Agriculture Officer job at Food for His Children (FFHC)

Vacancy title:
Agriculture Officer

Jobs at:

Food for His Children (FFHC)

Deadline of this Job:
20 February 2023

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dodoma, Manyara , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, January 30, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Position Overview
Food for His Children (FFHC) is a Christian community development organization working to eradicate extreme poverty in rural Tanzania. We are seeking for an experienced individual in Agriculture or other related field who will be responsible to work closely with the farmers through trainings and regular visit for follow-up. This position will work closely with the Operation Officer, Human Resource Officer, Director of Partnership & Program Development, the US Chief Operations Officer, and the US Executive Director. He/she will be responsible to ensure food security and land management for FFHC families is highly achieved. This position will also be in charge of ensure all project sites has a demonstration farm as a practical learning centre for FFHC farmers and that is well managed by the selected and trained farmer motivators. In addition, the Agriculture Officer will partner with the government agriculture officer to ensure that FFHC align with the government directives in agriculture sector.

As with all of FFHC’s staff members, our hope is for the Agriculture Officer to lead through service and example. To be a source of reminder of what Jesus teaches us in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit, apart from me you can do nothing.” To encourage each team member to commit to fulfilling God’s Kingdom purpose in the work that we do and the lives that we lead.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
• Training, Meeting, Organizing, Planning &Monitoring
• Train and assist goat recipients on how to add value to their crops
• Participate in training of new goat recipients before they are given breeding goats
• Provide training to FFHC project sites based on crops/pets at each site monthly
• Train FFHC staff on lesson learned from various training such as ECHO and other partners
• Provide technical support to farmers on best agricultural practices
• Build capacity of the groups and networks to prepare their operations plans and to coach them on implementation;
• Sensitization and mobilization of members and groups
• Attend weekly staff meeting and Central Committee meetings
• Organize and direct crop demonstration plots at goat farm as a learning point to goat recipients
• Organize and facilitate farmer field school (open to both goat recipients and others in the community who are not goat recipients) to educate regarding conservation farming technologies Quarterly.
• Organize crop field day so that our goat recipients can learn and exchange new crop technologies
• Review performed activities and plan activities for the next week
• Prepare monitoring schedule and indicators to be evaluated
• Organize and participate in monitoring of the project interventions;
• Assist in preparation of yearly AGD Work plan and budget
• Act as a liaison officer between FFHC and crop research findings institutes
• Assist with activities concerning environmental improvement, like tree planting.
• Work closely with other departments as needed to facilitate the development of the FFHC farm
• Manage relationships with relevant stakeholders (local government and other stakeholders)
• Act upon any activity assigned by the office

Family Visiting
• Meet with families at least 2 times per quarter, based on the needs of the family. Some may need visits 2-3 times per week for the:
Goal Plans
• Complete a goal plan with each family based on their goals after the training
• Review progress toward goals during each meeting for accountability and encouragement, revise goals or frequency of meetings based on progress or challenges the family is having.
• If the family completes all their goals prior to 6 months, a new plan will be written. A new goal plan will be written every 6 months. Sometimes the same goal will continue more than 6 months, but a new goal plan will still be completed.
• Assess progress of the Assignment after the training
• Encourage families in progress towards goals or overcoming challenges
• Assess for underlying issues that they are not talking about, or may not be aware of
• Use appreciative inquiry to talk about what you see going well and what might need to be addressed or isn’t going well.
• Complete case notes for every visit or attempted visit with a family.

File Maintenance
• Maintain separate file for every Training in caseload including Training participants lists, Topics and Contract
• Complete case notes for every visit or attempted visit with a family.
• Ensure all records are kept according to activity done in a specific folder and that records are entered into FFHC database in a timely manner.
• Ensure participant records and files are kept up to date and program data for assigned sites is accurate.
Data entry for database
• Maintain up to date and accurate records of every training on caseload in the database
• Verify names are correct in our system and set up one standard name to use for husband and for wife. Use only one name for the database family name and use it consistently.

• Desire to live and lead like Jesus, or Alignment with Food for His Children’s core values and beliefs
• Diploma or Degree in Agricultural science or any other related field
• Experience working in agriculture field with preference given to those with at least 2 years in the same position or related field.
• Deep understanding of public relations and community interaction, Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), time management and experience working with different cultures
• Proficient with computers and MS Office, and experience with software platforms like MS Office and Google docs
• High attention to detail and a critical thinker with excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and execute tasks and to manage multiple, high priority tasks
• Self-motivated, self-starter and have the desire and ability to successfully work independently and as a part of a team
• Strong service and work ethic, ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to contribute to the overall quality and direction of the ministry
• Valid driver’s license for motorcycles required

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

Job application procedure
If you are interested and meet these qualifications, please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae with contact phone numbers, names and contact information of three referees as well as a copy of a valid driving license to

Deadline for applications is 20th February, 2023.Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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