Agriculture and Farmer Cooperative Interns at Nuru International


Locations: Hong and Gombi LGA, Adamawa Employment Type: Temporary Number: 2 Unit: Impact Programs Career Level: Entry Level Reports to: Agriculture and Livelihood Technical Officer Program Summary Nuru Nigeria is working to eradicate extreme poverty in fragile rural areas and to build communities resilient to violent extremism in Northeast Nigeria.Nuru Nigeria has started to build this vision in northern Adamawa to bring people out of poverty, position them to recover from the brutal and disruptive impacts of violent extremism, and make accessible the tools to build resilient, economically vibrant communities. The Building Sustainable Livelihoods (BSL) program funded by the USAID seeks to unlock the economic potential and improve livelihoods of northern Adamawa communities, building resilience capacities to cope with conflict, environmental, economic, and social shocks and stressors. Position Description The Agriculture Intern will provide technical support to the BSL field team in the implementation of activities in all thematic areas. He/ She will support the Agriculture and Livelihood Technical Officer and other program team in coordinating farmers groups for delivery of program activities and performing other administrative support to the field team. Key Responsibilities The Agriculture Intern will work closely with the community field agents to integrate the BSL project into the community, support in effective mobilization of farmers group for all BSL project activities. He/ She will provide technical support in the documentation of program activities, field reports and capturing of success stories. Support during field training and delivery of agricultural extension activities, prepare and distribute all farmer training items and document learning points/notes for activity evaluations. Support in the management of all agriculture and nutrition related demonstration activities, coordination of women supported programs and all Social and Communication Change activities. Actively participate in M&E activities and support in monitoring and tracking program successes, carrying out of assessments and survey as well as collation of data for proper documentation. Support the technical officer in establishment of an effective community feedback mechanism and dissemination of program information. Responsible for carrying out all administrative activities to improve program efficiency. Perform any other tasks that may be assigned/instructed by Supervisor. Education and Experience Must have a Bachelor's Degree / National Diploma / NCE in the following fields; Agriculture, Economics, Rural Development, Cooperative Studies or any other related field. 1-2 years’ experience working in agriculture-related field, experience working in development projects preferred. Knowledge of farmer organization and experience working with smallholder farmers in development is highly required. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Good understanding and fluency in Hausa, Fufulde or Kilba is highly preferred. Excellent computer application skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Word & Excel programs) and Google apps. Sound understanding of the program context area is highly required and willingness to work in remote communities. Apply Here

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