professionals are requested to submit an application, including the following nonreturnable documents:
    • Application letters stating intent of interest.
    • Curriculum Vitae with three referees.
    • Copies of credentials.
    • All applications must be made electronically using the following email or postal address: [email protected] or The Country Director, Sasakawa Global, Sasakawa Global 2000, No.8, Kura Road, Off Magajin Rumfa, P.M.B. 5190, Kano
  • Candidates will be pre-screened and only short listed ones will be invited for interview.

Female candidates are encourages are to apply.

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