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Field Technician

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Field Technician
  • Full Time
  • Chimoio

Website TechnoServe

TechnoServe is recruiting a Field Technician, to be based in Chimoio, Manica, Mozambique.

Description
  • TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities
  • Program Description: The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Maputo through its Strengthening Food Systems and FNS in Beira Corridor program has given funding to Technoserve Mozambique for a regional food and nutrition security program (Manguana) for the period of 2023-2027. Agriculture is a critical pillar of the Mozambican economy, employing over 80% of the rural population and contributing to 25% of the national GDP. Small and medium farms account for 95% of agricultural production. Nonetheless, productivity is low for the majority of food crops. The project will complement other investments and coordinate with other programs in this sector to address productivity barriers in the Beira Corridor to improve FNS by increasing productivity, incomes, and jobs
  • Specifically, the anticipated program seeks:
  • Increased sustainable productivity and income for small-scale food producers
  • Increased mobilization of capital for a competitive local agricultural industry
  • Increased capacity of key stakeholder institutions
  • Improved policy and legal/regulatory enabling environment
  • Inclusive and sustainable net job creation
  • Improved climate resilience
  • Job Summary: The Field Technician Provide day-to-day implementation of the project work plan, including training to farmers, extension agents, Small commercial Farmers, Village-Based Agents, and MSMEs
Duties
  • Provide day-to-day implementation of the project work plan
  • Provide training to farmers, extension agents, small commercial farmers, Village-Based Agents, and MSMEs Train project producers in the farming system crops (maize, soy beans, common beans, horticulture, fruit trees, rice, etc…)
  • Sensitize and support farmers in the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices
  • Provide inputs in the selection of project grantees in the Districts where s/he works
  • Coordinate with other team members planning to deliver trainings or other activities in the Districts where s/he operates
  • Support farmers in integrating the diverse crops in the farming systems that increases yields, nutritious food availability and incomes at household level
  • Contribute to development by creating innovative business ideas in the farming system
  • Providing Producers with all the necessary information for the development of farming system
  • Report weekly to the supervisor or whenever necessary on all stages of activities
  • Record all field activities on the internal data management platform
  • Acting as a link between the Producers and the Manguana Project
  • Report all opportunities and challenges encountered in the field to her/his supervisor
  • Contribute to program’s adaptive management based on critical field information updates
  • Perform other duties assigned by the organization
Requisites
  • At least a degree in Agriculture or relevant academic background or at least 2 years of field and technical experience (in a similar position, with diverse crops)
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet demanding deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing gender equality
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in building strong relationships with partners
  • Ability to generate innovative solutions
  • Fluent in in local languages (Shona, Chute, Sena or Ndau) will be an advantage
  • Experience in the socio-economic context of the Sofala and Manica Province will be an advantage
  • Availability to live in one of the Districts where the Program will be working
  • Curious, creative, innovative, energetic, flexible, proactive, excellent team player and individual contributor, self-motivated and motivator of others
  • Knowledge of essential donor compliance requirements (EKN) is an advantage
  • Possess a valid motorcycle driver’s license
Notes
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply
  • With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes
  • We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks
  • If you have a disability that affects your ability to use our online system to apply for a position at TechnoServe please contact the Human Resources at recruitment@tns.org or call +1 202 785 4515

To apply for this job please visit www.emprego.co.mz.