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Thu, 23/05/2019 - 17:00

Career with BRAC Sierra Leone

With over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 135 million people, BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental organization.

BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 9 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of tools including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalysing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organizations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global South. BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position:

 

Area Agriculture coordinator    

 

Duty Station: Kambai & Pujehun District at Chiefdom level

Duration of contract: 8 months

 

 

Major Responsibility

  • Ensure effective implementation of approved and planned support activities at the field level on time and provide technical support to frontline staffs

  • Selection of improved suitable varieties of crops for the implementation of Orange Flesh Sweet Potato (OFSP) yellow cassava, Pumkin, okra, Groundnut & millet.

  • Collect necessary information for the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual reports as per project plan.

  • Maintain field follow up timely and frequently

  • Identify technical and other problems and try to solve them immediately

 

  • Person specification
  • Good knowledge of query language
  • Extremely flexible and has the ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Strong, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize task and manage time efficiently.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Willingness and ability to work in the provinces.

 

Educational Requirements:

B.Sc in Agriculture from a recognized university

Required skills

  • Knowledge of modern agronomic practices on vegetable and leguminous crops.
  • Ensure relevance, the consistency, the quality and the efficiency of the activities implemented.
  • BSc /MSc in Agriculture, with expertise in agricultural technical support and support to farmers’ organization.
  • Computers and Motor bike riding skills

Experience (Including sector/industry):

Minimum 0 – 3 years of relevant work experience in a similar position.

Employment type: Contractual

 

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

Candidates need to send a letter of interest indicating the title of position applied for, updated CV mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary through email to:  recruitment.sierraleone@brac.net OR by hand to our head office 174 Wilkinson Road, opposite Freetown Supermarket.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 23rd May 2019

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

 

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