Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is a non-governmental organization that promotes demonstration and widespread adoption of improved pre-and post-production agricultural technologies for small holder farmers. SAA assists host Country agricultural development program through its country program.
SAA Nigeria is seeking to recruit qualified candidates of Nigerian nationals for the Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Officer, Crop Productivity Enhancement (CPE)
About the Project
The Kano State Agro-Pastoral Development Project (KSADP) is a 5-year development project aims to develop agro-pastoral production systems in Kano State. The project directly addresses a fundamental root cause of low animal productivity and conflicts because of the transhumance in Nigeria and particularly in Kano State.
The project is implemented through five interrelated components: Crop Productivity Enhancement, promotion of improved Postharvest and Agro-processing technologies, promote Public-Private Partnerships in support of pluralistic extension delivery and market access, to develop agricultural extension advisory services and to establish a relevant, efficient and effective Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Sharing system.
The CPE PO assists the Project Coordinator in carrying out activities that contribute to the implementation of crop productivity within the value chain extension approach to attain SAA goals.
S / he complements the job of the Project Coordinator and is tasked with specific technical responsibilities.
Assist Project Coordinator in planning and budgeting CPE activities of the organization.
Assist on CPE needs assessment and contribute to baseline survey in selected sites in collaboration with other themes.
Support Project Coordinator to develop and implement training programs to promote productivity enhancing value-chains in selected sites.
Support in planning, organizing, coordinating and conduct training on CPE for Subject Matter Specialists (SMS's) / Extension agents (EAs) and farmers, especially women. youth & PwDs.
Support and participate in selection of project sites for implementation of planned activities, in collaboration with stakeholders, especially Agricultural Offices.
Ensure that inputs required for the Project activities are timely procured and distributed to the respective project sites.
Assist in implementing and managing CPE program including monitoring progress and ensuring timely completion of program activities.
Collect data and maintain the database of CPE activities.
Backstop project activities through regular field visits to provide technical guidance and advice to the extension field staff and other stakeholders on time and collect yield and economic data, analyze and produce field reports.
Assist in organizing and coordinating value-chain activities such as Farmers’ Field Days, Agricultural Shows and Experience sharing
Tours at appropriate sites, in collaboration with partner Agricultural Offices and other stakeholders.
Provide feedback to thematic colleagues and partners on technology selection, performance (agronomic and economic) and impacts through demonstrations, meetings and reports.
Assist Project Coordinator in preparing monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual technical reports.
Participate actively in inter theme activities along the value-chain.
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors.
Education Background and Experience
B.Sc. / M.Sc. in Agriculture, Agronomy, Soil Science, Crop Science, Agriculture Extension, or relevant education.
5 / 7 years working experience on relevant field respectively
English Proficiency: Level B2 (Especially writing skills)
Microsoft Office: Intermediate knowledge of Word and Excel, Powerpoint should be intermediate
Basic knowledge of Biometry, Experimental Design and Statistical analysis and good reporting skill
Project implementation skills
Skills in using ICT (GPS and e-extension tool)
Basic agri-business skills.
Application Closing Date
27th August, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should send Applications including the following non-returnable documents:
Application letters stating intent of interest
Curriculum Vitae with three referees
Copies of Credentials
All Applications must be submitted electronically to: [email protected]
Via the postal address below: The Country Director,
Sasakawa Global, Sasakawa Global 2000,
No. 8, Kura Road, Off Magajin Rumfa,
P.M.B. 5190 - Kano State.
Candidates will be pre-screened and only shortlisted ones will be invited for an interview.