Agriculture Extension Officer

Website Impuls Africa

ABOUT IMPULS AFRICA

Impuls Africa is a Zambian-registered company that specializes in delivering agricultural consultancy and extension services in the SADC region. Owned by a cooperative of over 100 farmers and a seasoned agri-entrepreneur in Zambia, the Impuls team brings more than 75 years of combined expertise in agriculture and livestock services. Impuls has a strong track record of successfully developing and implementing large-scale projects in agriculture, livestock, agroforestry, apiculture, and horticulture value chains. These projects have been funded by leading development partners such as UKAID, USAID, UNDP, the EU, SIDA, Irish Aid, and the Czech Development Agency. We specialize in providing services to both donors and the private sector, offering everything from one-off consulting assignments to long-term project implementation and management. Our primary focus is on agricultural consulting, in which we excel at delivering a diverse range of short- and long-term assignments.

JOB SUMMARY

Impuls Africa is seeking a motivated and skilled Agriculture Extension Officer for Eastern Province. The company therefore invites applications from suitable qualified candidates to fill the position of Agriculture Extension Officer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct field visits to assess agricultural practices and provide tailored advice to farmers.
  • Develop and deliver educational programs, workshops, and demonstrations on crop management, soil health, pest control, and sustainable farming techniques.
  • Assist farmers in implementing modern agricultural practices.
  • Collect, analyze, and report data on agricultural practices and outcomes.
  • Provide support in the planning and execution of agricultural projects and initiatives’ updated with the latest research and trends in agriculture and disseminate information to farmers.
  • Prepare and distribute educational materials and resources to farmers and agricultural stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Full grade 12 certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, or a related field is preferable.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in agricultural extension, crop management, or a related role.
  • Willingness to travel within the region.
  • Able to speak in Nyanja and English.

OTHER SKILLS

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Stable personality with passion for livestock and farmers
  • Team player able to work with minimum supervision
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Fast leaner and easy to adapt to new environments
  • Able to ride a motor bike

All qualified and interested candidates should send their updated CV’s with at least three traceable references to the e-mail address below.

The Administration Manager
[email protected]

Closing date of applications: 05th June, 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@impuls.africa


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