Agriculturist will ably provide technical assistance and expertise in raising coconut productivity and introduce suitable intercropping systems and other appropriate technologies in the project areas.
Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Assist farmers develop and adopt appropriate farming technologies to improve productivity and enhance sustainability of coconut
farms; (2) Assist the partner coco farmers associations and cooperatives in setting up demonstration coco farms with intercrops; (3) Assist the
partner coco farmers associations and cooperatives in the setting up of nurseries for coconut and intercrop seedlings; (4) Provide appropriate
technologies to partner coconut farmers associations and cooperatives in the production of organic agri-inputs; (5) Leads in accessing appropriate agricultural technologies from relevant government agencies and private institutions; (6) Works collaboratively with the Agribusiness Development Specialist to identify suitable crops for value addition and processing.
(1) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in agriculture, or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus; (2) Minimum of five years’ experience in agricultural extension work preferably focusing on tree crops like coconut, cacao, coffee, fruit trees and other crops that could appropriately be intercropped with coconuts; (3) Good in both oral and written communication; (4) Has good appreciation of Mindanao social realities and considerable experiences relating with different peoples in Mindanao; (5) Able to manage/work in a complex environment; (6) Has project management skills, i.e. planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
The Project Agriculturist shall work fulltime covering the whole Project areas and be based at the Project Management Office at Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.
Interested applicants may e-mail their detailed CV with 3 references, cover letter along with a recent photograph to the HR
Manager at [email protected] before March 31, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.