Field Officers Jobs in Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Field Officers Jobs in Kenya 2020
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DigiFarm Field Officer


Background: Digifarm is an agricultural platform backed by Safaricom that
has a vision of transforming the lives of small-scale farmers. It offers
certified agricultural inputs on credit, customized extension services, crop
insurance and market access.
Digifarm is accessible on any type of
phone through its’ USSD based platform accessed by dialling *283# at no cost.

Kenya Livestock Producers Association
(KLPA) is an official implementer of Digifarm and is involved in an aggressive
pursuit of the DigiFarm’s dream through provision of DigiFarm’s extension
services to every willing Kenyan farmer.

So far, KLPA has championed the
DigiFarm’s agenda through recruitment and onboarding of over a million farmers
onto the Digifarm platform.
DigiFarm’s tentacles have reached
almost 20 counties including; Makueni, Kitui, Embu, Meru, Nyeri, Kajiado,
Machakos, Busia, West Pokot, Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans-Nzoia, Migori,
Homabay, Kakamega, Bungoma, and Kericho.
The entry of Digifarm to these
counties has been possible through a buyer-driven demand for various crops
including Sunflower, Soya, Sorghum, Green grams, Maize, carrots, and Irish
potatoes.
Position: Kenya Livestock Producers Association (KLPA) is currently
seeking for Agricultural field officers to assist in provision of extension
services to DigiFarm’s smallholder farmers.
The position holder will provide
agricultural extension services to contracted farmers. S/he will live and work
at the County level to raise awareness and uptake of DigiFarm’s interventions.
Tasks and Responsibilities
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Supervise recruitment, onboarding and
geotagging of farmers on to the Digifarm platform.
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Supervise and coordinate input
distribution to the contracted farmers.
·        
Provide agronomic support and advice
to farmers on crop production, pre- and post-harvest management.
·        
Manage the end to end farmer
engagement season-to-season.
·        
Support and coordinate Digifarm
programs with other Digifarm ecosystem partners.

·        
Prepare weekly, monthly or on-demand
activity reports.
·        
Perform any other related duties as
may be assigned.
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Required education: Degree or diploma in agricultural Education &
Extension, general agriculture, horticulture, soil science, or an
agricultural-related course from a recognized institution.
·        
Required relevant work experience: 1-2 years in implementation of agricultural projects
offering direct support to farmers.
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Knowledgeable and well versed with
specificities of crop production and able to conduct farmer trainings to
improve their agricultural productivity.
·        
Excellent communication skills in
both written and spoken English and Swahili.
·        
Knowledge of local languages in any
of the following counties: Migori, Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, West Pokot,
Trans-Nzoia, Nakuru, Homabay, Machakos, Makueni, and Kajiado
·        
Willingness to travel and relocate to
the rural areas as and when necessary.
·        
Community mobilization skills.
Qualified candidates are invited to
submit their applications including a cover letter and a detailed CV with at
least 2 professional referees. State salary expectations in the cover letter.
All applications must be sent through
careers@klpakenya.org and should be received by CoB 7th July 2020.
Canvasing will lead to automatic
disqualification.
Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

Kenya Livestock Producers Association
(KLPA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and
gender equality.

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