Agriculture Assistant, Assistante agricole, Kumbo, Nascent Solutions, Inc. (Nascent)

Agriculture Assistant, Assistante agricole, Kumbo, Nascent Solutions, Inc. (Nascent)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Agriculture Assistant

Location: Kumbo

Type of Employment: Salaried, full-time

Reporting: Reports to Field Coordinator

Summary

Nascent Solutions, Inc. (Nascent) is seeking a talented and experienced Agriculture Assistant who will support the

organization’s Food Security and Agriculture component especially leading the McGovern-Dole activities. The

Agriculture Assistant will work under the supervision of the Field Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sensitize communities, PTAs, teachers, and students on the importance of school gardens
  • Work with community and traditional leaders to identify land for school gardens
  • Develop an action plan to revive established school garden
  • Provide expertise climate smart and Nutrition sensitive agriculture as well as post-harvest management strategies

for selected crops

  • Identify needs and conduct procurement of seeds and garden tools in compliance with Nascent and USDA

regulations

  • Ensure proper handling and storage of inputs and equipment
  • Coordinate all gardening activities including plot measurement, staking, layout, mapping, seedbed preparation,

planting, plot care, pollination, and harvesting and storage

  • Conduct regular visits to the gardens to provide technical assistance and ensure proper implementation
  • Work with M&E specialist to create and implement a data collection system
  • Document project success with photos/videos and at least two success stories each year
  • Participate in the development of workplans and donor report
  • Identify new business opportunities in the sector and draft concept notes
  • Perform other duties as appropriate

Qualifications Required

  • A higher diploma in agronomy from an accredited institution
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with community-based groups in the use of climate-smart and nutritionsensitive agriculture
  • Knowledge of post-harvest management
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in training people in small agriculture techniques
  • Ability to travel at least 20% of the time
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to work under difficult circumstances
  • Knowledge Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of the local languages will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated fluency in English and French
  • willingness to live in the communities and under challenging conditions.

About Nascent Solutions

Nascent Solutions, Inc. (Nascent) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit international development organization. Its mission

is to enable vulnerable people, especially women and children in rural Africa, to develop skills for self-sufficiency. The

organization’s areas of focus are food security and nutrition, health, literacy and skills development, and gender equity.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV to: cameroon@nascents.org  Closing date for applications is October 22,2021, but

candidates are encouraged to apply early as we are looking to fill the position quickly.

Postuler (Apply for the job) sur son site Internet: https://nascents.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Job-Description-Cameroon-Agriculture-Assistant-for-North-West-Region-2021.pdf

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