Agronomy Officer at International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Agronomy Officer
- The Agronomy Officer is responsible for the overall management implementation & monitoring of agriculture asset creation activities in the Nutrition, Livelihoods and Resilience project in Shani LGA.
- The Agronomy Officer will technically be supervised and supported by the Project Manager.
- Conduct rapid assessment to identify specific operational villages/locations
- Lead the process of beneficiary selection as per the criteria set by the project in collaboration with local administrations and community representatives
- Lead community based participatory planning exercise and development of community action plans for agriculture asset creation activities
- Lead the implementation of the agriculture assets creation component of the project as per the timeframe, budget and resources set and implement the project within the specified parameters
- Actively participate in conducting the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in collaboration with the M&E officer
- Actively engage in formation of local committees and community mobilization
- Facilitate and provide community agriculture trainings in collaboration with relevant line ministries
- Joint planning and provide capacity building activities with the program manager
- Maximize the nutritional sensitivity of the project by working closely with nutrition program team.
- Provide capacity building and backstopping to agronomy assistants/volunteers under your supervision
- Prepare and submit regular internal reports on all agriculture asset creation activities and prepare external reports as per the donor format
- Implement seed and tools distribution
- Build capacity of beneficiaries of agriculture, crop production and post-harvest related activities, and conduct scheduled regular visits to their farms
- Participate in food security & livelihoods related assessment missions with other stakeholders in the area representing International Medical Corps
- Actively represent International Medical Corps in food security and livelihoods cluster and early recovery coordination meetings
- Capture lessons learnt from monitoring and evaluations, document success stories, and replicate successful projects and scale up.
- Understand the gaps in food security and come up with project idea, write concept notes and share with technical supervisor.
- If required, lead the process of national staff recruitment in close collaboration with Nutrition Coordination and FSL manager, Human Resource and train the newly hired staff
- Work with M&E team to develop monitoring tool, sending weekly update to the program manager, follow up closely and update the team if the situation in the ground is changing quickly
- Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
Compliance & Ethics:
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps.
- As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
Qualifications and Experience
- B.Sc in Agriculture or other relevant fields with four years of field experience in food security, agriculture, and livelihoods, including experience in early recovery and development contexts.
- Experience in assessment, community consultations, program design and evaluation and technical training and support.
- Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector
- Accountability is required to develop and achieve activities.
- An up-to date understanding of food security, emergency response, early recovery, food security and livelihoods concepts.
- Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors
- Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation.
- Skills in implementing food security programs
- Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners.
- Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
- Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
- Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and utilization of the internet
- Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver IMC’s strategic objectives.
- Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: email@example.com using the position as the subject of the email.
Application Deadline 18th September, 2023