Vacancy Announcement for Agriculture Officer

Duty station: Nawalpur

Required number: 1

Major roles and responsibilities

The agriculture officer will work towards promoting adoption of organic farming practices in the project area.

  • Organize farmers into groups and group enterprises
  • Organize and facilitate field level meetings, workshop, group discussion, and training activities on organic farming practices
  • Train farmers on the preparation and use of organic fertilizer and and pest management applications
  • Support farmers groups to develop an internal control system (ICS) and other documentation required for later certification
  • Support development of toolkits on soil conditioning and organic input preparation and application, and on cultivation practices for the select commercially important cultivated MAP species
  • Facilitate enterprises for quality production and marketing
  • Coordinate with local schools, local level government and civil society organizations to enhance synergy to the project

Qualification and skills

  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture with two years of work experience in organic agriculture or ecological agriculture field
  • Good understanding on the socio-economic and environmental issues of Nepalese agriculture, specifically in the project area
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in English and Nepali
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Good computer skills including MS Words and Excel
  • Motorbike riding skill with valid driving license 

Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements may apply by sending an application including an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a cover letter, and expected gross salary by August 01, 2021 by e-mail to: ansab@ansab.org.np

Residents from the project districts or candidates with prior working experience in the district will be given priority for the positions. Candidates from the four Palikas (Kawasoti, Madhyabindu, Binayi Triveni and Hupsekot) are strongly encouraged to apply.

ANSAB is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate any applicant with regards to gender, caste, race, color, or religion.