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Senior Agriculture Officer Chinyunyu

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BCP is recruiting for the following position: Senior Agriculture Officer. This role is responsible for increasing food production and nutrition security in LZRP and Part of LCFP partner Chiefdoms. This role needs to contribute to getting LCFP CCB Triple Gold verification ready by 2022. In addition, this role is responsible for improving the incomes of households around LZRP and LCFP Project Areas in Rufunsa, Luangwa, and Kafue Districts by sustainably growing enough crops for subsistence and excess surplus sales. The Senior Agriculture Officer has a key role in engagement by communicating to communities that these livelihood investments are a result of protecting community forests through the REDD+ project.

STUFF WE WILL TRUST YOU WITH:

  • Partnerships with GRZ, NGOs, and other partners to scale up climate-smart land preparation, planting, irrigation, and harvesting within Rufunsa, Luangwa, and Kafue Districts.
  • Technical support to partners and communities to maximize yields and household food security in Rufunsa Luangwa and Kafue Districts.
  • Improvements in food and nutrition security and household incomes for 2000 households in Rufunsa.
  • Catalyzing Rufunsa, Luangwa, and Kafue Districts farmer sales, and marketing of surplus crops.
  • Innovative Climate Smart Agriculture demonstration plots to eliminate the need for communities to make use of fertilizers or tractors.
  • Introducing diversification of drought and flood-resistant crops (e.g. Millet, Sorghum, and Cassava).
  • Plan and direct development and production of hybrid plant varieties with high yield or disease and insect resistant characteristics that are area specific and do well in Rufunsa, Luangwa, and Kafue Districts.
  • To effectively communicate internally & externally following the BOB ‘breakthroughs & blockages’ principle.
  • Actively contributing to communications efforts i.e. slack, blogs, images, and Facebook updates.

PROBLEM SOLVERS WANTED:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree from an agricultural college,
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience required in an agricultural sector,
  • Computer skills and full command of Microsoft applications required,
  • Demonstrates integrity, fairness and cultural sensitivity, and adaptability,
  • Strong commitment to achieving goals laid out by the company,
  • Establish strong leadership skills in the form of resourcefulness, initiative, and maturity of judgment,
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment,
  • Candidate must be innovative and develop techniques for conservation farming,
  • Ability to work and cope in a stressful environment with tight deadlines,
  • Ability to motivate a team to achieve a common goal.

WE EVEN DO BENEFITS DIFFERENTLY:

As an equal opportunity employer, a competitive salary will be offered, plus training, plus the potential for performance bonuses, plus travel opportunities for work, plus health benefits, plus a great work culture, plus career growth, plus working with a diverse and committed team.

Candidates interested in joining an innovative and high-performance team, and working towards doing amazing things in conservation technology and livelihoods, please send a CV, a cover letter, and anything else that makes your application stand out by email to jobs@biocarbonpartners.com clearly indicating the position you are applying for, re : Senior Agriculture Officer – Chinyunyu based, in the subject line.  Please also send 3 reference contacts, and anything else that will help your application stand out.

Females are encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted from 16th September, 2022 until the position is filled.

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